These fabric pumpkins are so cute — you will not believe how incredibly easy they are to make! These are simply fabric and — wait for it — a new, full roll of toilet paper! No sewing or gluing is involved. Enlist your preschooler to make these for Thanksgiving centerpieces or to adorn the mantle. The end result is something you will both be proud of.
Supplies needed to make one pumpkin:
- 1 fat quarter (18 inches by 18 inches) of fabric, either cotton quilting or orange burlap
- Brown felt
- Green felt
- A large roll of toilet paper
Prepare the fabric
Iron your fabric and lay it out on a flat surface. Trim any loose threads from the edges. If you are using burlap, this is especially important, as burlap has a tendency to fray.
Wrap and tuck the fabric
Set the roll of toilet paper in the middle of the fabric. Bring up each of the corners and loosely tuck each into the center of the roll. This will create more corners from the folds. Continue tucking corners, alternating sides and paying attention to how the layering looks, until all of the raw edges are snugly tucked into the roll.
Create the stem by cutting a 4-inch-wide length of brown felt and rolling it, then tucking it into the center of the roll. Cut leaf shapes from the green felt and tuck along the stem. You may want to use a little glue to hold the leaves in place, as needed.