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Christmas Suprise Balls - USA Only

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Christmas Suprise Balls - USA Only
Swap Coordinator:coolbaker5 (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Themed  Seasonal 
Number of people in swap:15
Location:Regional - United States
Last day to signup/drop:November 25, 2008
Date items must be sent by:December 15, 2008
Number of swap partners:1

USA Only

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.

Wrapping Tutorial



  • Newbies are welcome; MUST have a full profile

  • Rate your partner once you receive the package. Give a heart for extra goodies!

  • No 1's in the past 3 months

  • No "No Sends"

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 :)

You are you international and interested in join? Here is the link to the international swap.


jessicababyy90 11/15/2008 #

This is such a cool idea. I'm excited to make one. Can we use yarns and ribbons or strictly crepe paper?

coolbaker5 11/15/2008 #

Sure you can .. just make sure that it is Christmas colors ... have fun with it. :o)

euphoria 11/15/2008 #

I did a Halloween surprise ball swap and enjoyed it so much that I went on to make one for my niece, who LOVED it! They are tons of fun to make and to receive. I am watching this swap and will join if I'm caught up with other obligations by the sign-up date. Thanks for hosting this!

ChuckInNY 11/25/2008 #

I am so excited to make a suprise ball. Last night I started picking some stuff up but want to wait until partners are assigned to be sure to include things that will be special for them.

coolbaker5 11/25/2008 #

I've already wrapped up my ball. I included a bit of everything. I hope my partner has a fun time opening it. I can't wait to have the swap start :o)

Artistic 12/16/2008 #

A ball and other goodies are headed to my partner. Enjoy!

Faeanne 12/17/2008 #

It was so much fun doing this! This was the first time I've ever made one so I hope my partner likes it!

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