Flamingo Vulture Craft

Morena Hockley
by Morena Hockley
2 Materials
1 Hour
Create a flamingo vulture to decorate your home or yard with this Halloween. Take one of your pink plastic flamingos and give it a makeover!
Two themes are usually consistent in my crafting: humor and upcycling. I love to create with thrifted and discarded items, and I like to inject a little humor into my projects.  This year I grabbed a few items from my home, transformed them with some paint and glue, and created outdoor Halloween decor for my porch.
As you can see, a not-so friendly witch was in the neighborhood and she met an unfortunate fate. Perhaps she was flying too fast and smashed into the front of my home? What a shame! An opportunistic vulture has swooped in to assess the damage, and he’s hanging out in a DIY ceramic pumpkin planter to survey the scene.  These handmade outdoor Halloween decorative items are easy and fun to make!

Supplies Used to Make the Flamingo Vulture Craft:
  • Plastic Flamingo
  • Craft Paint: Black, white, Rhubarb
White feather boa
So instead of packing your flamingos away when summer ends, give them a new look instead!
I originally created this project for the San Antonio Express Newspaper.  You can see the online version of my project for them by visiting their website..
Suggested materials:
  • Pink flamingo
  • Paint
Morena Hockley
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