Adam, Best Friend (Karen) and I did a craft with toilet paper last weekend. I really like the results of mine and Karen’s craftiness. Adam’s – not so much. I’ll tell you about his, first.
(Not my picture. I stole it from http://blog.newsok.com/hiccups/2009/02/19/potty-training-advice-needed/. But it pretty accurately shows what Adam’s “craft” ended up looking like.)
1: Karen put the roll of toilet paper on the actual toilet paper holder.
2: Adam unrolled the entire roll into the toilet while Karen made dinner and I “rested.”
3: Adam flushed.
4: Adam ran to the kitchen and told Karen something along the lines of, “Karn, I puh toy pay in pah-pah.” Which loosely translates to, “Karen, I put toilet paper in the potty.”
5: I had been listening, so I jumped off the couch and went to check the damage. Yep, an entire roll of toilet paper in the potty. Unrolled. Not just “throw the whole roll in there.” Nope, he unrolled it first.
6: Thankfully, the toilet did NOT overflow. Miracles happen everyday. I used salad tongs to fish out the TP. And everyone was happy.
The next day, Karen and I used some toilet paper in another unique way!
See those adorable “pumpkins?!?!” Simply toilet paper wrapped in some cloth napkins that I got at Target several years ago. Just put the toilet paper in the middle, pull the ends up and tuck them into the middle of the roll. These are all over blogland, so I’m not going to do an entire tutorial, just show you some pics of how ours turned out!
We made a bunch using my collection of decorator fabric remnants. I wanted mine to be fall-y, but not super halloween-y, so these tan fabrics were perfect.
Don’t have your own collection? Fat quarters work well, as do napkins (the napkins were the PERFECT size!)
Karen made the cute ones with the strips of burlap and other fabrics. I was too
lazy impatient to get mine looking right that way, so I just wrapped.
I had the most fun embellishing the tops. I think they’re adorable!
*Special thanks to Adam and Best Friend’s Husband, Jon for getting us the sticks from outside. :)