Create a colorful and cheery flamingo wreath using unexpected items.
I wasn’t sure what I’d do with this ceiling medallion when I nabbed it at a garage sale. It sat in my garage for longer than I care to admit when inspiration finally struck! The shape of the medallion reminded me of a shining sun. The sun makes me think of being outside, so that’s where I decided to hang this. This cheery sun inspired flamingo wreath makes my front door look extra welcoming! I get so many compliments on this fun and unexpected wreath made from upcycled items!
Flamingo Wreath Supplies
- Ceiling Medallion, round
- Yellow paint
- Small pink flamingos
- Pink paint
- Wood arrow
- Aqua Paint
- White Paint
- Brown Paint Marker
- E-6000 adhesive
- Hot glue gun
Step one: Paint the ceiling medallion with cheery yellow paint. My medallion reminded me of a sun shape, so I just painted in the sections to look like sun rays.
Step two: Paint the flamingos. I think they look more realistic when you paint over the plastic finish. First, I paint the beak and eye area white. Next, paint the body pink. Finally, add a dot of black paint the the eyes and the end lf the beak.
Step three: Paint the wood arrow with turquoise paint. Let it dry.
Step four: Use a stencil with white paint to spell the word “beach” on the arrow. Make sure you blot the excess paint off your sponge or brush before you stencil! Let the paint dry.
Step five: Trace the stenciled letters with a paint marker.
Step six: Attach the arrow and flamingos to the painted medallion. I use E-6000 glue with a bit of hot glue. The hot glue will hold the items in place while the E-6000 dries.
I wrapped tulle around the medallion and added a tulle bow. This created a sort of hanger that I could use. This fun, colorful flamingo wreath looks great near my DIY flamingo planters
. Have fun creating decor this summer!
This post originally appeared on the HomeDIT website, where I was a contributor.