Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Toilet Tissue Tube Book and Tutorial


Sometimes the cutest things come from the most unexpected places. The pages of these mini books are made from flattened
Toilet Paper Rolls!
Isn't that great?

OK, you can't picture it? Well, then check out my tutorial:



I got the idea from the Crazy About Mini Albums Blog. They have the cutest ideas from all over.


I did the bandana technique right on the Uptown Girl paper. Didn't that come out cute? The book is for my friend Annette, who couldn't be in San Antonio with us for all the swapping, stamping and scrapping fun. We missed you Annette!

36 comments:

Seleise said...

what a fabulous tutorial and a super fun idea! love your mini books! the uptown girl paper is perfect for that! And, love that fab. button ring too!!

Barb said...

Adorable mini-book! Love the idea and the papers for V-day!!

Suzanne said...

These are fantastic. I love projects that use recycled items. Thanks for sharing with us and the video was great!

Cynthia said...

I have to say what a great idea!! I think this would be a great project for children to do, they would love it!

Cynthia:)

Jennifer Carter said...

You are so inspiring!! I can see it now...a mystery class where you need to bring 4 toilet paper tubes with you! How fun!!

Beverly said...

Too Cute!! I know I don't have to worry about the family tossing the empty ones........I'm the ONLY one who EVER changes the roll!!

Thanks for the sharing! Adding to my "To Do" list :)

dianets7 said...

That is such a great idea!!!!! Recycle!!!! And your proyects are just awesome!

Donna said...

I love that idea! and materials that everyone has! It's great to recycle. Thanks!

Tonniece said...

oh wow, Jewel this is so unique and recycled too. Way to go.
TFS

Kimberly Onofre said...

Hi Julie!! Gosh, I still want to be you when I grow up! :) Your AWESOME... I love love love the tiolet paper rolls.. it's going to be a great craft for my daycare children to do for their parents for Valentines! :) You inspire beyond belief!! Thanks!!

Hugs,

Kimberly Onofre

inkmistress said...

What a great recycle it idea! Super cute!

Thanks for sharing!
Christina

PawsN2Stamp said...

This is awesome!!! I can't believe I was just hanging onto some TP rolls....because I thought...there HAS to be something I can do with these!!! Now I have my supply to use at a workshop!!!

BIG HUGS,

PawsN2Stamp said...

This is awesome!!! I can't believe I was just hanging onto some TP rolls....because I thought...there HAS to be something I can do with these!!! Now I have my supply to use at a workshop!!!

BIG HUGS,

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

what a fun idea! I've been covering them for granola and/or candy bar covers. Now I need to try this!

Chelsea said...

OMG ... that is sooo cool! I love that idea ... now I better go use up some TP so I can have the rolls! LOL :)

Michelle said...

Ok you come up with the most AMAZING stuff!! What a GREAT idea! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Rita, an Inky Friend said...

This is just too cool. Those cardboard rolls aren't going in the recycle tub any more! Thanks for all the inspiration. rita w

Mrs. Fence said...

Who would have thought? Great idea, and I love that it uses something I would normally toss in the recyle bin.

Katy said...

This is just the coolest, cutest, easiest, greenest thing I've seen!!! I've saved them for doing tiny baskets and now, I can use them for these! Thanks for sharing...LOVE your blog and your tutorials.

Linnao said...

Brilliant! That's what I call recycling :-) Love the idea, and guess what, probably have loads of rolls, and if not, will have soon!! Thanks for sharing!!

Barb said...

Me, again :)

BTW... I left you a little award on my blog... :)

TxScrapAddict said...

Love that idea!!

sylviehavre said...

bravoooo encore une bonne idée de récupération après les boitiers CD
bravooooooo
bizous sylviehavre

Teri said...

Thank you for sharing this fun idea! I loved your video and can't wait to save some TP rolls! aloha, Teri

Stamp Angel said...

Julie, I just cried with happy tears when the box arrived containing this incredible tp roll project. I missed you all, and this was such a special gift. Thanks hun!

Anonymous said...

I can't see the tutorial... :( but you wouldn't believe I've been collecting these tubes for a while knowing I would find use for them. thanks for the idea. Edelmira Rivera (arymlede@hotmail.com)

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

this is so cool!!! I love it girl!!

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

Great job and thanks for sharing. I love these and must try it. Your soooo talented.

Scrapin-Stampin-Mom said...

Hey there,

I just came across your site and WOW I love everything you have on here! LOVE love love the mini toilet paper roll book. I can hardly wait to make one now!
Thanks for sharing and being so inspiring!

Marie {Make and Takes} said...

These are great. What a perfect way to recycle!!

maryps said...

These are super cute. I love the idea of recycling something that would be tossed and making something cute and useful. I'll bet that some company will pick up on this idea and sell TP core book kits - like they did with the paper bag scrapbooks. I can't wait to see the marketing buzz on that one! LOL!

omuli said...

Thank you for this great tutorial! I love it (and I love your blog!) :) And thanks for visiting my blog too :)

Akwaba said...

Thank for this video. I made one, you can see it on my blog :
http://coco-creations.blogspot.com/2009/07/14-septembre-1960.html
Nice week end.

coravre said...

Great tutorial ! I used it and you can see my mini book on my blog http://craboukine.canalblog.com/archives/minis_albums/index.html

xoxo

me-bear said...

Thank you so much for sharing!
It was one of the most fun project I did in times!
If you'd like to see mine, you can find it here
Happy Scrappin'!!
xx Monica

TorremochaJ said...

Awesome and very inspiring post. Thanks for sharing.