Repurposed Tea Strainer Christmas Tree Ornaments

October 22, 2014
Here are a couple more inexpensive ideas for Christmas decorating with things you have around the house.  Today I am re-purposing tea strainers as tree ornaments.

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I drilled a hole in the top of the strainer handle for a jute holder and another into the strainer opener tab.  I used the hole in the strainer opener tab to add jump rings with a miniature blue & white transferware child's tea set creamer, an enamelware "25" tag (Tim Holtz collection), a jingle bell and a plastic snowflake.  
These are jump rings.  They are normally used in jewelry making.  Use two needle nosed pliers to close the ends up tight.

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The ornament hangs from a piece of jute.

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For this tea strainer, I formed a jump ring out of wire to go through two of the holes near the bottom.

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Then I added another jump ring with a snowflake, and a jump ring with a small jingle bell to the bottom.

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I am displaying my new ornaments on an outdoor spruce tree!

Other 2014 repurposed or upcycled ornaments:

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Cute, Carlene! Love the tea ball ones, so cute on a kitchen tree.

  2. These are so cute. I have a few of the ball type of tea strainers that may get a makeover! Have a great day!

  3. Bonjour,

    Des idées très originales... une manière de mettre en valeur et de donner une autre vie à certains de nos objets oubliés...
    Gros bisous ♡

  4. So creative! I love the first tea strainer one the best but they are all cute! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  5. Those are adorable! Now I just have to find my tea strainer :)

  6. You are always creating something unique and fun Carlene. I have one of each of those. Love all of the goodies hanging on the first one!

  7. Love the tea strainer one with all the little things on cute!!

  8. Is there anything you can't repurpose and turn into a tree ornament? Love these very clever and creative ideas. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing at VIParty.

  9. I like to fill my tree with unique ornaments like these. Very delightful.

  10. So creative! Love the the acorn-shaped tea ball with the little snow flake hanging from the bottom.


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