DIY Macrame Hanging

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We are excited to share this DIY for a macrame hanging from Michelle Edgemont! If you loved our Colorful Parker Palm Springs Wedding with macrame details earlier – here’s your chance to make some fun macrame details for your own wedding or just a fun piece to hang on your walls! This hanging makes a perfect backdrop piece, or even pretty chair decor, which we’ll share style at the end of the post. Here’s how to make one…

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What You’ll Need:
Twine – 200 feet per chair
Heavy Rope – 20” per chair
• Scissors
• Two removable wall hooks
• Paint Brush
Textile Paint

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Step 1: Stick your hooks 15” apart on a wall. Tie the heavy rope to the hooks. This will make it easier to knot the twine.

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Step 2: Cut 35 strands of 70” long twine. Fold one in half and loop it around the rope as shown.

Step 3: Loop all 35 strands around the rope.

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Step 4: Separate the twine into groups of ten individual strands.

Step 5: You’re going to be working with each group of ten strands at a time. In your first group, start with the strand on the furthest right. Knot it onto the strand to the left.

Step 6: Keep working with the same strand and knot it across the next piece of twine.

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Step 7: Work right to left knotting on four strands. Stop in the middle.

Step 8: Pick up the strand on the furthest left and knot it onto the strand to it’s right.

Step 9: Work left to right using the same strand to make a knot onto four pieces of twine. When you read the middle, make two knots onto the strand you were using to knot from the right.

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Step 10: Repeat this same knotting technique for four rows of knots.

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Step 11: Do the same on all the other groups of ten strands of twine all the way across the rope.

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Step 12: Starting on the left, separate the first two sections down the middle. Tape the strands you won’t be working with to the side.

Step 13: Using the same technique as steps 6 – 12, start with the strand furthest on the right and knot your first row of knots. These knots should be pretty loose.

Step 14: Repeat steps 6-12 until you’ve knotted four rows.

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Step 15: Repeat across the rope by separating each original group of ten strands in half and knotting together.

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Step 16: Tape the rope to a flat surface. Use painters tape to take the twine down about 10” from the top.

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Step 17: Mix some of the paint with water and paint the bottom half of the twine.

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Step 18: Tie the rope to a chair and trim off all of the extra twine creating a triangle shape.

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And below is how we think you could style one for your mr. + mrs. chair…

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So pretty + whimsical! And remember, if you make one of our DIY projects, we’d love to see how it turned out so be sure to share with us on Instagram using the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY.

DIY created by Michelle Edgemont exclusively for Green Wedding Shoes. Looking for creative event styling, handmade details or flowers for your wedding? Check out Brooklyn based Michelle Edgemont for your wedding day!

Big thanks also to Patina Rental for the chairs, table + studio for the final styled shots

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New Invitations from Love Vs. Design + A Giveaway!

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For those of you who have been reading GWS for a while, you’ve surely seen a post or two featuring paper pretties from Love vs. Design! For all you newbies, allow us to give you a quick introduction to this great wedding resource. Love vs. Design is an online wedding stationery boutique, offering modern + rustic wedding invitations, save the dates, day of accessories and more. There are so many design styles to choose from, ranging from non-traditional + playful to classic + formal. All designs are printed on premium or ultra double thick paper stock, and are sure to set just the right tone for your unique celebration. And they’ve just release some great new invitation designs! Here are a few of our personal faves…

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bohemian floral invitation

chalkboard wreath invitation

art deco invitation

love birds invitations

elegant chalkboard invitation

good times invitation

modern story invitation

state of mind invitation

watercolor floral invitation

wreath invitation

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The loveliest, no? If you’ve found yourself smitten with a particular design + want to see a sample in person, we’ve got good news for you! For a limited time, you can order one FREE sample package by entering the promo code SAMPLES at checkout. Once your sample arrives in the mail, you’ll be able to see firsthand Love vs. Design’s high quality products + paper stocks!

And we’ve saved the best news for last! Enter for a chance to win a $250 gift card to Love vs. Design! Just visit their website, have a look around, and mention your favorite design suite in the form below. The winner will be announced on May 2, 2014. Thanks so much to Love vs. Design for sharing some of your new invitations with us today, and for offering this great giveaway opportunity! :)

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Free sample is limited to one per household // Giveaway is open to everyone worldwide, 18 years of age and older

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Colorful Parker Palm Springs Wedding: Daniella + Ross

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Daniella + Ross had one primary goal for their gorgeous + colorful Palm Springs wedding – We wanted to draw people into our world. And that they did, building a day that was filled with items that reflected their fun personalities and details they found to be special + unique. You guys just might find yourselves a little bit speechless while scrolling through these gorge images captured by Joielala. The florals by Shotgun Floral Studio are completely out of this world + every last styling element was beautifully executed by the ever-talented team at Enjoy Events Co. The Enjoy ladies have a few words to share about the initial inspiration for the design of Daniella + Ross’ beautiful day:

It all started with her shoes. Penta-colored and fantastic, we knew our bride was not afraid of some pop and if that didn’t get our juices flowing, we don’t know what will! She was a mix of modern and bohemian, and wanted to incorporate her groom’s Native American heritage. The Parker was her dream venue and the perfect backdrop for a classy color explosion.

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Palms Springs bride

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We’re not at all surprised that these ridiculously stunning Pierre Hardy shoes could inspire the design of an entire wedding. They’re just that good!

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bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

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And, seriously, this bouquet makes our hearts race. Those poppies!

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Daniella + Ross’ stunning ceremony space showcased the first of two incredible macrame installations. We love this look so much that we’re sharing a DIY for a macrame hanging a bit later this afternoon, so don’t forget to check back!

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macrame ceremony backdrop

Processional: When U Love Somebody – Fruit Bats

Recessional: Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

First Dance: I Can't Help Falling in Love with You – Elvis Presley

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Palm Springs ceremony

Palm Springs ceremony

Palm Springs ceremony

Palm Springs ceremony

Palm Springs ceremony

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The second installation was created to house the escort cards. Complete with mini gold binder clips (genius + affordable idea!) and a pepperberry + poppy garland, we’re thinking this just might be one of our fave escort displays ever!

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macrame escort card display

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More perfect florals + fun mid-cent-mod rentals from YEAH! decorated the reception space.

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Find an inspiration piece and build your wedding design around it! I chose my wedding shoes. They were colorful, groovy, and funky, and helped with the colors I used and the theme we went for.

photography: Joielala // planning + styling: Enjoy Events Co. // venue + catering: The Parker Palm Springs Palm Springs, California // florals: Shotgun Floral Studio // officiant: Wounded Knee (Groom’s Grandfather) // music: Stallionaire Sound Event Services // vintage rentals: YEAH! Rentals // linens: La Tavola // table rentals: Classic Party Rentals // dessert: Ginger Elizabeth Cookies // makeup: Lettie Mix // hair: Danielle Frizelle // dress: M by Missoni // shoes: Pierre Hardy // bridesmaids dresses: Everyone bought their own! Free People, Shopbop // engagement ring: Shane Co // wedding bands + bride’s earrings: Bario-neal // bracelet: gift from Mother-in-law // groom’s suit: Bar III //  groom’s shirt: Hugo Boss // groom’s shoes: Antonio Maurizi // groom’s bowtie: Two Guys Bow Ties // groomsmen attire: Banana Republic // groomsmen bow ties: theLOVEstitch

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryTwo Guys Bow Ties, YEAH! rentals, and Joielala are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.
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