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4 Brilliant Ways to Repurpose and Display Your Finished Coloring Pages

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been hit with the Adult Coloring Book Craze! I’m the type of person that NEEDS a low-key, creative activity to help me wind down from a busy day. Sipping a glass of wine and working on some coloring pages is the perfect fix with just the right amount of ‘creative freedom’ (like choosing colors) and ‘zero brain work’ (aka. no pressure) to help me relax and have fun.Creative ideas for repurposing and displaying finished coloring pages

As I continue my ‘coloring therapy’ journey, I’m accumulating a lot of finished coloring pages. The only problem is that they stay closed up in their books, making it easy to forget about the ‘happy hours’ I spent working on them. In an effort to change that, I’m sharing four creative ways to re-purpose and display a finished coloring page!

How to Re-purpose finished coloring pages

1. Wall Art

The easiest way to re-purpose your coloring page is to transform it into wall art! All you have to do is glue your finished page to a thick piece of chipboard or wood panel.

How to display finished coloring pages

The above image is from the book, “Animal Kingdom” by Millie Marotta


Beautiful finished coloring book image for display

It’s best to use a wood panel or board that’s slightly smaller than your page. Spray both the front of the board and the back of your coloring page with spray mount. With your coloring page face down, center the board (sticky side down) directly onto the page, pressing firmly. Then use an x-acto knife to trim off any excess paper from around the board. If you are using a thin board, it can then be placed into a frame. Or choose a thick board that can be displayed on its own.

2. Gift Wrap, Gift Tag & Greeting Card

Some of my favorite coloring pages are repeating patterns, making them great for transforming into gift-wrap!

Coloring pages re-purposed as gift wrap and tags


Use a finished coloring page to wrap a small gift, or to make your own greeting card or gift tag! I made all three with a single coloring page. You’ll notice that I didn’t finish coloring the page, but I love the look of having some black & white areas mixed in with full color.

3. Paper Ornaments

Another easy way to re-purpose a finished coloring page is to make them into paper ornaments! I love how this simple craft project can transform a coloring page into a 3-dimensional decoration. I chose to re-purpose a mandala coloring page and can’t get over how well they turned out.


make a finished coloring page into paper ornaments!

If your coloring page is on text-weight paper, I recommend spray mounting it onto a thicker card stock first. This will make it easier to make a clean punch. For a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own paper ornaments, I invite you to visit my collaborative blog, Adventures-In-Making.

4. DIY Coasters
Transforming a coloring page into a set of coasters is a great DIY project because the result is both functional and pretty. Make your own by mounting your finished coloring page onto wood or ceramic tiles (in the same way that we mounted the wall art above). See how to make them here.

Turn those gorgeous finished coloring pages into something useful - DIY Coasters

Hey, I also created a FREE coloring page for you! You can download it here.

If you addiction is out of control, you’ll need books (see some great ones here) and more FREE coloring pages to download and print.

Want more coloring? Check out this post on How to Color Like a Boss.

And don’t forget the Essential List of Supplies for Coloring.


  1. These are great ideas! I have been hit by the coloring faze, too! It is very relaxing and satisfying. Who knew!

  2. Love your repurpose ideas! I also cut some of my pages into strips and roll them into paper beads and make wearable art. Time consuming and messy but so much fun.

    • Hi Kirsten, I was totally going to try that one! Did you still see much of the pattern that you coloured?

  3. I also have lots of coloring pages that I have finished and want to fix up and sell to make some extra money to help in my retirement. I have seen a lot of information on copyright that I can not frame and sell. What is the difference in framing a colored picture and putting it on chipboard.

    • There is no difference for the copyright no matter how you use it, chipboard or framed. If the artist prevents you from reselling the art, then that means in any form. It sounds like you are quite creative, why not design your own drawing to use? And the other pages you can proudly display in your home or give as gifts!


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