A few Christmases back my uncle gave me four pink flamingos. I’m still not sure why he decided I needed four pink birds for my lawn. I don’t particularly care for flamingos or the color pink and frankly, living in Michigan, you don’t see them too often in people’s yards as decoration.
So the odd gift got put away, taking up space, because, well they were a gift and I didn’t want to just get rid of them. I mean that would just be rude. I’m sure there is a rule on how many years you have to wait to re-gift something too. So they were just tucked away.
They sat, collecting dust for a few years till I saw a photo where someone had turned their flamingos into vultures for Halloween. I love Halloween!!!! This was perfect!!! But the photo didn’t say who had done it or how they did it. Bummer. But I figured it couldn’t be that hard and I really wanted to give those stupid flamingos a purpose in life, so I dug them out, hit the home improvement store and got to work.
After dusting off my flamingos, I gave them a good wash down so the paint would adhere better. Of course our chickens had to come check out the “new girls.” Once they were clean and dry, it was time to get to work on their transformation.
I used a hot glue gun to attach the boa to the “flamingos.” I made two loops around the neck in order to give it a fuller more vulture look. I think it turned out amazing.
Our chickens seemed to like the “flamingos” better this way too as more of them came over to check out the completed vulture. Guess they didn’t like pink either and preferred the vultures colors. Like mother like chickens. I knew my girls had good taste. *wink*
Over all, this was so easy to do. Yes, it took a little time with all the drying in between, but we were changing species here! The cost to pull off this transformation was minimal and I think the before and after are amazing! Just two cans of spray paint and a feather boa and I would have to say my uncle gave me one of the best Christmas gifts ever.
We go Halloween camping every year at our local state park. They have a site decorating contest. I never try to win as there are over 200 sites!!! But this year I did make the top 10 for most unique decoration with this flamingos turned vultures!