November’s crafternoon was spent making surprise balls. I had some small goodies saved from thrifting, and then I bought some items from Tiny Things Are Cute. I made three balls in total but would of made even more if I had not run out of surprise fillings. They are lots of fun to roll up!
Here are some ideas for adding to surprise balls:
-fun balloons (animal shaped etc)
-origami items (like a cute folded paper crane)
-vintage charms or cracker jack toys
-tiny whoopee cushions (I saw packs of these in the party aisle of Target)
-enamel zipper pulls
-re-ment type miniatures
I hope those ideas help should you decide to make some surprise balls of your own. The photo at the bottom is the white elephant gift I gave. I had been doing lots of production sewing for Plush Of The Month Club, so it felt great to take some time to sew something a little different. The bag is a free pattern you can find here.
A few month’s ago I made some Pocket Party Pouches and I think I am going to make some more for Christmas gifts this year. I feel like they would be a cute way to give a gift card, and they worked up really quick. I am actually looking for even more patterns that I can make for gifts this holiday season, so please comment if you have any great ones to recommend!