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How to Make Pumpkins from Toilet Paper Rolls

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in crafts, fall | 8 comments

My Daisy turns 15 today. 🙂

This means that she’ll be driving my car soon.

Driving. My. Car.

With people in it. Including me and her father and her 2 younger sisters.

Driving us to school. Driving us to the grocery store. Driving us to church.

Lila Mae asked, “Do we get a special car while Daisy learns? One with an extra steering wheel on your side, Mom?”

This isn’t a bad idea. I think I’d like an extra steering wheel and brake.

Could someone invent that real quick…like before she passes this driver’s test?

Or do you think they’d let me rent one of those driver’s ed cars?

In the mean time, I’ll just distract myself by making these adorable pumpkins.

How to Make Pumpkins from Toilet Paper Rolls

How to Make a Pumpkin

How to Make Pumpkins out of toilet paper rolls

Supplies:

toilet paper

2 1/2″canvas ribbon

green burlap ribbon

sticks

scissors

How to Make Pumpkins out of toilet paper rolls

Cut strips of ribbon long enough that you can stuff it in the top and bottom of the toilet paper roll.

How to Make Pumpkins out of toilet paper rolls

Add them one at a time to opposite sides.

DIY toilet paper pumpkins

Fill in the gaps with more ribbon.

This pumpkin took 8 strips of ribbon.

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Add a stick to the top.

How to Make a Pumpkin

Cut 3 pieces of burlap ribbon and stuff inside the top with the stem.

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And your pumpkin is finished!

Make piles and piles of them to fill baskets and bowls…

…and to distract yourself from the fact that your daughter is going to be driving this week.

{I’ll let you know how the driving goes.}

And if you happen to live in Murfreesboro, and see a dark red suburban driving down the road…

…well, consider yourself warned. 🙂

Life to the full!

Melissa

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8 Comments

  1. I’m right there with you! My youngest turned 15 last week. If you haven’t been to the DMV yet, I highly recommend Wilson County’s. It’s near the outlet mall area and very clean. We were in and out in 35 minutes 🙂 Congrats to Daisy! BTW, it doesn’t get any easier with the third one :/

  2. Best of luck! Just think you can be a passenger now! Cute pumpkins! Great idea.

  3. I well remember the feeling you have described. This too shall pass. These pumpkins are so cute. Off to Aldis’ for the tp and my stash for the ribbon. Josephine (my PT Cruiser) has been notified of the Suburban. God is good.

  4. I’m a mom to 3 girls!!! Ahhhhhh! Oldest almost 12! I’m not looking forward to them driving. Super cute pumpkins! With 3 girls, tp is a fast disappearing item. I have tons of empty rolls though. So maybe some batting under the ribbon will do the trick!

  5. I know exactly how you feel. I have twin girls that turned 15 on the 10th. I’ve already been through learning to drive with my son, but it’s different with my baby girls. Scarier somehow. Good luck to you, Melissa. And congratulations to Daisy!

  6. Loved the story! I live in Clarkville, TN so not too far from you. I loved your project. I tend to have a ton of empty rolls of toilet paper. One year, I made pumpkins out of the empty roll. I cut the roll into strips and laid three hole side up and then cut two strips that were opened and glued to be the top and bottom of the pumpkin. I added another leftover of the roll to be the stem. There’s pictures on my blog. It was fun to make. Here’s the link: http://frommtheheart.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-crafting-and-card-making.html

  7. how can u make a pumpkin from empty toilet paper rolls?

  8. how do u make a pumpkin from empty paper rolls?

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