This is a simple little project - perfect for gifts for a sew-y friend or for adding to your own sewing space. I found these sweet little rice bowls at an Pearl River Mart - but check any Asian supply store to find a selection. Pearl River also has an online store with a selection of some of their ceramic rice bowls here.
Begin by tracing a circle about 2.5 times bigger than the circumference of you rice bowl.
Sew a large running stitch a long the outside edge of your circle.
Slightly gather the circle and stuff as FULL as you can.
Use the end of your sewing thread to pull the edges of the circle together and stitch it tightly closed. Line the bowl with strong glue - I used E6000 - and carefully insert your fabric puff ball inside. Allow to dry over night.
The Easiness to Cuteness ratio is pretty sweet.
Combine this with the Magnetic Pin Dish and you've got quite the duo.