7 Hilarious Ways to Hack Pink Plastic Flamingos

updated Jul 23, 2020
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By now you might have heard that Donald Featherstone, creator of the pink plastic flamingo, just passed away at the age of 79. This ultimate icon of kitsch is a symbol of hot lazy summers spent outside, and easy suburban living. Turns out it’s also a great base for really fun and ridiculous DIY projects.

Watch out washi tape and gold spray paint. As reigning craft supply queens, you are officially put on notice. Because I could not be more in love with Rain on a Tin Roof’s handmade sprinkler, as seen in the lead image above.

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Handmade Charlotte shared this incredible flamingo chandelier that they created for an event.

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Home Depot shows you how to make this amazing Alice in Wonderland croquet set.

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Here’s a whole fleet of plastic flamingo pull toys, created by This Little Street.

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And look what popped up in one of our house tours? Faux flamingo taxidermy.

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Shorely Chic shared these centerpieces from their “flamingle party” a couple of years ago.

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And if your current flamingo isn’t kitschy enough for you, you can always find more ways to embarrass them with tiny outfits and glasses.