My First Giveaway! Win a Large Decor Ball!!!


House of Hepworths has been online for a month!

In appreciation of all the love and support I’ve received I’m doing my first giveaway!!!

Remember that Large Decor Ball I made from a mat and a basketball?

Yup, there she is…

Well, I told y’all if I had enough positive feedback that I’d make another one for a giveaway! I think 58 comments so far is enough positive feedback. What do you think?

I’m stickin’ to my promise.

I’m giving away two Large Decor Balls. Yes, two.

Two lucky peeps will each receive one large decor ball. I’ll even pay the shipping. ;)

If you don’t believe me, here they are!


See! I’ve already bought them.


And then I tackled the remainder of that mat. I LOVE this jute/twine stuff this mat is made out of.

This stuff is actually more like a wicker/raffia mixture than jute or twine.


Here’s a play-by-play of the makings of your future Large Decor Ball from the 99 Cent Store.


It’s lookin’ better by the minute, ain’t it?!


I just love this wicker/raffia stuff. Out of all the decor balls I’ve made (hold your horses – I’ll post them soon!) I think this material is by far the best. The texture of it is just amazing.


There they are, your future best-decor-piece-in-your-whole-house Decor Balls. I kid, I kid… sorta. Well, I guess it really depends on what your house looks like. :)



Rules? I know, I’m so mean.

So basically this is an “I scratch your back, you scratch mine” kinda post.

I’m giving away these two awesome beauties, but I need something from you…


So… In order to win this ball, you have to be my friend on Google Friend Connect.

How might you ask? In my side bar on my home page, the very top thing says “Be My Friend”. Just click in the huge box with all the little pictures of peoples heads. It should say “Join this site”. You have to click the home tab under my header to see the box.


Once you become my friend, to officially enter the giveaway you must leave a comment!!

I’m doing the random drawing based off comments. Please do not forget to leave a comment to officially be entered into this giveaway.

Only one entry per person, so please don’t leave numerous comments – I’ll just have to sort them out.

This giveaway will run for ONE WEEK. I will close it at 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on Monday, April 12th. I’ll post the winners Tuesday morning.

IF you do not leave an email address I will not be able to notify you! If you win and I have no way to contact you I will skip you and draw someone else.

If you want to show some extra love you can even become a fan of House of Hepworths on Facebook. But you don’t have to do that to win.


And as a small but HUGE side note, I’d like to THANK each and every one of you for visiting my site!!

In the 33 days I’ve been blogging, I’ve received over

27,000 visits

and over

73,000 page views

Holy cow my friends!! Wow, wow, and wow!!!

I’ve also been featured 31 times as of Sunday, April 4th.

This has been one crazy ride! I hope you are loving it as much as I am.

Now go win yourself a large decor ball!!


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  1. just became a friend! can’t wait to see the other decor balls you’ve made!

    xkbannis at tx dot rr dot com

  2. I’m a friend! I love those decor balls!

  3. Joined, yay! Loving those decor balls. :grin:

  4. I a friend!!! LOVE YOUR SITE and your craftiness!!! I can’t wait to see what you do next and I feel so motivated by the stuff you create!!! :-) Brooke

  5. Wow! 33 days…You’re on a roll! Love the balls..that is really creative..I came over from BNOTP and love your blog..can’t wait to see more projects..I am now your friend

  6. I am a follower… :)

  7. I want one!:) They’re awesome!

  8. Just became a friend. Love those balls, and love your site cute ideas!!!

  9. Wow.. That’s pretty stellar for a 33 day ride! Congratulations! Love the decor balls. — faith

  10. I’m a friend and a fan! Love the decor ball. I’d also love to win it! Please don’t make me go out and buy one :)

  11. I just became your friend! I love your ideas so far. Keep them coming!

  12. I am addicted to your blog! Thanks for all the gret ideas!

  13. oops typo on my email address :)

  14. Yes, I am a follower even before the giveaway!

  15. Hey! I love your site and those balls are amazing!!! I hope I win!

  16. Just found your blog last night (before your awesome giveaway), and I LOVE IT! I love what you have done with objects I would never think to spray paint! (the plastic drawers in your living room). Can’t wait to see what else you’ve spruced up with a little spray paint :-)

