Edited to add: For all of you lovelies who are visiting from Abby’s fabulous blog, welcome! I hope you enjoy your visit. :)
So I saw this surprise ball and decided I had to make one of my own. And I decided to fill it with cute trinkets and a gift card and give it to my niece for her wedding shower (and then I wouldn’t have to attempt carry a blender with me on the airplane). You basically wrap lots of tiny things in crepe paper, turning and turning as you go, until it’s a ball-o-goodies. (It will probably help to look at the link up there, so you can see what I mean.)
I got all these trinkets to go inside:
I found crepe paper and used my chef’s knife to slice it in half, so that the strips would be thinner. Then I started wrapping!
I was worried that it wouldn’t be ball-shaped…
But it worked out in the end.
My niece unraveled it bit by bit…
It took quite a while to get to the center, but it was fun to watch. Surprise balls are my new favorite thing. I think they’re the only gift I’ll ever give from now on. :)