As you may know, I write for Arizona Mama as well as here on my own blog. I wanted to start showing off those posts a bit more often. Today I made a felt pumpkin towel band that was super easy and made my kitchen a little bit more festive. Check it out here.
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Do you know what “Boo-ing” is? Most people that I talk to don’t know what it is until I explain it, and then usually they remember hearing about it. It is a fun door-bell ditching activity to do around Halloween. You take a treat or gift of some sort and a print out (a poem with instructions and a picture to tape to the door, meaning “We’ve already been boo-ed, go spread the Halloween cheer with another neighbor!”) Last year I made my own Boo-ing printable, so I could start it around our community, we get to start it Saturday!
This garland was a compilation of other cute crafts I had seen online. The tools you need are:
Toilet Paper Tubes
Scrap Halloween Fabric, cut into 3/4 inch thick strips, by 3-5 inches long
First you cut your toilet paper tubes in half. Then you paint them orange and add a black pumpkin face.
Next you will let them dry and start tying your fabric scraps onto the yarn. I made sure my strips of fabric were angled at the ends.
Tie strips for about 9 inches.
Punch Holes in your pumpkin, and thread the yarn through.
Keep tying strips for another 9 inches and add the next pumpkin. Do this until you run out of scraps.
I don’t need much direction when it comes to reading other people’s tutorials. Usually. I see a picture or something in the store and try to copy it when I get home. So here are some pictures from the last few things I have done.
Last Year and years before I learned to make these cute pumpkins with a roll of toilet paper. Last year I also ran out of toilet paper in my house multiple times, and took apart the pumpkins to use the toilet paper.
This year I decided I didn’t want to waste a whole roll of toilet paper, so I used just the tubes and crinkled toilet paper. I tried newspaper but I didn’t like the way it looked.
First, you lay your square of fabric down. (Mine were t-shirts sleeves so I bunched them up and secured them with a rubber band.) Then you put your toilet paper tube in the center (I wanted small ones so I cut my toilet paper tube in half)
When finished stuffing the pumpkin hot glue the fabric to the toilet paper tube.
Want More Pumpkin Ideas? Check out these other tutorials: