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Fun and Festive Surprise Balls

with Robert Mahar

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About The Class

easy, adorable surprise balls.

Add an element of fun to your next party favor with handcrafted surprise balls!

In Fun and Festive Surprise Balls with Robert Mahar, you’ll learn how to make easy and unique containers for your small gifts. You’ll learn how to:

  • Set a theme and select the right contents for your surprise ball
  • Wrap the contents to achieve a spherical surprise ball
  • Decorate the exterior in both simple and elaborate ways

Surprise balls infuse a bit of magic into mundane gifts and are a great way to increase the flair of basic party favors. Learn how to make them in Fun and Festive Surprise Balls with Robert Mahar.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Project Overview

    02:38
  2. 02

    Theme and Contents

    06:49
  3. 03

    Assembling the Ball

    16:19
  4. 04

    Decorating the Exterior

    11:03
  5. 05

    Exterior Variations

    13:35
  6. 06

    Packaging

    10:09

Meet Your Expert

Robert Mahar

Robert Mahar is a designer and maker who develops and teaches imaginative crafts and clever do-it-yourself projects through high-quality video tutorials and in-person workshops. The crafty content he develops and presents to his CreativeLive and YouTube viewers, online audience and workshop attendees is often rooted in nostalgia, and his talent for reinventing old-school crafts with a decidedly modern twist has gained him a loyal following.  ... read more

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100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Julz P

    Julz P

    May 2017

    A natural teacher, great craft idea to add a bit of fun to gift giving!

  • Rochelle @ eSheep Designs

    Rochelle @ eSheep Designs

    November 2016

    I may never make one these, but I sure did enjoy learning about them and watching Robert Mahar's engaging presentation. Everything was demonstrated and described clearly and I came away with all sorts of ideas as to how these concepts can be applied. If you're looking for a new party favour for your next gathering, these surprise balls could be it!

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