Saturday, June 19, 2010

Decorative Toilet Paper roll travel tag book

I've  had on my to do list tag book journals made from toilet paper rolls. I had saved up lots of empty toilet paper rolls to make one, but just hadn't gotten around to making one. So, I finally decided it was time, and I sat down to play. Using the empty toilet papers rolls is also a good way to recycle.

I flattened and creased the sides well of each toilet paper roll with a bone folder. I then cut decorative scrapbook papers, and run the papers thru my 5 inch creative station Xyron and adhered the paper to the flattened rolls. I then punched 2 holes near one edge, and added eyelets.

Since this was my first attempt...I used eyelets that are tad small, and the pages don't slide easily along the book rings that hold the pages together. I have to help them along. The pages move, but not as easily as they should. I don't think I can remove and replace the eyelets with a bigger size, as the eyelets would probably be off the end of the tubes. Oh well, I'll know to use bigger eyelets next time.

I cut and tied ribbons in several colors along the book rings, and added a fancy brad and paper flower to the cover. I left room so a photo could be added or some other ephemera. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this little journal yet, and so I didn't decorate it fully. If I give it away then the new owner can add to it.

Each tube has a tag for journaling that I cut out on my Cricut. I added a ribbon to each tag for easy removal for journaling/photos or whatever.

I still have lots of saved  toilet paper rolls so I will be making  more of these. I thought this little travel themed  book would be great for photos and journaling of a weekend trip.

I'd love to hear what you think of this little journal. Leave a comment if you'd like.

toilet paper tube travel tagj ournal cover  cover

toilet paper tube tag journal back front cover back side of  cover

toilet paper tube tag journal 2nd page front front of 2nd page. I added a spot for journaling, the back side  is the same paper

toilet paper tube tagjournal 3rd page front front of 3rd page

toilet paper tube tag journal back side light page with letters back side of 3rd page

toiltet paper tube  tag journal last page front front of 4th page

toillet paper tube tag journal back coverback of 4th page


Kerry said...

Elaine - what a unique idea! Love the way you trimmed it out, the colors are just perfect. Might have to try something like this myself! Thanks for sharing! KerryP

Susan said...

Darling little book - I've been meaning to make one of these for a long time. Great idea for a short trip.

Tammy D said...

What a cool idea!

Anonymous said...

I think it is absolutely wonderful.

Anonymous said...

That turned out SO pretty!!!! I too have been saving them to do the same thing!!! You're getting me inspired!!!!!

Elaine A said...

Hi Elaine -

It must be something with the name Elaine! I've been saving toilet paper rolls to make a book out of, but I also have not gotten around to it! Really love the way yours came out, really beautiful!

Elaine Allen

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Very cute! Love the way this turned out. :)