DIY It – Flamingo and Swan Pool Float Ornaments

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Flamingo and swan pool floats were all the rage this summer, and since it still feels like summer here in Texas, I am just going to keep those summer vibes going with a few DIY pool float ornaments. To be honest, I don’t have any real pool floats, but now I can join in on the fun with these ornaments on my tree instead.

DIY Pool Float Christmas Ornaments - Flamingo and Swan Christmas Ornament craft idea

DIY Pool Float Christmas Ornaments - Flamingo and Swan Christmas Ornament craft idea

DIY Pool Float Christmas Ornaments - Flamingo and Swan Christmas Ornament craft idea

DIY Pool Float Christmas Ornaments - Flamingo and Swan Christmas Ornament craft idea

The Supplies:

  • Polymer Clay in White, Black, Orange, and Hot Pink
  • Clear ornaments
  • Hot Pink and white spray paint (if you can find already colored ornaments, you can use those instead of coloring your own)
  • Hot glue

 I love it when the supply list is that short! Begin by rolling your white and pink clay into long log shapes. Then cut into 3″ pieces and form into the swan and flamingo heads and necks.

DIY Pool Float Christmas Ornaments - Flamingo and Swan Christmas Ornament craft idea

Roll out a small amount of black for the beaks and eyes of the flamingo and orange and black for the beaks and eyes of the swans. Gently push the clay together to create one piece.

Use extra pink to create the flamingo tails and white to create the wings of the swans.

Place all the pieces on a baking sheet and bake at 275°F for 15 minutes. Let cool.

DIY Pool Float Christmas Ornaments - Flamingo and Swan Christmas Ornament craft idea

DIY Pool Float Christmas Ornaments - Flamingo and Swan Christmas Ornament craft idea

 While the clay is baking, spray paint your ornaments white (for the swans) and pink (for the flamingos). Once the paint has dried and the clay is cool, use a hot glue gun to attach the bird pieces to the ornaments. Then just add your hooks and hang them on your tree.

DIY Pool Float Christmas Ornaments - Flamingo and Swan Christmas Ornament craft idea

DIY Pool Float Christmas Ornaments - Flamingo and Swan Christmas Ornament craft idea

DIY Pool Float Christmas Ornaments - Flamingo and Swan Christmas Ornament craft idea

DIY Pool Float Christmas Ornaments - Flamingo and Swan Christmas Ornament craft idea

 This same process can easily be repeated to create all the pool float animals from unicorns to toucans. Then all you need is a mini inflatable pool to use at the base of the tree in place of the tree skirt, a few paper umbrellas, and some palm leaves and your Christmas tree can truly bring back that summer feeling.

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  1. Natashalh

    November 17th, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Oh my gosh – the flamingos are so cute! My husband is from Florida and a huge flamingo fan. These would make him so happy!

  2. kailochic@hotmail.com

    November 17th, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Awesome! They are so simple! You should definitely try them.

  3. The Steezy Blog (Stephanie)

    November 17th, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    LOVE THIS!!!! Totally making these – for some odd reason my family is obsessed with pink flamingos lol. Do you remember where you purchased the wrapping paper from in the photos?

    – Stephanie
    thesteezyblog.com

  4. kailochic@hotmail.com

    November 17th, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Thank you! I got the paper at home goods.

  5. Nkinge William

    December 11th, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I love this hot pink tree, all the bright colors you blend together just makes me happy!! Where did you get the tree?

  6. Nkinge William

    December 11th, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    I love how you use these bright colors in your Christmas decor. Where did you get the hot pink tree? It just makes me so happy looking at it!!!!

  7. kailochic@hotmail.com

    December 11th, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Thank you! I got the tree from At Home.

  8. ig viewer

    November 15th, 2017 at 6:01 am

    I love this idea! Thank you for sharing! I have a small white Christmas tree, these hot pink flamingo will be perfect!

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