Fall is my favorite season! The decor in my house is rustic lodge style, with of course moose antlers, evergreen trees and pine cones. I wanted to do something that was a little more fall harvest style without buying actual pumpkins. These little rustic pumpkins are made from supplies that you probably already have in your house and craft supplies.
For this project you will need the following:
- A couple rolls of toilet paper
- Scrap fabric any color of your choice
- Scrap fabric in a green color
- Cinnamon sticks
The best part of this craft idea is that they literally take under 10 minutes to make and you could do these fun crafts with your kids or grandchildren. If your little ones are not able to use scissors yet, you could easily have the fabric circles already cut out. As you can see from the pictures, I need to invest in some sharp scissors. I didn’t realize how dull all my scissors had gotten. This is a rustic craft though, right?
The other positive to this craft is that when you are finished with them you can dismantle and use the toilet paper and the other pieces could be used for other craft projects.
Step 1: Measure out a 24″ circle either using something round that size or using a piece of twine that is 12 inches and place in the center of your fabric with a marker on the other end and draw a circle.
Step 2: Take a roll of toilet paper and unroll a couple of feet of toilet paper then rewrap around the middle of the toilet paper roll. This creates a more pumpkin size to wrap your fabric around.
Step 3: Layout your fabric right side down and place the roll of toilet paper in the middle of the circle. Start drawing up the edges of the fabric and tuck inside the middle of the toilet paper roll. Tip: If you have some scrap fabric from cutting out your circles use them to stuff in the center of the toilet paper roll to help secure the edges.
Step 4: Take your green fabric and cut out random sized green leaves. These are rustic pumpkins so you don’t have to be precise.
Step 5: Take two of your cut green leaves and put one of each side of a cinnamon stick. Take your twine and tie a not to secure the leaf fabric to the cinnamon stick.
Step6: Stick the cinnamon stick/leaf combo in the center of the pumpkin.
Step 7: Repeat with several different fabric colors and arrange in a basket or a special place to decorate for Fall.
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