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DIY Crafts: Turning Your Coloring Book Pages into Art Projects

Welcome to another exciting post at Kate Taylor Design! Today, we will delve into the creative world of DIY crafts. Our focus? Turning your coloring book pages into art projects. Yes, you heard that right! Your beautifully colored pages don’t have to remain hidden in your coloring books. Instead, they can come alive in numerous innovative forms and serve as stunning pieces of art in your home.

An image of a framed coloring page hanging on a wall
An image of a framed coloring page hanging on a wall

DIY Crafts: Turning Your Coloring Book Pages into Art Projects. To transform your coloring pages into impressive art projects, you need the right ideas, tools, and a dash of imagination. Here are some intriguing ways you can repurpose your colored pages.

1. Framed Art: One of the simplest yet most effective ways to showcase your coloring pages is to frame them. You can use standard photo frames or customize frames to suit the aesthetic of your colored designs. These framed pieces can serve as excellent wall décor, brightening up your living room, bedroom, or study. You can even create a gallery wall, dedicating a particular area of your home to showcase your coloring artistry.

2. Greeting Cards: Add a personal touch to your greeting cards by incorporating your colored pages. You can cut out specific elements from your colored pages or use the entire page as a front cover. The vibrant colors and intricate designs of your coloring pages can enhance the visual appeal of your cards, making them truly special for the recipient. You can use these for birthdays, anniversaries, thank you notes, or even just a sweet message to a loved one.

3. Collage: Collages offer an excellent platform to showcase multiple coloring pages at once. You can create thematic collages, mixing and matching different pages to form a harmonious composition. Collages allow you to experiment with different layouts, sizes, and arrangements, making each piece a unique work of art. You can even incorporate other elements like photographs, magazine cutouts, or decorative paper to create a more dynamic piece.

4. Bookmarks: Create bookmarks from your colored pages. Trim them into a narrow strip, punch a hole at one end, and attach a pretty ribbon. This not only gives you a lovely, personalized bookmark, but it also provides a use for your coloring pages, especially the ones with smaller designs that may not be suitable for larger crafts.

5. Decoupage: The art of decoupage involves gluing paper cutouts onto an object and coating it with layers of varnish. You can decoupage your colored designs onto furniture, boxes, or trays for a unique, artistic look. This technique can give a fresh, creative look to your everyday objects, turning them into unique pieces of art.

6. Wrapping Paper: Instead of store-bought wrapping paper, why not wrap your gifts in your colored pages? Not only is it eco-friendly, but it also adds a personal touch to your gifts. This would be particularly appealing when gifting homemade or handcrafted items, as it adds to the overall personalized and thoughtful nature of the gift.

7. Origami: The art of paper folding can be taken to the next level with colored pages. Create origami birds, flowers, or butterflies using your colorful sheets. These vibrant origami pieces can be used as decoration, gifted, or even used to enhance your wrapping for presents.

8. Paper Beads: Roll your colored pages into tight tubes to create paper beads. String these together to make beautiful necklaces or bracelets. This is a fun and creative way to upcycle your colored pages into something you can wear. You can even host a crafting party and teach your friends how to make their own.

9. Coasters: Protect your table surfaces in style by transforming your colored pages into coasters. Simply glue your colored pages onto square pieces of cork, then seal them with a waterproof sealer. This not only gives you practical, functional items, but also lets you showcase your coloring prowess in a new, innovative way.

10. Scrapbooking: Your colored pages can serve as vibrant backgrounds, borders, or embellishments in a scrapbook, enhancing the overall appeal. Use them to frame your photos, add decorative elements to your pages, or create unique themes for your scrapbook.

Additionally, there are several other ways you can use your colored pages. You can create personalized calendars, turning each of your colored pages into a month of the year. Or you can transform them into beautiful envelopes or stationery. The possibilities are only limited by your creativity.

One of the most wonderful things about turning your coloring pages into art projects is that it gives them a new life. Instead of staying hidden in your coloring books, your artwork gets a chance to be seen, appreciated, and used in a variety of ways. So, the next time you finish a coloring page, think about how you can repurpose it into a new art project. The process is not only creatively satisfying but also environmentally friendly, as it promotes the recycling and reuse of paper.

Remember, the goal is to have fun and express yourself. There's no right or wrong way to do this. So, experiment with different ideas, and don't be afraid to try something new. You might be surprised by what you can create!


Coloring books have gone beyond the realm of coloring; they've become a resource for DIY craft projects, breathing new life into your artwork. With a little creativity and experimentation, your coloring pages can be transformed into beautiful and functional pieces of art that tell a unique story – your story. Remember, there's no right or wrong in DIY crafts; it's all about having fun and letting your imagination run wild.

Remember to follow us for more ideas on DIY crafts, and share your masterpieces with us on social media. We can't wait to see your creations!


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