Sunday, 17 March 2013

Upcycling Toilet Rolls!

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So yesterday I had my toilet rolls to make a little mini album but my day ended up being housey stuff and finishing off my TMA for my OU course, so, I didn't get to play.  I'm now at the craft table and raring to go.  I found loads of tutorials on Youtube for these so do take a look at see what others have done.  They are really neat!

I'm using four toilet rolls for my little album. (I have taken off the remnants of toilet paper)

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Flatten them and give the edges a good crease with your bone folder.  My roll measure 10.5cm x 8cm.  I cut one piece of cardstock to wrap around the roll add an extra cm to the shortest measurement so have cut my cardstock to 10.5cm x 17cm.

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You then just wrap your cardstock around the roll.  I have used the scoring blade on my trimmer to make a nice crisp score.

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Then adhere the cardstock pieces to your rolls.  I used the Stampin' Up! red sticky tape for this to make it nice and secure.

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Trim the top and bottom if you need to and then you can decorate them.  I have used scraps of dsp from the sycamore street papers and cut them down to 7 x 8.5cm

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Then cover each of the rolls:

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Using a cropodile I have put holes at the end and using some of the Stampin' Up! real red stitched ribbon   tied the rolls together - you might want to use the binding rings or even the bind-it-all.

I've made some tags (cut to 6.5 x 9cm) and using the owl punch I've made the little tabs.

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So there you have it, one toilet roll mini album.

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Hope you like it and try one yourself.

May the crafting mojo be with you!
 
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