Monday, June 11, 2018

Faux Boxwood Flamingo - Dollar Store Craft Challenge


It's that time again for our Monthly Challenge Blog Hop!
I've joined a group of creative bloggers to bring you a monthly challenge blog hop. On the 2nd Monday of each month we share our themed creations for the month.  For June, it's a Dollar Store Craft!  And who doesn't love creating something awesome using items from the dollar store!

This post contains links to products, if you purchase something after clicking on my link I may earn a small commission to help with my craft expenses (at no extra cost to you).Thank you!
 

 We've all seen and admired animal topiaries somewhere along the way. It's amazing to see real foliage growing in the shape of animals. But who wants to spend a lot of time trying to train plants to grow a certain way - constantly cutting, trimming and watering! I know I don't!  And it could take years to get it like you want! But wait - I've got a simple solution using a dollar store flamingo, faux boxwood and silicone adhesive to achieve the look! And it's oh, so simple!
Just paint a pink flamingo and legs (they're tucked in the neck) dark green to match the faux boxwood, and let dry.

Then, start gluing on small sections from a garland boxwood, starting at the flamingo's beak, head and neck.
 Glue on larger pieces draping along the body, following the curves and alternating the direction of the boxwood .  .  .

until all areas are filled in.
Insert the legs .  .  . and have fun deciding where you want to showcase this cutie!

What a fun and quick way to add a touch of whimsy to your garden decor!


Want to see more of what can be created from dollar store goodies? Be sure to visit each and every blogger who joined in this month's challenge! 


21 comments:

  1. What a unique creation Gail.I love how your creativity flows!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  2. Love this idea so much! All I need is a flamingo and some faux boxwood. This is going on my to-do list for sure! I had a couple of pink flamingos at our old home and they got faded in the sun. It would have been perfect to do this with them!

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  3. Tus creaciones son siempre sorprendentes y originales.
    Saludos y besos

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  4. I love this, Gail! I saw those flamingos and wanted to do something to make it look less plastic and cheap, but I couldn't come up with anything. Your idea to cover it in faux boxwood is wonderful! How creative!

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  5. I love flamingos; I inherited my grandmother's which were oxidized to a pale, pale pink. Someone gave me another pair. Now the little ones--ceramic, resin, feathered, stuffed--multiply in the bathroom! This is a great idea. Thanx.

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  6. This is brilliant! I love how it came out & it looks so nice in your yard. You are so right, I have no time to make a beautiful real topiary, but I could manage this one.

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  7. How cute! I love the shape of those flamingos, but never quite know what to do with them. What a wonderful way to transform them! Pinning -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  8. Gail, This is so fun and unique! Way to meet the Dollar Store challenge! I love this creative boxwood flamingo! Pinned to share.

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  9. I love the boxwood flamingo! So much better than the plastic pink ones. Pinned.

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    1. Thanks for sharing with us at the Summer Time Fun Party. Pinned.

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  10. This is a win . Top notch Dollar Store Craft. I pinned to my Flamingos board and my Dollar Store Crafts board.

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  11. You always come up with such neat projects. And nothing like a dollar tree to help us frugal gals out. LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  12. Great idea and so inexpensive. I might gave to create a few, since I have a flamingo theme going on down by the pool.

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  13. You are very creative to think of this idea! What a transformation from the plastic to the classy look!

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  14. This is a wonderful idea! I love that you painted it green, so it looks like a real Bush. Your flamingo reminds me of a house in my old neighborhood that had a perfect yard with trees and bushes cut into amazing shapes.😊 Pinning!

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  15. What a great idea! I cannot wait to try this for my South Florida yard.

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  16. Congratulations for being featured for this post as one of the best at the "Dishing and Digging It" blog party!

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  17. This makes me smile. I've passed by these flamingos so many times in the dollar store and never thought to make them over with boxwood. Pinned.

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