Instant Toilet Paper Pumpkins

5 Minutes

It's time to celebrate a glorious fall season, with ... toilet paper!
These beautiful fall decoration pumpkins take no time, cost no money, and need no storage - just hand the toilet paper back to your family when the season is over!
We will start with a basic "pumpkin", and look at variations later!
Materials: toilet paper, and fabrics you already have, such as dish towel, scarves, t-shirts, etc.
Step 1: wrap a toilet paper roll with a piece of fabric folded to about the same size as the toilet paper roll. This step is to give our "pumpkin" a more rounded shape.
Step 2: take another piece of fabric, wrap it vertically along the outside of the roll. you can either go through the hollow center of the roll, or just tuck it in a little bit on the ends and go back and forth.
Step 3: wrap one end of a twig with paper to protect our fabric, and tuck the twig inside one of the openings. Isn't it a pretty little pumpkin with a cute stem?
The possibilities are endless!
Happy pumpkin season! To see more tips on how to make flat Cinderella pumpkins or tall and big pumpkins, visit the link below!

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  • Angelina Atizado
    Angelina Atizado
    on Aug 18, 2016

    Something to do for people that have plenty of time to spare and enjoyed this kind of hobbies.

  • Zoe Emiko
    Zoe Emiko
    on Sep 21, 2016

    Fun project. I remember making pumpkins like these out of the toilet paper tubes one summer with a friend & her daughter for girl scouts. We wrapped a narrow band of batting around the center of the tube, a wider one over that to give the fatness, then the widest piece which was long enough to tuck into the tube. Fabric was wrapping around the whole thing and tucked inside the tube at the top and bottom also. (We'd used old clothes for our fabric - my fav was the jeans one) We used twine which we wrapped around the outside and tied, then scooted the knots to the inside to make the pumpkin sections. The last touch was to stuff a piece of an old dry branch into the center hole at the top and glue in place. I saw later where they'd gone a step further and added curling vines from green chenille stems and dried leaves. That was such a fun project.

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