10 minute DIY project with scraps

So we made these awesome solar dyeing scraps, and we have leftovers from eco print tests. Lots of people have been dyeing along in the BotanicalPrint group on Facebook, did you see the compilation of slow dye jars?

But back to the final scraps. What do we do with them?


Besides keeping a great deal catalogued and stored for reference, I find myself with a lot of beauty, too small for a scarf and a shame to toss. I made a quick 10 minutes project to do right now.

DIY eco printed tea light holder
Eco-printed tealight holder

What you need;

  • Scraps of eco printed wool or solar dyed silk/wool/cotton. I used my favourite organic wool.

  • Scraps of naturally dyed ribbon or cord.

Mine were dyed with madder and alder buckthorn using the solar dye method.

  • Glass jars

  • Scissors

  • Needle and thread in matching colour

  • Hot glue or fabric glue (optional)

DIY eco printed tea light holder


Using a hot glue gun or fabric glue, attach your cord or ribbon on top of the jar. You could stitch this if you have no glue.



What do you feel like making from your scraps?

What are your favourite small projects?

Share your thoughts in the comments.

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