Create a Teapot Wreath for a Mad Tea Party
I'm a big Alice in Wonderland and Lewis Carroll fan. I created a wreath for a Mad Tea Party, Alice in Wonderland-style, using a teapot!
My teapot is enamel and has a gasket to keep the lid on and in place once it's hanging. I used some ribbon to thread it through the spout, for a little illusion and fun visual of pouring tea.
I used ribbon from my Halloween stash with a fun black and white harlequin check and black and white stripes. Heart clothes pins were in my Valentine's Day stash and came from Michaels in the dollar spot.
Assorted butterflies were a fun and colorful addition, available from the craft store, and have a wire and/or clips on the back for easy attaching to the wreath.
Keys for Alice to unlock the door, Alice in Wonderland playing cards and a deck of card with hearts (again from the dollar spot in Michaels) provide some fun additions to the wreath.
I started with a preserved boxwood wreath I had, wrapping the ribbon around and attaching it with florist wire.
The teapot was secured and tied on to the wreath with ribbon. The gasket in the lid keeps it in place and from falling off the enamel teapot, so there's no fear of breaking.
Heart playing cards are clipped and attached to the ribbon of the wreath with clothespins.
Nothing was attached permanently so I could easily disassemble the wreath, reusing all the elements again.
This was a fun project and easy to do for a Mad Tea Party. You could use any wreath as a base. Since I had most of these items, the only thing that I purchased that was new, were some skeleton keys to hang from the wreath, along with the butterflies.
More photos and details at the blog link below, including a Mad Tea Party table. If you're a fan of Alice in Wonderland, you might enjoy Tea with Alice and a Wonderland-inspired Table for Valentine’s Day.
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- Preserved boxwood wreath (had, Target)
- Enamel teapot (had, MacKenzie-Childs butterfly garden)
- Assorted ribbon (had, Michaels, Hobby Lobby)
- Butterflies (had some, others from Michaels)
- Alice In Wonderland Playing Cards (Prospero Art / Amazon)
- Heart playing cards (had, Dollar spot, Michaels)
- Heart clothespins (had, Dollar spot, Michaels)
- Skeleton Keys (Amazon)
- Florist wire (had, craft store)
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published February 11th, 2018 8:16 PM
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CoastalBohemian on Feb 12, 2018Loving every inch of this.
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