Amber is a single mom on a fixed income, a couponer, a DIYer, and an accounting student who knows the value of her pennies.
"Curiouser and Curiouser"
My all-time favorite fable is Lewis Carol's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. She is, hands down, my favorite heroine!
And I have enjoyed literally every retelling of the tale that's been done. Something about a tea party in the garden, combined with my own love of tea and gardens, is what inspired me to build my own Alice in Wonderland garden.
I started with a pot that sometimes, from the right angle, looked a little bit hat-like. Now, this pot has been sitting with a plant potted in it for about five years. I only just noticed now that it looks like a hat.
I cleaned up the trough where the water drains out of the pot real well, then found some old tulle I had in my (way overfull) crafting bin.
Now, if you're an Alice buff like myself, you'd know that in the Disney cartoon, the Mad Hatter wore a green hat with a green ribbon. Johnny Depp's character wore a really dark (maybe it was green?) hat with a purpleish pink ribbon (dusty rose, maybe?) and Lewis Carol's Mad Hatter did not have a ribbon. I just think the ribbon makes it look more "hat-like." The fun thing about DIY projects is that you get to make them look however you want. I chose purple tulle and made a few passes around the flower pot just to make it stand out a little.
- Flower pot
- Glue gun
- Ribbon/any kind of fabric
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"There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery and danger! Some say to survive it, you must be mad as a hatter. Which luckily I am."
— Lewis Carol
"We're All Mad Here"
This is such an easy DIY because we're almost done.
Not all of the Mad Hatter characters had the little tag in their hat. Mine does because I'm all about the little details.
I used cardstock because it's thicker. I wrote in my best fancy writing, "In this style 10/6," and glued it behind the tulle.
Now you have a whimsical, Mad Hatter-inspired pot for your favorite plant. Mine happens to be holding a piece of a hoya that has been handed down through four generations of my family.
Other Additions to the Garden
A couple of months have passed since I started building my little garden. I've added a few things here and there.
A vase I was given by someone I love very much, it had cut roses in it (cringe.)
I cleaned it up a little bit, then spray painted it with some wicked metallic spray paint, threw an old wine cork in it, and took another piece of card stock, wrote "Drink Me," and tied it around the top of the bottle.
I found a small blue butterfly at the Dollar Store. It made me think of Absolem. So he found a home there too.