Happy First Day of Fall! Really, it seems like as soon as school goes back fall has arrived. But now it is official. And what a beautiful day to start the season off! Of course it is now supposed to rain for the next 4 days…
What better way to signal fall than to bring out my pumpkins! I LOVE pumpkins. Not so much when they are all carved up…just a good ol’ pumpkin for me! I thought I would do a little pumpkin parade around my house to celebrate the season.
I have to start out with my toilet paper pumpkins. I first saw these over at The Sweet Life and new it was the project for me – cute and easy with no sewing required!
Here’s all you need:
material (roughly 22″x22″)
ribbon (roughly about 14″)
stick (a real pumpkin stem would look awesome!)
I like nice fat pumpkins so I started by wrapping the toilet paper with 2 sheets of newspaper. Tuck the ends of the newspaper into the toilet roll (you don’t have to be neat with this part).
Next place the toilet paper roll in the center of your material. Start tucking the edges of the material into the center of the toilet paper roll and work your way around the fabric.
Once it was all tucked in, I spent a fair amount of time playing with the fabirc and smushing the top of the toilet paper roll down until I got the shape and style that I wanted.
Cut your stick to around 4 inches (I liked the look of the thicker sticks best). Push the stick down into the center of the roll and twist it a little to secure everything in place (I found this made the material sit better too).
Then all you have to do is add the rafia (I curled mine around a pencil) and the ribbon. And there you have a toilet paper pumpkin!
Now after all of that, I still haven’t got my real pumpkins yet. So much more pumpkin fun to come!