5 recycled toilet tissue/paper roll tags

This project uses empty toilet tissue rolls (some people call them toilet paper rolls) for the base of the tag. I lightly sanded the empty rolls then painted the edges on one side and the whole surface of the other side.

I then used leftover scraps from my previous layouts using the My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose collection papers in the Hazel range to decorate and embellish one side of the rolls. One is a Welcome Home gift tag, 2 are for Mother’s Day and 2 are basically Thank You’s. Each tag holder then has a pull-out insert (3 inserts are decorated with a flower and 2 have trim) where you can write the “to” and “from” along with any personal message to the recipient.

Here are some additional photos of the 5 tag holders and inserts:

I’ve heard of others using a similar method to create fun and interesting tag albums! You could also try sealing off the ends and creating inserts for the tops of the holder instead! All 5 flowers were handmade. It didn’t occur to me until I’d finished that a tutorial on the flowers might be a good idea, so I’ll try to post one in the near future.



empty toilet tissue rolls
Folk Art Acrylic paint
Sand paper
MME Hazel cardstock papers
MME Hazel “lovely” brads
MME Hazel “memories” trims
MME Hazel “lovely” label Stickers
MME Hazel “mother” layered stickers
MME Hazel “lovely” bits and pieces
MME Hazel “fancy” buttons
MME Hazel “special” buttons
MME Hazel “lovely” title
MME Hazel “mother” title
Heidi Grace Inspire Me “Pocket Buttons”
Cosmo Cricket tiny type alpha stickers
October Afternoon Mini Market alpha stickersRanger/Tim Holtz Distress Inks
DMC embroidery floss


Helmar 450 quick dry liquid
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac


EK success large scalloped circle punch
Making Memories medium circle punch

I’m entering this project into the following challenges:

Two Peas in a bucket’s MME challenge, Sketches4all’s layered tags challenge, Just Us Girl’s zipper flower challenge and Frosted Designs reuse or repurpose challenge.

To enter the Frosted Designs reuse/repurpose challenge (entries must be submitted by noon (CST) Thursday, March 31, 2011), CLICK HERE.

To enter the Just Us Girls zipper flower challenge (entried must be submitted by 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, March 31, 2011 to be considered “chic of the week”), CLICK HERE.

To enter the Sketches4all group tag challenge (entries must be submitted by midnight March 31, 2011), CLICK HERE.

To enter the Two Peas in a Bucket Manufacturer challenge, CLICK HERE.


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa Kind
    Mar 27, 2011 @ 18:43:44

    What a clever recycling idea! Love the tags! Your flowers are so pretty, especially your zipper flower! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

  2. Dana Gustafson
    Mar 27, 2011 @ 19:28:33

    Sooo cute! I love your upcycled project! What fabulous tags and tag holders! Way to go on the zipper flowerand all of your handmade flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

  3. Andrea Fogleman
    Mar 27, 2011 @ 20:49:38

    That is a Awesome Green Idea! Very nice designs! Thanks for participating in the Frosted Designs Challenge!

  4. Amanda
    Mar 27, 2011 @ 22:01:43

    What a fantastic idea, I love it and will be doing this.

    Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs, I look forward to seeing more of your work


  5. Elise
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 02:12:16

    SERIOUSLY! SERIOUSLY!!!!!!! What a FABULOUS, totally GREEN and glorious ides: I love it! These crafty gems have my COMPLETE attention and admiration ~ MEEEEE-owwwww! Fantastic! I love, love, love your use of the fantastic zipper flower! Thanks, so much, for sharing these great pieces with JUST US GIRLS! Yee Haw!

  6. kissinia
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 11:02:15

    Brilliant idea! I have never be thinking about it! Well done! Thanks for joining Frosted Designs this week! Good luck!

  7. Melissa Johnson
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 21:57:40

    Your tags are fabulous!!

  8. Jolanda Simons
    Mar 31, 2011 @ 01:35:35

    Hi saw you on the Websters BLOG!! cool !
    Wanted to leave you some love,so here i am 😉
    I love your work!!
    Have a very nice day!!

  9. Andrea Matthews
    Mar 31, 2011 @ 21:53:40

    Recycling never looked so good! These tags are gorgeous!!! WOW! Thanks so much for playing along with us at JUGS!

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