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An Alice in Wonderland Sleigh?!

Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Newsletters

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Laura’s project that are still available on the new site.

Design Team Member Laura Carson presents a Holiday Sleigh with Alice In Wonderland Twist!

Oh no, it looks like Hatter has stolen the Queen’s sleigh and she doesn’t look happy about it. Of course, she’s never happy about anything. Isn’t it a beautiful sleigh all decked out for the holidays pulled by 4 flamingo reindeer. Flamingo reindeer make more sense to me because at least flamingos fly! (See below for the reindeer.. and the Queen standing on a staircase cleverly made from mini playing cards inserted in the the pages of a book.)

Isn’t the table set up just to die for? The table is complete with a sweet cake (made from buttons!) and other tasty treats. Laura used a bit of her own lace to cover the table with, but we have some new super adorable Dollhouse Doilies and Shelf Edging (in a much smaller scale) that would be lovely under some dollhouse-sized plates. You know what else is fabulous? The crooked candlesticks and the teapot that is pouring itself!

“One of the main pieces on the table is the pair of crooked candlestick holders. I started with the bead cap and glued the first bead on at a slight angle. This is definitely a job for E6000 glue. Once the glue was dry, I added the next bead and so on until finally adding the filigree to the top. It’s really important to let the glue dry thoroughly between each piece before adding another piece.

“Lastly, I glued the teapot at an angle on one of the candlestick holders and a candle on the other. As you can see, I glued together a stack of plates and cups in a staggered fashion, again using E6000. I painted the cups and saucers bright colors using Patina Paints, or you could use the cute new Floral Tea Set if you didn’t want to paint.”

[Note: you could also buy a large set of plastic cups and saucers to paint in wild colors.]

So how is the tea pouring out of the pot? I cannot tell you (but Laura will in her tutorial) except that it is through the magic of Glossy Accents!

Supply List

To help you make your on Christmas Sleigh with Alice in Wonderland Twist, Laura has created the Tea Party Alice Collage Sheet as well as a Tea Party Alice Digital Download Set. For Laura’s amazing tutorial and for more pictures, visit Artfully Musing.


Hooray for the Alice in Wonderland Sleigh Giveaway!

I started with all of these items from Laura’s Holiday Sleigh with Alice In Wonderland Twist (note: that’s a link to the supply list with links and photos):
– Tea Party Alice Collage Sheet
– We Are All Mad Here Collage Sheet
– Holiday Disguises Collage Sheet
– Chipboard Sleigh – Tabletop
– Colorful Heart Stick Pins
– Flat Ribbon Rose Braid
– Mini Strawberry Cake
– Black White & Gold Flat Braid

And a set of the Vintage Velvet Holly Leaves, just put on clearance sale!

AND I’m including one of the Mini Christmas Tags & Toys Gift Sheets announced in last Thursday’s newsletter — and that FREE collage sheet is still on offer with ALL orders! More info

To enter the Alice in Wonderland Sleigh Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, December 14, 2015).

AND TO ENTER THE DRAWING, please tell me: Flamingo reindeer? Would you make some to pull your sleigh? Maybe some other chimeric mash-up?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Christmas Trinket Stand Giveaway? That would be Karen Mallory!

And she replied to my query “How would you decorate your Trinket Stand? Do you like the shelves or open one better (though this Giveaway includes the one with shelves)? What would you put in the drawer?”

I love the shelf one! I am thinking maybe a mini women’s accessories display for a store with mini hats and purses! In the drawer I would put mini knitted scarves!

Posted by Leslie, December 13th, 2015

66 responses to “An Alice in Wonderland Sleigh?!”

  1. barb m,acaskill says:

    I would use bunnies or squirrels to pull my sleigh!!! What else would Fairies want to pull their sleigh? LOL
    Just wanted to let you know that I am almost done decorating my Tea Cottage that I won and will be sharing photos soon!!! THANK YOU AGAIN!! TFS!

  2. Cherie Day says:

    The pink flamingos are great! but I would use owls, keep the antlers and add wings 🙂

  3. Holly says:

    Door mice! Although I suppose they’d keep falling asleep, so they might not be best suited to pull the sleigh.

