Christina Pennywise
Christina Pennywise
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Croquet Anyone? A Mad Hatter Tea Party With "faux" Box Cake


Add a little "wonder" to your afternoon with an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party featuring easy DIY projects. A cardboard box becomes faux confection to store sweets while a dusty croquet set gets a makeover the Queen of hearts would be proud of.
croquet anyone a mad hatter tea party with faux box cake, crafts
a "fool the eye" cake really stores tea time treats
croquet anyone a mad hatter tea party with faux box cake, crafts
the lid pops off to reveal genuine treats
croquet anyone a mad hatter tea party with faux box cake, crafts
joint compound "icing" and basic craft supplies are all thats needed
croquet anyone a mad hatter tea party with faux box cake, crafts
I added pink to the compound for a rosy hue
croquet anyone a mad hatter tea party with faux box cake, crafts
old croquet set in the garage? Mine hadn't been used in ages.
croquet anyone a mad hatter tea party with faux box cake, crafts
a quick spray coat of soft pink
croquet anyone a mad hatter tea party with faux box cake, crafts
flamingoes are created with fun foam and craft paint. Feathers and trim add flair.
croquet anyone a mad hatter tea party with faux box cake, crafts
playing card wickets and a "hedgehog" ball
croquet anyone a mad hatter tea party with faux box cake, crafts
mismatched tea cups and white linen spruce up an outdoor space
croquet anyone a mad hatter tea party with faux box cake, crafts
water and food coloring make a magic elixir
Christina Pennywise

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  • S.h372898
    on Jul 16, 2014

    Ha, I love the joint compound frosting! What great DIY projects, the flamingo mallets are so cute. Thanks for a great mad tea party. Cheers, Sarah

  • Kaye Swain
    on Jul 10, 2015

    Oh my gracious - how adorable. Great idea for grandkids too!

    • Christina Pennywise
      on Jul 10, 2015

      @Kaye Swain Thanks so much Kaye! - I'll be doing another Alice in Wonderland post in the next few days -( there is an annual Mad Hatter blog party I participate in which is a lots of fun)

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