Friday, September 21, 2012

What's inside your pumpkin

Have you noticed that pumpkins are popping up everywhere? Have you gotten one yet? It's actually been a few years since I've bothered with buying any pumpkins.
Well any way, the question was what's inside your pumpkin. I suppose the inside of yours if full of seeds and pumpkin goop. Mine has something a little different inside.


Yes, that toilet paper is the inside of my pumpkin. What? You have doubts? Oh ye of little faith. I saw this on Pinterest and had to give it a try.
Here's how it turned out.


The tutorial for the pumpkin can be found at Sarah Dawn Designs. I added a few little embellishments to mine with the leaves, berries and spanish moss. I probably should have wrapped it a little bit more because you can still see through to the toilet paper in spots but it's not that noticeable unless you're looking for it. Let me tell you this involves A LOT of wrapping but I think it's well worth it.

Since I haven't turned anything into a painting recently I did some playing around with the picture.

So there you have it. Now you know what I was doing with the toilet paper.

27 comments:

Duni said...

That is such an awesome DIY!! I love the rustic look of this pumpkin!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Well dang.....Who would've thought?!!!! Now, I desperately have a hankerin' to make one of these too. Girl, you are inspirational!!! I love this...and your finished work is just gorgeous.

Sandra said...

thank you thank you for telling us what you did with the tp. this is really pretty, i am not a craft person but this one i love it. and the painting is beautiful, really beautiful... you could sell these at your craft sale i am betting.

Donna said...

It turned out great! And hey, I like your new blog look! I can see that you are all ready for fall, LOL.

Anne said...

That is so amazing! I can't believe the things you can do with simple household objects.

Sandee said...

I've been wondering what you were going to do with that roll of toilet paper for several days now. Now I know. That's adorable Ann. You are so talented.

Have a terrific day and weekend. My best to Duke. :)

Ann Martin said...

Pretty cute idea!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Oh man, you're getting all crafty again. I wonder if there is a hormone regimen to treat the malady...

SweetMarie said...

I love it! It came out so great! You make me want to do so much! I'm not crafty at all. It would take me forever to do this. It's so great!

BeadedTail said...

That turned out fabulous Ann! Love it! Now how in the world would someone have thought of that in the first place!

Sarah said...

Thanks for stop by my blog and trying out my Pumpkin! It turned out fantastic and I love how you personalized it to fit your style.

Chatty Crone said...

Okay you got me - I never would have guessed that. And may I say it is gorgeous!

marie said...

First of all...your blog looks great. Perfect look for this time of year!!
Now about that toilet paper. The pumpkin is awesome! Who would ever guess that it's hiding a roll of TP! I love the look of this..the berries and leaves are the perfect touch. I need to make one of these!

crafty cat corner said...

Mystery solved......

Brilliant, you won't have to buy a pumpkin ever again.
Briony
x

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Okay, I'm back. Yes, for the 2nd time today. While out walking on one of our birdin' outings today I was trying to tell Bud about this 'pumpkin' --- 'cause I picked up a piece of wood out on the trail - had to explain my motives y'know!!!

Anyway, had to drop back here and show him. Now if I can just find him and call him in here to see it....

Don't unplug your hub. said...

Have you thought about giving it a coat of paint? Just a thought.

Catherine said...

Hahaha ~ I love it! Oh yes, I guess there is not hurrying to get that toilet paper out. Ha! What a fun craft Ann. Good job!
xo Catherine

Rose said...

It turned out beautifully! What a neat DIY project.

Dee said...

So cool..my kind of pumpkin. :) I love the painted photo...is that photo shoo?...very cool.

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh I love that!...:)JP

Out on the prairie said...

Great ending, these are great.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

This is so neat! I'm going to go take a peek at the tutorial. Thanks for the link and hope you are feeling better and off the couch on this gorgeous Saturday!

Maki said...

Now THAT'S a pumpkin worth having! It turned out so good and after Fall it's still handy to have around.lol
Seriously it is pretty and I'll try my hand at making one.
Thanks for sharing and I loved the
way you wrote the tutorial!!!
Have a great week-end!
Maki

Reeni Pisano said...

I LOVE it! So rustic and homey looking!

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

I absolutely LOVE the rustic look....and whodathunkit??? Toilet paper!! lol I'm going to have to give this a try. Love the embellishments and stem.

Sharkbytes said...

That came out really cute! And your "painting" of it is even better.

Helen said...

that is really cool! and the painting is fabulous. Love it!

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