Check out this easy fall craft idea!
Yesterday I pulled out all of our fall decorations and had fun getting the house looking a little more festive. After that I decided I wanted a few more small decorations, but didn’t want to spend very much money. So, I decided to make this easy toilet paper pumpkin craft!
My friend showed me how to make these toilet paper pumpkins a few years ago, and I knew they would be the perfect addition to my house this fall. The best part about these pumpkins is they cost less than $1 to make! Yep, you read that right, $1!
The only item I bought for this easy fall craft was the fabric. I bought three fat fabric squares from Walmart for 97 cents each. If that’s not frugal, I don’t know what is!
Not only are these crazy cheap to make…..they are also one of the easiest crafts ever! Most importantly, I spent less than an hour making all three of these darling Halloween Pumpkins.
Toilet Paper Pumpkin Craft Supplies
You only need three items to make these cute pumpkins, and you probably already have most of them at home.
- One roll of toilet paper
- One fat fabric square of fabric (or fabric cut to 18″x22″)
- Hot glue gun
- A twig for the stem
Toilet Paper Pumpkin Craft Instructions
Now that you have all of your supplies, the fun part can begin!
First, lay the square of fabric right side down on the table.
Place your toilet paper in the middle.
Next, tuck the ends of the fabric into the middle of the toilet paper. Try to pull the fabric tight as you go, this helps make some cute textures and creases for the pumpkin.
Keep stuffing the ends of the fabric into the toilet paper roll until all the ends of the fabric are hidden.
You are almost done!
For the stem, I simply went into my backyard (or you can try to search a park) and cut a piece of a twig to the size I wanted.
Hot glue a small amount of glue into the middle of your pumpkin. Stick the twig into the hot glue, making sure it is sticking up correctly.
If you don’t have a hot glue gun, that’s OK! Just stick that stick inside the pumpkin and you are ready to go!
And that’s it! You are done! Just beware, these toilet paper pumpkins are so addicting! You might end up making thousands. They make great gifts for friends and neighbors.
A Few Tips
Try playing around with the toilet paper to make different shapes and sizes. You can change the pumpkin look just by taking off some toilet paper.
For the polka dot pumpkin, I took off about 1/4 of the toilet paper to make a smaller pumpkin. I also wrapped some toilet paper loosely around the entire roll. This gives it a slightly more rounded look. So cute, right???
I wanted my other black pumpkin to be a little bit larger so, I added extra toilet paper to the roll, and tried to give it a rounded loose look.
I loved the way this one turned out! There really are some many possibilities! And for a whopping 97 cents…..you can make a dozen of these without breaking the bank!
Have you ever made a toilet paper roll pumpkin before??? It truly is such a fun and easy pumpkin craft! Let me know if you try it out, I would love to hear how they turned out.
Happy frugal crafting!
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