Happy Easter! Hope you all have an eggstatic day! For us Aussie peeps the Easter break includes a long weekend. I like to use this weekend to get some baking done – the upcoming cool weather makes me want to get cosy and bake treats to enjoy with a nice cup of tea. My husband and I are also still busy with the house reno too.
At Easter it is tradition for our family to get together and have a little afternoon tea. I always enjoy watching mum style the table each year placing little surprises and chocolate eggs around it for guests. One year my sister and I got quite a surprise waking up to find a giant toy bunny in a cooking pot on the oven! Dad said we would be eating ‘rabbit stew’ for the day – clearly he was joking and don’t worry we were old enough to know he would never harm a rabbit or the Easter bunny. Given that this day always seemed to come with some interesting surprises in the day I thought it was fitting to include a big surprise in my Easter craft project.
How to make a surprise ball
I LOVE surprise balls! They remind me of those pass-the-parcel days at childhood parties. The original surprise ball was made my Gina Namkung and was filled with amazing vintage toys and trinkets. One of these has been on my wish list for a long time. You might know by now I love a good theme so I have had a go making a surprise ball previously – a Japanese themed one that included souvenirs purchased from my travels to Japan. Surprise balls always reminded me of giant Easter eggs so that’s how I came upon the idea to make this Easter themed one.
crepe paper streamers in different colours
Fill your surprise ball with trinkets
I go cray-cray for cute trinkets!! You can fill your Easter egg surprise ball with Easter themed fair like chicks, bunny stationery, and chocolate eggs or anything party related. I did a bit of both and included a ice-cream post-it, fruit eraser, washi tape, confetti, Japanese sweets, stickers, clips, pom-pom and a mini play-doh bucket.
How to make a Easter Egg Surprise Ball
Gather your trinkets and crepe streamers it’s time to get wrapping!
Making the surprise ball pretty much includes one step repeated over and over again until all trinkets are concealed.
Get your first trinket (starting with wrapping up the largest ones to the smallest).
Start to wrap crepe paper around a trinket – working it into an oval (egg shape) as you progress.
Once you can’t see the trinket add another with a touch of confetti.
I like to also change streamer colours as I include new trinkets. If you find it starts unravelling you can glue down or stick washi tape on the end of the crepe streamer to keep it tight and secure.
As you start to include more trinkets and continue wrapping the crepe around you will see the round shape coming together.
Once you have wrapping up all your trinkets and included a little message inside you can start decorating your surprise ball egg.
Embellishing the Easter Egg Surprise Ball
Have fun decorating your surprise ball with stickers and fun pattern shape crepe streamers.
Cut streamers into arches, triangles or in half to make thin stripes.
Circle stickers will also add that extra touch or decoration!
All that is left is to gift a loved one, child or friend your Easter Egg Surprise Ball!
Happy Easter Crafting!!!
Project, photography and styling by Jenna Templeton Copyright (c) 2016