Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Toilet Paper Roll & Paper Pumpkin Art

I love seeing all the great projects people have created using toilet paper rolls. For Fall, I thought I'd try to create something of my own. My goal was to make something that cost nothing and here it is...my totally free, toilet paper roll art!


This project was simple. I saw this rolled paper frame and knew it would be perfect (I antiqued the background with a layer of Mod-Podge and watered down paint). The toilet paper roll strips are 3/4". After painting and shaping them, I dipped the edges in glue and stuck them on the background. I threaded a piece of wire through the stem, curled the edges and threaded a leaf onto it. I used wire and raffia to make a hanger and hot glued it to the back.

You can change the shape of the pumpkin by changing where your folds are. This is what mine looked like before I shaped them. I'm thinking I'll try a couple more, a tall skinny one and a short squatty one.
I created this printable paper for the background and frame. You can download it and create your own. Enjoy!



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28 comments:

KayleighAnn said...

this is so cute!! going to make some too

Kim said...

How cute, a toilet paper roll? Amazing!

Artsy VaVa said...

Soooo cute! I may have my art students make some of these!

Aiming4Simple said...

How very clever and creative!

Erika@Oops! I Craft My Pants said...

What! This is brilliant!

Amy said...

CUTE! I would love for you to link this to my pumpkin party! What a great way to reuse something everyone just has laying around the house.

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-craft-challenge-4-pumpkins.html

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

So simple but so sweet! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Dollie @ Dollie Creates said...

This is super cute! Plus it's a great way to use some the toilet paper rolls I have. Thank you for the great idea!

Dollie

Deborah March said...

What a GREAT craft for little hands too!

Deborah ♥♥ (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/... hope you can stop by some time...)

shopannies said...

how cute love it would never have thought about it being a tp holder come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

SO CUTE! I am SO making these! I'd love for you to link up at DIY Thrifty Thursday @ www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

Hope to see you soon,
Michelle

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Great project! I hope you'll link this post up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Gwen@theboldabode said...

That's just so cute!

Robin said...

Very cute! Your one smart lady!

Steph said...

I love tp art as well! This is so cute and clever. It goes great with the rolled frame!

bonniegetchell said...

This is such a cute project! I linked up a toilet paper project as well! Hope you'll check it out!

-Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
http://bonniegetchell.blogspot.com/2011/10/project-for-fall.html

Michelle said...

So cute, love the curly Qs too!Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Stephanie said...

That is so cute! I love pumpkins and free projects! I have a party going on over at my blog that is dedicated to using your craft stash items. The link is open for most of October and I would love to have you join! Here is the link if you are interested: http://mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com/2011/10/document.html

J's mom said...

Very cute!! Looks easy enough to make a pumpkin patch :)

Cat said...

Adorable! Love the use of the TP rolls.

Found you at Keeping it Simple

Marie said...

How fun! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Show & Share!

Marie
mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

Shawna Bates said...

cute! i haven't seen pumpkins made with the tp rolls! adorable. would make a cute garland too! I made a snowflake out of tp rolls last year I love it. It's on my blog if you haven't seen the snowfalkes before.

Heather said...

So cute, what a great idea! I featured this at So Very Creative!
http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/2011/10/toilet-paper-roll-paper-pumpkin-art.html

MessyMissy said...

So cute. It's amazing what a card board tube can make, isn't it?!!

D @ The Shady Porch said...

Angie, I loved your paper mache pumpkins and this tp roll pumpkin too! These are the kind of craft projects I love...make something from virtually nothing! I am your newest follower.

Janel@hatingmartha said...

Very cute! It doesn't even look like tp rolls...so good!

Catherine said...

This is such a cute, fun idea! I love your unique spin on tp roll crafts. :)

J's mom said...

Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, Stopping by to let you know you’ve been featured at
http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/2012/03/40-fun-toilet-paper-roll-craft-projects.html

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