One plastic flamingo: $2
Four packs of adhesive gems: $8
Seeing the horrified, yet slightly jealous looks on your neighbour's faces: Priceless!
|He suspects nothing.|
When I found plastic flamingos at Dollarama, I may have done a little happy dance. I've always wanted a lawn full of these kitschy lil' guys! I began to wonder if this particular plastic flamingo was kitschy enough though. It somehow seemed...lacking. So, I took a stroll down Dollarama's craft aisle in search of a way to jazz it up. Ooh, Glittering Stickers perhaps? Bingo!
- One plastic flamingo
- Adhesive-backed rhinestones
- Crazy glue for touch-ups on errant rhinestones that lose their sticky
- Spray paint for an even base color. Notice how you can see the white and black of his beak if you look closely?
- This Glen Campbell tune to get you in the mood
The simplest how-to (minus the optional spray painting step) is pretty straightforward - make sure your flamingo is all squeaky-clean so the stickers will actually stick to it, then, stick them on. Bam! One almost-instant kitschy plastic flamingo! Now you can put him in your front yard, pull up a lawn chair, and get ready to receive the adulation from passersby. Just make sure to take him in when it rains, 'cause he's probably not waterproof.
|Zee eluseeve Keetschy Flameengo in eez natural habitat. 'E move so graceful in zee foreest.|
|Wormy is unimpressed by kitschy rhinestone flamingos|