DIY toilet paper roll scrapbook

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I love crafting and if it involves upcycling, even better!
We all use toilet paper and while you can easily toss the cardboard rolls out, you can also make mini memory books, scrapbooks, colorful mini books for children or even an alphabet memorization tool.
This is what you will need…
Toilet paper rolls
Scrapbook paper
Scissors
Glue (I use a glue gun)
Hole punch or drill
Ribbon or O-clamp
Photos or cut outs
Stickers and pins can also be added

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1. Push your toilet paper rolls into flats.

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2. Put a layer of glue inside and firmly press together.

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3. Lay your flat on desired scrapbook paper. Allow about 1/2 cm on each side and enough extra length to fold envelope style over the edge.
4. Glue flat roll into the near center of your paper.
5. Glue one edge of paper down on to roll and seal the sides with glue.
6. Fold and glue the longer side down.

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7. Now that your “page” has been created go crazy and add photos, sticker, cutouts or anything else you desire to your page. Add as much or as little as you would like. Make a couple pages or a ton! I use a thick hole punch at the corner and tie my pages together with string.

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For mine I wanted each page to have a picture of our first days home. On the back I wrote what day it was and what we were doing.
Have fun!

About the author

Xza
Xza Louise Higgins is the founder of MommyCon, creator of The Mommy Dialogues, and punk rock mom to two year old Atticus in the great city of Chicago, IL. She is incredibly passionate about birth options, human rights, and promoting gentle parenting practices.

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  1. Charlee -  June 13, 2012 - 11:11 am

    Brilliant! Who would have thought! (maybe pintrest) I’m in the middle of hole punching all our cards (expecting, baby shower, it’s a girl, congrats and now mothers day and soon to be fathers day cards) all Bella related cards are going to be placed in a 3 ring binder so we can go through them together later 🙂

  2. Misty -  June 13, 2012 - 11:00 pm

    Super fun & cute idea!!! Love it!

  3. Allison -  August 16, 2012 - 9:44 am

    Wow…we put all our empty rolls in the recycling bin, but this is a great craft that our older ones would love! We go through a lot of TP too; I know what I’m doing with the rolls from now on. Thanks!

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