Adult Coloring Books

DIY Gift Tags Made From Coloring Book Pages

Written by Adrienne

 

If you’re like me, you’ve got a lot of colored pages lying around. There are lots of things you can make with your colored pages, and one of my absolute favorite things to use them for are these beautiful DIY gift tags!

Upcycle your colored pages into beautiful handmade gift tags! Learn how to make these super easy DIY coloring book gift tags!

Perfect for the holidays, birthdays, and just because, these gift tags are great because they let you add a bit of handmade flair to your gift, even if it isn’t homemade.

Keep scrolling to see the step-by-step how to video for this project, and to learn how to make these DIY gift tags!

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Upcycle your colored pages into beautiful handmade gift tags! Learn how to make these super easy DIY coloring book gift tags!

What You’ll Need

As you can probably tell from my notes above, I went with a gold theme for accents. I knew that the colored pages I would be using were going to be all different colors, so I wanted a central accent color to tie everything back together and gold just felt like the right choice!

Upcycle your colored pages into beautiful handmade gift tags! Learn how to make these super easy DIY coloring book gift tags!

Watch the Video Tutorial

Step by Step: How to Make Coloring Book Gift Tags

1. Choose the coloring pages you’d like to use.

First thing first, it’s time to choose the pages you’d like to use for your gift tags! You can use pages you’ve finished coloring already, or you can color something new instead. Abstract patterns work best, though non-abstract designs can work if enough of the image fits within the size of the tag, as shown in the second image below.

Upcycle your colored pages into beautiful handmade gift tags! Learn how to make these super easy DIY coloring book gift tags!

The above is a page from Inkspirations for Breast Cancer Survivors, and the image below is from Make Your Mark.

Upcycle your colored pages into beautiful handmade gift tags! Learn how to make these super easy DIY coloring book gift tags!

Don’t have something ready? Try tracing your tags onto a new coloring page and only coloring within the sections you’ve decided to include. You can use a different color palette for each section. Try coordinating with your gifts!

This is a fun coloring technique and perfect for getting more than one color scheme onto a page! Upcycle your colored pages into beautiful handmade gift tags. Learn how to make these super easy DIY coloring book gift tags!

The page above is from the book Color With Music: Mandalas.

2. Trace the larger tag onto the page with a pencil.

Upcycle your colored pages into beautiful handmade gift tags! Learn how to make these super easy DIY coloring book gift tags!

3. Cut out the design based on your guide lines.

Upcycle your colored pages into beautiful handmade gift tags! Learn how to make these super easy DIY coloring book gift tags!

Mandalas work great for this project, because they have a natural endpoint that you can arrange the tags around so that the hole does not get overlapped by your colored page. You can find a lot of gorgeous free hand-drawn mandalas for personal use on Del’s Doodles.

Upcycle your colored pages into beautiful handmade gift tags! Learn how to make these super easy DIY coloring book gift tags!

4. Glue to the larger tag.

After gluing down, you may need to trim overhang from the coloring page — just flip the tag over to see if you need to trim.

Upcycle your colored pages into beautiful handmade gift tags! Learn how to make these super easy DIY coloring book gift tags!

Then the larger tags are all set!

Upcycle your colored pages into beautiful handmade gift tags! Learn how to make these super easy DIY coloring book gift tags!

5. Use the smaller tag for your “to” and “from” labels.

I love the look of the gold pen on these white tags!

Upcycle your colored pages into beautiful handmade gift tags! Learn how to make these super easy DIY coloring book gift tags!

6. Thread the colored string through both tags and attach to your gift.

Next, layer your two tags with your string and tie a loop that you can attach to your gift! I used gold washi tape to attach mine to gifts I didn’t want to add ribbon or string to.

(Want to know something kind of embarrassing? My phone totally ran out of storage space while I was filming the video for this project, and I didn’t realize it. So I didn’t capture ANY footage of me finishing the project and wrapping gifts… oops!!)

Upcycle your colored pages into beautiful handmade gift tags! Learn how to make these super easy DIY coloring book gift tags!

I love the finished product… these DIY gift tags just look so classy!

Upcycle your colored pages into beautiful handmade gift tags! Learn how to make these super easy DIY coloring book gift tags!

I had so much fun making these gift tags! I’m going to be making a bunch more, because I want all my gifts to match.

Are you going to try this project? I’d love to hear your ideas, and see what you make! If you try this project, post a photo with the hashtag #cleverpedia so we can see what you create!

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Upcycle your colored pages into beautiful handmade gift tags! Learn how to make these super easy DIY coloring book gift tags!

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