Comments on: Surprise Balls http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/surprise-balls/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:11:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Gift Idea #50 – Surprise Balls | telling family tales http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/surprise-balls/comment-page-1/#comment-424677 Gift Idea #50 – Surprise Balls | telling family tales Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:30:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27187#comment-424677 [...] came across this idea via Design Mom. The basic idea is to take small gifts and brightly colored crape paper strips. You start with the [...]

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By: Sandra http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/surprise-balls/comment-page-1/#comment-423433 Sandra Wed, 19 Dec 2012 09:54:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27187#comment-423433 The creator of this surprise ball is Gina Namkung, I only took the photos :) Happy Holidays!!

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By: Maryam http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/surprise-balls/comment-page-1/#comment-418577 Maryam Sat, 08 Dec 2012 02:55:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27187#comment-418577 Thanks so much for mentioning my little blog. Love yours!

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By: Egg2Cake Blog» Blog Archive » Surprise Balls http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/surprise-balls/comment-page-1/#comment-416447 Egg2Cake Blog» Blog Archive » Surprise Balls Tue, 04 Dec 2012 16:02:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27187#comment-416447 [...] (images courtesy Honestly WTF, via Design Mom) [...]

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By: Emily http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/surprise-balls/comment-page-1/#comment-415484 Emily Sat, 01 Dec 2012 02:17:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27187#comment-415484 I love love these and just sent a note to some girlfriends that we should have a crafternoon to make them. I read a great article in Anthology about an artist who makes amazing fruit, veggie and more versions of these, they’re almost too beautiful to uwrap!

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By: Veronika http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/surprise-balls/comment-page-1/#comment-415261 Veronika Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:40:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27187#comment-415261 I love this! Thank you for sharing…I decided it will be my new Xmas tradition to make one big surprise ball and then take turns unwrapping it. That way I’m not overwhelmed with having to make a bunch!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/surprise-balls/comment-page-1/#comment-415138 Design Mom Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:38:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27187#comment-415138 They would be so sweet for stockings!

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By: Jackie http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/surprise-balls/comment-page-1/#comment-415126 Jackie Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:24:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27187#comment-415126 I have never heard of these before but man do they look awesome! I think I will definitely be making a few and putting them in stockings. Thanks for sharing this.

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By: Jennifer Jordan Burns http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/surprise-balls/comment-page-1/#comment-414756 Jennifer Jordan Burns Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:23:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27187#comment-414756 I love surprise balls! First saw on inchmark and made the Santa surprise balls for my nieces at Christmas. http://inchmark.squarespace.com/inchmark/2009/12/29/santa-balls.html
I think that would be a sweet treat for grandchildren someday. . .a tradition, but not another stocking. My middle daughter’s birthday is always near Easter and we have made surprise (Easter) balls for cousin’s favors. The Advent ball and hanging from a tree for guests are great ideas.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/surprise-balls/comment-page-1/#comment-414745 Design Mom Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:48:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27187#comment-414745 Yes! It was the vintage toys that drew me to this particular surprise ball. I would love to get my hands on a magic jumping frog. : )

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/surprise-balls/comment-page-1/#comment-414743 Design Mom Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:47:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27187#comment-414743 Yay for secret boards!

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/surprise-balls/comment-page-1/#comment-414739 Sarah Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:41:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27187#comment-414739 i have been meaning to make one (or some) of these magical things forever! i love the vintage-y theme of the ball in the picture… i’m sure i already have enough little treasures squirreled away for rainy days, now i just need the right paper…

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By: Tracy http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/surprise-balls/comment-page-1/#comment-414733 Tracy Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:20:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27187#comment-414733 Thank you so much for sharing this idea! I love it! I was thinking a bit of doing a 3 Kings-type cake to bring a surprise element to Christmas day, but this is so much more fun. And, this is my first secret board on Pinterest!

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By: Christa the BabbyMama http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/surprise-balls/comment-page-1/#comment-414713 Christa the BabbyMama Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:52:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27187#comment-414713 This would backfire at our house. As much as P. loves presents, she also gets frustrated when they’re too hard to open.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/surprise-balls/comment-page-1/#comment-414711 Design Mom Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:44:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27187#comment-414711 Using a surprise ball for an advent calendar is so clever! I’m really glad you shared, Grace.

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By: Grace@ Sense and Simplicity http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/surprise-balls/comment-page-1/#comment-414710 Grace@ Sense and Simplicity Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:38:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27187#comment-414710 I love surprise balls – although we call them blobs. They are so much fun to unwrap and see what is hidden. I used that idea to make last years advent calendars for my kiddos. You can see it here: http://gracie-senseandsimplicity.blogspot.ca/2011/11/how-to-make-advent-blob.html

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By: Jillian in Italy http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/surprise-balls/comment-page-1/#comment-414709 Jillian in Italy Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:32:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27187#comment-414709 Oh these are great! And beautiful. I’m imagining a tree full of them to give as presents when friends come to visit.

The finished surprise ball actually look like the traditional Japanese temari balls (minus the 200 hours of work that goes into making one!).

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