today but in case you missed it here it is again.
How to make some fun, fall, pumpkin and apple garland using empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls.
-Paint in color choices (I used orange and red)
– Empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls
First, flatten the roll.
(For some reason this picture flipped on me and I can’t fix it… so turn your head! lol)
Next, take your ruler and mark every half inch. I marked it on both edges of the roll.
Now, cut from mark to mark making 1/2 in pieces.
You should now have individual pieces.
To make the pumpkin:
You will need 6 of these pieces.
4 will be as is.
Take 2 and cut them along ONE of the creases to create one long strip. (sorry, forgot to take a pic!)
To make the apple:
You will need 4 pieces.
3 will be as is.
The fourth piece, cut along BOTH creases to create two short strips.
Now time to paint.
Obviously, I painted pumpkins orange and apples red but you can always change it up.
Before I started painting, I grouped them so I knew what should be each color.
Time to create!
Find something to create or use as a straight line. I used my ruler.
-Line up the whole pieces on the ruler.
-Glue them together where they touch.
Next, put glue on the points of each piece. Take a strip and glue it on the bottom of the pieces, wrapping up the sides.
Take the second strip and repeat on the top.
I then had a strip that wasn’t a full 1/2 in so I cut small pieces off it to create the stems. Just place a small dot of glue where you like and place it down.
Here is the pumpkin! So cute and so easy!
And here is the apple.
All my apples and pumpkins.
I made 5 pumpkins and 4 apples using a paper towel roll and 2 toilet paper rolls (I think).
To make the Garland:
Take the twine and a pumpkin or apple.
Decide which side will be the front and which will be the back of each.
Weave the twine from the front to back.
Pull twine through.
Then weave it back through back to front.
A line of twine should be visible in the center on the back side but not on the front.
And that’s it- no glue needed. Move on to another.
Continue adding each to the garland alternating between pumpkin and apple as you go.
I left 5 in. of space between each pumpkin and apple.
That’s it! All done! Time to decorate!
(this picture turned too… sorry!)
I changed up my shutter decor in my living room over to fall so I decided to hang my garland on top. I love it!
Who would have thought those ugly brown rolls could be so cute?!
If you try to make it, I would love for you to send me a picture or a link to it!
Linking up to these parties.