I saw Flamingos everywhere at the Creativation Trade Show and they are just so cute! These adorable flamingo party crafts are easy to make and perfect for a unique craft for Valentine's Day. We'll use the same techniques to make both a flamingo straw and a flamingo candy pocket. You don't have to save these for Valentine's Day – they'd be oh so cute for a summer party too! This post contains affiliate links.
The supplies for these DIY Flamingo party crafts are easy to find at your local craft store, Target, or Dollar Tree. I was provided some of this product for free in conjunction with my work with craft manufacturers Kunin, AdTech, iLoveToCreate, and Sizzix.
Here's what you'll need to make these DIY Flamingo Valentine's Day straws and Valentine's Day Candy Pockets:
- Tulip Slick Dimensional Fabric Paint – Black
- Kunin Eco-Fi Felt in Baby Pink
- AdTech Hi Tech Precision Tip Glue Gun and Mini Glue Sticks
- Sizzix Big Shot and Heart Dies
- Pink Chenille Stems
- Pink Feathers (we found the best price on these at Dollar Tree!)
- Pink Paper Straws (straw project only)
- Wire Cutters
How to make Pink Flamingo Party Straws:
The straws are so cute in a glass of pink lemonade!
Plus, you can DIY this giant Valentine mailbox for classroom Valentine's to use with these flamingo candy hearts: DIY Valentine Mailbox
The best way to make these flamingo party decorations is by assembly line fashion. Die cut all of the hearts. You'll need two hearts in the same size for each straw or candy pocket. use large hearts for the candy pockets. Glue on the feathers to the heart body. If the feathers are long, cut them to 1.5″ long for the straws. Twist the chenille stems into a neck and legs. Hot glue those to the heart body. Add the straw in the middle of the heart if making a straw. Hot glue a second heart on top to sandwich everything in the middle. When making the pockets, only glue the straight sides of the heart together, leaving the bumps side (top) open. Cut a piece of felt into the shape of a comma (,) and glue to the place where the head goes. All Tulip paint for the beak and eye and allow to dry for 2 hours.
If you like these, you might like this other party idea: My Little Pony Party
Don't these straws look so cute in glasses of pink lemonade?!
I hope you consider making these fun flamingo party crafts for Valentine's Day or a summer party.
Thanks again for stopping by!
About the Author
Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.