You all know by now that I love a good knockoff.
Lately I have been eyeing all the fabulous trophy art out there.
Here are some examples of the awesomeness that is animal heads sticking out of your wall.
(Source: Ballard Designs)
(Source: Z Gallerie)
These are all great examples, but not “me”.
So I started brainstorming about what would be a good representative of me – and Flamingo Toes.
There was no contest – it had to be a Flamingo!
Nothing says style, class, and panache like a plastic lawn flamingo wearing a tutu hanging on your wall.
Ready to make one too? I have a quick, easy tutorial for you.
Half a plastic lawn flamingo
I started by spray painting the plaque a nice vibrant pink.
While that’s drying, let’s do a little Flamingo Surgery.
I used a saw to cut the neck and head off.
My garage looked like CSI-Retirement Miami.
After the amputation, hot glue the neck to the wooden plaque.
I felt that it still needed a little “something”. I thought a tiny tutu would be perfect.
Measure around the neck of the flamingo and cut a piece of elastic that length. Sew the elastic into a loop.
Cut your tulle into strips twice the length of the tutu. Mine are about 5″ long.
Fold the netting in half and loop it around the elastic.
Pull the knot tight.
Keep knotting the tulle pieces around the elastic until the tutu is as full as you’d like.
Glue the tutu around the neck of the flamingo right up against the plaque. Add a fun bow to the top for extra snazziness.
I found this furry zebra ribbon at Michaels. I thought it brought just the right touch.
And that’s it! Super easy trophy art!
He’s kinda sly. I like it.
What do you think? I think it makes quite a statement. ;)
For some other fabulous posts today – check out Crafterhours.
They have a creative tutorial today and right below that they’ve assembled a great list for you. ;)
Also, check back tonight for the Crush of the Week!
We had great links this week (of course) and I can’t wait to show you the features! (No joke. ;)