I’ve had this idea up my sleeve for a long time.
And now I’ve finally managed to snap the pictures to go along with what I call *The Toilet Paper Roll Mini Album* – hope you like :)
First up, what you need is:
A toilet paper roll
A sewing machine or a good long-arm stapler
Paper, photos and embellishments of your choosing
Tape Runner and/or Sticky Strip (a strong double-sided adhesive)
Fabric, Fab Rips or Linen/Cotton Binding Tape
Some ribbon to tie the album closed (optional)
So, you take an ordinary toilet paper roll:
Oooh look, it’s a bunny head! :D
Take your trusty sewing machine or long-reach stapler and attach the pages, one by one:
Push down the front page, so that we have our little book laying in front of us. It won’t lay flat at this point, but we’ll take care of that in a moment.
To cover up the sewing and the grey cardboard on our spine, you can use sticky strip and Fab Rips as well as Linen Binding Tape, like I did here:
The spine will look like this:
And now, you can use a large bulldog clip or a heavy book to press down the pages a bit. How successful you are may depend on how bulky your embellishments are. The album will always look a bit wonky, but I think that adds to its handmade/recycled charm. :)
Whew, those were a lot of photos! But I hope you like the tutorial and maybe you’ll try this kind of recycling sometime soon :)
Do let me know!
Have a lovely weekend!