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Toilet Paper Pumpkins for Easy Fall Decorating

These toilet paper pumpkins are so easy to make for autumn decor! Use the fall fabric of your choice, and you’ll be done in minutes.

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you can make these for your fall home decor! You’ll be wrapping fabric around a roll of toilet paper and then creating a stem and some leaves.

toilet paper pumpkins

I don’t mean to brag, but fall projects (and Halloween) are kind of my specialty. But let’s be honest . . . it’s easy to be better at the things that you love! And autumn is my absolute FAVORITE time of year.

It’s my favorite time for treats, gatherings, parties, and being outside. The weather is pretty perfect, even with the rain we get here in the Northwest. I love this season!

Something I’m planning on doing this fall is a fall craft night for adults. There will be delicious beverages (like this ginger beer cocktail) and of course, a hands on activity.

Given who I’m inviting and that there will be alcohol, I need a *really* easy activity. So I decided to do toilet paper pumpkins!

toilet paper roll pumpkins

If you’ve never tried these before, they’re pretty fun. When I say that anyone can make them, I mean it. No prior crafting experience, even if someone says “I’m not crafty.”

In fact, if you’re the seasonal creative sort, I recommend getting others involved with this type of project. It makes people feel successful!

Just a few things to note about this project before beginning:

  • I recommend using the Mega rolls for these toilet paper pumpkins. They make the project wider and more “gourd-like.”
  • You’ll need a fat quarter size (18″ x 22″) of fabric or larger for each pumpkin. I got my herringbone flannels at Joanns.
  • Use a cotton or thin flannel fabric. You don’t want anything too thick, or you won’t be able to tuck it.
  • Use twigs or cinnamon sticks for the stems. The cinnamon will smell nice. You can also drop any scent of essential oils onto the twigs.

These are perfect for displaying anywhere, but they do look cute in the bathroom. Are you ready to jump into this fall decor craft? Keep on reading!

Yield: 2 pumpkins

Toilet Paper Pumpkins

toilet paper roll pumpkins

Learn how to make cute pumpkins for fall home decor using fabric and rolls of toilet paper! It's easy.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5


  • Toilet paper rolls - 2
  • Fabric, 2 pieces 18" x 24" (or a fat quarter)
  • Twigs or cinnamon sticks
  • Felt
  • Twine


  • Scissors
  • Plant trimmers
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks


  1. You’ll need an 18 x 24” piece of fabric, toilet paper roll, hot glue gun and glue sticks, felt, scissors, twigs, and twine.Large piece of fabric, toilet paper roll, felt, twigs, twine, scissors, and a hot glue gun
  2. Iron the fabric if needed and lay out on your work surface. Place the toilet paper in the center of the fabric.Roll of toilet paper sitting in the center of a piece of fabric
  3. Starting with one corner, pull up the fabric and tuck into the core in the center of the toilet paper.Beginning to tuck fabric into a roll of toilet paper
  4. Turn the roll clockwise and continue tucking the fabric into the roll. Pull it taut, but not too tight. Continue tucking until the fabric completely covers the roll and all ends are tucked in.Tucking the remaining fabric into the roll of toilet paper
  5. Cut three twigs about 3 inches long each using the plant trimmers, and warm up your hot glue gun. You can also use cinnamon sticksThree twigs and a hot glue gun
  6. Using the hot glue gun, glue the three twigs or sticks together to form a pumpkin stem.Hot gluing three twigs together
  7. Cut a length of twine and use the hot glue to attach one to the top of the twig.Hot gluing twine onto the top of a set of twigs
  8. Continue wrapping and gluing the twine around the stem until you have it somewhat covered. Glue the end and trim with scissors.Twine hot glued around twigs
  9. Stick the wrapped twig down into the toilet paper roll to make a pumpkin stem.Twigs being inserted into the top of the toilet paper roll
  10. Draw or print out a leaf on paper, then use this template to cut a leaf out of the felt.Cutting a leaf out of felt with scissors
  11. Repeat to make two leaves.Two leaves cut out of felt
  12. Use the hot glue to attach the leaves to the top of the pumpkin, one on either side of the stem. You just need a small dot.Hot gluing the leaves to the top of the roll
  13. Repeat the steps above to make two toilet paper pumpkins.toilet paper pumpkins

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