Even though this blog looks like my old one, Debbie-Dabble, "Debbie-Dabble Blog" is my new Blog that I created on June 23, 2016, after my old one was hacked through my Debbie-Dabble Face Book Page which I have now deleted!!

I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I recently went Part Time after working full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 32 years and have been in nursing for 38 years!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Sunday, September 13, 2015

How to Make Toilet Paper Pumpkins!!

 In my last post, I hinted that I was doing something with this......
 Several years ago, Pumpkins made out of toilet paper were all the rage in Blogland!
And I bought some cheap toilet paper and had good intentions but never got around to making them.......
So I decided to try my hand at making them now and assembled the above supplies...

I had bought 2 quilt quarters on Clearance for $1.00 each a few years ago because I love the fabric design......
I placed the roll of toilet paper in the middle........
And started to gather the fabric around the toilet paper.........
Making what almost looks like pleats.......
Then tucked the excess fabric into the top of the roll and pushed it down with a pair of pinking shears......
This is how it looks with the fabric part finished.......
Next, I took a paper roll that I had saved from a roll of contact paper .........
Then I cut a piece of burlap ribbon off a roll that I had bought at Micheal's for other projects.....
I glued the end of the burlap ribbon to the roll and wrapped it around, leaving some excess at the top.
I folded the other end over and glued it in place......
Then I pushed the "stem" into the top of the toilet paper pumpkin!!
Next, I pushed down the excess around the top of the "stem", making it a bit uneven creating that "stem" look and glued it in place......
I made 2 pumpkins, using quilt quarters and a 3rd one using a fabric napkin.......
BUT I could not just leave them like that even though they did look cute.......
I cut " leaves" from gold velour fabric and green velvet fabric scraps that I had saved from other projects.........
Along with "leaves" cut from the burlap ribbon.........

I used pinking shears so they would not fray.........
I glued them to the pumpkins.....
 But I thought it needed something else........
  I found some ribbon in my stash.......
 I only had enough for 2 pumpkins so I used another ribbon on the 3rd pumpkin.......
So here they are...........

All finished.........
For now, I have them displayed on the steps until I get out the rest of my Fall decorations......
The lanterns were bought on Clearance for $3.99 each at Lowes.....
I bought a bag of decorative acorns at Big Lot's and threw them in around the bottom of the lanterns along with a leaf or 2 from Dollar Tree......
 The red lantern also came from Lowes and it was also on Clearance!
The candles are the colored Flameless Candles that I shared in THIS POST.....

I have the set on gold, red and gold for Fall......
They just might end up staying here.........

I am already envisioning other fabrics to use to make more.........
Each one took about only 15 minutes to make!!

It was truly an easy project!

I have been doing quite a bit of  crafting for Fall and Halloween and loving it because it is for me and not because I am under the pressure to make things for Craft Fairs as a vendor!!!

And I want to use up what supplies that I have.........

I  hope you will come by and visit  again to see what I have been up to!!

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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  1. Now why didn't I think of that? lol, how smart using toilet paper rolls for pumpkins (until you need toilet paper that is). Great idea making your gorgeous pumpkins with tp as base. Gonna have to print this out so I don't forget.
    Have wonderful Sunday

    1. These are so easy to make!! Thanks so much for visiting! I could not get in touch with you any other way but here so I am responding here...


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