I decided to take the flamingos from Mini-Find Monday and make some beachy yard decor for our mid-century bungalow. They turned out really cute and where super easy to make!
*Plastic flamingo swizler sticks (bought at Target in the party section)
*Small buckets ( bought at Hobby Lobby)
*Small seashells (also bought at Hobby Lobby)
*Glue ( I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue)
*Small cup for mixing sand and glue
*wood stirrer for mixing
*Small pliers (for removing bucket handles)
*Hack saw ( for cutting off sticks on flamingos)
*Sharpie or any permanent marker
I first got the flamingos ready by cutting off the excess plastic stick with the hack saw. I did varied heights since I was making three. The plastic sticks cut easily. I did use a small piece of sand paper to smooth off the rough edge after cutting.
I then took the black permanent marker and colored the beaks and eyes.
The next step was to take the handles off the buckets. I used the mini-pliers to bend the handle and it came right off. Then I bent down the tabs the handle was through to the inside of the bucket. I was able to bend the tabs with my fingers.
Mix glue and sand together to desired consistency.
Fill buckets with sand mixture and place flamingos in the center and arrange small sea shells around the top of the bucket.
In an hour or less you have a summery decoration for the outside of your dollhouse!!
~Beth, Signing Off