I’ve been dying to make something cute and summery for my wall, I just wasn’t sure what. At Snap last month, a friend gave me this darling wooden flamingo and I knew that it would be the great basis for some wall art. I just love how this flamingo shutter wall art turned out!
It was so simple to make too! I found the shutter exactly as it is at Michaels – they have some fabulous backdrops that make great surfaces to craft with. I was planning on hanging the flamingo on the shutter but I knew it needed a little something extra.
Well, Kato sort of made the decision for me last week, when he chewed off the foot of my cute flamingo.
He’s obviously not one bit sorry.
So once that happened, I knew I needed a bit of something to cover up it’s feet! I have been wanting to make up some felt flowers and so this worked out perfectly! Pretty flowers and you’d never know they were covering up a chewed up foot. :)
Here’s a quick tutorial!
- Wood Shape – my flamingo was cut out on a scroll saw by Virginia from Fynes Designs but you can easily use any wood shape from the craft store.
- Wood Shutter
- FolkArt Milk Paint – Pink Dogwood
- FolkArt Finishing Oil
- Assorted sheets of wool or wool blend felt
- Hot Glue
Start by painting your wood shape with the milk paint. Once it has dried, apply the FolkArt Finishing Oil according to the directions. This will give the paint a really great finish – it’s almost flat but has a very soft sheen to it.
Once your flamingo has dried, use hot glue to glue the flamingo to the shutter.
To make the flowers, I used Delia Creates’ tutorials and links for her gorgeous flowers. She has great tips! I made the Anenome in off white and peach, the cabbage rose, regular rose, peony and the ranunculus.
They didn’t take too long, I made all of these in just a few hours. I cut out some felt leaves to fill in the spaces as well.
I really love how they turned out!
Once you have the flowers created, glue them in place around the base of the shutter.
Glue in the leaves around the flowers, changing the color and heights of the leaves so it all looks natural.
And that’s all there is to it our flamingo shutter wall art! Isn’t it fun??
I love how the pastels of the flowers look with the paint of the flamingo. So summery and soft!
I’d love to know what you think!
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Virginia Fynes says
This is so darling!! You’ve certainly given a new take on using cutouts, can’t wait to try these felt flowers!!
I love this. I’m going to find a flamingo template and watch the felt flower tutorial and make one for my front door. You are so creative. I love your blog.
Pamela Smith says
This is so cute! I love flamingos! I have a dog who loves to chew little things too. At least now you have a great story! Great job!
Barbara Warner says
Love your shutter art. I adore the pink flamingo and the felt flowers. I’ve been making lots of felt flowers for my wreaths and I put them on the corners of picture frames. That is really a cute summer project!
This is so cute!
Michelle - Jarrah Jungle says
Naughty kitty! I bet you wanted to cry after all that work! But those flowers look so beautiful you have really turned it into an amazing art work :)
Karren Haller says
Bev Im laughing at the cat, it is so weird what they do sometimes but i see you made it all go away with the felt flowers that are so so cute.
This was a perfect post to share on the #OMHGFF this week, thank you!! Pinned!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Love this! Very summery. Pinning. Visiting from Link Party Palooza.
Oh this is so adorable. I think your kitty did a favor for you because the flowers are so cute and cover up his oops so well! He is a pretty boy.
Gorgeous Bev! Love the story with the chewed toes that ultimately led to the best results! thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday!
Love this! It’s so fun and pretty – even without a toe!! You did a great job covering that up!
Lori Leeper says
So adorable! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!
Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond says
I love flamingoes and you did such a great job. Thanks for sharing with us at #overthemoon link party. I’m sharing on social media. Hope to see you at next week’s linkup
This is absolutely darling! I think the flowers add the perfect touch! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week.
Barbara Chapman ~ French Ethereal says
Such a cute idea!!! Love the felt flowers ~ might have to borrow your idea. ;)
Pinned! Thank you!
Your flamingo is super cute, even with the chewed foot! What a clever way to hide it. I didn’t even know you could get a shutter like that at the craft store! There’s no Michael’s in our state, but we’re going to be near one soon and are already planning a big craft store run!