Wednesday, September 30, 2015

How to make Ribbon Pumpkins

I had this 1.5 inch orange ribbon sitting in my craft stash over two years. Don't ask me why I got that ribbon.I seriously don't remember that .May be I would have thought to do something but at the end it dint turn out good or may be it was on sale.(High possibilities :P)Whatever! Today I am sharing how to make pumpkins with that 1.5 inch ribbon.

Materials Required:

Any ribbon of your choice (I am using 1.5 inch ribbon )
Empty toilet paper roll
Hot glue gun & Glue sticks
A Magazine paper
Masking tape
Brown Acrylic paint
Paint brush
Green card stock paper(Optional)

Step 1: Make the center base of the pumpkin using empty toilet paper roll. Cut five to six slits on the top and bottom of the empty roll.Cut one slit all the way down .Cut the slits part and use the center part .Apply some glue to the center part and stick it to the paper roll.This is done to decrease the diameter of the paper roll. If you want to keep the diameter as such.You can go ahead and just join the top and bottom slits.Attach them together with hot glue so that they resemble like a pumpkin skeleton.

Step 2: Measure and cut the ribbon in such a way that it should go one inch inside the roll in the top and bottom to secure it with the glue. Cut as many strips as needed. I used 7 strips to make this pumpkin.

Step 3: Glue the ribbon one inch inside on the top and take it to the bottom and glue it in the same way. Repeat the same for all the ribbon strips by overlapping them with the previously glued ribbon.
The pumpkin is now done.

Step 4: Now lets make the stem part. To do this, take a magazine paper and crush it . Fold it in a zig zag manner to adjust the length of the stem. You can also cut the paper length to make it small. Use the masking tape and tape the paper to make it as a stem.Paint it with brown acrylic paint to resemble as pumpkin stem. If you have brown tape , you can use that and omit the painting step.

Step 5: Apply glue to the inside of the pumpkin and insert the stem to stick. You can bend the stem a little to give more natural look.If you want you can also give an extra touch by adding a pumpkin leaf. You can draw a leaf on a green card stock paper and cut it. Draw the vein in green marker and glue it to the pumpkin. That's it !! Your beautiful mini ribbon pumpkin is now ready.You can use them to decorate your mantel or wherever you wish :)

Hope you like this mini pumpkins.You can also make these pumpkins bigger with the paper towel roll as center.If you do try it, let me know how it turned out. Share what you think in the comments below.As always I will be happy to hear from you.


  1. So sweet!! Did you see my Pumpkins made from Toilet Paper Rolls???
    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. Very cute! Stopping by from The Party Bunch Link Party. Good job!

  3. These are so cute!! My nephews would love it

  4. These are fantastic little pumpkins. I like how it recycles toilet paper rolls =) Thank you for joining us on the Welcome Home Linky party. We hope that you will come visit again next week!

  5. Cute idea. I have seen you featured on a number of Link Parties already this week! Glad to be co-hosting with you again at #HomeMattersParty

  6. What a cute idea ~ It is great to be co-hosting with you @ #HomeMattersParty.


  7. This looks absolutely amazing! Pinned and tweeted. You always bring the most amazing creations to our party. Thank you! I hope to see you again, this Monday at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls

  8. So cute!! Love how simple this is! Having fun co-hosting with you at the #HomeMattersParty !

  9. Cute idea! So much fun co-hosting with you #HomeMattersParty

  10. Those are adorable!! What a great gift idea for friends!! #HomeMattersParty

  11. I am in love with this cute kid friendly craft, thank you so much for sharing.

  12. Your ribbon pumpkins craft is so adorable! Pinning this one for Fall. Stopping by from the #HomeMattersParty linky.

  13. I just love these! And using toilet paper tubes! I'm going to share these in my fall craft round up later this week. #HomeMattersParty

  14. These ribbon pumpkins are adorable!! #homemattersparty

  15. You are not crazy, I have lots of wide ribbon in different colors. =) Those pumpkins are so cute!! Stopping by from #HomeMattersParty

  16. So adorable. I have some leftover fall themed ribbon in my stash and I think I will try this out. #HomeMattersParty