  4. I think storks would be neat and have the sleigh filled with little babies.

  5. Sarah Lynch says:

    Wow I am just blown away by Laura’s creativity! My sister is a huge Alice fan and I have made her Alice pieces before…but nothing this fantastic! I would love to make something similar, maybe having the Red Queen at the helm and her minions pulling the sleigh…

  6. Alice Wilkotz says:

    I would definitely use pink flamingos: they are the unofficial bird of Baltimore, the home of John Waters!

  7. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Chess pieces, Knights at the lead and pawns behind.

  8. jean marmo says:

    This is so fun! Those flamingos really threw me for a minute! I would love to try something but not sure about the flamingos!!

  9. Nancy Parker says:

    I would use the Queen of Hearts to pull the sleigh because after all she had the strength

  10. Pat Shaw says:

    Wow, another masterpiece from Laura! This sleigh is so creative and different. Just love it!!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. Margery McInerny says:

    The flamingos can’t be outdone. Laura’s creative muse blows me away.

  12. Barb J says:

    I agree with Margery… the flamingos are not to be denied. Differnt than I might see them but nevertheless they can’t be beat!

  13. Mary Helene says:

    Love the idea of Alice in Wonderland sleigh. I would use cats to pull the sleigh.

  14. Jen R says:

    Like the flamingos but tweedle dee and tweedle dum would probably be more my style..

  15. Flamingo reindeer?! What will the clever and diabolical-but-only-for-good Laura think of next?! This entire homage to Alice in Wonderland via Winter Wonderland is an absolute delight! How I wished my mind worked as hers does!…and that I was blessed with the patience to make it all come to fruition so fantastically!

  16. joan says:

    I would definitely use flamingos to pull the sleigh, but add pink feathers for wings (I mean, why not?).

  17. Lana says:

    I’d use Great Danes to pull this sleigh, ones that looked like my Alfie, of course!

  18. Charlene says:

    How wonderful… Flamingos as reindeer and the mad hatter for Santa

  19. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Those Flamingos just tug at my heart, so they would be honored to pull the sleigh.

  20. Emily Ann Dale says:

    Love the flamingo reindeer!!!

  21. Sue Young says:

    How fabulous,Laura!!! I would love to make one with flamingos as well… Better to use them as reindeer than croquet mallets!

  22. MaggieM says:

    I would stick with the reindeer, cuz that’s what Santa uses on his sleigh. I can’t believe it’s December, and Christmas is right around the corner! It would be so nice to finally win an Alpha Stamps giveaway after all these years 🙂 Happy Holidays to all!!

  23. Sandylynn says:

    I really really wish I could take a walk thru your imagination when it is working up an idea! WOW.
    I would not change a thing. The longer I keep looking the more I see. It’s like a find the item picture puzzle, so much fun.

  24. Traci says:

    Love Alice in Wonderland-great project by Laura. The tiny tea set is so cute.>^..^<

  25. Daylan says:

    I would not flamingos pulling my sleigh. I don’t think they are used to the cold weather necessary for a sleigh, but they are perfect for a mad Wonderland. Because it’s a sleigh and there are a lot of hearts in Alice, this would be part of an Alice in Wonderland display in February.
    Thank you for another opportunity!

  26. Kat Cashwell says:

    This is so creative! The mad hatter would have to be Santa & his elf the Cheshire Cat! Flamingo reindeers would be perfect! Thanks kat

  27. Karen Mallory says:

    Laura strikes again! Love this Alice sleigh. I think the flying flamingo reindeer are perfect! Very Alice!!

  28. Jenni says:

    Oh how I would love to win this one!!! What a brilliant idea! I like all the other critters mentioned, but I think the flamingos have it!

  29. Kristie says:

    I have always wanted a sleigh for a centerpiece. I am not crazy about flamingos tho. I will stick with the traditional reindeer.

  30. Janet T says:

    I really love all things Alice. Flamingo reindeer, hedgehog elves. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  31. Rosemarie Grant says:

    I,too, like the Flamingo but I think the White Rabbit would be fun as well. He could be the lead with his “I’m late, I’m late” watch and the Cheshire Cat beside him with her/his sign pole giving directions.

  32. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Absolutely! Flamingo reindeer would be great, especially to send on Xmas cards for Florida family and friends. Thanks for the Christmas giveaway.

  33. chark says:

    this is the perfect Alice sleigh! Should’ve known it’d be Laura’s work, she is amazing!

