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Recycled Mini Album By Shabneez Khan-Muztar

As crafters we love to recycle items and I’m sharing a useful project created with toilet rolls that you can add photos or wording to personalise.

  • Papercraft
  • < 1 hour
  • Advanced

Tools and materials required

  • The Paper Boutique Spring Harmony Paper Pad – 532263
  • Fantastic Ribbons Red Berry Mix - 484287
  • Crafters Companion 6” Scissors – 467935
  • Pinflair Glue - 344773
  • Empty Toilet Rolls


Take 4 empty toilet rolls and firmly flatten them with a bone folder.


Cut 8 sheets of paper that are 3” x 4” in my case (this measurement may differ for you as toilet rolls are not a standard size so just measure yours and cover). Adhere the papers to both sides of the toilet rolls with wet glue.


Cut 4 sheets of paper that are 3” x 2” and fold in half. Adhere these with wet glue to left side of the toilet rolls ensuring the crease is in line with the opening.


Make marks with a pencil where you want the holes – mine were 1” from either side and ½” from the top and either punch or pierce holes in all your album pages.


Next make your tags to slot into the pages. I used the same paper but you can use card if you like. My tags measure a little under 3” x 4” and I cut away a corner, flipped it and cut the other side so both are equal.


Punch a hole in the centre of all the tags and tie ribbon through.


Slot in the tags and embellish the pages. I’ve used a mixture of die cuts and fussy cut images and wording from the paper pad.


Thread ribbon through the pages making sure you don’t tighten too much as you won’t be able to turn the pages and tie a bow on the front.


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