Flamingos are pink. I’ve known that since I was five or so. But then I went to the zoo recently and saw flamingos and let me tell you something: hot damn, flamingos are pink. Like bright pink. Bright pink animals. Bright pink, peoples! Now if that is not the coolest thing in the world, then I just don’t know what is. It’s sort of a shame that it took this long for flamingos to hit the trendy circuit. After all, they are pink!
I sort of wish I could have a pet flamingo, but there is probably some sort of law against that. I don’t think you can walk them on a leash or feed them from a water bowl. There’s no law against papercrafted flamingos though, so that’s what I’m doing. I’m making a trio of wall prints featuring a bright pink flamingo…with gold glitter legs. Because if I ever manage to get a pet flamingo, it will most certainly have gold glitter legs. And I’ll name him Liberace.
What you need:
- Cricut Explore
- THIS Cricut Design Space cut file
- Gold Glitter Iron On
- Black, Pink and Green cardstock
- White Cardstock
- Craft glue
How to assemble the wall prints:
- Use the Cricut Explore to cut the yellow shapes from gold glitter iron on. They are already mirrored, so no need to change them when you cut.
- Cut the remaining shapes from green, black and pink cardstock
- Assemble the palm tree: Adhere the gold trunk of the palm tree to white cardstock with an iron. Iron works great on paper! Then use glue to adhere the green portion of the tree.
- Assemble the flamingo: Iron on the gold glitter portion of the flamingo. Adhere the pink body of the flamingo, then trim away the beak from the black cardstock portion and glue into place
- Assemble the pineapple:Trip off the top of the pineapple then use glue to adhere it into place on white cardstock. Iron on the gold portion of the pineapple, a bit of the gold iron on will overlap with the green cardstock.