  17. Thanks for the giveaway!

    You have such a cute blog that I’m lad to be your new friend. On FB and twitter too

  18. Kimberlee Jensen says:

    What a great, cute idea! I love them :-)

  19. I’d love it!! I loved your last one. So creative….i even showed my husband!:)

  20. Just became a follower…Love your site and love those balls!

  21. I’m now a friend – and oooh, two chances to win, I hope I win, I hope I win, I HOPE I win!

  22. I am a friend. And I love how simple this project is!

  23. Already a friend. Love this big guy. I need him in my new house.

  24. Wowza!!! You are doing fabulous! Love the balls. I’d make some myself, but I’m too lazy. So hopefully I won’t have to as I’m going to win yours (I’m thinking positive). I signed up to follow you. Hopefully you will get a lot of stalkers, out of this giveaway.

  25. I became a friend. I just LOVE these, and I hope I win!

    Congrats on creating such a great blog.

  26. Oooh, I like! I want them! BOTH of them! :) Love the candlestick re-do, too! :)

    I’ll be your friend if you be mine! Ha! I’m hosting a give away too! Go to my site to see the spring block give away! Have a great night!

  27. Wow… stumbled across this site looking for bathroom ideas and so glad i did. You have inspired me to look at dollar store items in a whole new way. LOVE the balls. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  28. I’m a friend! What a fun giveaway! :wink:

  29. Great blog and awesome giveaway! Thanks!

  30. Nice!! Never would have thought to put those two together!

  31. Wow, you have had some really good traffic to your blog! I love the decor balls, too. So cool!

  32. I just jopined! Thanks for so much inspiration!!

  33. I just found your sit and of course I’ll be your friend. Can’t wait to read your back posts and get to know you better.

    :) Michelle

  34. Vicky @Grannys Attic says:

    Just became a follower and I love the balls they look great! Blessings, Vicky

  35. The ball is great, thanks for leaving a comment to let me know about the giveaway. Your blog is inspiring. Oh, and I did become a follower. :)

  36. I’m your newest friend! Thanks for linking to my party and check it out tomorrow when the wrap up posts…I think you will like it. Great job on the blog and I hope I win!

  37. Love this idea!! So dang creative! I will become a follower.


  38. Hi Allison..
    Thanks for letting me know about the giveaway… I’m already a follower..and you’re also a fellow SITSahs, and of course you have many hits..your blog is just beautiful..the way you write is such fun. I enjoy coming to visit.. So, pretty please enter me and I will hang out in Texas with my fingers and toes crossed that I win.* will be ok,my husband doesn’t question me much anymore when I do strange things..
    Hope I win..

  39. Thanks so much for the invite. I love your ball/yarn project–I thought it was darling the first time I saw it. I need to win it and then go get this ball I have been wanting to go get –it is at a beach place–a glass ball with a jute twine on it. They would look so cute together.

    We used to live in McKinney Texas–how far are you from there.


  40. I forgot to mention that I signed up to follow.\

  41. Thanks for telling me about this giveaway. Those look AWESOME!! I would love to win one. Congrats on your blog success too. You have some really great projects on here!

  42. Wow – these are just really wild! Love em’ :razz: :razz: :razz: :razz:

  43. Woohoo! I entered! You’re blog is rockin’, my friend!

  44. 33 Days?!?!?!?!?! I am so jealous. ;-) Congrats!!!!

  45. So cute! I’d love to win one:) I’m excited for my “new blogging friend”…you’ve already inspired me to paint my knife block:)

  46. Very cute, I would love to win this! And I’m already following. Hope you’ll stop by and enter my giveaways (and follow if you’re not aleady) :)

  47. I’m a blogger friend!

  48. I love, love, love these balls!!! I also love your blog. It is real, simple, and you make things that I could actually make. Thanks for inspiring me!

  49. I love them!! Pick Me!!

  50. I would LOVE to win! And I am your friend… so pick me pretty please!

  51. Yeah for a giveaway! Good Luck everyone.

  52. Wow that is amazing!!! Fun giveaway and I love these balls, count me in!

  53. AtOneWithHim says:

    Oh pick me! I sure do love the texture color and pattern you have created with the balls.

  54. That is VERY cool!

  55. I would love to be entered! I know just the place for that :)

    and I’m a follower.

