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Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin

Don’t toss those toilet paper rolls until you see how to make this toilet paper roll pumpkin!

toilet paper roll pumpkin

It’s the first Wednesday of a new month and do you know what that means?

A new DIY monthly challenge with Terrie from Decorate & More With Tip!

If you’re coming over from Carol’s blog, welcome! I’m so happy you’re here!

DIY Pumpkin Challenge

For this month’s challenge we were to come up with an idea using pumpkins. I had a really hard time coming up with something because I had so many pumpkin crafts I wanted to make!

However, at the last minute, I finally decided on a quick and easy idea – a toilet paper roll pumpkin.

With the toilet paper crisis earlier this year, I’m sure you have some extra toilet paper rolls. Don’t toss them just yet! Keep reading to see how quick and easy this DIY is and you will have a house full of toilet paper roll pumpkins!

Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin

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What you need:

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Fabric
  • Stick (3 cinnamon sticks tied together would work, too)
  • Poly-fil
  • Leaves
  • Jute twine
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

What you do:

Step 1

First, cut your fabric to the size you want. I cut mine into a 20″ x 20″ square and it worked perfect for this. If you want a thicker, bigger toilet paper roll pumpkin, cut your fabric bigger.

Next, turn the fabric wrong side up and place the toilet paper roll in the center.

Step 2

Place some Poly-fil around the toilet paper roll. Use more for a thick and bigger pumpkin if you wish.

Then, place the stick inside the hole of the toilet paper roll. My stick was a little too long so I ended up cutting a little off the end later.

Step 3

Next, pull up the fabric from one corner and stuff down inside the toilet paper roll around the stick. Keep pulling up fabric and stuffing into the hole all the way around the pumpkin.

Step 4

After the fabric is all tucked in, wrap some jute twine around the “pumpkin stem” a few times, then tie in the front. Leave the ends to hang down a little bit.

Use hot glue to glue some leaves to the jute string.

That’s it! I told you this was a super quick and easy project. It took longer for my glue gun to heat up than make the actual project!

toilet paper roll pumpkin
Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin

Now let’s go see what kind of pumpkin idea Terrie came up with for us!

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Michelle is a stay-at-home homeschool mom who loves DIYs and living a frugal lifestyle.

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  1. Michelle this pumpkin is so cute!!! I love the bright color and it looks like a project that almost any crafter level could do. Great job.

    1. Thank you so much!

  2. This turned out so cute! I’m going to try making one. Thank you for the inspo.

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy making it!

  3. great idea. I just hope there’s not come to any Toilet Paper crisis again πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ€—πŸ’–

    1. Thank you! Haha! I agree!!! πŸ˜€

  4. cdloken says:

    SUPER creative, Michelle! Love your adorable pumpkin! This would be such a fun project to do with my grandson! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, he would really enjoy this. Especially the stuffing! πŸ™‚

  5. Yes! I love it. So easy to make. Looks adorable Michelle. Love how you styled your pumpkin too.

    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ™‚

  6. Very cute idea, Michelle. I love how easy it is.

    1. Thank you so much!

  7. LOVE these. How cute and clever and they look super easy to make. Great job!!!

    1. Thank you so much!

  8. Cindy - ClochesandLavender says:

    Hi Michelle,

    This is really cute and think of the different fabrics that can be used.


    1. Thank you so much! I had a hard time choosing fabric because I have so many scraps. But you can make so many different ones! πŸ™‚

  9. you made an easy, cute autumn pumpkin – adorable!

    1. Thank you so much!

  10. Oh my goodness – I love this, Michelle! I can’t believe how easy this was to make. Heck, I might even be able to pull this one off! 🀣 It’s perfect for your Fall collection and adds that sweet touch of warm color.

    Lord knows I pray the toilet paper crisis never returns. (sigh) That was ridiculous!

    1. Thank you so much! Yes – you can do this!! We need to live closer so we can go Dollar Tree shopping and then come home and craft all day! πŸ˜€

      I hope so, too. That was just crazy!!

  11. Wow! I absolutely love this! So cute! And you always make things look easy, for non-crafty people like me! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much! I try to make things easy (and cheap) so everyone can do it. I see so many DIY’s I would love to do, but I can’t afford the long list of items needed or have the time to put it all together! πŸ˜€

  12. A great craft for the kids too! Thank you Michelle!

    1. Yes, it is! I think they would have a lot of fun with this. πŸ™‚

  13. For some reason I had this tab open and forgot to read it! Interesting idea, and great crafting with you!


    1. Haha! I’ve done that before! πŸ˜€ Thank you so much!

  14. Cute pumpkin ❀

    1. Thank you so much!

  15. What a great way to use the toilet paper roll πŸ˜‰ Very creative! And the pumpkin is so cute 😊

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  16. What a great idea, and so cute. Love it turned out so beautiful. Thank you xoxo

    1. Thank you so much!!

  17. Cute! It turned out well!

    1. Thank you so much!

  18. What a very creative and do-able piece this is!

    1. Thank you so much!

  19. I love this!
    What a wonderful job you did!

    I just saw one the other day where you string really thick yarn through the hole of the toilet paper roll until,it’s completely covered and then add the stem. Very cool.

    Have a beautiful week my friend!

    1. Thank you!
      What a neat idea! I haven’t seen that one yet. πŸ™‚

  20. Talk about recycling! That’s a great idea; I’d never think of reusing a toilet paper roll!

    1. Thank you! Haha! It’s just one of those things that comes to mind when you have nothing better to do. LOL!

  21. Cute idea and super easy!!

    1. Thank you so much!

  22. What a simple, cute craft! Something new to do with the TP rolls instead of let my kids use them as telescopes, haha.

    1. Haha! That’s always a fun option, too! And thank you!!

  23. Wow! That’s a great idea! I never would’ve thought of it! <3

    1. Thank you so much!

      1. You’re most welcome!

  24. Genius! I have made something very similar, but the toilet roll would have made it a lot easier! Another great one for kids!

    1. Thank you so much!

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