I have to confess something...I am a lazy crafter. I love projects that require minimal fussy measuring, cutting and preparation. I like to make things that are quick, easy, and cheap, preferably using things I already have or can pick up from around the house.
When I found this super cute pumpkin project on Pinterest I knew this was one I had to try. You can check out the original post by A Piece of Rainbow at http://www.apieceofrainbow.com/toilet-paper-pumpkin-decorations/
Here's how I created mine...
Supplies- toilet paper, batting cut into strips, fabric cut/torn into strips, sticks about 4-6 inches long
1. Wrap a strip of batting around the toilet paper roll. Don't worry about securing the end of the batting, the fabric will hold it in place. I didn't measure the batting. It should be a little tall than the toilet paper.
2. Choose your fabrics. Your imagination is the only limit here. I used some wool scraps for one and pieces of a felted sweater for another. Don't be afraid to use bright colors or patterns or to use more than one fabric. Rip or cut the fabric into strips approximately 3-4 inches wide and 8ish inches long. I just eyeballed this. It's Ok the fabric strips aren't all the same size.
3. Using on fabric strip at a time, stuff a bit of the fabric strip into the hole, turn the roll over and stuff in the other end. The first few will seem loose. It's ok . Just continue around the roll, overlapping the strips a little bit, pulling the strips kind of firmly. Continue all the way around until all the batting is covered.
4. Push the stick into the hole to create the stem.