Make flamingo planters to add some whimsy and color to your garden!

Let me show you how simple it is to turn plastic pink flamingoes into faux metallic flamingo planters for your home.

I’m crazy about decorating with flamingoes!  What’s not to love about these colorful, elegant birds?  They just scream “summer!” to me. This year, on a whim, I ordered a case of pink flamingos from Dollar Tree online.  Yes, I ordered 24 flamingos! With so many flamingos, it’s time to get crafting with them!  Let me show you how simple it is to turn plastic pink flamingoes into faux metallic flamingo planters for your home.

Let me show you how simple it is to turn plastic pink flamingoes into faux metallic flamingo planters for your home.

Supplies Used to Make Flamingo Planters:

  • Plastic Flamingos
  • Metallic Paint in White, Red, and Black
  • Craft Knife
  • Heating Tool (optional)
  • Styrofoam
  • Artificial Flowers

Let me show you how simple it is to turn plastic pink flamingoes into faux metallic flamingo planters for your home.

Use a permanent marker to trace an oval shape on the back of the plastic flamingo.  This will be your cutting line.

Let me show you how simple it is to turn plastic pink flamingoes into faux metallic flamingo planters for your home. Let me show you how simple it is to turn plastic pink flamingoes into faux metallic flamingo planters for your home.

Use a sharp craft knife to cut along the line drawn in step one. (Optional: To make the process a bit easier, heat the plastic with a heating tool or hair dryer to soften the hard plastic.  It will cut like butter when it’s warm!)

Let me show you how simple it is to turn plastic pink flamingoes into faux metallic flamingo planters for your home.

Paint the beak and eyes of the flamingo with white metallic paint.  Let the first application dry before adding the next layer of paint.

Let me show you how simple it is to turn plastic pink flamingoes into faux metallic flamingo planters for your home.

Mix 3 parts red metallic paint with one part white metallic paint to create a beautiful coral hue.  Paint the flamingoes with this color.  Let them dry completely.

Let me show you how simple it is to turn plastic pink flamingoes into faux metallic flamingo planters for your home.

Use the black metallic paint to color the ends of the beak.  Also add pupils to the eyes of the birds.

Let me show you how simple it is to turn plastic pink flamingoes into faux metallic flamingo planters for your home.

Let me show you how simple it is to turn plastic pink flamingoes into faux metallic flamingo planters for your home.

The holes in the legs of the birds are perfect for drainage, so you could fill them with soil and use them as planters.  I filled the cavity of the birds with styrofoam and then pressed fabric flowers into the foam.

Let me show you how simple it is to turn plastic pink flamingoes into faux metallic flamingo planters for your home.

These metallic planter flamingoes are a beautiful, colorful addition to any garden!  They would also make lovely party decor.  Have fun crafting and creating fun flamingo decor this summer!

Let me show you how simple it is to turn plastic pink flamingoes into faux metallic flamingo planters for your home.

I originally published this project on the HomeDIT site where I was a contributor.

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