Unfortunately I didn't find the golden sewing thread I bought a couple of weeks ago. So had to sew this in red, but it isn't bad either!
Nowadays I knit and crochet far more than sew, so last Christmas time I made up a pattern to use this same idea in granny square baubles. The pattern is available free in Ravelry.
Size of the sewn bauble is 6,5 cm (2½ in). Here some photos of making it:
Quick to make, time to make many for Christmas!