How to Make a Pumpkin using Toilet Paper Roll
How to Make a Pumpkin using Toilet Paper Roll

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 gold pumpkin made of gold fabric and toilet paper

In this autumn season we usually see the pumpkin as the protagonist of the decoration. That is why today I bring you a tutorial where you will learn how to make a pumpkin with something as simple as a roll of toilet paper.

Materials for this project

It is very simple, take the toilet paper and unwind part of it , place it around the roll again but not flat as it comes, place the paper in a messy and bulky so this way disguise the shape and not notice that it is a roll of toilet paper when we cover it with the fabric and give the form as a pumpkin.

Cut a piece of 18 “x 18” fabric if the fabric has spandex. If the fabric does not have spandex, then cut the piece larger approximately 20 “x 20”.

Place the toilet paper on the piece of cloth and place it in the center. The beautiful side of the fabric should be down, so when we go to cover the roll of paper, the beautiful side is exposed. Start raising the fabric from one of the corners and be placing the excess into the center (hole).

 How to Make a Pumpkin- gold pumpkin made of gold fabric and toilet paper

Continue covering the paper roll with the fabric and as you go along, adjust it so that the folds are as you wish.

How to Make a Pumpkin - Rollo de papel higiénico cubierto con tela dorada para formar una calabaza

gold pumpkin made of gold fabric and toilet paper

gold pumpkin made of gold fabric and toilet paper

Close it hiding everything inside the center of the paper roll. As you can see, I don’t need glue to hold the fabric. But if you find it difficult or the fabric you are using does not behave in the same way, then apply a little hot glue inside the hole so you can fix in place and do not disassemble.

gold pumpkin made of gold fabric and toilet paper

To make the stem use cinnamon sticks.

two cinnamon sticks to use them as a pumpkin stem

To place them I did not use glue, but my advice is that you must place a little. Otherwise simply insert the cinnamon sticks by pressing them into the hole where you hid the excess cloth. Depending on the size of the cinnamon it will depend on how many you will need. If they are thick it is possible that with only three of them you can create the stem.

hand pressing cinnamon sticks on a fake gold pumpkin

fake pumpkin made out of toilet paper and gold fabric with cinnamon sticks as stem

This is optional, but it also gives a very nice and natural touch. Place a leave and Voilá!

a hand placing an artificial leave on a fake pumpkin made out of toilet paper and fabric

You can also use a piece of trunk to make the stem and it looks very pretty as well. In the next photo I show you how it looks.

How to Make a Pumpkin - fake pumpkin made out of toilet paper and gold fabric with a piece o trunk as stem

two pumpkins one silver and one gold

Another alternative that you can use to make the pumpkin is to add filling around the roll of toilet paper. When using the filling it is not necessary that you unroll the paper because the filling will already have the function of giving it volume and shape. Watch the video at the end of this article where I show you the the step by step of both ways to make pumpkins and also stems. I made the silver pumpkin with the filling. You can notice the difference.

three fake pumpkins made with fabric on a aqua glass dinning table with a mirror at the back

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