Happy Wednesday my darlings! I love fall and I love home decor. I struggle with the oranges and browns of the season because I do not normally use them in my everyday decorating. Then, few years back, a friend showed me this cute lil’ craft for making pumpkin from things you already have around your home, and it will match your decor. This is even a kid friendly project. Pink swear.
Check it out:
For each pumpkin you will need:
1 Cloth napkin (or fabric, approx 15″ x 15″) ::: 1 paper lunch bag ::: 1 roll of toilet paper ::: 3-6 plastic grocery bags
Lay out your fabric, right side down, no need to iron (otherwise I could not in good conscience call this tutorial “easy”)
Place TP in middle of square.
Wrap grocery bags around TP – more bags=fuller pumpkin, less bags=thinner pumpkin.
Fold up corners of fabric and tuck into TP roll core. Start with one side and then pull up the opposite corner. Repeat.
Set pumpkin base aside. Grab your lunch bag.
Twist the heck outta that sucka. Then twist some more. This is your stem.
Now place the paper bag into the pumpkin base , and…. Voila!
A pumpkin worthy of your mantel, or the back of your toilet… which would be totally cute if you did these with wash cloths! Cuz I will be honest, my potty is clean, but I am not gonna put my cloth napkins in there… that’s just wrong.
And the best part of this project?
When you are all done you can reuse all of the components. This is like a green crafter’s dream.
Enjoy your festive decor, that also totally matches your home because it is made with your own cloth napkins.
Yes, that is my child with a roll of TP as a bracelet. That’s how we roll. (get it? roll? ha! )
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