DIY Buffalo Plaid Pumpkins Are Easy To Make

by Alli

Easy DIY Buffalo Plaid Pumpkins are so easy to make – even I can do it! I’m including links to products I use for this project. If you click the link and order the product, I may receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. 

DIY Buffalo Plaid Pumpkins Using Rolls of TP

I was going to try my hand making DIY velvet pumpkins. I love all the velvet pumpkins I see floating around Pinterest. 

So, the idea of velvet pumpkins quickly went away when I saw the price of velvet. I quickly changed my mind because who knows if I’ll like velvet pumpkins next fall. 

I decided to go with a cheaper alternative and grab these buffalo plaid fat quarters from Amazon. They were much cheaper than velvet.

Buffalo Check Fabric for DIY Pumpkins

The buffalo check fabric I purchased from Amazon isn’t exactly dirt cheap, but I have plenty of fabric to use for other projects. And the Buffalo plaid colors are all pretty! 

Helpful Hint: You can use plaid fabric from old flannel shirts for this project too. I couldn’t find any in my husband’s closet. You can also use solid fabric. Personalize this project and make it your own. 

Easy DIY Buffalo Plaid Pumpkins

Here’s what I used to make these cute little pumpkins.

  • Roll of Toilet Paper
  • Fabric
  • Wooden Spoon (I use the wooden spoon to help poke the fabric into the center of the TP)
  • Ribbon
  • 4″ sticks from the yard
  • faux fall leaves (optional)

For me, the fall leaves are a must! You can buy them at the dollar store. I thought I’d need my glue gun but my faux leaves have long stems. Just stick them in the center, behind the stick (stem). 

My fabric is 18×22 inches (fat quarter – 1/4 of a yard of fabric). My mama, an expert seamstress, would be so proud that her daughter knows what a fat quarter is.

Unwrap the toilet paper a few times to make it fluffier. Ten times works for me.

Unroll TP to make DIY Pumpkins

Wrap the toilet paper loosely around the roll, twisting and turning to make it look more like a pumpkin.

Roll TP back up loosely

Place a roll of toilet paper in the center of the wrong side of the fabric. Stuff one corner of the fabric into the center of the toilet paper roll.

Press Fabric into center of TP Roll

Use a wooden spoon to help poke it in. Then stuff the other corners, gathering the fabric as you go. You may have to readjust the fabric once you have the TP roll completely covered. I did! 

Push fabric into the center of the toilet paper roll

Tie a ribbon around a stick and insert in the center. Add leaves.

 

Wasn’t that simple? And I think these pumpkins are so cute. 

This little craft would be a cute fall craft for a Sunday School classroom.

Buffalo Check DIY Pumpkin

I’m going to let the grandkids make their own pumpkins when we have our next slumber party. 

DIY Buffalo Plaid Pumpkins

DIY Buffalo Plaid Pumpkins

Yield: 1 pumpkin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These DIY pumpkins are so cute and easy to make.

Materials

  • Roll of Toilet Paper
  • 18"x22" Buffalo Plaid Fabric
  • Ribbon
  • 4" sticks (from the yard)
  • faux fall leaves (optional)

Tools

  • Wooden spoon
  • Hot glue gun (optional) My leaves have long stems so I just pushed them down into the center of the TP roll.

Instructions

    1. Place a roll of toilet paper in the center of the wrong side of the fabric.
    2. Unwrap the toilet paper a few times to make it fluffier. Ten times works for me. Wrap the toilet paper loosely around the roll, twisting and turning to make it look more like a pumpkin. 
    3. Stuff one corner of the fabric into the center of the toilet paper roll. Use your wooden spoon to help poke it in. Then stuff the other corners, gathering the fabric as you go. You may have to adjust the fabric after you're done.
    4. Tie a ribbon around a stick and insert in the center. Add leaves if desired. If the leaves don't have long stems, use a hot glue gun to glue them on.

Notes

I love buffalo check (plaid) but you can use solid-colored fabric if desired.

 

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18 comments

Caitlin August 28, 2019 - 7:42 am

Precious!! 🎃🎃🎃

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Jeanette August 28, 2019 - 9:54 am

I like the idea of this. It’s less messy than carving out a pumpkin and it’s cute or too.

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Tami August 28, 2019 - 12:43 pm

I do love black and do have an obsession for plaid. Yet, most of my fall pumpkins are the traditional orange. I’m making some of these for my living areas.

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Amber Myers August 28, 2019 - 1:27 pm

I love these! I might have to make some. I always love decorating with pumpkins for the fall. I love the colors.

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Terri Steffes August 28, 2019 - 2:31 pm

Cutest fall pumpkin ever! I love buffalo plaids. This is a really cute one with black and white. I made a few of these a while ago, but I didn’t keep them. That’s ok, they are easy to make!

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Rena August 28, 2019 - 4:29 pm

These are so adorable! I love the plaid much more than the regular orange pumpkins!

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Tasheena August 28, 2019 - 7:09 pm

Love this DIY! This would be so much fun to do with my nieces and nephews this weekend.

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Natalie August 28, 2019 - 8:33 pm

This is such a cute DIY! I would have never guessed it was this simple to make. Can’t believe fall is just around the corner.

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Pam August 28, 2019 - 9:40 pm

These are so cute. Both buffalo plaid and pumpkins just scream fall to me!

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Beth August 28, 2019 - 10:41 pm

This is really cute! I wouldn’t have guessed that the base is a roll of toilet paper.

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Karen Morse August 29, 2019 - 7:20 am

I can’t believe summer is over and we’re welcoming Fall! But here we are and it’s definitely more fun if you decorate for the season. Loving this idea!

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Ruth I August 29, 2019 - 8:40 am

This is so cute and easy to make! I really love this craft idea.

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Cathy Mini August 29, 2019 - 8:49 am

This is a very creative idea for the fall season. I will definitely save this one, I found it so useful.

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Melissa Dixon August 29, 2019 - 9:46 am

This is a super cute idea. I love the festive pattern and would think they would fit in perfectly with my decor. I need to make a few, thanks for the idea!

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Kathy August 29, 2019 - 10:57 am

I really love the way these turned out. They look so nice. I’m going to have to make some of these too. They will be great for decor.

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Shannon Gurnee August 29, 2019 - 4:32 pm

That is such a cute idea! I love how easy it is as well!

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Swathi August 29, 2019 - 11:38 pm

These are really cute idea. I didn’t know I can make a beautiful pumpkin DIY just with fabric and toliet paper. I am going to give this one a try.

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rika August 30, 2019 - 1:21 am

This is the perfect DIY for my kids! So easy and cute! I love the pattern too!

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