Saturday, July 1, 2017

Pink Flamingo Planter

This planter has been 'in the works' for a few months. I've been on a 'flamingo kick' for a while and wanted to make a planter.
So, before we moved, I made patterns and then cut, sanded, and primed all the pieces.  Here are a couple of pics from the 'cutting stage'.
The pieces were leaning together to check for fit.

Recently, I took out all of the primed pieces and gave them two coats of paint.  After the paint was dry, they were distressed with 220 grit sandpaper.  

Everything was sealed and it was assembly time.  I used E6000 to attach the wings to the sides and then added screws from the inside.
Next came the beginning of the box.  This is where my dear hubby helped.  Since I'm not known for drilling exactly straight, he volunteered to help - love that man!
The sides (with wings) were attached next.
The last part to attach was the neck & head.
The screws were sunk a bit so they could be filled with wood dough and painted.  The dimensions are approximately  20"L x 10"W x 15"H.
All in all, this was a pretty easy project and I'm thinking of modifying my patterns and making a swan next.  What do you think?

If you happen to be one of those people 'crushing' on flamingos, check out my Flamingo Pinterest boards HERE.

Thank you for stopping by - hope you have a happy & safe July 4th!


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26 comments:

  1. That is super cute! I think a swan would be adorable too. If you're on a flamingo kick check out these I found on Pinterest, they are planters too!! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/90283167514840916/

    Tania

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    1. Thank you, Tania. I am giving the swan some serious thought. I'm on my way to check out your pin!

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  2. This is adorable! I love it. Pinning to my craft board. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle!

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    1. I'm so glad you like it, Beverly. Thank you for pinning it!

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  3. This is so pretty, I am sharing on googleplus :).

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    1. So glad you like it - thanks for the share!

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  4. wow, this is amazing! How do you cut the wood? Do you use a scroll saw?

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    1. Actually, I used a jig saw, Wendy. It might have been a little easier with a scroll saw, but I don't own one. I'm so glad you like it!

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  5. That's super cute and creative! I love it!
    Jeannee

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    1. Thank you, Jeannee - glad you like it!

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    1. Thank you, Danielle - Glad you stopped by!

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  7. That is such a cute planter, a Flamingo is the best!!
    Thanks you for sharing on #OHGWW this week!http://ohmyheartsiegirl.com/heartsie-girls-wonderful-wednesday-62/
    Happy 4th of July!!

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    1. Thank you, Karren. They are one of my favorites right now!
      Happy 4th to you and yours!

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  8. Your creativity amazes me. This planter is adorable. Keep us posted on the Swan Planter. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

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    1. Aww, thanks you Rhonda. I'll let you know when the swan planter gets started!

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  9. Such a fun idea, who on earth wouldn't want a flamingo planter? Thanks for sharing at #HandmadeMonday

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    1. I think EVERYONE should have a flamingo planter...but that's just me! LOL

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  10. I love flamingos! Thanks for sharing with us at #CCBG

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    1. Me too, Janet! Happy to share.

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  11. This is really cute! I just started planting things this year. I'm going to have to make some of these!

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    1. I'm so glad I inspired you, Cassie. I can't wait to see yours!

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  12. That it so cute!I rather like it that she's no standing on long legs.

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    1. Me too, Barbara! I think she's much more stable this way.

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  13. So fun, Ann! Thanks for sharing your whimsical planter at Vintage Charm!

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