Crafts DIY

Crafts Around the Web: Surprise Balls


This is probably one of my favorite little gift ideas — how cute! Learn how to make them at not martha, poppytalk and seesaw. Don’t feel like making them? You can buy some adorable ones at TOPS Malibu.

With all of this cuteness I’ve joined a surprise ball swap and am going to get my supplies tomorrow to make my own. I have a lot of crepe paper left over from Colette’s birthday so I just need some extra surprises! Want to join in the swap with me?

I’ll make a post about how to make surprise balls following the swap.. I don’t want to give away the surprises inside in case my swap partner finds my blog!

Update: I was so inspired by these surprise balls that I made some Miseducated Surprise Balls for the shop.

You Might Also Like


  • Reply gorillahearted 10/18/2011 at 4:19 pm

    You find the cutest things online! I think I am going to join the swap! Thanks for sharing! 😛

  • Reply Sarah 10/18/2011 at 5:22 pm

    I helped make some of these for my nieces and nephews a couple Halloweens ago.. they weren’t impressed at all. I’d be thrilled to get one, personally. 😥

  • Reply Alyssa 10/18/2011 at 8:37 pm

    Oh! 😀 I remember making one of those balls a long time ago; I never knew they had a name, and I definitely didn’t know there was such a thing as a swap! That sounds really fun and cool. 😀
    Alyssa recently blogged Future Posts and a Couple of Updates

  • Reply Amber Renée 10/18/2011 at 11:06 pm

    Sarah: How sad! That sounds like such a rad idea for Halloween! I was just thinking how I can’t wait until Colette gets old enough to enjoy them! I wonder if she’ll even care though now, haha!

    Hope you all join in the swap, it should be fun. <3

  • Reply Marina 10/22/2011 at 5:38 am

    Wow, this is so cute, and it doesn’t even seems hard.. Will try it 🙂
    Marina recently blogged Randomness Wednesday: For snail mail lovers

  • Reply Eren 10/23/2011 at 6:28 am

    You are very creative, recieving such a surprise ball would be great:) i will check your blog for such good idea 😉 , by the way i loved your comment emotion icons 😆
    Eren recently blogged Muhteşem Oyun Uncharted 3’e Türkiye’den Muhteşem Sesler Hayat Veriyor

  • Reply wobgirl 10/28/2011 at 2:04 pm

    Wow! Love these 🙂
    Amazing idea!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    wobgirl recently blogged Jeej!!! Jarig!!! 30!!! Begin Blogcandy!

  • Reply Anne 10/28/2011 at 7:20 pm

    I’ve never seen these surprise balls before. What a lovely gift idea! I love your blog by the way, so colourful and beautiful.


    missanne via Love Comment Blog ? (2) on swap-bot
    Anne recently blogged Meerkats!

  • Leave a Reply

    CommentLuv badge