toilet paper roll cover tutorial

I sent an envelope of stash materials to Marisa Pawelko at Modern Surrealist. She is a talented designer with a love for bright colors and recycled materials, so I knew this stashbusting challenge would be perfect for her. She posted about the stashbusting package she received:


[Here is] picture of the bizarre items I received in my stashbusting challenge kit! I immediately was relieved to see that Heather included some of my old standbys: fuzzy leopard and hot pink items, basic staples of Modern Surrealist projects. I must admit I was intimidated by the the brightly colored plastic hors d’ oeuvres picks and paper drink umbrellas. They really stumped me as I racked my brain thinking what on earth I could do with them craftwise! Inside was also a scrap of yellow and brown printed fabric that is nothing I would ever pick to work with as well as some (forgive me Heather) nasty off white lace trim.

You gotta love that Marisa chose the yellow & brown fabric (a custom screen-printed fabric by Made by Hannah With Love) and the “nasty” lace trim for this tutorial!

Check out the very clever technique of creating volume for the skirt by using the cocktail forks as a kind of boning. Awesome!

Extra Roll Holder

Project designed by Marisa Pawelko, Modern Surrealist

tp roll cover supply list


  • Random items from my secret stash buster kit (including fabric, trim, cocktail picks, drink umbrellas)
  • Westcott Titanium Bonded Non Stick Scissors
  • Ad Tech Hot Glue
  • Rubber Pin Up Girl
  • Toilet Paper (full roll)
  • Rubber Band
  • Acrylic Flat Back Gems

tp roll cover tutorial

tp roll cover