In this swap, we will be creating Christmas surprise balls.
We will have 1 partner and the ball should be a good size.....large orange to grapefruit size. It should contain 10 to 20 items…..stocking stuffers items; candy, toys, craft items, embellishments, etc.....all of Christmas theme. Think holiday cracker prizes but with a Christmas theme. Let's try to amaze our partner with what they find inside. Make your ball and its contents something you would LOVE to receive. :o)
To make a surprise ball you will need a roll or 2 of red and / or green crepe paper streamer. Then starting at one end of the crepe paper, roll the paper around one gift item at a time, enclosing each item inside the paper until you've formed a ball with the surprises enclosed inside. Not using too much but enought to secure it well, glue or use a sticker to end of the crepe paper to the ball to finish. Decorate the outside of the ball so as to hide the glued spot. Not necessary if you used a sticker. These will have to be shipped in a small square box so as not to be flattened.
Here is a pretty good tutorial, but all surprises should be inside the center of the ball and there is no real need for the plastic ornament center. Anyway, the links have good pictures to explain how to wrap the ball.
I will be checking profiles before assigning partners and reserve the right to ban those that don't meet the requirements.
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints with this swap or a swapper, please feel free to contact me. And most importantly have fun :)