Today, I’m excited to show you the Alice in Wonderland theme wreath I created to decorate the house for the My Favorite Things Party.
When not making party decorations, I’ve been going a little mad with Unbirthday Tea Party preparations.
When I saw Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home hosting a Tea and Roses Blog Hop, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to participate. So, I went through all the stuff I’ve created, and decided to share the Alice in Wonderland theme wreath.
And, the Tea and Roses decorated wreath also makes a great Valentine’s Day decoration.
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A Wreath Fit for the Queen of Hearts
This craft project was designed to decorate the home of the Queen of Hearts (aka yours truly!), on the occasion of her rather curious, Unbirthday Party. It was one of those big milestone birthdays, hence a good reason for an “unbirthday” theme!
I used the theme wreath to welcome guests to the vintage iced tea party. For more details, see DIY Wonderland Invitation.
The mesh and ribbon wreath was created using the same techniques I’ve already shared with you all on multiple occasions. That includes recent wreaths with bee, ladybug and nautical themes. So, I’m not going to bore you by going through the process yet again.
If you’d like DIY instructions and tips, search Projects: Wreaths. There, you’ll find wreaths of various types for different seasons, holidays and occasions.
Ribbons for an Alice in Wonderland Theme Wreath
Creating a Tea and Roses wreath was all about finding the right materials, starting with the ribbons.
Black and white diamond pattern ribbon was a must. Believe it or not, I found it last November at Hobby Lobby — during a Halloween clearance sale!
Underlying white and red stripe mesh was leftover from the Elmer the Elf Christmas Wreath DIY.
Beautiful black and white polka dot and roses ribbon, as well as the red felt roses came from Michael’s.
Other ribbon were leftover from past craft projects. They included two different styles of heart prints from the DIY Sweetheart Wreath.
A favorite black and white stripe ribbon was also used in Bee Wreath and Bee-autiful Party Decorations.
Embellishments are Key
I began collecting embellishments for an Alice in Wonderland theme wreath and other party decorations late last summer. Really. Each My Favorite Things Party theme is chosen about a year in advance. I kid you not! That allows the Queen of Theme time to scope out the perfect party supplies, favors and more.
I told you I was going a little mad, or I might already be totally bonkers?
Red roses are scattered around the wreath. There’s also a small vintage teacup in the center. I couldn’t believe my luck when I found it at Goodwill.
There are even roses on the china! Maybe the teacup from a child’s set? Goodwill was selling three separately, and now I’m kicking myself I didn’t buy the other two.
On the right-hand side of the Alice in Wonderland theme wreath, are a looking glass (mirror) and clock face.
All are well-known elements in the story.
On the left-hand side of the wreath are two crowns, a paintbrush dipped in red paint, and a large white key.
A Change of Heart & Doors
After taking pictures of the Tea and Roses wreath on my black front door, I had a change of heart and moved it to a white interior door.
You see, I’ve actually created two different Alice in Wonderland theme wreaths for the party. A second, Queen of Hearts Wreath, has many of the same or similar ribbon and embellishments. I decided it will hang on the front door instead.
Here’s a close-up of the teacup and saucer now on the white door.
Which color door do you like the Alice in Wonderland theme wreath on best? Black or white?
I was torn, but the grapevine wreath is heavy and better supported by the front door knocker. The switch was made for a practical reason.
Wonderland on White
Spray-painted gold, the mirror frame and little crown were found at Michael’s too.
Silver glitter cardstock was added to create a looking glass effect.
Actually a Valentine’s Day ornament, the red crown was found at Pier 1 on a post-holiday clearance.
With all the red roses and hearts, don’t you think the wreath would make a great Valentines Day decoration too?
Check out all the Alice in Wonderland theme party posts on invitations, decorations, favors, games, tablescapes and food.
Late for an Important Date
Oh dear, look at the time! Gotta get to the airport to meet my youngest son’s plane. D is coming in to serve as best man at a friend’s wedding.
I’m grateful to Pittsburgh sports teams and to high school classmates’ weddings for providing ample opportunities to bring my sons into town for a visit. Even if it’s practically a fly-by! You take what you can get, right? In fairness, work demands and duties are responsible for the shortness of visits.
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