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.