This sweet little book was made with bits of paper, ribbon, yarn and toilet paper cores - waste not want not!!
I made quite a few of these books as Christmas gifts for family and friends.
I thought it would take a lot of time to gather enough TP cores to make the books - but we use more TP than I thought because it didn't take long before I had enough to start the project. One thing I discovered is not all TP cores are the same size...different brands...different size!
Flatten the cores, cover with decorative paper (glue on); punch holes on one end. My book contains three "pages". Decorate pages with paint, clip art, lacy paper, etc. I made small cards in Photoshop Elements - with poems or sayings - printed on water color paper; hole punched in center on one end, decorative ribbon threaded through hole. These cards were inserted into the "pages". Tie pages together using yarn or ribbon.
This was a relatively quick project. Consider making one (or more) yourself the next time you need a small gift for someone special.