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And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest."
~ Henry Van Dyke

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Make do and mend Mondays

This week it is a make do project in every sense of the word...

Last week was my monthly quilt group evening. I showed them this fun idea which costs nothing but is fun to do. I saw it on eHow. The fun thing is you have all the items in your house and after autumn, just take it apart and there is nothing extra to store away. Fabric toilet paper pumpkins!

Take a roll of toilet paper, a fat quarter of fabric and a scrap of fabric. You could use a handkerchief for this even as long as it is large enough to wrap over the roll.

Place the toilet roll in the middle of the fabric and start to stuff the fabric into the roll...

Continue until the toilet roll is completely covered...

Roll a scrap of fabric tightly, tucking in the rough ends...

Insert the roll of fabric into the opening, adding a real or artificial leaf, berries or acorns if desired (see the orange pumpkin above)...

Use fabrics that you like for autumn. How says a pumpkin cannot be pink? *grins* Whatever you like. White pumpkins are all the range so why not try white? I am an autumn girl myself and used green and orange. This is also great fun to do with kids or grandkids.

Have fun!

7 comments:

Tammy said...

Well, that is clever! I have my brother's kids next weekend, so they may have to help me make a few of these. Thanks Heidi! :o)

Susan in SC said...

This was what I was going to post this week as well! Great minds think alike! LOL! How funny!

lillianscupboard said...

That's such a great idea - I'll definitely be making one.

Mac n' Janet said...

OMG! I love this, will look through my fabric this morning and see what I can use! Thank you!

Sonja said...

Ja, dat is wel heel snel en toch mooi!

Babs in Alabama said...

Love this idea, Heidi and plan to do it myself for my halloween corner. thanks for sharing,
hugs,
babs

Nancy said...

Hope the ladies have fun making this now. It is a cute project. Wonder how many will do it.
Happy Halloween or fall hahaha
Love Mom