Baby Shower Idea: Knotted in Love Theme

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Today's post is a little slice of inspiration heaven. Designed by Victoria from City Cradle Design this "knotted in love" theme is bursting with bright cheery colors, rustic charm, and lots of DIY goodness! We bet that after scrolling through Jackie Wonders insanely beautiful photographs, you'll be looking for any excuse to use Victoria's ideas at your next baby shower. Though this theme was originally designed for a bridal shower, we think it makes an even better baby shower theme. (We at Bump Smitten like to think that one woman's bridal shower is just another woman's baby shower). I mean, just imagine sitting around with your friends and family, making some homemade gifts for your little one's nursery. Oh my gosh -- just the thought of it makes we want to learn how to knit! Elizabeth and I are begging you to recreate this theme for your upcoming shower -- so much so that we included Victoria's notes from the event AND her links to her DIY tutorials AND her FREE templates! Now you have no excuse :)

From Victoria of The City Cradle... 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.

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

Photography: Jackie Wonders / Design: The City Cradle


Mindy K said...

where are the candy jars w/ yellow lids from??

bump smitten said...

Wish I could help, but I don't know where Victoria from A Subtle Revelry purchased those. Try contacting her and hopefully she'll remember where she found those jars! Good luck! {asubtlerevelry at gmail}