Victorian Sugar-Plum Case
When was the last time you saw a Sugar-Plum case on a Christmas tree? Probably not recently! This ornament will definitely give your tree a Victorian touch.
Fig. 6 is another kind of sugar-plum case. Cut a straight piece of card, and sew together to make a round like a drum. Cut a circular piece to fit one end. Cover sides round with paper, notch the edges, and turn them down at one end over the piece fitted in, and, if well gummed, they will keep it in place. The other end may be a first sewed in. Cut a round piece of coloured paper, and gum on lastly at the end. Have a bag-top of some different shade of silk or satin, and gum it with some pretty piece of passementerie or gilt paper over the join.
If the box is covered with straw-coloured, and the bag is of blue satin, it will look pretty. Odds and ends of ribbon may be used in making up these little boxes.
A more valuable case may be made by first constructing a box of a strip of card, goring it with a strip of paper each side instead of by sewing. Cover this with white paper. When quite dry, bind both edges with blue satin ribbon. Then draw, in water-colours, a garland of flowers around the barrel. Very neatly sew a blue satin bag at each end. Put a little powdered scent in, enough wading to fill the bags, and place it on the tree. It may be suspended by its own strings of blue ribbon.
For more Victorian ornaments, see:
Beautiful Paper Cones
Hour Glass Ornament
Lucky Shoe Ornament
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