Candy Cane Lawn Flamingos | Popcorn and Chocolate

Candy Cane Lawn Flamingos

Candy Cane Lawn Flamingos | Popcorn and ChocolateIt was 5 ° out when I took pictures of these candy cane lawn flamingos. I had to wrap up in my scarf and hat and throw on my gloves between pictures. It was quite the sight, but I got it done and got to go inside to a hot cup of tea.

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I always wonder what it would be like to celebrate Christmas in warmer weather. I love the winter and I love snow but I’m forever curious what Christmas in California feels like or Florida or anywhere that isn’t currently blanketed in snow at the moment.

Candy Cane Lawn Flamingos | Popcorn and Chocolate

Candy Cane Lawn Flamingos | Popcorn and Chocolate

This DIY was definitely inspired by a warmer climate, but these candy cane lawn flamingos look great stuck in a pile of snow as well. They are simple to make and add a bright, whimsical touch to your front lawn to welcome any guests you have coming this holiday.

Candy Cane Lawn Flamingos | Popcorn and Chocolate

I love candy canes and I love flamingos so why not combine the two?? I would just suggest not to eat these guys. The instructions on how to make these candy cane flamingos can be found below.

Candy Cane Lawn Flamingos | Popcorn and Chocolate

Candy Cane Lawn Flamingos | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials for the Flamingos:

  • White and red spray paint
  • Plastic lawn flamingos
  • Blue painters tape


How to make candy cane lawn flamingos:

  1. Start by taping off the beak, eyes, and first half of the legs with blue painters tape.
  2. Spray paint the body of the lawn flamingo white. This took a couple of coats for me – I don’t know if this was due to the extreme cold or it was just the spray paint I used. Let dry completely up to 24 hours.                                           Spray painted lawn flamingo
  3.  Take your blue painters tape and tape off stripes on the body of the flamingo.Striped lawn flamingo
  4. Spray paint the flamingo red. Let dry completely.              Candy cane striped flamingo
  5. Take off painters tape and stick your flamingo in your lawn!


Candy Cane Lawn Flamingos | Popcorn and ChocolateWhat a fun and unique decoration to add to your front lawn for Christmas! Let us know in the comments below how you have decorated for Christmas this year!

Candy Cane Lawn Flamingos | Popcorn and Chocolate

And if we don’t stop by again before the holidays – we wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a happy Hanukkah!

Candy Cane Lawn Flamingos | Popcorn and Chocolate

8 thoughts on “Candy Cane Lawn Flamingos

  1. natashalh says:

    Super cute! My husband would love these if we had a yard to put them in. As for Christmas somewhere warm, it honestly doesn’t really feel like Christmas. I live in Hawaii (I’m from SC and my husband is from FL) and it always feels a little silly to see ‘traditional’ Christmas decorations and it’s difficult to get in the spirit of any holiday when the weather is always the same! I’d say it’s fun to visit somewhere warm for Christmas, but you kind of loose track of time after a few years of living in it. Not that I’m really complaining, though, because I’d freeze to death where you live! I need those gloves and scarf (+ cup of tea) when it’s 65, never mind 5! Stay warm and safe over the coming holiday weekend. =)

    • Popcorn and Chocolate says:

      Thank you! Aw that’s a shame to hear! Do you put up Christmas decorations? I complain about the 5 degrees because I love the winter but I wish it had been a couple degrees warmer when I had to take pictures! Thanks! I hope you have a wonderful holiday as well!

      • natashalh says:

        We do put up some decorations. We had a three three years ago, but this year we only have a wreath. I wasn’t sure if the poor thing would make it all the way until Christmas! It’s still hanging on, though definitely less lively than it used to be. I really don’t like the cold, but I do miss seasons and really enjoy when we have the chance to visit ‘different’ weather.

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