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Posted by Vickie Howell on October 13, 2010 at 8:49 AM in General CraftsHalloween Projects
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TP Jeepies

This year recycle your leftover toilet paper rolls into tubes of terror, by turning them in to Halloween-themed door knob decorations!  Here's how.


Toilet Paper Rolls
Decorative Paper
Thin Wire or String
Hole Punch (optional)



  • Cut paper to fit around toilet paper roll, allowing for an 1/2"-1" overlap. For the ghost and jack-o-lantern versions, use a piece of white or orange paper. For the mummy version, cut several strips of linen print scrapbooking (or plain, off-white) paper.

  • Apply glue to paper; wrap around toilet paper roll. For the mummy, apply one strip at a time, overlapping them as you go.


  • Cut eyes and mouth out of scraps of black paper. Glue face onto roll. For the ghost, cut a zig-zag strip of paper; glue to bottom of roll.

  • Punch (or poke with a pin) holes about 1/4" down from both sides of the top of the roll. Thread an 11" piece of wire or string through the holes; twist or tie to secure.

  • Hang 'em for haunting!


Feeling creepy; feeling crafty? Don't forget about our other, Halloween crafts!

DIY Spooky Tree
Embroidered Trick or Totes
Snapsuit Baby Costumes

On a personal note, my one-year project with PBS Parents as the crafts columnist, has come to an end. It's been an honor to work with Tracey Wynne, and such a respected, public programming company. I've truly enjoyed my time spent here at Craft Apparent, hanging out with all of you parents who by crafting with and for your kids, have chosen to nurture creativity in the future leaders of our country. I dig that.

I hope you'll continue to check in with me for project information, over at

Have a safe (and crafty) Halloween!

Craft Apparently Yours,


Michelle writes...

These are SO cute - what a great idea to get the kids creating, without using up precious resources!

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