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DIY Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft


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If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to decorate for Fall, you’ll love this DIY Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft. It’s a great way to put some of your recycleables to use and it super easy to create.

 

a collage of four pictures of how to make a pumpkin out of cardboard with title text reading DIY Cardboard PumpkinI love decorating for holidays and seaons, but I hate to spend a lot of money on decorations and then find a place to store them all. That’s why I love DIY decorations that use recycled materials that I won’t feel guilty throwing out when it’s time to change decorations.

This DIY toilet paper roll pumpkin craft is perfect for adding a touch of fall to your home without breaking the budget. And when winter arrives, you can toss it in the recycling bin instead of searching for a place to store it.

Why Toilet Paper Rolls?

Actually, you can use the cardboard roll from toilet paper, paper towels or wrapping paper. Any of these will be pliable enough to shape.

The best part? You’d probably have tossed them into the garbage or recycling bin. You’ve just obtained the primary material for this project for FREE!

How to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin

I’m not a crafty person by nature, so all of my crafts are really easy. This toilet paper roll pumpkin is no exception.

Materials

Before you get started on the craft, you’ll need a few materials.

Paper towel roll, toilet paper roll, Orange and green craft paint, 1" burlap ribbon, Paint brush, Scissors, hot glue gun all on a white wood background

  • Paper towel or toilet paper rolls
  • Orange and green craft paint
  • Pipe cleaner
  • 1″ burlap ribbon
  • Paint brushes
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue/hot glue gun

Directions

  1. Lay out a piece of scratch newspaper before you get started.
  2. Cut a 2 1/2″ piece off your toilet paper roll and paint it green. a toilet paper roll partially painted green, next to a paintbrush and bottles of green and orange paint, on a newspaper ad
  3. Paint the rest of toilet paper roll orange and let both pieces dry (it doesn’t take long). a toilet paper roll painted orange, next to a paintbrush and bottle of orange paint, on a newspaper ad
  4. Cut your orange roll into 3/4″ sections.
  5. Loop all your orange rings onto a pipe cleaner and twist the ends of the pipe cleaner together to secure (make sure you have enough room to stick the green stem). orange cardboard rings on a black pipe cleaner on a white wood background
  6. Carefully hot glue the green stem and stick it into the center of the pumpkin. orange cardboard rings with a green toilet paper roll in the center on a white wood background
  7. Tie a long piece of burlap ribbon into a bow and glue it into the green stem.

orange cardboard rings with a green toilet paper roll in the center next to a burlap ribbon on a white wood background

Your carboard pumpkin is done! Use it to add some fall flair to a table or mantle.

orange cardboard rings with a green toilet paper roll in the center next to a burlap ribbon on a white wood background

More Halloween Decorating Ideas

If you liked this DIY Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin craft, you might appreciate some of these other DIY Halloween Deocrations.

a collage of five different Halloween decorations with title text reading DIY Halloween Decorations

And for easy ways to dress up the front of your home without scaring away trick-or-treaters, check out these totally non-spooky Halloween front porch ideas.

a pumpkin on a carpet with title text overlay reading Non-Spooky Halloween Front Porch Ideas

Also, check out all of my Fun Halloween Ideas for recipes, activities, and free printables too!

1 thought on “DIY Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft”

  1. Hi Corinne,
    Such a cute pumpkin, I know my kids would love this. They are always trying to save toilet paper rolls and use them for random things.

    Reply

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