Toilet Roll Mini Album Tutorial

No need to  buy any fancy supplies to make this toilet roll mini album apart from pretty papers. This is one of the thriftiest and coolest upcycled mini albums that you can make. As an added bonus, this is a project for anyone including seasoned scrapbookers, beginners and children.

Required Materials:

  • 3 or more toilet rolls
  • folder binder rings
  • Scrapbook patterned papers to decorate
  • Ribbon or fibers
  • A Bone folder – a ruler or dull dinner knife works just as good
  • A hole punching tool – crop-a-dile or a regular hole punch will do
  • Adhesive – I used regular PVA glue (white glue) and an old credit card or piece of firm card to spread the glue evenly
  • Paper trimmer or scissors

Directions

Step 1

Take your cleaned up toilet rolls and flatten them. Use the bone folder to firmly crease the folds so that they are as flat as you can make them.

Step 2

Now measure your flattened roll to get the ‘roll length’ and the ‘roll width’

Cut a piece of Patterned cardstock to be:
roll length + 1″   by   2 x rollwidth  then add on an extra 1″

Step 3

align one side of the roll with the edge of the paper and fold it over. Fold over again the remaining small piece.  You will now have three panels – the top flap, the middle and bottom panels.

Step 4

Now spread some glue evenly over one side of the flattened toilet roll. stick the roll to the middle panel. Be sure to center it.

Now take a pair of scissors and cut four small wedges in the card as shown below. This will enable us to tuck in the overhanging edges easily.

Step 5

spread a small amount of glue onto the overhanging edges and tuck them inside the roll and press firmly for a good 20 seconds to ensure they stick.

Step 6

Glue down the shorter top flap and tuck in the edges.

Step 7

Then glue down the last panel and overhanging edges.

Step 8

Repeat for the remaining toilet rolls. Cover them in the same or coordinating patterned papers.

Step 9

Take your hole punch tool and punch two holes a quarter inch in from the side of the flattened rolls for binding. My holes are also 3/4″ from the top and bottom of the rolls.
You don’t have to use rings for binding – you can thread through some ribbon and fibers if you wish.

Step 10

Measure and cut three cardstock tags that will fit into the pockets that will be created by the bound pages. I measured my tags to be a little longer so that they will protrude from the pockets.
Punch a hole approx 1/2″ in from the top of each tag in the center.  Use a corner rounder punch to round of the corners if you wish.

Thread the pages onto binder rings and tie on some pretty, coordination lengths of ribbon to embellish the album. Embellish the tags with ribbon as well.  And you’re done! Decorate each of the pages and tags with embellishments and photos and you have completed your toilet tissue holder mini book!Finished Toilet Roll Mini Album.

How To Make Mini Photo Album

Make a mini photo album to give someone you love with the best moments of yours. Choose colors that intensify your bond as your preferred colors.

To make this cute craft you will need:

  • Photos of your preference (but all with the same size);
  • Thread, yarn or cord of your choice;
  • Glue stick;
  • Common scissors;
  • Very thick and firm cardboard;
  • Tough adhesive tape;
  • Ornaments of your choice to decorate your piece;
  • Papers of your choice and with colors or prints also of your preference.

-Start by separating all the materials that you will use in your crafts. Then, separate all the photos that you will use in your handicraft and cut strips with the size of these photos on paper that will stay in the inner part of the album. Fold the strips in half and paste as many strips as necessary to accommodate all the photos you choose. Afterwards, paste the photos on the inside sheets, with the help of glue stick. Coat two squares of cardboard, which should be a size a little larger than the size of the album sheets. Now attach a piece of string, yarn, or string of your choice with pieces of tape on both the front and back covers of your mini album.Then, to finish off your piece, paste the cover and back cover that you just created and decorate the cover of your mini album with the materials you want to use. And it’s ready!


(Photo: cremedelacraft.com)