Flamingo Christmas Tree

Get ready to deck your halls with a twist this season with our fun and vibrant flamingo Christmas tree tutorial. You’ll learn how to transform a white Christmas tree into a beachy paradise, complete with pink and teal flamingo decorations.

I admit it. I have a thing for flamingoes.

I think it goes back to visiting Miami when I was really little and seeing all the pink flamingoes in the zoo.

In any case, I’ve been wanting to do a flamingo Christmas tree for a few years now.

So every time I saw some flamingo ornaments I liked I would buy them.

But I have never had a chance to use them until this year.

I had my deck rebuilt this past summer and added a screened-in porch that lets me leave my patio cushions out all the time.

And if you were around when I redecorated my outdoor living space a few years ago, you know that my cushions are teal and pink with flamingo accents.

So what better place to put up a flamingo themed Christmas tree? And that’s exactly what I did.

Supplies

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The number of ornaments listed below are approximately what I used for my 7-foot Christmas tree.

You may need more or less depending on how big your tree is and how many ornaments you like to put on it. (I like mine to be full!)

You can find sources for similar ornaments to the ones I used in the Sources section below. (Since I’ve been collecting for a while, some of the actual ones I used aren’t available anymore).

Materials

  • pink flamingo tree skirt
  • 10 yards 4-inch wide pink velvet ribbon – To make a statement, I think ribbon on a tree should be 4 inches wide. But I couldn’t find any that had flamingoes on it. So we will layer the ribbons to create our own theme-specific look. If you can find wide ribbon you like, you can skip buying the thinner ribbon.
  • 10 yards 1.5-inch or 2.5 inch flamingo ribbon – The ribbon I used was 1.5 inches wide, but I have used 2.5 inch ribbon in the past for a similar project and it worked fine.
  • 30 to 40 pink ball ornaments of different sizes and shades of pink. Using ornaments that aren’t all exactly the same color will give your tree more depth.
  • 20 to 30 teal ball ornaments of different sizes and shades of teal – I used teal because that’s the other color in my porch. But you could use another color such as green or even red if you prefer.
  • 12 to 18 gold ornaments – I like to include metallic ornaments to add more sparkle. Silver would also work well.
  • 18 to 24 pink, gold and/or teal long finial ornaments
  • 12 to 18 beach-themed ornaments (like shells)
  • 30 to 40 different types of flamingo ornaments
  • 24 to 32 pink glitter stick picks
  • 1 pink flamingo tree topper
  • ornament hooks

Tools

  • stapler

Sources

Holiday Lane Milk Paint Pink Finial Ornament, Created for Macy's
16Pcs Glitter Christmas Tree Picks Curly Sprays Sparkle Artificial Berry Stems Twigs 17" Ting Branches Vase Fillers Decorative Sticks for Xmas Tree Decorations Winter Wreath DIY Crafts (16, Pink)
Christmas Tree Skirt Flamingos with Wreaths Pink Christmas Thick Xmas Tree Skirt for Holiday Party Christmas Tree Decorations Indoor Outdoor 36 Inch
2 Pcs Flamingo Party Decorations Hawaiian Themed Party Decorations Three-Dimensional Flamingo Honeycomb Ball Decorations Hanging Flamingo Honeycomb Decorations Birthday Party Supplies
CSZD RIBBON 4 Inch Wide Pink Velvet Wired Ribbon 10Yards Christmas Pink and Gold Double Sided Velvet Ribbon for Christmas Tree Wreaths Gift Wrapping Bows Gralands Home Decor Crafts (Pink)
Craig Bachman 2.5" Glitter Flamingo Ribbon: White (10 Yards) - Craft Floral Arrangement Gift Wrapping Wired Edge Ribbon
Homeford Tropical Flamingo Wired Linen Ribbon, 1-1/2-Inch, 10-Yard (Aqua)
Holiday Lane Milk Paint Pink and Gold Ombre Tree Ornament, Created for Macy's
8ct Turquoise Blue Shatterproof 4-Finish Finial Christmas Ornaments 7"
Joiedomi 46ct Assorted Size Christmas Ball Ornaments, Shatterproof Hanging Ball Ornaments for Christmas Tree, Holiday Indoor Party Decoration, Xmas Tree Ornaments (Teal)
JULMELON 24PCS Large Christmas Balls Ornaments,60mm/2.4 in Shatterproof Plastic Decorative Xmas Tree Ornaments, Assorted Christmas Ball Ornaments for Wedding Anniversary Party Ornament (Pink)
LANGXUN 6pcs 4" Large Handmade Pink Christmas Balls Ornament, 2023 New Christmas Tree Decorations, Bola De Navidad árbol De Navidad Decoración, Shatter-Proof Xmas Decor, Holiday Party
Liliful 24 Pcs 3.15" Large Christmas Ball Ornaments Glitter Christmas Decorations Tree Balls Christmas Hanging Ornaments for Xmas Tree Wedding Home Table Top Party Holiday Decor (Rose Gold)
Preppy Christmas Pink Flamingo Ornament
Cape Shore Flamingo Beach Lounging Island Christmas Tree Ornament,Resin
Kurt Adler E0480 Flamingo Ballerina Ornament, 5.63-inch Tall
Crystal Acrylic Flamingo 5in Ornament ACRY-544
Flamingo Christmas Ornaments Flamingo Gifts for Women Pink Ornament for Girls
Ganz MX180239 Inflatable Flamingo with Santa Ornament, 2-inch Height, Resin and Polyresin
Kurt Adler Pink Flamingo Christmas Ornament
4 Pcs Flamingo Christmas Tree Ornament Crystal Pink Christmas Tree Decorations Pink Flamingo Christmas Ornaments Hanging Flamingo Ornaments Alloy Holiday Decor with Red Ribbon for Home Xmas Party
Pink Flamingo in Santa Hat and Feathers Christmas Holiday Ornament
2 Pack Hand Blown Glass Flamingo Christmas Ornaments, Hand Painted Glass Flamingo Ornaments for Christmas Tree Decorations
Holiday Lane Florida Beach Bag Ornament, Created for Macy's
Holiday Lane Florida Flamingo Christmas Tree Drop Ornament, Created for Macy's
Holiday Lane Florida Flamingo Sandcastle Ornament, Created for Macy's
Holiday Lane Florida Hula-Dancing Flamingo Ornament, Created for Macy's

