Fun to make Sparkling Flamingo Plant Pokes

sparkling flamingo plant pokes

Polymer clay is very easy to work with.  Simply soften it with your hands by kneading it.  Then roll it out to about 1/4″ thickness, using a large dowel or rolling pin.

Print out your free flamingo pattern and cut out the flamingo.  Place it over top of the clay.

sparkling flamingo plant pokes

Using a craft knife, cut out around the flamingo outline.

sparkling flamingo plant pokes

Place your clay flamingo on aluminum foil on a cookie sheet.  Set your oven for 200 degrees and place them inside for about 30 minutes.  Allow them to thoroughly cool before going to the next step.

sparkling flamingo plant pokes

Cut your dowels about 5″ long.  Hot glue them to the back of the flamingo as shown.

sparkling flamingo plant pokes

Now for the fun part!  Add some bling!  Simply add clear to sections of the flamingo and place colored gemstones in place.

sparkling flamingo plant pokes

Allow the glue to dry before going to the next step.

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The final touch is to paint the backs, edges and legs with a bright hot pink!

sparkly flamingo plant poke

Poke your little flamingos into your favorite plants and bring a bit of the tropics to your home!

NOTE: Polymer clay is weatherproof. However, if you want to place the project outside, I would be sure to use a strong glue such as E6000, and then seal the whole project with a clear sealant to keep the acrylic paint sealed.

sparkly flamingo plant poke

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  • Vivian June 21, 2016, 4:10 pm

    Can these be used in potted plants outside? If not, what kind of materials could you use to make them for outside.

    • Susan Myers June 23, 2016, 1:19 pm

      Hi Vivian!

      If you use a glue that works well for outdoors, such as E6000 glue, they would be fine!

      suzy

  • Erica @ Dwell Beautiful June 17, 2016, 4:15 pm

    These are so fun!! Everybody needs a little bling in their life and these flamingos are perfect 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up at The DIY Collective!

  • Georgette Sturm June 17, 2016, 7:42 am

    Great flamingo idea. Can’t wait to get the all tropical also. Glad I signed up. Thank you.

  • Edye June 15, 2016, 12:30 pm

    These are adorable, Suzy! Such a unique idea 🙂

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

  • Pamela June 14, 2016, 7:51 pm

    Your flamingos are so cute! And of course, bling!! Great little project. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kim~madeinaday June 14, 2016, 11:48 am

    What a cute idea, love the sparkles on clay! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on G+! Have a great week!
    Kim

  • Anonymous June 14, 2016, 8:33 am

    Oh my! I LOVE this! I saw some little Flamingo lights at Michael’s (or was it JoAnn?) to hang on the camper…and they were 60% off. Why didn’t I buy them? Anyway…..wonder what would happen if you used regular all-round marbles, stick them in the clay before you bake? Would they stick? I know the marbles make a cool crackle effect when you bake them. Guess I could glue them in if they didn’t stick. What do you think? I ask because I have an absolute boat-load of round marbles as well as the flat sided marbles and the gemstones….haven’t found a lot of use for the round marbles yet other than vase fillers. But they’re so pretty 🙂

    • Rhonda June 14, 2016, 8:36 am

      Sorry I forgot to put my name on that last post…

      • lisa June 19, 2016, 8:26 pm

        i think u could but i would make a indent in the clay were u want them an then cook clay then cook your marbles in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes then put cooked marbles into ice water then when cool an dry use clear glue to attach to spots on clay

        • Susan Myers June 23, 2016, 1:23 pm

          Hi Lisa!

          You could certainly try it! Would love to see what you come up with!

          suzy

  • Jackie June 9, 2016, 9:21 am

    Love the flamingos!

    Last time I read about your adventures, you were in Florida. I must have missed something, since you are in Az now. Just wanted to say welcome to Arizona. You must like extreme heat. Given a choice, I would be in California bout now! LOL

    • Susan Myers June 12, 2016, 1:44 am

      Hi Jackie!

      Thanks for the welcome! We changed campgrounds to Williams Circle Pines in Williams near the Grand Canyon. No extreme heat here at 7000 feet. In fact the evenings are still jacket weather! We love this part of Arizona! It has been a fun addition to our adventure.

      Suzy

  • Adriana June 8, 2016, 4:02 pm

    What a lovely DIY loving those flamingos and looks fairly easy to make thanks for your participation on this campaign =) #client

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