The Court for Alice in Wonderland

When I decided to make this project there were certain scenes that I wanted to do. But then I also had other space so I can’t really say why the courtroom is one I decided on. Maybe it was the card people I made initially that helped me decide.
I envisioned this stately court with a dais and paneling on the walls… but then I went to my stash; I didn’t find what I was looking for. What did happen was just a nice brown paneled room – wood wallpaper and floor plus a shiny ceiling. I am pleased with this section despite the grandiose ideas I had to start with. That is normal for me to dream and then scale back once I realize I don’t have the space, materials or whatever it takes to make the dream happen.

“Herald, read the accusation!” said the King. On this the White Rabbit blew three blasts on the trumpet, and then unrolled the parchment-scroll, and read as follows:—

” The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, All on a summer day : The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts And took them quite away ! “

Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland


I already had the two guards made so next was to make the queen. 

I really wanted her to be over the top and I think I did with her. The king on the other hand was more robust instead. One touch I added for the king was the wig. It was in my notes so I added it.

More on making card people can be found here.

The king has a bead to enhance his girth. All the card people are enhanced with bits of ribbon, shiny paper, trim, beads, sequins and glitter. It was fun to pull out different parts of my stash to play with.
I also got creative to cover the heads on the K and J because they are two headed. Just looked funny to have that head upside down. The Q it was hidden in her skirt, but for the K I used a half of a sequin. For J I used a whole heart sequin and added the sash over it.

I was also trying to make him look guilty for stealing those tarts by folded him over a bit.

The table with the tart tray is a gold painted bird bath using a paint pen. It covered the best although getting into a few spots was tricky.  I used a heart shape sequin for a tray. The tarts are some things I made years back from fimo and paint for a swap and I went crazy making extra for once.

I also added glitter to the rabbit’s clothes to enhance him. 

the court is near the top

This one shows the full court and how it is with the rest of the project on that side.
I still need to add edging.

Next: Landscaping this project