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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

You will need:

  • 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

Method:

  • 1

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

  • 2

    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.

  • 3

    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.

  • 4

    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.

  • 5

    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.

  • 6

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

  • 7

    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.

  • 8

    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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