Rose Hughes comes up with a novel – and pink! – way to throw even more fun into the garden.
Build your own flamingo hoopla.
Find a suitable flamingo image online, copy and mark out onto the timber. Cut out carefully using the jigsaw. Sand well.
Undercoat with Resene Quick Dry Primer and when dry apply two topcoats to the body. I used Resene Test pots in Smitten, with White and Black for the beaks.
Undercoat the terracotta pots including the inside rim. Apply 2 topcoats. I used Resene Test pots in White, Abbey Road, Vanilla Ice, Half Dusted Blue and Ciderhouse.
Cut the wire into 10 x 250mm lengths. Drill two angled holes into the base of the bodies of each bird. Put a drop of glue into each hole and insert the wire legs. Allow to dry.
With suitable safety gear on, mix concrete. Put a stone to block the drainage hole and pour the concrete into each pot. Insert the bird’s legs into the concrete, ensuring the bodies are level, and allow to dry.
Cut felt circles to cover the concrete, with slits to accommodate the legs. Cut the vinyl tubing into 400mm lengths and join the ends by melting over a candle or similar. Allow to cool and wrap the rings with electrical or Washi tape in various colours.