  56. WHAT a great give away…how cool! I’m a follower!

  57. Very cool! I’d love to win.

  58. Well I shouldnt speak for anyone else but Im tellin ya what: ever since I found your blog last week or whenever it was, I cant get enough of you! Your ideas are wonderful and Im just about ready to transform my own cheese dome & pillar candle holder. My only problem is I cant get ORB paint anywhere around here since I live in a really small area. Ive never been able to find it at our Lowes and the nearest Home Depot is 45 minutes away! But Im waitin.
    LOVE your blog girlie. Keep the ideas comin!

  59. YAY!!! When I saw your original post on the decor balls I was SO hoping you would do a giveaway. I love decor balls and would have never thought to do a jumbo one. It would look perfect on my ORB candle stand. I am still :mrgreen: with envy!

  60. I cannot believe you made one of these from a basketball! What a great idea! This would be a great tutorial for my Tutorial Tuesday over at my place – you could win some custom invitations :)

  61. Okay, is it just me? Why can’t I find your friend follow section? Nothing is showing up :(

  62. Wow! You have some awesome stats! That’s a lot of visitors, congrats!!

  63. thanks for the heads up on the giveaway – here’s hoping to win! mandybeez at gmail

  64. what a great giveaway thanks for the chance I am following you

  65. Yay! Congrats on your blog progress!! I am so excited about your giveaway…I bought a ball to make my own, but couldn’t find an inexpensive mat. I was going to use this thick paper stuff I had covered one of my smaller balls with, but I think now I’ll wait….
    I posted your giveaway and button on my blog!

  66. Woo Hoo! Congratulations on such a successful blog! I am now a very happy follower!

  67. So cute! Please enter me :)

  68. These are so cute. I love that they started as a toy! Thanks for offering this great give-away!

  69. Your blog is so well done! I am now your friend and here is my comment :)

  70. my comment…it is my birthday month! hint hint! and i was already a friend BEFORE the giveaway!

  71. Wow, I didn’t realize you were brand new to blogging! You’re handling it like a pro. I hope you’re being Sponsored, because with those numbers you could be making a lot of money.

    I’m a follower :)

  72. very cute blog & very cute ball. :-)

  73. So creative! I would love a chance to win it!

  74. Count me as a friend, and count me in for the giveaway. Thank you!

  75. Amber @ Two Nuts in a Shell says:

    Wow–you’re doing much better than I was at 1 month–and even now! ;) Love the idea behind the decor ball. Never would have imagined it was a basketball under there!

  76. Love this idea! I love your site too and am so glad to find it. Thanks for all the tips!


  77. wow – cool pieces! congrats on all your blogging success!

  78. Oh pick me! I’d really love one of these!

  79. What a fun item to win! Hope you get lots of followers, too.

  80. I would love the decor ball for my living room. It would look so nice sitting in a wooden bowl on the hearth of my fireplace. Not only am I your friend girl but I grabbed your button for my blog. What a sweet and generous giveaway. Be blessed. Cindy
    P.S. Thanks for your sweet email. I truly felt blessed.

  81. Holy Cow girl! You are amazing! I love the decorative ball. Hope I can win. Love your fun personality and great ideas.

  82. Anita@The Floppy Cow says:

    Oh how fun and how creative! I love texture and over sized decor items. Sounds as though you are rockin at blogging,great job.

  83. Love it! What a creative way to ‘fill it’! I’m following now! Been visiting a lot with all your neat ideas. Keep them coming.

  84. Bobbie Mackey says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  85. Those are so cute!! You have awesome ideas sweetie and I hope you get lots of followers :)

  86. Yay! Whatta an awesome giveaway…This would look awesome in my casa! Woo Hoo! Oh and BTW I freakin ♥ your blog!
    Nikki :grin:

  87. I am new blogger too….well I have had a family blog for a long time…but a new craft/recipe blogger! Lovin your site! I am going to go be your friend right now! Great balls…I may try that one out if I don’t win too!
    Thanks so much!

  88. Those decor balls look great!

    I became a friend.

    Congrats on your success!

