DIY Halloween Flamingo Vulture

When I moved into my house 2 years ago I was gifted three wonderful pink lawn flamingos. These three have been hanging out in my front yard ever since. When I was taking them down, for safe keeping, before Hurricane Irma I realized that one of them had faded a lot. Instead of retiring this fella I decided to give him new life – as a Halloween decoration.

DIY Halloween Flamingo Vulture

With just some paint, hot glue gun, and a strip of feather boa I was able to turn this lackluster flamingo into a super creepy vulture for Halloween. I was able to do the whole project in an afternoon.

DIY Halloween Flamingo Vulture

I started out by painting the head and neck a dark red. I used some craft paint that I had on hand. For the black body I decided to use spray paint in order to give it a shiny coat and to make sure the paint got into the detail on the wings.

DIY Halloween Flamingo Vulture

Once the paint was dry I used a stiff brush to add some add paint on the detail of the wings to really make them pop. I even dug out some red rhinestones to make the eyes super creepy.

DIY Halloween Flamingo Vulture

The last thing was to add the feather boa around the neck of the bird. It is amazing what a little bit of paint and some feather can do to complete transform something.

DIY Halloween Flamingo Vulture

And there you have it – a super creepy flamingo vulture to add to the yard this Halloween. I will be putting mine out with his skelemingo buddies when I get back from my trip.

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