Friday, September 14, 2012

Fall Ball Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fall Ball Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and I Heart {ippity}!

Today we're happy to share with you all sorts of fall-themed projects to get you in the mood for a season full of crisp leaves, bountiful pumpkin patches, warm apple cider, and all those other things we love that make fall such a wonderful time of year.

If you're just starting the hop then you're in the right place!

For my fall project, I created some cute and easy magnets using clothespins and stamps from the {ippity} Fall For You stamp set. These were so fun to make!

To decorate the clothespins, I found some fun autumn paper and cut it the size of the clothespin, and then used mod podge to adhere it. I applied a coat on both sides so that it really sealed the paper down. I cut some shapes with the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge to stamp the images onto, and then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink (the leaves are cut from the Artiste cartridge). I hot glued magnets on the back of each clothespin so I could put them on my fridge!

I chose to keep mine fairly simple, but you could really have some fun with these and go all out if you wanted to. :) They're inexpensive to make and they can be used for any sort of season/occasion!

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The winners of the blog candy will be announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday September 18th. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting to be eligible to win!

Your next stop is Heather's blog. Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Happy Hopping!


  1. So Cute! What a great idea. TFS

  2. Great idea, really love it!
    Hugs Sandra

  3. What an awesome way to repurpose clothes pins we all have laying around! I love the mod podge technique - I am going to have to try that! TFS

  4. I recently bought wooden clothespins, a great idea to work with the children to make this.

  5. Very cute magnets, love them. Need to make some to hold the garbage pick up schedule. THanks for sharing.

  6. these are so cute and what a great idea!

  7. Supercute and so handy!!

  8. Toooo cute... great idea :))

  9. Super cute. They're addictive to make, aren't they?

    Be blessed, Beckie
    Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator
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  10. The clothes pins are so cute!! They would be great to hang the kids art work up with!

  11. I love this idea! So cute and easy to make..I am going to have to try some of these:)


  12. Oh my, the clothespins are so adorable!

  13. Super fun Ashley. These would be fun to use at school for our Clip up, Clip down behavior program.

  14. My kids will love to do this
    velvethubler at yahoo dot com

  15. What a great way to make fridge magnets! TFS!

  16. what a great idea love how yours turned out!!


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