How to decorate a flamingo christmas tree

Step 1 | Start with the tree skirt

Pink flamingo tree skirt under a white Christmas tree

Start your flamingo Christmas tree decorating by laying down the tree skirt and getting it in the position you want it in.

I have to admit this is the first time I have ever done this at the beginning of the tree decorating process (rather than the end).

And it’s so much easier to do it now. You don’t have to worry about knocking off ornaments while you’re fiddling with it.

I also realized that I should have ironed it before I put it down. But I didn’t feel like taking it up again and figure it won’t show much anyway after all of the presents are there.

Step 2 | Layer the ribbons

Narrow flamingo ribbon being stapled on top of wider pink ribbon

I think wider ribbon looks better on Christmas trees than narrow ribbon.

But I couldn’t find any wide ribbon that flamingoes on it (which I really wanted for the tree).

So I decided to combine a wider plain ribbon with a narrower one that had the pattern I liked to come up with a custom version.

To do this, layer the narrow flamingo ribbon over the wider pink ribbon and staple them together at intervals of about six inches.

Although we only need 10 yards of this for the tree, I made an extra 10 yards so I can use it on my mantel garland, too.

If you can find a wide ribbon that you like, you can skip this step.

Step 3 | Add the ribbon to the tree

A white Christmas tree with pink and blue ribbon hung vertically

Since the flamingoes on the ribbon are all oriented in the same direction and I wanted them to be standing the right way, I decided to drape it vertically down the tree.

Start at the top and weave it in and out by pushing the ribbon into the branches at varying intervals. This prevents it from appearing as one continuous strip and looks a little more natural.

Repeat this process until the ribbon cascades down three sides of the tree.

Pink and blue layered ribbon on a white Christmas tree

Try to make sure the indents are not all at the same heights to give it a more organic appearance.

If you have trouble with it staying where you want it, you can wrap a branch around the indented sections to keep them in place.

Step 4 | Hang pink ornaments

A white Christmas tree decorated with pink ornaments and pink and blue ribbons.

Begin by hanging the plain pink ornaments on your flamingo Christmas Tree.

Start with the larger ones before moving on to the smaller ones.

Make sure to distribute them evenly around the tree for a balanced look.

Step 5 | Put up teal and metallic ornaments

A close up of a partially decorated Christmas white tree with pink and teal ornaments

Next, put up the teal and metallic ornaments, ensuring an even distribution.

Try to hang a few ornaments in front of the ribbon so that it blends in with the rest of the decorations.

Step 6 | Add finial ornaments

A white Christmas tree decorated with gold, teal and pink ornaments and ribbon.

Now, it’s time to hang up some elongated finial ornaments.

These add some contrast with their vertical shape, making your tree look more interesting.

Try to use some in all 3 colors (pink, teal and metallic) to tie in with the rest of the decor.

Step 6 | Hang flamingo and beach-themed ornaments

A flamingo-themed Christmas tree decorated with pink and teal ornaments.

Hang up the flamingo and beach-themed ornaments last.

Since they are the stars of this theme, we want to make sure they aren’t hidden by other decorations.

A close up picture of ornaments on a pink flamingo Christmas tree.

I often hang these specialty ornaments in front of the other ones to give the tree a layered look.

A flamingo ornament hung on a Christmas tree

Again, hanging some of them in front of the ribbon will help it look more more organic.

