The idea of recycling toilet paper rolls to make something pretty has intrigued me, so I started saving them. I’ve seen lots of examples of toilet paper roll mini-albums, but the one that made me want to try it was this one. I loved the black and white look of it, and the flaps that cover the open ends so the tags don’t fall out.
When I was making my uncle’s get well card, I played around a little with the Freshly Picked cartridge and so I had this cute little window box full of flowers just sitting on my desk along with the word, “bloom.” It looked like the perfect size to go on a toilet paper roll.
First I made the closures using a tag from Cre8tive Cutz. I scored the tags and adhered one to each TP roll.
Next I covered them with paper cut to 5 3/8 by 4 1/8.
All I needed now were the tags to go inside. I found them in my files. (Someone made them and gave them for free, but their name is not on them, so I can’t give credit for them.) There was one with a flower, one with just leaves, and one with a butterfly. I already had the word “bloom” cut out from Freshly Picked and thought it would go nicely with the flower tag. I looked for more words on that cartridge and found “grow,” which I used for the leaf tag. That left the butterfly. There really were no words that matched the butterfly on that cartridge, so I used “soar” from Lacy Labels, along with a mat from that cartridge.
I only wanted three O-rings to close this little album, but when I inserted it into the Bind-it-All, it was going to make four and a half! So I used my Crop-o-dile to make three holes a half-inch apart, then bound it with the Bind-it-All. I think it turned out cute, although I still have to add velcro dots to keep the closures closed.!
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