Sunny tropics and sandy beaches spring to mind at the very sight of this flock of bright pink flamingos at the Dollar Tree store.
I had a chance to see flamingos up close while vacationing in Aruba a few years ago. They were literally right there with us on the beach! How cool was that!
When I saw those plastic pink flamingos at DT I knew what I wanted to do. Glam them up a bit with purple glass gems!
First let me tell you to not even think of using a hot glue gun to do this. It's a waste of time. The gems fall right off leaving the blop of glue in it's place.
Try E6000 or any waterproof glue that's clear, thick (so the gems won't move while drying) and permanent.
The original metal legs are attached on the side when you purchase the bird. I had to replace them with a pair of garden stakes to support the weight of the glass gems.
I started gluing the gems on at the bottom where the holes are located for the legs so I wouldn't cover them up.
And I left the beak as is - yellow and black.
A whole lot of whimsey!
The finished flamingo adds fun and frolic to my garden!
A colorful splash that's a pure delight!
My purple gem flamingo is irresistibly charming and guaranteed to impress!
I wonder what the neighbors think?
Take a little time to enjoy,