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Topic: *Flamingo Flower Garden Lawn Lamp! (or Shrine)*  (Read 5477 times)
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« on: June 05, 2006 06:26:01 AM »

I have always always wanted to stick big pink flamingos on my lawn, but because I don't actually have a lawn and because I really need a bedside table lamp, I created this - the Flamingo Flower Garden Lawn Lamp (or Shrine):

http://tk.files.storage.msn.com/x1pAdjo0uCo2H0bGCQAMvrPzRWSlYqTIkbMgHO_blKkZyqWqsYyuqTPt2CX0kyvmLF-h8C6ivaalgkks9qiPqntUiTi_gYl2EhkcXCFYeog3KBtYCFQVsCEllm6W5BSvg063w3EaU8Lifirm0HHpqw7J_ZrOtDz_SJg
http://tk.files.storage.msn.com/x1pAdjo0uCo2H0bGCQAMvrPzRWSlYqTIkbMgHO_blKkZyqytAy7YQvgJ9iiuauHZuEXdNheTLXRyP7OXVJQ3BGAbKqV5Y9K5tdnlKUwEw0_rhz_nL3bUjLYfkKTJmZQir4C4-i9hvWq3SNuUXq7dhkqtsmr5B7QnxD4

The three items I used for the list were pom-poms for the flamingo bodies and heads, pipe cleaners for their necks and legs, and popsicle sticks for the picket fence. I added a gnome to the garden (because no garden is complete without a gnome!) that I got for the Gnome Swap.

Here is a picture of the lawn without the background:

http://tk.files.storage.msn.com/x1pAdjo0uCo2H0bGCQAMvrPzRWSlYqTIkbMgHO_blKkZypYO4D6ytFwbcN47PnE29c4g1m0GBNhYsBlKgSd0NhtxAemkCzAmq2IkzkZREH3NcahGwjk1ZWuJXHu6W2PLxn38H2GLLh3WxyE_BV_Me8PX_92kIw8uxe1

The lawn is made from grassy-looking fabric, which covers the wooden base. I drilled holes in the base to stick the flowers and flamingos in.

The garden background by itself:

http://tk.files.storage.msn.com/x1pAdjo0uCo2H0bGCQAMvrPzRWSlYqTIkbMgHO_blKkZyqUzTW3mOqXhNX0Kavle2Xrlg-Qtu5JqwPAeaZZegbG9HNLe8EUyVjvwqMYw6J1gtEybT9LhYB_dEBCCybAdby9i_ItTYjbvqkFkopbTfz0Q9hcydk2wQU0

The background is a collage of flowers, mushrooms and lawn statues that I rescued from a bunch of garden magazines my mother-in-law was throwing out.

And here is a picture of the finished lamp with the flower lights out:

http://tk.files.storage.msn.com/x1pAdjo0uCo2H0bGCQAMvrPzRWSlYqTIkbMgHO_blKkZyraaGpQe_FwBB2YyI01wTatvKBf_vrEAT8Ejo059V_UmQ0VB3G4Vr_ua9pRBdPblQ3S8B-7Qt4eqIBIZA6pdpmRBTBF1OifcL6AUKZ-YuBjihEAIkQqlEnS

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2006 06:34:55 AM »

What a great idea!! I don't have a yard yet love flamingos and of course, Gnomes.....I may have to make myself a garden lamp for my craft room!!! Great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2006 11:35:36 PM »

The flamingos are too cute!
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auntiem
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2006 03:15:39 PM »

Love it! Really great idea - and cheerful too.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2006 04:39:24 PM »

i love it!  i am totally going to steal your idea!
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2006 07:25:13 PM »

That is wonderful!
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2006 04:01:12 AM »

i love it!  i am totally going to steal your idea!

Sure, go for it! I'd love to see what you come up with if you do!
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2006 07:54:21 PM »

That's so awesome!
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