Scrap Happy Baubles

I follow a Facebook Group called Stitch Meditations and one of the Moderators, Anne Marie Desauliniers, posted a picture of one of her embroidered orbs on Instagram which set me off on a mini obsession. I have two big bags of plastic garden playballs, so I used them as the base,

covering them with fabric scraps and then using yarn made of Silk waste from the manufacture of saris, from Yarn Yarn  to hang them up with.

This tied in with another recent obsession with re-using teabags


I sewed a strip of 4 together and then wrapped it round the ball,  sewing ends together. Then did the same with another strip. All the edges were then sewn down.





Some have gone to my grandchildren for them to paint and decorate (mainly because they find it so funny that Granny sits sewing teabags together)

and the rest are sitting in a bowl waiting for more inspiration to strike

Joining in with Kate and her happy band of  Scrappers.

KateGun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, Sandra (me)LindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire,
Jean, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Nanette and Ann


37 responses to “Scrap Happy Baubles

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  3. They are fabulous! Great reuse too.

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  4. Those are great ideas, Sandra

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  5. Looks a fun idea though I have neither a variety of suitable fabric scraps or tea bags to make my own.

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  6. Oh these are wonderful – maybe use them like a “fruit bowl” when there is no fruit unless of course you don’t mind them being outdoors and weathering…

    Catherine, in NZ

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  7. Always good when we can amuse our grandchildren! LOL These look so colorful and I can just imagine them hanging on a tree or a bannister or mantle or most anywhere.

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  8. Love these, both the sari silk and the tea bags, I will have to look for balls for next year. I only use loose tea but coffee filters would work and both black tea and coffee are considered a good natural dye – no need to add more chemicals.

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  9. Awesome! Love the orbs. Will have to find some balls. I miss those groups from Facebook, but not the gift I got from FB admins. Asking for my passport, etc…

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  10. Gorgeous, both the colourful sari silk baubles and the lovely textural teabag balls. What a magnificent ScrapHappy post for the end of the year 🙂

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  11. Going Batty in Wales

    Another brilliant idea and a good way to use up small scraps. Thank you

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  12. Great ideas. Just wish I had some of those balls. I will try them with plastic eggs tho

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  13. These are adorable. My sister-in-law saves her tea bags and loves to do crafts. I’ll forward this to her. 🙂 I found you from Judy Martin, BTW.

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  14. I’ve just joined the stitch meditations group… just need to find the time now for some meditative stitching, though.
    I love your baubles (I’m very fond of recycled sari silk). No teabags here to make use of, but I love your creativity with them.

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  15. The little branch in a bottle is exactly what I did for a tree when I lived in London for six years…with my husband and my oldest child who was born there, and whose oldest child is now presenting me with “Branch-in-a-bottle” trees…thanks for the memories. Enjoy your Caravan-by-the-sea Christmas!

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  16. I”m always amazed what you can do with teabags!

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  17. A brilliant and timely scraphappy project! I haven’t had time to make any handmade baubles this year but I’ll store this one away in my mind for next time.

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