Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mad Hatter Spring Wreath

I made this wreath for several reasons:

1. I have made a few Mad Hatter plushes for swaps and custom orders and every time I have such a hard time sending it away. I really wanted one for myself.
2. I really wanted one BUT I have a tiny apartment already FILLED to the brim with plushes and I am moving to an even smaller apartment so if I was going to make a plush it would need to be tiny.
3. But then if I made a tiny plush, I would need somewhere to put it and make it at least sort of functional so my husband wouldn't get irritated that I was putting yet another plush in this tiny space.
4. I wanted a wreath with lots of colors and fun flowers to help bring in the spring (we have had nothing but rain and dreary weather so I need some cheerfulness!).
5. And lastly, I am completely and utterly obsessed with Alice in Wonderland.

I found this wreath at the Salvation Army and decided it would work perfectly:
It was soooooo dirty and gross. I ripped everything off, painted the window black and used ink on the edges to give it an aged look. I just made all the roses myself from fabric scraps, and used tulle and ribbon scraps to embellish the whole thing. The cards are from a tiny set, and the numbers make out my wedding date since my wedding theme was Alice in Wonderland. 
Best of all, the Mad Hatter comes out, (he is about 5 inches tall) and he can be displayed separately if I want to take the wreath down. I made it for my craft room, so his hat doubles as a pin cushion.

Hope you all are starting to get good weather!


jeanette8042 said...

So CUTE and the mad hatter is quite versatile! Another great project!

Audrey said...

Super cute!

Unknown said...

Beautiful! What do I need to trade you for one?

Atteneri (Halloween Town) said...

Ok, I think I really NEED one of this tinny Mad Hatter, what a amazing creation Alexz, I love it!!

Jen said...

I absolutely LOVE your creations especially the mad hatter since I love Alice in Wonderland. Everytime you have a contest I enter in hoping I can win one of your fantastic creations :) I think you are very talented and am so envious. Keep up the awesome work!

AlwaysInspired said...

Super cute!

Raven said...

awesome job, as usual!