I’ve always got my eyes open for crafts that are easy enough for the kids to do. I saw a picture of these adorable toilet paper roll pumpkins somewhere in passing and figured that they were a craft that anyone in the family (anyone, period!) could handle. Since I only had a random picture in my mind, I grabbed some supplies at the store and figured the simple design out…in about 3 minutes. It’s that easy.
- Toilet paper rolls
- Fabric (I used 9×21 inch pieces of fabric)
- Matching ribbon
- Thick sticks (longer than the length of a toilet paper roll)
- Serrated knife
How to make no-sew pumpkin decorations:
- This is so simple, it’s almost embarrassing. Take a piece of fabric and wrap it around a full, new roll of toilet paper.
- Tuck fabric into the top hole of the roll of TP (and under the bottom of the roll, as well).
- Place the stick into the hole.
- Tie a bow onto the stick.
- You’re done!
Isn’t it crazy how simple this is? I’ve had my pumpkins on display in my family room for a couple of weeks now, and I’ve already gotten compliments from people coming over to my house. No one ever guesses that the cute pumpkins are no-sew AND that the fabric is covering a simple roll of toilet paper.
Variation: I thought it would be fun to mix up the size just a little, so I got my biggest serrated knife and attempted to cut a roll of toilet paper in half. It was not as easy as I had thought it would be. The first thing I learned: Remove the cardboard roll BEFORE trying to cut the roll of TP. Slice slow and easy – there will be a lot of mess. After I got the roll cut in half, I brushed a bunch of the extra shavings in the trash before wrapping it up in the fabric. Once wrapped, there’s no mess to worry about.
The other thing I love about this craft is that the material doesn’t need to be cut, so technically it can be reused for other crafts later. Now I just have to make some time for more crafting!
Have you made any fun crafts lately? Check back soon for a fun pumpkin craft round up right here (and if you’d like to be included in that round-up, leave a link to your craft below!
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These are adorable, and so easy to make, too! Thanks for sharing with Merry Monday
Very cute! I’ll have to keep it in mind for next fall. Although, I think I’d use an electric saw to cut the roll in half ;)
C R Williams says
This looks like so much fun!
Looks very cute and easy to make. Thank you!
shelly peterson says
These are so cute and so easy to do. Thanks for sharing this great decor idea!
judy gardner says
i love these! i really like using a stick for the stem, it gives it a rustic look. i am not much for “cutesy” crafts and this is nice but simple!
The Bluebird Patch says
This! For my bathrooms!!! I see a visit to Michaels in my future haha. Thank you for adding this to our Halloween linky. Liza http://www.thebluebirdpatch.com/2013/10/fangtastic-halloween-party-ideas.html
This Project is very original, cheap and the result is very nice! I cited it in my web site: https://lunadeicreativi.com/blog/20-zucche-di-halloween.
Elizabeth M says
Great idea…of course i’m much to cheap to cut up a roll of tp in our house but I do think this would make a fun way to keep rolls disguised in the guest bathroom!
Jennifer Sikora says
Those are super cute! I want to make some of them :)
Super cute. Those glazed donuts look pretty darn good too!
mama to 5 blessings says
what a cute and clever idea!
The Mom Jen says
What a great idea, and you can buy fabric for each holiday/season! 3 rolls can be a snowman with some cute winter fabric! ;)
Megan Chamberlin says
No Sew….two of the sweetest words to my crafty ears. And these are so cute!! Being able to kick out a craft in minutes, not have to sew, AND get to reuse your fabric? WINNER!!
What a cute and simple idea for Halloween decor!