I feel I need to preface this by saying I have spent more time than I can add up looking for non-plastic alternatives for my scrunchie baubles. Ideally I’d really love to find a glass bauble with a hinge that opens but haven’t found one that would work yet. I've even looking at squeezing scrunchies into standard glass baubles but the metal spring that holds the top on would snag the scrunchie, not to mention the potential battle to get the scrunchie back out!
This is something I am continuing all year round to research and I am by no means giving up my search for an alternative! In the meantime, here are some ideas to make sure your plastic bauble doesn’t become single use.
Refill your bauble with decorative scrap fabric or even paper and add it to your tree. I’ve used leftover scraps of my silk in mine but have also used glittery tulle scraps for a more festive feel. The fabric scraps don't need to be big so this is a great way to use up those last tiny fabric pieces!
Use sweets to fill your baubles back up and create another gift you can give. I've used mint imperials which are a little heavy for hanging on the tree but treats like small chocolate coins work well and make these extra Christmassy.
Add some dried flowers or potpourri for a decoration you can use all year around. These rose petals look just as sweet hanging on door handles as on your tree.