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Today is my Father in Law’s birthday! Happy Birthday, Robert! Last year, he got me a silly birthday card of a photo from the ground perspective looking up at a bunch of lawn flamingos. The inside read “Why are they all looking at me like that and where are my clothes?” Ha! And so, I thought it might be fun to give him a good Flamingo Flocking this year! Have you seen Flamingo Flockings on Pinterest? Generally they are done as a way to earn money for charity – you flock someone’s house with a bunch of lawn flamingos and they have to give you a donation to come out and remove them. But I thought it might be fun for a birthday, too! This is a really simple “craft.” You really just need a small army of lawn flamingos and a good sign! Most of the signs I saw on Pinterest were all hand drawn, which is fine, but I figured I would whip out my Cricut and make my sign! Originally, I was going to make the letters using Cricut Craft Foam and then glue everything on, but I noticed that with the font I picked out, I would be cursing my kerning skills forever, so I decided to give the Cricut Holographic Vinyl a try – even though sometimes I wonder if the vinyl will do a good job sticking to vinyl – this one did the trick and has stuck for 2 weeks and counting! If you want to make the sign exactly like mine you’ll need a few supplies:
- Wood Board
- White Spray Paint
- Free Flamingo Download – 2 legs
- Free Flamingo Download – 1 leg bent
- Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine
- Cricut Holographic Vinyl
- Cricut Transfer Tape
If you don’t want to use my flamingos, no worries, there are plenty of flamingo options in Cricut Design Space. Then you simply just need to figure out sizing of the letters and flamingos in Cricut Design Space to make sure they will fit on your board, then hit the “Make It” button and let the Cricut do its thing! I then used my Cricut Weeder tool to remove the excess vinyl and used Cricut Transfer Tape to transfer the letters onto the board so they stayed in a straight line. Then you can use extra stakes to affix to the back of the sign, or hang it, and stick 30-50 flamingos in the lawn for a fun birthday joke! Who will you flock?
Shout out to my Flamingo Wrangler, Kathy, over at Krafty Kath!
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