Pumpkins From Toilet Paper - Guest Blogger The Sweet Life




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Hi there Posh readers! My name is Alisa from The Sweet Life. Thanks so much Shannon for inviting me over to your space!  I am blessed enough to be married to my best friend and I'm the mom to three great kids. I love to cook, sew and craft in my spare time, but it doesn't happen nearly enough.


I am super excited to be here today to share a sweet and simple fall decoration with you. I first made these pumpkins years ago when I was in charge of crafts for our MOPS group at church. They were so popular, we did them more than once. There are several variations of these floating around, but I thought I would share what I have found to work the best.

This is what you will need for each pumpkin:
1 roll of toilet paper
1 fat quarter of fabric {approx 22"x18"}
1 sheet of newspaper or tissue paper
1 stick about 4-5" long
1 12" piece of ribbon


Find a hard surface to work on. Lay out your fabric, wrong side up and then lay your sheet of paper on top of that. Place your tp roll in the middle. 
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Next you will use the palm of your hand and push straight down to squish your tp roll. {This way it won't look like a roll of tp you wrapped in fabric when your done.}

Grab the corners of the paper and bring them to the middle and tuck into the center of the tp roll. Make sure to tuck the shorter sides in under the longer corners so it is all secure, but please don't worry about it being perfect.

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Next you will do the same thing with the fabric. Bring the shorter sides up first and work them into the middle and then bring up the corners to tuck in, gathering all the way around so that all ends get tucked in. It won't be perfect, but that is ok. Each one will look different in shape and fluff.


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See? not so perfect, but pretty cute.


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Last thing is to shove your stick right down in the middle and tie a bow around it. The stick should fit pretty snuggly, but you can hot glue it if you want. I'm too lazy to heat up my glue gun if it isn't absolutely necessary so mine is not glued. {Plus, if I glue it then I can't unwrap it and use that roll of tp in an emergency....you can never be too prepared}

These are super inexpensive so you can make lots and use them all over the house. One of my favorite ways to display them is to line them up the edge of my stairs on every other step. It won't even matter when your kids knock them over because they can't really be broken.  I don't know about you, but that's important around my house.

I hope you have fun making your own cute little pumpkins! Stop by
The Sweet Life to say hi and check out my other tutorials if you have a chance. I love making new blog friends!




8 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Shannon Sweetie...
Now this is just the cutest darn thing I have ever seen. I am so excited. With 8 grandkids running around my house these would be wonderful pumpkins, and what I might do is let each one pick one from my pumpkin patch and take it home with them. LOVE IT. I'll take picks of my pumpkin patch when I get it all made up and share with you. Love the tutorial sweetie.

Have a gorgeous Tuesday. Country hugs, Sherry

Jennie said...

THESE are are SO cute! Very CREATIVE! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to make my own.

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Oh I just LOVE these!! So cute and wow you're creative :) What a wonderful way to decorate for the fall. Thanks for sharing Sweetie!

Laura

Shelle @ Dreamy Nest? {not!}* said...

I love these! So cute and pretty - AND easy! Love it!

KrisKay said...

What a fabulous idea!!! I love these little suckers!

Marty said...

Oh what a neat idea=) And the possibilities are endless with many different fabrics!! Thanks for sharing=)

Gay Vaughan said...

Alisa, I just finished some pumpkins and posted about them. Thank you for inspiring me and for awesome instructions!
Gay
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

Rene' said...

I made these with 3 kindergarteners & they came out so cute! They had fun plus I got a decoration for my house. You rock!!!