DIY Flamingo Tree Topper

How To Make A Pink Flamingo Tree Topper

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I love the idea of a flamingo tree topper, but I wasn’t able to find one.  So, I decided to work out how to make a pink flamingo Christmas tree topper.

My idea is to use cable ties to attach the legs or stakes of a lawn ornament to the center of your tree.

Supplies Needed

  • Cable ties or velcro straps
  • Flamingo (or other) lawn ornaments; see suggestions below
  • Someone to help you; this is a 2-person job
  • Ladder, if needed
  • Pliers, if using cable ties

Consider the size of your tree and how tall your ceiling is when deciding which flamingo to bring home.  Our post about choosing the size of your Christmas tree might help with your calculations.  The weight of the ornaments needs to be considered also; the weights of the suggested flamingos are listed below.

Also, think about how wide the trunk of the tree is; obtain cable ties to suit its size.

Step By Step Instructions

  • Assemble the flamingo according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Using the ladder if needed, carefully insert the legs into the center of the Christmas tree.
  • Decide what position will be the best for your topper and hold it there.
  • Your friend can now reach in and attach the legs to the trunk of the tree with cable ties.
  • To avoid flamingos falling from the sky, use more cable ties or velcro straps rather than less.
  • When you’re dismantling the tree, simply remove the velcro straps, or use your pliers to cut through the cable ties.

Flamingo Lawn Ornaments

Pink Flamingo 24 And 26-Inch Yard Ornaments (Pack of 2)
$17.99

Both of these flamingos look like they're actively searching for something...

The flamingo with his head up is 26 inches tall and he is 16 inches wide. The other flamingo stands 24 inches and is 17 inches across. They weigh less than a pound.

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12/02/2022 09:03 am GMT
Pink Flamingo Couple 28-Inch Lawn Ornaments (Set Of 2)
$37.99

These flamingos look like they are best friends. (It seems like a shame to separate them...maybe you could put one at the top and one near the top? Just a suggestion....)

The adjustable wire legs are 18 inches long. The flamingos each measure 28" tall, 17 inches wide, and 4.7inches deep. They weigh about a pound.

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12/02/2022 10:32 am GMT
Pink Flamingo 24 And 34-Inch Yard Lawn Ornaments (Set Of 2)
$21.02

If you like the color of your flamingo to have a dash of orange in the pink color, these guys might be for you.

The flamingo with his head up measures 34 inches high with the legs and his friend who is looking down is 24 inches high including the legs. The metal legs are 21.5 inches long.

These flamingos weigh about a pound.

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12/02/2022 10:22 am GMT

Alternative Lawn Ornaments To Use As A Tree Topper

If you prefer to have a more traditional homemade tree topper, please consider the ideas listed below.

Angel Lawn Ornament Tree Topper

Morning View Metal Angel Yard Stake
$23.99

This elegant white metal angel would suit a modern Christmas theme, possibly with a white tree.

The angel is almost 16 inches tall and the whole ornament measures 40.5 inches, including the stake. It weighs just over a pound.

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12/02/2022 10:54 am GMT
16-Inch Silver Trumpeting Nativity Angels
$15.99

These angels are telling the world about the Christmas morning news. One is trumpeting, the other is about to release a dove. These angels are silver, but they also come in gold, white and black.

They are almost 16 inches tall. The wings are about a foot across, and the angels themselves measure about a foot. The wings slot into the angel's back.

They weigh less than a pound.

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See also
Weeping Angel Tree Topper

Christmas Lawn Ornament Tree Topper

Santa Claus And Reindeer 31-Inch Metal Christmas Garden Decorations (2-Pack)
$29.99

Each of these lawn decorations is very cute, and if you want, you can alternate which one you use on your tree each year.

Both decorations are 19 inches high. Santa Claus is just over 31 inches tall, including the "H" stake, and is 14.5 inches across. The reindeer is 27.5 inches high with the stake and is 15.5 inches wide.

The decorations weigh almost 3 pounds and are covered by a lifetime warranty.

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12/02/2022 02:49 pm GMT
Smiling Snowman Metal Stake Yard Decorations (Set Of 2)
$21.95 ($10.98 / Count)

These happy snowmen look like they're dancing, and would make very cute tree toppers.

These decorations measure 28 inches, including the stakes. They weigh just under 2 pounds.

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12/02/2022 02:50 pm GMT

Cross Lawn Ornament Tree Topper

Decorative Cast Iron Scroll Cross Garden Stake
$54.88
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12/02/2022 03:08 pm GMT
Dicksons 31.25-Inch Filigree Metal Medallion Cross Metal Outdoor Garden Stake
$28.45

This elegant metal cross would make an excellent and stylish tree topper.

With the stake, it is 31.25 inches high. It weighs just over 1 pound.

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12/02/2022 03:41 pm GMT

Patriotic Lawn Ornament Tree Topper

Patriotic Stars 16.5-Inch Metal Garden Stake
$26.99

If your Christmas theme is patriotic, this ornament might be perfect for your tree topper.

It is 16.5 inches high, 17 inches wide, and almost 24 inches long including the "H" stake. There's also a predrilled hanger on the back of the ornament, so you can hang it if you wish.

This ornaments weighs about 1 pound.

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Conclusion

If you decide to use this idea, please send us a photo so we can show other readers. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

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