Three reasons I am SO excited to share today’s DIY with you:
- So easy, takes only minutes: instant gratification =)
- No storage needed: use things we all have, and return everything to its place when the season is over.
- Infinite creative expressions and too much fun!
It’s time to celebrate a glorious fall season, with … toilet paper!
Yes, rolls of toilet paper can be re-purposed into beautiful fall pumpkin decorations in just minutes!
We will start with a basic pumpkin, and look at variations later.
Step 1: wrap a toilet paper roll with a piece of fabric folded to about the same size as the toilet paper roll. You can use dish towel, scarf, t-shirts, etc. 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?
Let’s look at some fun variations next! First, a flat shaped Cinderella pumpkin.
Just keep rollinging more fabric around the toilet paper till the form looks flat, then wrap extra long fabrics around it. One piece of fabric might not be enough, just find some similar color ones, or make a multi-color pumpkin!
To make the extra large and tall pumpkin, we will be using 2 toilet paper rolls.
Wrap 2 rolls tightly together with a wide towel, then create a tapered shape with more folded towels. Once you are happy with the shape, wrap the outer layer with a pretty fabric.
I used scarves on all these pumpkins, but shirts, skirts, kitchen linens will all work beautifully.
Now it’s your turn! Explore all the shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns, the possibilities are endless!
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Happy September! xo