Knotted in love... • A Subtle Revelry

Knotted in love…

Knotted in love…

Knotted in love, a shower for a lovely bride to be.

The inspiration for this shower came from this article, upon seeing it I just feel in love with the idea of a yarn maze- it is amazing! Although not as long or even an actual maze, I was thrilled at how the backdrop for the shower came out. The yarn strung across our sweets table with the word LOVE tied into it was just the perfect starting point.

The backdrop quickly gave inspiration for what became the centerpiece of the room, a yarn spun chandelier. I created it using different size kids bouncy balls & bright colored yarn. I secured one end of the yarn to the ball and roped it around many… many times! I also hung ribbons with buttons to add to the homespun feel. The mid-air yarn ball chandelier really set the stage for our celebration. PLUS, I am convinced this would make the most lovely baby mobile:)

The yarn balls were repeated on the table as flowers. They provided a wonderful pop of color seated in spray painted bud-vases. See the tutorial for these by clicking HERE.

I used a whole bunch of letters in the design of this shower, LOVE spelled out in as many ways as possible around the room.

I am happy to pass on a FREE DOWNLOAD for the banners of love that were placed around the room. Simply click HERE to download your copy. Each template has a small version of knotted in love plus the larger LOVE. They can be cut and re-sized for your showering pleasure!

Along with the scrumptious panini’s, a buffet was also set with a sampling of treats. Chocolate dipped pretzels and ribbon tied cheery pops were a few favorites of the day.

To drink, I served the brunch appropriate Mimosa! Each Champagne bottle is outfitted in a custom label and custom cocktail stir sticks adorn the flutes. I am also offering these tags as a FREE DOWNLOAD for you- grab the file by clicking HERE. You will need to print them out on 8×10 label sheets or simply cut and attach each one with double sided tape.

A random stash of vintage thread spools was spotted and I quickly picked them up to be perfect accompaniment for this shower. We used them to adorn a bulk pack of white buffet napkins. A fun guest book idea- for any upcoming shower you might have, instead of using a guest book we stitched in thread, buttons and fabric swatches creating a whimsical homemade set of dinner napkins for our future bride.

I also used the vintage spools to decorate around the room, they made such lovely vases!

Cheery yellow butter dishes for favors, monkey fist knots with bright pink yarn interwoven and marriage advice flowing freely made for a very cherished afternoon. I am happy to have made a new friend in this bride and am looking forward to styling her wedding very soon!

Photography credits- Jackie Wonders

PS. I have a new flickr stream that I am going to attempt to keep fresh. Check it out by clicking HERE to see the whole gallery of Knotted in love photos.



  1. Katie Henry

    20 July

    Absolutely amazing! So original and love all the details! Stop by my blog if you ever get a chance, I just am amazed by your creativity!
    Katie Henry

  2. I adore this party!!! Such a great idea!

  3. Yolanda

    21 July

    I love the theme. I could see a whole wedding being arranged around it.

  4. Amber

    21 July

    what an original idea! I love the bright colors and all the vintage touches

  5. Soo adorable!! Love the colors too!

  6. Just perfect. Every part of it. I love the look and feel of this party and love the way you put all your parties together. You are a true original.


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  8. This is a REALLY unique theme… really pushes me to think outside the box when planning events for people!

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  10. Dawn

    12 August

    Just so you know, I heart this one too! I would love to share this one as well!

  11. Marisa

    17 August

    Must.have.the.rainbow.runner! It’s beautiful! Please tell me you bought it at a store that still carries it or have a tutorial to make one.

  12. Vicky

    17 August

    Marisa, the runner is from Crate & Barrel. It was on clearance when I got it, it was from their summer collection so you may want to hurry if you need it:) Thanks for the sweet words!

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  15. Deb

    24 October

    I love this idea, it’s so precious and the theme of knots with yarn about is adorable. Come stop by my site sometime, I love crafting!

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  18. Karen

    12 January

    That knotted chandelier would be so perfect for a kid’s party! And easy to make too. Even better!

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    • Miranda

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      stringy-things – a wonderful way to re-use and recycle yarn!

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