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It’s officially summer! And Cricut is celebrating summer with color. This week’s celebratory color is FLAMINGO PINK! I mean, how could I say no to that? And I am loving this current flamingo trend, aren’t you? So I took out my trusty Cricut Explore and whipped up a flamingo cake topper. Perfect for a pink-themed flamingo party!I was going to make a simple flamingo cake topper with just a few flamingos, but then I had to wacky idea to turn it into a cake topper AND cupcake toppers with a flamingo walker! But it is still very simple to make and I’m showing you how!You’re going to need a few supplies to get started:
- Cricut Explore
- Cricut Mat
- 2 sheets of Pink Paper
- 1 sheet of Black Paper
- 1 sheet of Mint Paper
- Spray paint
- Black embroidery floss
- 2-Legged Flamingo SVG file
- 1-Legged Flamingo SVG file
Step 1: In Cricut Design Space, simply start a new project, then click “Upload Image”, click “Vector Upload”, browse and choose your downloaded skeleton flamingo files, and click “Save Image”. Repeat the steps to upload the second flamingo. The two flamingos will then be at the bottom of your screen, click on both of them, giving both a green checkmark, and click “Insert Images.” Then, click “Insert Image” and search Cricut Design Space for “walker” which will yield the file of the girl. Make sure you switch her file to “Cut” instead of “Print.” I then added the “Let’s Flamingle” type from my own font library.
Step 2: Remember how I said these are SVG files? Well, you can make them any size you would like. 4×6? Done. 5×7? Boom! 10×12? Okay! The only limitation is your Cricut mat. So go ahead and scale the flamingos to the size you want them to be.
Step 3: Once you have the images at the sizes you want, copy and paste the different flamingos until you have the amount that you want, then click the green GO button and follow the instructions to load the mat and then let the Cricut do all your
dirty work cutting!Step 4: Once the Cricut is done, remove the mat from the machine and CAREFULLY remove the paper from the mat. Be VERY careful around the neck and leg areas as the paper gets a little thin there. Use the Cricut Weeder tool if you need to in order to get under the paper and help it off the mat.Step 5: Glue the 2 different sections of the girl together (her body is on top of the dress). Attach toothpicks or small dowels with tacky glue, let dry, and stick toppers in the top of your cake or cupcakes!
Step 6: Attach the flamingo “leashes” using embroidery floss with glue and a bit of patience.
If you haven’t worked with vinyl yet, check out my Anthropologie Inspired DIY Globe Makeover post which uses Cricut vinyl!And, if you love these flamingo cake toppers, pin my Skeleton Flamingo Cake Toppers to your Halloween board so you can make them in October!And don’t forget to pin this project to Pinterest if you want to make a darling little Flamingo Walker Cake Topper for an upcoming party:Let me know in the comments if you have any questions making this cake topper!