Only two more days until Halloween! Today we’re sharing an easy way to decorate your home for this pumpkin-filled season without actually buying any pumpkins! These cuties are made from rolls of toilet paper and some patterned fabric that you can find in the quilting section of most craft stores. For the stems, we used wine corks that were left over from this project, and we pulled some leaves from a bush in the backyard to complete the look!
Supplies: toilet paper, fat quarters, wine corks, and leaves.
1. Unfold a fat quarter and lay it flat on your work surface, with the pattern facing down.
2. Place a roll of toilet paper in the center.
3. Fold in each corner of the fabric and tuck it into the center of the toilet paper, working clockwise or counter clockwise. Adjust the fabric as necessary.
4. Place a leaf in the center of the fabric-wrapped toilet paper roll and push it into place with a wine cork.
Tada! Quick and easy pumpkins to decorate your home.
When you’re all done with the pumpkins, simply un-assemble them and return the toilet paper back to its rightful place. Storing the fabric and a couple corks takes up much less room than a whole pumpkin decoration, meaning one less thing to hide in the garage for a year!
Have fun picking out the colors and patterns of your pumpkins! The dark orange pumpkin we made looks red on its own and could pass for an apple. Maybe next time we’ll make an entire fruit basket…