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Monday, September 20, 2010

Odds and Ends Pumpkins

As I've mentioned, most of my Autumn decorations were either melted in the fire or they're somewhere in storage. Bottom line, I haven't the foggiest clue which. So we need some fun new stuff on the cheap.
I swiped this project from A Little Bit of Everything, who got it from The Sweet Life. And of course, we're doing ours a little differently.
 
You will need:
3 devastatingly gorgeous children
3 rolls of toilet paper
3 small paper bags
3 squares of fabric
Scissors
Put your roll of toilet paper in the paper bag.
Trim the excess off the top.
Poke the bag into the cardboard tube center.
It will look something like this.
Now you'll need a square of fabric to wrap the whole mess with.
Cover the bag with the fabric and tuck the ends in the cardboard tube.
Make sure they're secure.
Nab that bit of paper bag you trimmed off, twist it into a stem and push it into the top of your pumpkin.
 I'm not sure which is more adorable.
There we go, all done, and at the end of the season, there's no storage to consider.

33 comments:

Mel said...

Love it! Your kids are the greatest for particpating. And if you ever need to wipe your bu.. 'er, I mean your nose, you will have a stash available.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Too cute! (the pumpkins are ok too..lol!) We made these at a class H'ween party one year w/out the bags. Came out so cute!

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

I love crafting with kids and I can tell yours LOVE it just as much as mine! I am AMAZED you got yours to participate in the blogging side of it and SMILE! Too fun! Sure made ME smile reading it!

Sherri B. said...

Your gang are sure good sports and follow directions well, how do you do it?

Life in Rehab said...

I could easily brag about how amazingly wonderful my kids are all day, and they really enjoy learning how to make things. They definitely have the DIY bug!

Erin said...

I absoultey love it!!! And even better that you got teenage boys to do it!!!!

Michelle L. said...

Your children are: a) beautiful, b) hilarious times three, c) undeniably talented and d) rock stars of the internet! Thanks, Sunny's kids, for cracking me up through the entire process! BTW, love those punkins, they are quite classy in elegant white!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Haaa! I love how you have your boys making pumpkins.

A Little Bit of Everything! said...

Yours turned out cute also. Thanks for the link! :)

Holyoke Home said...

Okay, I gotta admit - I was a little incredulous at the beginning of your post - but the end product is really really cute!

(also the kids. They are cute too!)

Life in Rehab said...

The boys make costumes and can sew, and the girl uses power tools. I like my babies diversified.

Paula said...

So cute.

Bella said...

HA HA, yes this project, Thanks SUnny for linking up. Cute, all around!!!!

marissa said...

these are absolutely adorable. And I'd love to be part of the blog roll http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

RedTedArt said...

How funny, these made me smile! Very cute indeed!

Thank you for linking up with Kids Get Crafty again!! Much appreciated!

Maggy

RedTedArt said...

(PS would love to appear on your blogroll too http://www.redtedart.com ;-))

amandab said...

How easy! And they look good too :)

Can't beleive you got your very grown up looking boys to do this and pose for the shots for you, what IS your secret? LOL

Michele said...

i'm in love with your kids. they are too gorgeous! did you have to pay them to do this for you? i'm pretty sure my two older kids would need compensation for something similar. good for you and good for them! i love the simple white toilet paper pumpkins. very pretty!

AshTreeCottage said...

Clever! Your kids are really cute too!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

thriftytickle said...

I see I am not alone in being impressed with your boys' participation! I like the "no storage" aspect and it occurs to me that this may qualify as "prepurposing" rather than repurposing. Genius! As always, thanks for linking up to Vintage Suitcase Friday!

Debbie said...

That is so stinking cute and clever. Three gorgeous boys they sure are...and they are even craftier...what lucky gals to scoop them up! Thanks for joining me. Have a great weekend. Debbie

Debbie said...

What a cute, and simple idea! Your helpers did a great job!
Debbie@houseatthelake

Life in Rehab said...

The boys were surprised that you guys are surprised! I think they like opportunities to be kids again here and there.

Debbie said...

Oops, I came back to look...it is hard to see her cute little face with that head full of gorgeous hair...however, looking again, I can tell by her mannerisms....she is a girl:):):)

Ms. Bake-it said...

How cute! Too cool how your sons and daughter participated! Love the shot of them with their creations!

~ Tracy

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Too cool!!! How cheap and user friendly is that??? I like it, A LOT!!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Cute idea and your boys are adorable. I really like the idea of no storage after the season is over.I'm going to try these with my grandson...if I can get him to be still long enough. Annette

Meg said...

Very cute...the pumpkins, too! :)

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Quick with great results--that is my kind of project! Thanks for sharing!

Sailing Simply said...

How cute! I can just imagine how much fun this would be with all different types of fabrics. Your boys are quite nice to help! LOL!

Sharon@KeenInspirations said...

Oh my...too cute,very thirfty,and practical! I loved the "no storage to consider"! lol At my house someone would be undoing a pumpkin for it's "innards" before the season was out!!!
Sharon

Julie @ Frugal and Fabulous Design said...

How on earth did you get your kids to cooperate? I am impressed....

Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -

Cheers!

Ami w/AliLilly said...

This is too awesome!!! I'm gonna have to make me some TP pumpkins!! Love the kiddos, Sunny!