Friday, October 9, 2009

No Sew Pumpkins

We made these several years ago in my MOPS group, but even though it isn't a new idea I thought I would post a few directions. I had one of the moms from the group ask me how we did them because she wanted to make another but was afraid to take hers apart. No reason to be worried - I took mine apart for the photos! For this project you will need:
  • a roll of toilet paper - with a full roll of paper and NOT just the tube!
  • fall fabric, cut in roughly a 20"x18" square - depends on the size of your TP roll
  • plastic grocery bags and/or tissue paper for additional stuffing
  • stem of some sort - I used a wood chip from my smoker and wrapped it with green florist tape
  • silk fall foliage
I just took the TP roll, double bagged it with 2 old sacks and then stuffed some tissue paper around it as well.Plop it in the middle of your fabric and start tucking the ends into the center of the roll. You might have to use a table knife or something to really get it stuck down in there well. Once you have it all tucked in nice and neat, stick in your stem and leaves. Really...that's it!I haven't tried it yet, but I think you could make larger ones with a roll of paper towels. Wondering about making smaller ones with a partially used roll too?
I tried several times to get a shot of just the pumpkin but he kept jumping in the frame!
Our Sunday school hayride that was to be tomorrow has been rescheduled for next month. Miss M is bummed, but it has rained something like 5 inches in the last two way the tractor could pull us all around in all the mud! Cupcake Daddy has a deacon's event at church tonight, so the wee ones and I plan to snuggle in with The Shaggy Dog remake, a bowl of popcorn, and a bottle or two of strawberry soda. Oh yeah, and the popcorn will be made on the stove- none of that microwave JUNK for us!

Not sure yet what Saturday will bring, but Sunday is already a full day. After teaching the kindergarten class and going to worship, my MOPS group will be hosting a diaper changing tent at a local safety fair. We have done this two times before, but at a different event. That was a four 4 festival but this only 4 hours so it should be a piece of cake. I'll let you know how it goes!


  1. Now isn't that cute? I would have NEVER guessed that there was toilet paper in there! Very clever!
    pk @ Room Remix

  2. hey! just hopped over to your blog from kelly's korner. this is such a cute idea! xoxo

    ps. i love your cupcake background!

  3. That is so awesome!! Glad I came over from Kelly's! I'm totally doing this with my kids tomorrow!

    Happy Fall!

  4. Great idea..thanks for sharing! Great project for the kids!

  5. this is a fantastic idea! love it!


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