I gathered an assortment of appropriate autumn-colored vintage fabrics from some of my favorite vintage shopping spots. (No, this is not my fabric collection. But I'm well on my way.)
I came up with these beauties.
You'll also need to gather some thick twigs or small chubby sticks...
...& cut some leaves. These are from the grapevines we have growing out back. You could also use artificial leaves.
Here are ALL the supplies you'll need: fabric, toilet paper roll, grocery shopping or garbage bags, leaves, sticks, & scissors. (If you don't have shopping bags, you can use towels, rags, or those random missing socks from the laundry!)
The first thing you'll need to do is cut your fabric. I cut this orange fabric to 27" x 27". It is quite thick fabric, so I recommend using lightweight stuff. For the samll multi-colored pumpkin (you'll see later on in the post) I only had fabric that measured 20" x 20". It was a tight squeeze, but it worked.
Now, grab a corner of fabric & stuff it right into the center of the toilet paper tube.
You'll gather small bits of fabric & continue to stuff them into the tube...
...until it looks like this. Now, shove the stick & leaf into the tube. This will help keep everything together. You're done!
I have been so giddy to have many, many more blog views lately. Some of my latest tutorials have been featured on Rachel's blog, One Pretty Thing. She has the coolest site. She gathers loads of tutorials from all over the www & shares them on her blog. You click & craft, it's that simple! Visit often because she posts, like, every day. So thanks, Rachel, for noticing my DIY crafty goodies!
I also found out yesterday that my Paint Chip Notebook Tutorial has been featured on CRAFT magazines craft blog! I love that place! And again, I'm giddy!
Won't you all squeal with me? Wheeeeeeeee!!!