  89. great giveaway. I just became your friend
    annemolino at hotmail dot com

  90. Hi, enter me!! I am now facebook friend and have added your button! thanks

  91. Hi! I really like your blog header and your ideas. Good luck with your blog! :cool:

  92. Yep, would love to win :)

  93. Allison, what a sweet giveaway. thanks so much for sharing your creativity with all of us. So glad you have joined the wonderful world of blogland.

  94. I love that you made something so cute out of something I would have never looked at as crafting “tools”!!!

  95. You are on a roll! Get it? Bad, I know I know. I won’t say anything more… exept, Great JOB!


  96. Love it! Please count me in!

  97. Love, love, love it! And I enjoy your creative ideas, too.

  98. I would love to have a cool ball like that! I am going to go find some twine and try it, but I just haven’t gotten into town yet. When i do, I will have to try it.
    Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  99. I am a follower!
    Pattyjo :grin:

  100. Awesome giveaway! I want to win! I got inspired by your post on these before and I went out and got the stuff and made some small ones that are just begging to be friends with a large one! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  101. Love it!!! I hope I win!!

  102. I would love this!!

  103. I love these! I want to win!! Jami

    snowsquirt86 at hotmail dot com

  104. I love the balls;} If I tried to make them, mine wouldn’t look tha good!
    I follow and am a facebook fan too;}
    Thank you for the opprotunity!

  105. Sign me up! Im a stalker by the way! haha :P

  106. Wow, I had no idea your site was so new! I just stumbled upon it a few days ago and have visited daily since. Love, love, love it. Keep up the great work. Now… send me a decor ball thingy! :lol:

  107. Just came over to your site from Just a Girl. Love it. I’m a new friend now!

  108. Became a friend on Google Friend Connect. Love your blog!

  109. These look straight out of Pottery Barn catalog! How creative and imaginative you are. I have been lurking at your blog for a couple of weeks and now I am your newest friend.

  110. so freakin’ clever! nicely done :O)

  111. We are now friends! Love the ball!

  112. Thank you for linking to the boardwalk Bragfest! Love your projects and your giveaway, but you do need to put a button or a direct link back to bobbypinsboardwalk on each post that you link. The code for the button is located on the upper left corner of my site.

    Thanks and I hope you become a regular linker!

  113. That is AMAZING traffic for one month! Love your twine balls. Just became a friend! Joni

  114. Became a friend cause I just have to see this thing! LOL

  115. Oh wow! I would love to have one of those! I am a new follower to your blog, I found it through Somewhat Simple.

  116. :smile: :smile: Love those decorator balls! Unique and beautiful!
    I also am now a friend and follower.

  117. OMG….I found your page somehow someway and I am so happy to find it. I just added you as a follower before I even saw this giveaway….I have been on this page for over a hour now and still have more to read. Gosh I am just lovin your blog….for real I am :!:

    Now please draw my name cause I love this ball you did…I loved the gerber daisy post and the cloche….I have so much to read and best of all you added what supplies you use so I can copy some of your great ideas.

    Hope you come and visit me!

  118. I love this huge decor ball,, i made some smalls ones out of styrofoam balls found at a yard sale. I havent seen those mats anywhere,, thats a good find. I’m a new follower.

  119. Well, I’m sure I won’t win, but I’m glad to have found your blog anyway!

  120. awesome. I would love to win but if not, great idea!

  121. Well, its no wonder you are an over night success. Your ideas and projects are amazing! I love what you have done with the basketballs. I see those at my Dollar Tree all the time. Now I must pick some up and try out your tut and I will definitely give you a hola!
    Happy Friday!

  122. Love your cute blog, and I’m super impressed at how fast you move! How did you grow this so quickly? Amazing!
    Love the ball too, who knew?

  123. I am your friend
    and i must admit its my first time here but i love it
    love your style and attitude

  124. THese are so great!!
    would be a wonderful addition to my home decor!!

  125. How clever are you?! I have done the jute/vase thing, but I like your idea with the rug unraveling so much more.
    I’m a happy New follower

  126. Allison,
    Those are great looking! I am a new follower as of last week and you have so many wonderful ideas! It would be great if I could win one of the decor balls!

    abogue712 at hotmail dot com

  127. Oh, I thought I missed the giveaway, horray I’m in time just barely! :) Wee, I’m your friend too, btw! And I follow you!

    Craft on, Kelli :)


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