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
For this addition of Mini Find Monday we actually found two different style things that incorporates two scales, 1:12th and 1:6th for extra fun. The first is pool toys for your 1:6 scale playscale dolls and the second is some pink flamingos for your 1:12 scale dollhouse yard. Both of these where found at Target in the part goods section.
The pool floats for 1:6 scale are actually blow up floating drink holders, but the perfect size for the 1:6 scale dolls. One really good factor to them too is that because they are drink holders they have a bottom, which means your dolls can float without having to get wet unless you want them to. Or you could carefully cut the bottom where the drink would sit out and have it be an actual inter tube.
The flamingo measures six and a half inches across, seven and a half inches long, two and a half inches tall at the top of the ring, and six inches to the top of its head. The pineapple measures six and a half inches across, ten inches long and two and a half inches tall. Each are perfect for playscale and looks so cute used with the dolls.
The pink flamingos that can be used for 1:12 scale lawn decorations are actually swizzle sticks. They are made of a hard plastic so you do need a small handsaw to cut them down to the right height to use on a dollhouse lawn. The are slightly translucent but if the sun hits them it makes them really pretty. They could also be used without cutting them if you where putting them into pot or ground with a fairy garden.
They are eight inches tall as a whole stick with the flamingos being one and three quarters tall and two inches wide at the furthest points. Which is a very nice size for 1:12 scale fun.
If you want to see how we did up the flamingos we have a tutorial coming on Wednesday, to show how we did it and what we used to be able to put them on the lawn of the Mid-Century Beachside Bungalow.
~Briana, Signing Off