Monday, September 29, 2008

Toilet Paper Pumpkin Tutorial

Gather materials:
one roll toilet paper,
one plastic bag,
on paper bag (lunch size or can cut down a large bag),
autumn florals and plant pics,
one piece of autumn colored fabric (yellow, orange, etc) cut 18" x 18" square.

The pattern on the fabric should be a very small print or solid. Experiment with different patterns, you will be amazed at how cute they can be!

Open fabric, wrong side up. Place toilet paper roll in the middle. Wrap the plastic bag around the roll. You do not have to connect it, just wrap around. Take the corners and bring up and tuck into the center of the roll. Do all 4 corners.

Take the paper bag and fold accordian style about 1 to 2 inches widthwise. Place this in the center of the roll leaving about 2 to 3 inches out of the center. This makes the stem. Take your floral pieces, it doesn't take much. Cut with wire cutters to desired length and poke around the "stem" decoratively.

And that is all there is to it. It is truly that easy! I think you could make a larger skinnier pumpkin by using a roll of paper towels. I haven't done that yet, but I would think I would increase the fabric square to 30" and go from there. This makes a nice hostess gift and are darling in clumps of 3 or more around the house for an inexpensive decoration!


Amanda said...

This looks awesome!

Leola said...

Great Tutorial. Great craft. Thanks for sharing. (LeeW or Southshoreartist)

Crafty Sue said...

Marcia you're so creative!
This is a very pretty idea.

Amber said...

Congrats on your first tut!!! You did a great job and the pumpkin is so cute!! Way to go!!!

Ginger said...

Now that a cool idea your so clever my dear friend!
hugs ginger