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DIY Alice In Wonderland Ornaments and Free Illustrations

I’m a big fan of Lewis Carroll, so I have made some Alice in Wonderland ornaments for my tree this year. I made them by printing some of the original illustrations by John Tenniel onto baubles.

My favourite museum the Victoria and Albert (in London), held a fabulous Alice in Wonderland exhibition this year, called Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser. I managed to see it three times throughout the year. And I thought I’d make my own Alice Christmas bauble ornament as a fun reminder for years to come.

“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was first published in 1865 and has never been out of print since. It has been translated into at least 97 languages and made into loads of plays, films and TV programs. For this Alice in Wonderland themed craft, I have focused on the original book and illustrations.

First, I will share the Alice themed Christmas ornament DIY. At the end of the post, there will be a collection of Alice illustrations to download (they are all in the Public Domain).

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How To Make An Alice In Wonderland Ornament

What You Need

baubles and pictures

How To Print Alice Image on To The Ornament

Step 1: Download and print the page of small Alice in Wonderland Illustrations. If you have a laser printer, this should be fine. However, with an inkjet printer, the results with this craft are variable.

For best results, I recommend using a photocopy of the images sheet. I just took the printout to my local copy shop, and they photocopied it for me.

Top tip: The pictures print onto the baubles with a mirror image. So you might want to get the image reversed (mirror image) before printing or ask for a mirror image when photocopying. This is especially important when printing text.

Alice in Wonderland ornament images

Step 2: Decide which of the 12 Alice images you want to use for your ornament and cut it out of the paper.

cutting out Mad Hatter image

Step 2: Paste the cut out image with a layer of Mod Podge. Make sure the whole image is covered.

pasting image with glue.

Step 3: Next, stick the image face down onto the bauble. Press the image down to make sure all of it makes good contact with the ornament. Then leave it to dry for several hours. I leave mine overnight.

Gluing picture to bauble

Step 4: Next, wet the paper on the bauble with a sponge and water. Then gently rub away the paper, the printed image should then appear on the bauble.

wetting bauble
Rubbing the paper
Alice in Wonderland white rabbit bauble

I made three of these printed Alice in Wonderland Ornaments, two with White Rabbit images and one Mad Hatter.

DIY Alice in Wonderland Ornaments

Decorating The Baubles

You might like the baubles as they are, but I decided to decorate mine for Christmas.

Step 5: First, I painted the baubles around the image with some watercolor inks. Next, I then pasted a border of glue around the image, before sprinkling the ornament with glitter.

Adding glitter and paint

Step 6: Finish off by adding a festive ribbon to hang the ornament from.

Alice in Wonderland Christmas ornament DIY
Alice in wonderland ornaments all three

I used the same ceramic baubles to make some decoupaged dictionary baubles.

I also think the Scandinavian Gnomes on Pictureboxblue would look good printed on these baubles too.

The Alice In Wonderland Illustrations

Below I have curated a collection of the best illustrations by John Tenniel that featured in the original Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

To download the image that you want, click on the title above that illustration. A higher resolution image will open in a new window in your browser. If you right-click on that image, you will have the option to save it to your device.

Alice in Wonderland Illustrations

1. King and Queen Banquet

This is the first John Tenniel illustration to appear in the original “Alice’s Adventure In Wonderland” in 1907 Lewis Carol addition of the book.

King and Queen Inside Cover

2. White Rabbit

This illustration is from the beginning of chapter 1, titled “Down The Rabbit-hole”.

Alice in wonderland White rabbit

3. Door Behind The Curtain

An illustration of Alice finding the tiny door behind the curtain that golden key opened.

Door behind the curtain

4. Drink Me

Illustration of Alice finding a bottle of potion on a table with the label “Drink Me”.

Drink me

5. Tall Alice

The illustration of the beginning of chapter 2 of “Alice in Wonderland”, (The Pool of Tears).

Alice in wonderland pool of tears

6. Alice and The White Rabbit

The Rabbit started violently, dropped the white kid gloves and the fan, and skurried away into the darkness as hard as he could go.”

Alice and the White Rabbit

7. Alice in The Pool of Tears

Alice swimming in the pool of her tears.

John Tenniel Alice swimming in pool of tears

8. Alice and Mouse

John Tenniel Illustration of Alice and Mouse.

9. Alice and The Dodo

Alice being presented with a thimble by the Dodo.

Alice being presented with a thimble by the Dodo

10. Alice and the Animals

alice and the animals

11. Giant Alice

Giant Alice

12. Alice Snatching White Rabbit

Alice snatching the rabbit

13. The Fish Footman

The fish footman

14. The Duchess and the Baby

the duchess and the baby

15. Alice In Wonderland and Cheshire Cat

Alice In Wonderland and the Cheshire Cat C

16. The Mad Hatters Tea Party

Along with “drink me”, this must be one of the most famous of the Alice in Wonderland Illustrations.

The Mad Hatters Tea Party

17. The Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter

18. The Gardeners

The Gardeners

19. Alice in Wonderland Queen

Alice In Wonderland Queen

20. Alice and the Duchess

Alice and the Duchess

21. The Mock Turtle’s Story

The Mock Turtles Story

22. Alice In Wonderland Lobster

Alice in Wonderland Lobster

23. White Rabbit Trumpet

White Rabbit Trumpet

24. Mad Hatter with Sandwich

Mad Hatter with Sandwich

25. Alice’s Evidence

Alice's Evidence

26. Alice with Flamingo

Alice with_flamingo

If you enjoyed these Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland illustrations then you might enjoy some of the other book illustrations on the site.

Alice In Wonderland Christmas ornaments

Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Thursday 9th of December 2021

You definitely made some unique and very creative ornaments with these illustrations. Thanks for linking up this week. #HomeMattersParty


Sunday 12th of December 2021

Thank you, so much I just love Alice in Wonderland.

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Denise/My Home of All Seasons

Friday 3rd of December 2021

Oh my gosh! These turned out so cute! I've only done mod podge on flat items but you make it look so easy. Handmade ornaments make the greatest gifts too. Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration. I think maybe now I can do it!


Friday 3rd of December 2021

Thank you, yes there are so many possibilities and they are an easy way to make personalized handmade ornaments.