It’s an idea like these playing card chairs that shows how little you need to theme an Alice in Wonderland tea party. Doing the playing card chairs was mom’s idea, but the end result was a combo of what we both knew. We sometimes butt heads (two different ways of thinking creativity and two different styles), but it also shows how two heads really can be better than one.
To make this we used:
- white Ikea chair covers and Ikea chairs (these are in mom’s dining room to begin with)
- black schoolbook contact cut to A4 size- makes 4 spades
- black pillowcases- 1 per chair
- black square fabric napkins- 1 per foot
- small black pins
- double sided tape
To create the spades on the back of the chair, cut your black school book contact to A4 size and print out the spade outlines.
Take some small shape scissors and cut them out. Peel and press onto the back of the chairs. They’re sticky enough to hold, but they’re easy to remove without leaving any residue. To make sure they line up, I’d actually recommend using masking tape to create a guide to help you line them up.
Also as another note, the playing cards in Alice in Wonderland are numbers 2, 5 and 7.
To make the feet, take the square black napkins and fold them into a triangle. Along the longest edge, fold to make a cuff. Flip it over, fold each corner of the cuff into each other, and pin to hold. Lift the chair and slip the feet through the hole. If you want them to hold better, use double sided tape or pin.
As for the black seat tops, simply lay the black pillowcase over the top and down the front of the seat so it creates the impression of the playing cards hoods and adhere with double sided tape so it doesn’t slip around. If these chairs are for kids or you want a more graphic Disneyesque image, cut out a super large spade out of black cardboard and fix it to the top of the chair to replicate the playing card heads.
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