Step 7 | Put up the tree topper

Pink flamingo tree topper on top of a decorated Christmas tree

Now, let’s move on to the tree topper.

I was originally thinking I would put one of those lawn ornament pink flamingoes up there.

But decided it would be too heavy to stay where I wanted it to.

So I ended up going with a flamingo party decoration, typically used for ceiling decor.

It ended up being the perfect topper for this unique Christmas tree.

To prepare it, remove the legs and the string.

Then securely attach the flamingo tree topper to the top of the tree. I did it this way:

  • Hook one end of a long ornament hook on the front of the flamingo’s neck.
  • Wrap the other end of the ornament hook around the top branch.
  • Then hook it on to the other side of the flamingo’s neck.

Step 8 | Add picks

A pink flamingo tree topper and pink glitter picks at the top of a flamingo Christmas tree

To give your flamingo Christmas tree a sparkling finish, add some pink glitter tree picks around the top and down the sides of the tree.

Not only do they add a unique texture, but they also enhance the shape of artificial trees so they don’t look so uniform.

If you use the same ones that I did, you may have to pull the curly twigs out to make them longer. And then separate each of the twigs so they don’t end up in a clump.

The finished tree

A festive flamingo Christmas tree decorated with pink and teal ornaments.

I love my flamingo Christmas tree!

It brings a touch of whimsy to the room, goes with my sunroom decor perfectly and looks absolutely stunning when bathed in sunlight.

Even when I’m not out there, I can see it from my dining room and it brightens up my day every time I look out.

Yet, its beauty doesn’t fade when the sun goes down. Instead, it transforms into a radiant spectacle when the lights are turned on, making it a beautiful sight to enjoy both day and night.

Frequently asked questions

Can I add other ornaments to the flamingo Christmas tree?

Absolutely! While flamingos are the main theme, you can add other beach-themed ornaments or even traditional ones to make the tree uniquely yours.

Where can I find flamingo-themed ornaments?

I bought most of mine at Macy’s* (online) and Amazon*. Although some of them are no longer available, you can find some similar ones linked in the Sources section above

Can I use a colored tree instead of a white one?

Yes, any color of Christmas tree will work. However, I think the white tree helps the pink and teal flamingo decorations stand out more.

Other creative Christmas tree ideas you might like

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pink flamingo tree topper on top of a flamingo Christmas tree
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Flamingo Christmas Tree

This tutorial guides you through the steps to create a whimsical Flamingo Christmas Tree, decorated with ribbon, pink, teal, and metallic ornaments, beach-themed decorations, and a flamingo tree topper.
Total Time 2 hours
Author Wanda Simone

Equipment

  • stapler

Materials

  • pink flamingo tree skirt
  • 10 yards 4-inch wide pink velvet ribbon
  • 10 yards 1½-inch flamingo ribbon
  • 30 to 40 pink ball ornaments of different sizes
  • 20 to 30 teal ball ornaments of different sizes
  • 12 to 18 gold ornaments
  • 18 to 24 pink, gold or teal long finial ornaments
  • 12 to 18 beach-themed ornaments such as shells
  • 30 to 40 different types of flamingo ornaments
  • 12 pink glitter stick picks
  • 1 pink flamingo tree topper

Instructions

  • Start the Flamingo Christmas Tree decoration process by first laying down the tree skirt. This makes positioning easier without the risk of knocking off any ornaments.
  • Layer the narrow teal ribbon over the wider pink ribbon, stapling them together every 6 inches to create a 4-inch wide ribbon with flamingoes.
  • Run this ribbon vertically down the tree, pushing it into the branches every few inches to avoid a continuous ribbon look.
  • Repeat this process to cover three sides of the tree, ensuring the ribbon indents are at varying heights for a more natural appearance.
  • Hang the plain pink ornaments on the Flamingo Christmas tree, starting with the large ones before moving on to the smaller ones. Make sure to distribute them evenly around the tree.
  • Next, distribute teal and metallic ornaments evenly around the tree, ensuring some hang in front of the ribbon for a blended look.
  • Hang long finial ornaments on the tree to incorporate an interesting vertical element.
  • Place the flamingo and beach-themed ornaments on the tree last to ensure they are not obscured by other decorations.
  • Remove the legs and string from the hanging flamingo party decoration.
  • Use a Christmas hook to attach the decoration to the top of the tree, creating a unique tree topper.
  • Finish the tree by adding some pink glitter tree picks around the top and down the sides of the tree.
  • Admire the finished Flamingo Christmas Tree, which adds a whimsical touch to your room.

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  1. Jean Arroy says:

    5 stars
    It’s beautiful! I didn’t think I’d like it because I associated flamigos with the gaudy lawn decor you see everywhere here in Florida. It’s whimsical and fun but also beautiful to the eye. You did an amazing job!

    1. Wanda Simone says:

      Thanks, Jean! I know flamingos aren’t everyone’s taste, but I was trying not to make it look too tacky 🙂