Limited on budget? These low cost DIY toilet paper pumpkins are an easy decoration to whip up for fall.
When it comes to fall decorations, you may be thinking about hay bales, scarecrows, and the classic jack-o’-lantern. But have you considered toilet paper pumpkins to add to your autumn décor? With just a few basic materials, you can make an impressively stylish pumpkin that’ll look great inside or outside your house!
Easy toilet paper pumpkins are becoming increasingly popular as a low budget option for fall decorating. Learn how to make this easy 5 minute craft and how to incorporate it into your autumn decor. So don’t spend a ton of money at the pumpkin patch to find decorations – you can make your own cute pumpkins right at home!
Supplies for DIY Toilet Paper Pumpkins
- Roll of toilet paper
- 18" x 18" square of fabric
- Branches for a stem
- Leaves or small stems for additional accents
How to Make Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkins
If you've got a stockpile of TP on your hands, look no further than this easy fall DIY craft that takes just minutes to complete. Any brand of toilet roll will work for this project. Ideally, you want a thick roll. But different brands of toilet paper all have varying levels of thickness, so just go with whatever works best for your budget.
Unroll and Roll Your Toilet Paper
First, take the roll of TP and unroll it a few times. When you have a few feet of unwrapped toilet paper, you are going to wind the toilet roll back up loosely. The idea is to have the outer layer appear more thick with a round shape.
Add A Piece of Fabric
If you don't have any extra fabric scraps lying around, you can easily head over to a fabric store or craft store for some cheap squares. However, to eliminate additional cost, I highly suggest asking neighbors or family for any unused fabric. Plaid flannel or blends of cotton that are lightweight are ideal for creating these fabric pumpkins.
Cut your fabric down to an 18" x 18" square. Place your roll in the center of the fabric and tuck one of the corners into the top of the toilet paper roll.
Do the same thing to the opposite corner and tuck it into the top of the toilet paper tube.
Then you will continue tucking the fabric into the toilet roll on the other two sides. I like to somewhat fold my corners so it is a neat fold. Once all the fabric is tucked in to the inside of the roll you can pull a little bit of fabric out or tighten it until you like it. Just make sure it can hold a pumpkin shape all the way around.
Check out the video tutorial for a visual step-by-step process to making these toilet paper pumpkins.
Add the Pumpkin's Stem
Next, you will create the stem of the pumpkin. Use a branch or large twig to do this. Honestly, I just went into my backyard and trimmed one of our bushes. You can do the same with a tree or a stick you find on the ground. Take your stick and push it down into the center of the pumpkin. This will help to hold the fabric in nice and tight.
Final Accent Touches for Toilet Paper Pumpkins
To finish off these adorable pumpkins, you'll want to raid your craft bin or pick up just a few basic craft supplies. After your stem is secure, it's time to add a few accents around the side of the stem.
I used these cute branches with small berries on them. Fall stems with berries are a great filler and you can use them for many different types of florals or wreaths. I also added some green leaves for the final touch.
And there you have the easiest DIY toilet paper pumpkin ever! To mix things up a bit I used 3 different kinds of fabric. You can follow a color scheme or just use whatever you have on hand.
Toilet paper pumpkins are a great way to add a little festive touch to one’s home without spending too much time and energy. Not only are they easy and affordable to make, toilet paper pumpkins are also a fun and creative way to show off your unique style. Plus, you don't need to be an expert crafter to make one of these. So take the crafty route and get a jump start on your holiday decorating this year.
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Happy Fall Decorating!
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