Pink Flamingo Planter

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I've been on a bit of a 'flamingo kick' and wanted a planter for flowers. I got out some paper and made patterns to cut with my jigsaw. They were cut, sanded and checked for fit.

Leaning together to check for fit.

All of the pieces were primed and then given two coats of paint. Then they were distressed with 220 grit sandpaper.

Everything was sprayed with a clear sealer and then it was time to assemble. I used E6000 to attach the wings to the sides and then added screws from the inside.

Next came the beginning of the box. This is where my dear hubby helped. Since I'm not known for drilling exactly straight LOL! The front and back pieces were screwed to the bottom of the box.

The sides, with the wings were screwed on next:

The next part to attach was the head/neck.

The screws were sunk a bit so they could be filled with wood dough and painted. The dimensions are approximately 20"L x 10"W x 15"H.

This planter lives on my porch now and is filled with flowers all summer.

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Suggested materials:
  • Wood
  • Jigsaw
  • Sandpaper
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  • Bet103292338 Bet103292338 on Apr 17, 2024

    Do you have a pattern for this? I’m terrible at free handing if you have a printable pattern I’d be interested. Thank you!

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  • Thea Thea on Aug 30, 2020

    This is so cute. How did you come up with the design?

    • Thank you, Thea. I searched pictures of flamingos online and then just started drawing until I had something I liked.