How to Make Pumpkins from Toilet Paper Rolls

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This project is SO easy and SO inexpensive. (Don’t worry- no sewing is required.) If you can cut and tuck, you can totally do this.

This is a fun Fall Decor project that takes about 5 minutes!


Here is what you will need:

Roll of Toilet Paper (one roll per pumpkin)

Fabric (about 1/4 yard)

Plastic Bags (2-4)




Step 1:

Place the fabric print side down.


Step 2:

Place one bag on top of the fabric and then place roll of tissue on top of the plastic bag. Start tucking the plastic bag into the roll. The more bags you use the fuller your pumpkin will be.

Flip the roll of tissue over and poke a hole on the opposite side. (You are going to need to tuck in your bags on this side too.)


Step 3:

Start tucking the fabric into one side of the toilet paper roll.


Your should now have a full pumpkin looking shape


Step 4:

Tuck a stick into the toilet paper roll to make the stem of the pumpkin.


You can choose any fabric you like. Be sure to check the scrap fabric at your local craft score since you only need about 1/4 per pumpkin! You can make this craft for pennies. At the end of the Fall Season, just unwrap the rolls and save the fabric and sticks for next season.


You can also make a Halloween version.

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Remember: The portions of this project that require the use of scissors should be done by an adult. Craft should be supervised by adult. Pumpkin is not a toy and should be kept out of reach of small children since it does contain plastic bags.

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  1. says

    I love this idea so simple and a great way to let the kids help put some personal touches on decorating. Would it be wrong to still use the T.P. ;-)! Pinning!

  2. says

    Hello cute lady! Super cute idea. Pinned. Cassie pick this as her favorite for our party tomorrow. Happy dance time! We hope to see you at the party at 7 pm.
    Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  3. Pam says

    These are a ton of fun to make – however, I purchased 1/4 yard of fabric and it was not enough for even the cheap dollar store tubes of tp. I even tried doing it without adding the plastic bags and still no luck.

    • says

      Hi Pam,

      These are fun to make. 🙂 I made these quite a while back and I remember the fabric being about 1/4 a yard. It might take a little more…that estimate was just an approximation based on the scraps I was using. You may need to lay the fabric at an angle or cut a larger piece of fabric to fit. Good Luck! -Jessica

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