DIY Fluffy Flamingo Key-Chain

by Aimee Leptick, May 13 2018

I have a thing for key-chains, I always have and probably always will. I also have a slight pink problem so this project combines all my favourite things! This fluffy Flamingo Key-chain makes an excellent addition to your keys, bag or even as a quick gift! The best part of this project is that it's no sew, so anyone can make this fluffy friend! 

DIY Fluffy Flamingo Key-Chain -

Here are the supplies you will need:

  • 4 in by 8 in piece of faux fur
  • 4 in square piece of vinyl
  • 10 inch string or yarn
  • Glue and glue gun
  • Small amount of poly stuffing
  • Sharpie Markers for face
  • Flamingo Head & Feet Shapes
  • Pre-made key-chain
  • Pliers

DIY Fluffy Flamingo Key-Chain - Supplies


  1. Print out your shapes and cut them out of the vinyl. You should have 2 head pieces and 4 feet. Make sure to flip the pieces when you cut them out so they look like below. DIY Fluffy Flamingo Key-Chain - Step 1
  2. Cut 8 in off your piece of string, sandwich one end in between 2 feet and glue into place. Be generous with your glue! Repeat for other foot. DIY Fluffy Flamingo Key-Chain - Step 2DIY Fluffy Flamingo Key-Chain - Step 2b
  3. Cut 2 inches of string and fold it in half. Glue the ends so they stay where we want them to! Place that at the top of the head and glue in place. Now place the other head piece on top and glue into place, again with generous amounts of glue to lock all the edges in place. DIY Fluffy Flamingo Key-Chain - Step 3DIY Fluffy Flamingo Key-Chain - Step 3b
  4. Cut your piece of faux fur into 2 circles that are 3 inches across. DIY Fluffy Flamingo Key-Chain - Step 4
  5. Place the fur sides together and glue each side down leaving a small 1.5 inch opening at the top and bottom. DIY Fluffy Flamingo Key-Chain - Step 5
  6. Take your legs and fold the string in half. Slide that into the circles you have glued so that 1 inch is hanging out. Glue that edge shut. DIY Fluffy Flamingo Key-Chain - Step 6
  7. Turn your fluffy circles so they are right side out and lightly stuff so the flamingo body full but not stiff. DIY Fluffy Flamingo Key-Chain - Step 7
  8. Slide the head/neck piece into the remaining opening and glue it in place. Make sure you tuck the raw edges in and glue both sides of the neck in place! DIY Fluffy Flamingo Key-Chain - Step 8
  9. Draw on your eyes and beak with a Sharpie or similar permanent maker. DIY Fluffy Flamingo Key-Chain - Step 9
  10. With your pliers, separate the ring and slide it onto your key-chain. DIY Fluffy Flamingo Key-Chain - Step 10
  11. You're done!

This little guy is so soft and fluffy and if you play around with colours, you can have all kinds of little flamingo friends on all your bags and backpacks!

 DIY Fluffy Flamingo Key-Chain

Ready to start making your own fluffy flamingos? Let me know in the comments below and as always, feel free to let us know what you think!

DIY Fluffy Flamingo Key-Chain

To check out more of my creative DIY's, sewing projects PLUS the DIY Pineapple Key-Chain, visit my blog or find me on Instagram @lilbirdsdesign.

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