How to Create Adorable Toilet Paper Pumpkins - Fun Fall Project

Amanda C, Hometalk Team
by Amanda C, Hometalk Team
5 Materials
20 Minutes

Who doesn't want a roll of toilet paper disguised as a pretty pumpkin?

I actually made these as part of a housewarming gift, but anyone can use these in their bathroom to add a touch of the season if they so wish.

For a cheap, quick, and easy DIY project, these Toilet Paper Pumpkins are the way to go!

So, grab your loo rolls, scrap fabric, craft paper, and a few other supplies, and let's get started with this fun fall toilet paper roll craft!

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Fall decor ideas

I seriously can't wait to gift these! They are like little packages of joy!

Fall crafts with toilet paper rolls

1. Gather Your Fabric🎃

Begin by cutting a decent-sized square out of your scrap fabric. Make sure it's big enough to wrap around the toilet paper roll on each side.

How to make toilet paper pumpkins

2. Position the Toilet Paper Roll

Place your toilet paper roll in the center of the square of fabric. Test out the size of the square to make sure all sides will wrap around the roll.

Craft pumpkin pleats to give texture to your toilet paper roll

3. Create the Pumpkin Pleats

Slowly lift one side of the fabric and tuck it into the center of the toilet paper roll. As you do this, create nice pleats. Repeat this process all around the roll until all the fabric is tucked in.

These pleats will give your toilet paper roll pumpkin the distinctive ridges that real pumpkins have.

Toilet paper pumpkin craft

4. Craft the Pumpkin Stem

Take some craft paper and cut it down the middle width ways.

Paper being crumpled and rolled into a spiral stem

Crumple up the paper, making sure it's wrinkled.

Roll one-half of the craft paper, allowing some of it to poke out, creating a spiral effect.

Craft a stem for the pumpkin

Stuff the stem into the center of the toilet paper roll. This will act as the stem of the pumpkin.

Add a leaf to the paper stem

5. Add the Finishing Touch

To complete your pumpkin project, use hot glue to attach a dried leaf or two to the stem. This will give your creation that authentic pumpkin look.

Adorable pumpkins for autumn

Feel free to repeat these steps with different fabric patterns to create a variety of toilet paper roll pumpkins.

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Toilet Paper Pumpkins Directions

You could load these in your bathroom as spares, or you could use them around the house as decor for the season. Way cheaper than buying fake ones from the store.

If you've tried making these pumpkin toilet paper rolls or have any creative ideas to share, I'd love to hear from you.

Suggested materials:
  • Scrap Fabric   (Had on Hand or Amazon)
  • Toilet Paper   (Grocery)
  • Craft Paper   (Michael's or Amazon)
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