|Fabric Covered Tissue Roll Pumpkin|
This year is just zooming on by! I can't believe September is almost gone- and the holiday season is quick approaching. I have so many fun projects in store for Fall- thanks to lots of great inspiration from my favorite guilty pleasure- Pinterest!
In fact this next project was inspired by a few different versions of Fabric Covered Tissue Roll Pumpkins I saw out on the"Interweb". I put my own little spin on the project and combined several ideas to create a fun design. These are great projects for folks in Memory Care- but some of my Assisted Living and Rehab folks have enjoyed making these as well. If you find remnants or find a great sale on fabric- these pumpkins come in at around $1.50 each.
Quick Tutorial and supplies needed to make this project:
Toilet Tissue Roll
1/4 yard fabric for each pumpkin
Brown paper to make stem
Brown pipe cleaner
Silk flowers and leaves
A pen, glue stick or wood skewer to "poke" with
First Smoosh your roll of toilet tissue so that it is not obvious what your pumpkin is made from. Cut two pieces of batting about 3-4 inches wide and long enough to just tuck into the cardboard roll. Take your fat quarter and center your batting on top in an X.
|First Step is to Smoosh your Toilet tissue roll|
|Tuck your batting and fabric into the center of the tissue roll|
|Ready to add the stem!|
Wrap your pipe cleaner around a pen or your index finger to make a vine, then fold it in half. Glue your pipe cleaner, leaves and fall silk flower at the top- and you are finished!
|Even the Gentlemen at Horizon Bay in Arlington like this one!|
|Our pretty pumpkins all in a row!|
Till next time- Stay Creative and Enjoy the Cooler Weather!