Pink Flamingo Pumpkin

Hi Friends!

So, I have had so much fun working on this little project. What could be better than power tools and pumpkins? I have also teamed up with Rockwell to host an awesome giveaway.  I have the pleasure of giving away (1) Sonicrafter F50 to one lucky reader, but first let me introduce you to my little friend.

Pink Flamingo Pumpkin

Pink Flamingo Pumkin by Paper and Fox

You guys know that I have a house full of boys and love them dearly.  But sometimes I want a little something girlie and why not a pink flamingo pumpkin. So here is how I created my Pink Flamingo Pumpkin.


Who says I don’t know how to party?

Materials for Pink Flamingp Pumpkin

The pink flamingo was pretty tired and I hand sanded off the old decorative paint on its face and beak.

I am a real fan of the Sonicrafter F50 Osculating tool.  You can sand, cut wood, metal and plastic with this little guy and it is not too heavy. As you know, I am somewhat selfish about my tools and am absolutely will keep this under lock and key.

For this project,  we used the osculating tool to cut off the head of the flamingo and to carve the wing cut-out into the pumpkin.

To attach the flamingo head to the pumpkin we  drilled a little hole in the pumpkin and inserted a wood dowel.  Then we used a screwdriver to attach the head of the flamingo the the dowel. This gave that big old flamingo head some extra stability.  Mr. Paper & Fox was fully equipped with a  beer, lightsaber , sword and flashlight for this part of the project.

screwintp neck

With a washable magic marker I drew wings on to my pumpkin.  I did some initial cutting with the Sonicrafter and I couldn’t resist to test the spray paint color. Love it!

wings I had fun shaping the wings (one on each side). I also cut a little hole in the bottom of the pumpkin so that I can insert battery operated tea lights. Don’t forget to wear safety goggles.SonicrafterF50 After I was satisfied with the wings I applied my pink spray paint. I also added a little black paint to the eye.  A girl always has to accentuate her eyes.  I used the metal poles (legs) that came with the original  pink flamingo lawn ornament and  poked them through the underneath of the pumpkin. She’s a beauty right? Pink Flamingo Pumpkin by Paper and Fox

Here she is hanging out with her friends at the pumpkin patch.

Hall Farm

XOXO Carmody





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29 Responses to Pink Flamingo Pumpkin

  1. Bre @ Average But Inspired October 6, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    Oh my gosh, Carmody, this is TOO awesome! That photo of the flamingo pumpkin in the pumpkin patch is fab. Thanks for the great giveaway, too. I entered!

    • carmody October 6, 2014 at 10:42 am #

      Thanks Bre!!!!

  2. Bragg October 6, 2014 at 10:49 am #

    Incredible pumpkin! Love the tools as well ;)

    • carmody October 6, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

      Thank you Bragg!

  3. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} October 6, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

    You have to be kidding! That is the most insane pumpkin I have ever seen! Way cool girl!

    • carmody October 6, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

      I am so glad that you like it Heather!!!1

  4. Julie October 7, 2014 at 12:36 am #

    What a fun idea. I love it, very creative! I might have to sacrifice one of my tired old flamingoes to a project like this. I was just coveting a flat metal flamingo at Joann Fabric and Crafts as it was for Halloween and if I recall correctly, was painted like a skeleton so maybe I’ll have to incorporate that paint job. So many ideas, thanks for the inspiration!

  5. The Posh Blog October 7, 2014 at 8:33 am #

    If this isn’t the cutest pink flamingo, I don’t know what is…

  6. Alli October 7, 2014 at 8:36 am #

    I hope I win! I hope I win! I love what you did with the pink flamingo! I saw your post on Google and knew I had to rush right over and see how you did it. Every girl needs a pink flamingo!

  7. mybigfathappylife October 7, 2014 at 9:05 am #

    This is so awesome! I am in love with your flamingo pumpkin!

  8. colleenpastoor October 7, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    Ah! Carmody! This is the cutest thing ever!! This is probably the most FUN pumpkin makeover I’ve seen yet!

  9. Bianca Dottin October 7, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    This is so awesome! I love this idea. It’s something totally different that you wouldn’t usually see on Halloween.

  10. Jenna @ A Savory Feast October 7, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    This is quite possibly the most creative pumpkin idea I’ve seen yet! It’s perfect for me since I live in Florida.

  11. Skye @ Planet Jinxatron October 7, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    That is too wild, I love it.

  12. Lysha @ Magnolia Mom October 7, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    What a crazy, cool idea! Love it.

  13. Tiffany Khyla October 7, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    Oh my gosh! I’ve never seen a pumpkin like this. What a NEAT idea!!

  14. diy180 October 7, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

    LOL, I love it. How cleaver.

  15. Alexis @ Persia Lou October 8, 2014 at 2:54 am #

    This is so fun!

  16. Linda Mendible (@LindaMendible) October 8, 2014 at 11:23 pm #

    Great Job! You worked those power tools!

  17. the cape on the corner October 21, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    so different and so funny!
    love it.

    • carmody October 22, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

      Thank you!


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