  34. carmen g says:

    LOVE IT LAURA! I’d take Laura’s We’re all mad here collage sheet and morph the queen’s head onto the reindeer…the bodies of the reindeer I would paper 2 with hearts, 2 with spades. Love Alice!

  35. Allyson Kettler says:

    I like pink flamingos but I also agree that I like the doormice.

  36. Kristin Douglas says:

    I think the flamingos are perfection! They’re part of the Alice story so it’s quite fitting. This piece has brilliant thematic unity. Laura’s imagination is one for the ages!

  37. Stephanie says:

    Yes, definitely for the flamingos! I would give them green harnesses with jingle bells.

  38. I love these items I would make a diorama with them

  39. marykay chisum says:

    Flamingos reindeer!! Truly inspired! I love it!!

  40. Nancy E says:

    I am absolutely in love with the flamingos. I have a sister that collects them. What a great addition to that collection. How much fun!

  41. Katie west says:

    What’s an Alice theme without fabulous flamingos? I might add a red nose to a lead one.

  42. Kay W says:

    Cats?? Or maybe rabbits???

  43. Ina Good says:

    I am from Florida so flamingo eindeer is the perfect way to go and I love Alice in Wonderland!

  44. Alice Z says:

    As a huge Alice in Wonderland fan and collector it was interesting to see something fabulous and related to a different holiday than Easter (All those rabbits, you know). I’d like to thank for teaching me the word “chimeric”. But I must admit, I’d rather wee something pulling the sleigh that would look cute with a red nose… perhaps a dormouse or, dare I say it, rabbit head on the reindeer body?

  45. Kim Lucak says:

    So fun! Love Alice in Wonderland and the pink flamingos add some punch to Christmas 🙂

  46. Linda Marie says:

    Living in a warmer climate with no real cold weather or snow, I love the idea of using the flamingos to pull the sleigh!

  47. Marilyn H says:

    I LOVE the pink flamingoes pulling the sleigh. They are perfect!

  48. tearsa keith says:

    Huge fan of Alice in Wonderland. I love the idea of pink flamingos. I would use hedgehog’s.

  49. Abbee says:

    Yes I would use the pink flamingos, This is outstanding, by far one of the most creative ideas.

  50. Thalia Kottke says:

    Love Alice and love the flamingoes pulling the sleigh. Terrific.

  51. Lori D. says:

    I love the idea of flamingos reindeer! And I love this giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  52. Cynthia Xavier says:

    My daughter and I love Alice In Wonderland. Your sleigh is so adorable. The flamingos are perfect.

  53. AbTann says:

    The flamingos look great, but I might try seahorses.

  54. Frieda Evaskis says:

    Penguins would be great for pulling the sleigh I think. They would really look good with reindeer antlers too.

  55. Verna stapleton says:

    Oh my! Pink flamingos pulling a sleigh! I love it and of course I would do it! Very fun.

  56. jyl Adams says:

    I think pink flamingos would be wonderful, but before I start on the sleigh, I must make 20 cheshire cats for my miniature group’s Alice in Wonderland project for January. I already have all my downloads ready to go. Digital is perfect for me as we all work in quarter 1:48th scale. Love your site

  57. LeAnn says:

    Definitely the flamingos. They are so Alice in Wonderland. Amazing work Laura!

  58. Roxanne says:

    Wow…Yes, Flamingo reindeer and maybe some rabbit ones too! I’d definitely get into making this not your ‘oh so typical’ sleigh and reindeer! Lots of fun in this kit! Love it and Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  59. Barb Striethorst says:

    Flamingo reindeer are just perfect! What a great scene!

  60. Nadine says:

    I am from Florida, definitely Flamingos as reindeer!

  61. KathyUAZ says:

    Love anything Alice, and the Flamingo Reindeer are absolutely perfect!

  62. Ginette says:

    Elephant’s heads would be very funny too

  63. Denise Bryant says:

    Fun Alice project! Yes, love the flamingos!

  64. Margaret D says:

    I would have to have a Gryphon and a Mock Turtle pulling my sleigh! Though I would have to have a flamingo or two also. I love this so much!I love Alice 🙂

  65. Jackie Neal says:

    Oh I think for sure I would have the white rabbits with the red hearts pulling the sleigh!

  66. April says:

    I think I’d give flying hedgehogs a try as sleigh-pullers.