Thrifty Halloween tip: Toilet Paper Pumpkins

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Each day we will be posting A Thrifty Halloween Tip, from our readers. At the end of the month, one of you will win a $25.00 Visa Gift Card. For all the details click here. Keep those thrifty tips coming!!!

Todays Thrifty tip is from my little girls, they had fun making these pumpkins with me.

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You will need

  • Roll of toilet paper
  • 12×12 scapbook paper 2-4 sheets (depends on if you want different colors)
  • 4X5 paper for Stem and another for leaf
  • Tape or glue dots

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Cut the 12X12 paper into 2 inch strips

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Give the strips a good crunch, to give them some texture.

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My girls had fun doing this part.  At first they thought I was crazy when I told them to wad the paper up in a ball, but then they could not stop giggling about it.

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Add a glue dot, or a strip of tape to the end ( after I did a few I found tape works a little better)

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Tape it to the inside of the roll, and wrap the paper strip around the TP, tuck into the bottom

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Overlap the strips of paper slightly so the, TP does not show.  Do this till the roll is covered, about 10  strips of paper.

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To make a stem, twist and roll  a 4X5 piece of paper, into the shape of a stem.

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Do the same thing to a 4X5 green paper, fold and twist it into a leaf shape

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On a few of them I took a brown stamp pad, and inked up the edges a little to give it a weathered look

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Add your stem and leaf…and you are done!

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Quick, easy and since we had all the supplies on hand…it was FREE!

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