Monday, October 3, 2011

My Go-To Pumpkin Decor

I love fall.
Winter is too cold which means my knee hurts all the time.
Spring allergies have me scratching my eyes out.
Summer gets too hot and mosquitoes treat me like a buffet.
Fall, better yet, Autumn is my favorite season.

That being said it probably comes as no surprise that I have an over abundance of autumnal decor.
I don't want to overwhelm you with all the cool stuff I have around right now, so I'll share just one of my favorites.

Toilet Paper Pumpkins.

That's right. You heard me. (Well, not technically since you're reading this...) You read me!

Here's what you need:
Toilet paper
A square of fabric roughly 14x14
A scrap of green fabric (mine are 2"x3.5")
Something brown (a scrap of a brown paper bag, a toilet paper roll, brown cardstock...)

Place the fabric right side down
Put the tp on the fabric

Pull a corner of the fabric up and tuck it into the tp roll.
(Here is where I stop and think, "Maybe I should have done this on the table so my legs and adorable socks wouldn't be making a cameo in these pictures.)

Repeat with all the corners
Tuck extra fabric until you think it looks pretty

Center your green scrap over the top and tuck it in part way, these are your leaves

Roll up your small piece of brown whatever and place it in the top as your stem

My favorite part of this project is the amount of space I need to store it when the season is over. I put the TP back in the linen closet and I am left with a few scraps of fabric and paper. Woo Hoo!

I like that I get to use those irresistible fall fabrics without having to sew anything!
This same idea can be used for apples in September, snowmen in January, don't get me started on Paper towels!

I hope you love this idea as much as I do!


  1. Oh, oh, oh, I love this! I love projects where I already have the supplies. Please share your other ideas, too! :)

  2. Fun idea! Also, I had the brainstorm that you might even be able to use cinnamon sticks for stems and even get a fun scent boost.

  3. Very creative and easy to recycle of

    Thanks for sharing!!
    Visiting from Midwestern Sewing Girl's linky party {Everything Halloween}
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

  4. love these little pumpkins and that you don't have to store them :)

    saw you on centsational girl's fall crafts link up

  5. What a genius idea! Love how you can change it up for all the different seasons. I am a new follower from Too Cute Tuesday. Vicky from

  6. oh now that is brilliant

    i would never have thought
    that toilet paper could be used
    in my seasonal decor

    thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!


  7. I found this online looking for fall party ideas and have added it to my blog post!



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