Peacock, Swan And Flamingo Wreaths On A Budget

1 Material
$20
2 Hours
Medium

Hello from Michigan!
My favorite place I shop when looking for supplies to create my unique craft projects is the Dollar Tree store. With everything one dollar, I can make wreaths under $20 or less! Usually when buying just a roll of deco mesh, and a wreath form, from craft outlets, you walk out with spending a lot of money. Using your local Dollar Tree store, and thinking outside of the box-saves money and really adds to your creativity level. Here I have THREE projects, along with links to the video's and how to get your supply list and create yourself a cute wreath, gift, or even wedding decorations. Especially a white majestic SWAN-they love to hang around for wedding decorations!
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peacock swan and flamingo on a budget
Peacock Wreath Link: https://youtu.be/A4W8spnsbhQ
peacock swan and flamingo on a budget
Flamingo: How to with $13 in supplies from the Dollar Tree! https://youtu.be/JDLPa67_RQ0
peacock swan and flamingo on a budget
Swan DIY: https://youtu.be/Rb1-n04xgDI
peacock swan and flamingo on a budget
Here is the supply list for the FLAMINGO:
peacock swan and flamingo on a budget
!. Cut one green foam in half. 2. Use the microwave cover and cut a circle the same size of the green foam. Hot glue to the back. 4. Press firmly while drying. I recommend LOW glue temp setting.
peacock swan and flamingo on a budget
1. Bottom of Flamingo. 2. Use the gold wire and cut one inch pieces and attach them to the half like an S. Then attach to the circle. You will have one piece left-use this for the beak. Tip: If you do not want to carve the extra foam and paint it into a beak-you can use a fake banana or a fake squash and paint it to look like a beak. I don't waste the form and it is easy to carve and paint. Google a flamingos beak.
peacock swan and flamingo on a budget
I am carving the beak and using patio paints. I have inserted the gold wire and will let it dry. Spray coat glaze if going outside.
peacock swan and flamingo on a budget
1. Cut the silk flowers and place them around the circle. I used lace around the circle for a more feminine touch but it is optional. The flowers cover the foam. 2. I used lei's to wrap the neck of the flamingo-it took two of them. 3. Way it looks. 4. added last lei and pink carnations to glue to the center.
peacock swan and flamingo on a budget
The remaining gold wire will be used at the legs. I placed gold pipe cleaners around the legs of the female. The male, I left alone and bent. The eyelashes were added to an eyeball. DollarTree sells a huge package of them and get a bag and use the other eyes for peacock and swan project you view on YouTube. Glue eye in place.
peacock swan and flamingo on a budget
I was waiting for her beak to dry. Once it does, insert it with some hotglue to her face. The male bird was $10 to make and the female $13. See you again. Miss Jones, Bay City, MI
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Suggested materials:

  • Silk flowers, gold wire, list in photo  (DollarTree)

To see more: https://youtu.be/JDLPa67_RQ0

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2 questions
  • Maude LaFountain
    on Jul 23, 2017

    OH MY !!! I just love these especially the Peacock ....You did and Awesome job and you gave great instructions ....thank you I will be checking out my Dollar Tree soon ....I have lots of fake flowers need the Lei's ....where did you find the Feathery ones for the Peacock ?

    • Kimberly Jonesy
      on Jul 23, 2017

      Hi Maude-the feathered ones is in the kids sections as face masks. I cut them in half. It is all on my video. If you make one send me a picture! Bless. Miss Jones

  • Jody
    on Jul 24, 2017

    What are leahs??? The list of supplies says you need them and I have no idea what they are.

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  • Pinkflmgo626
    on Jun 12, 2018

    Not a question - jusr a comment to say I love these!! I am a flamingo fanatic as qnyone who knows me will tell you. I cant wait to get this done for my front porch- I already have other flamingos residing on my settee on the porch. I have been trying to think of something unique for a wrrsth. Thank you!

    in Gulf Shores, Alabama

  • Pinkflmgo626
    on Jun 18, 2018

    I watched this video & do love the spoon- ladle-flamingo! Soooo pretty!! More my taste too. But I would like instructions on how you did it. I want to make that one! Thank you so much!

    • Kimberly Jonesy
      on Jun 19, 2018

      Great! i actually wrote a post here about how to do them. I did them in a peacock so I believe it is under peacocks. But all the same concept. Here is my YouTube video on how I made them. Thanks again and if you ever make one please write back! Miss Jones https://youtu.be/39pW6QtIeIY

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