Flamingo Vultures

How to Make Flamingo Vultures

Get excited for Halloween making flamingo vultures for your lawn! What do you think of this creepy DIY Halloween decor idea? Turn pink lawn flamingos into vultures using some spray paint and a white boa around the neck. The buzzards are an unexpected surprise to any of your outdoor decorations for Halloween!

How to Make Flamingo Vultures - Turn pink lawn flamingos into vultures using some spray paint and a white boa around the neck. DIY flamingo buzzards.

Decorating for Halloween is something we look forward to every single year here at Smart School House. Each year we try to add something new. I think this year’s flamingo vultures are AMAZING, don’t you? What I love most is that they are extremely easy to make. 

Supplies needed to make a flamingo vulture:

  • Pink Plastic Lawn Flamingos (I got mine HERE)
  • 2 cans of spray paint: dark maroon and black. Be sure to pick a spray paint that is designed to go over plastic
    paint for flamingo vultures  
  • Painter’s tape
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Cardboard or something to protect the ground while spray painting
  • White craft boa (Find one HERE)
  • Gorilla glue or something similar that will dry quickly on plastic
    gorilla glue for outdoor Halloween decorations

Looking for more DIY Halloween decorations?

How to Make a Vulture out of a Flamingo

  1. Using painter’s tape, cover the eyes and beak
  2. Spray the flamingo’s head and neck maroon
    Turning a flamingo into a vulture for Halloween!
  3. Allow it to dry outside for 30 minutes 
    How to make a vulture
  4. Cover the flamingo’s head with a plastic grocery bag and secure it with painter’s tape
    You have to see what they did with these plastic pink lawn flamingos!
  5. Spray the pink flamingo’s body black
    painting a pink lawn flamingo black for Halloween
  6. Gently remove the plastic bags and allow the birds to dry
  7. Remove the painter’s tape
    Turning a pink lawn flamingo into something scary for Halloween
  8. Using the glue, wrap the white boa around the bird’s neck twice where the black and maroon colors meet
    Wrap a craft boa around the vulture's neck
  9. Place the flamingo vultures in your yard! 

How to Make Flamingo Vultures - Turn pink lawn flamingos into vultures using some spray paint and a white boa around the neck. DIY flamingo buzzards.

I recommend pushing them down into the ground a little further than you would a plastic flamingo. Flamingos are tall and elegant. Vultures and buzzards are lower to the ground and lack that picturesque look that flamingos have. Next, you might want to add some other Halloween decorations around the flamingos just for the finishing touch. Happy Halloween!

Send me pictures of your Flamingo Vultures. I can’t wait to see your creations!

How to Make Flamingo Vultures - Turn pink lawn flamingos into vultures using some spray paint and a white boa around the neck. DIY flamingo buzzards.





Comments

  1. Rhis is so cute! And easy to do! Thanks for the great idea!

  2. Very creative work you have done 🙂 very nice indeed!