Make a Coloring Page Bookmark

Adult coloring books are a great way to relax and unwind after a long day, but what do you do with the finished pages besides framing them or leaving them closed up in the coloring books? 

You can craft with them, including making this coloring page bookmark from your finished colored designs.  You can see your pretty pages every day, without taking up the space a full framed page needs.

White paper strip with "I'm not adulting today" phrase and flowers colored with colored pencils, with a teal border. Bookmark lying on an open book.
Coloring Page Bookmark |Carla Schauer Designs

For this project, you only need a finished coloring book page, cardstock, and ribbon.  It’s a great way to use up some scraps, and get your colored pages out of the book where you can enjoy them every day. 

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I colored this page from my A Case of the Mondays Adult Coloring Book, using colored pencils.

Partially colored floral adult coloring book page with "I'm not adulting today" snarky phrase, next to colored pencils.
No Adulting Today Colored Page

How to Make A Bookmark From Coloring Pages

Once you are finished coloring your pages with your favorite coloring supplies, it’s time to craft with them! You will need:

  • Coordinating cardstock (heavier is better, especially if your coloring page is thin
  • Coordinating Ribbon
  • Paper trimmer or scissors
  • Laminating machine
  • Hole Punch
  • Flame (optional)
  1. Cut 2 strips from your coloring page, approximately 1.5 x 7″ each. 
  2. Cut a strip of coordinating cardstock slightly larger than the coloring page strips, Approximately 2 x 7.5″.  Glue one coloring page strip to each side of the cardstock leaving a 1/8 to 1/4 inch border.
Cut coloring book pages into pieces to make other projects. Bookmark instructions from Carla Schauer Designs
Cut coloring book pages into strips. | Carla Schauer Designs
  1. Punch a hole and tie ribbon through one end to finish the bookmark.  Cut ends of ribbon at an angle, and use a dot of glue to secure ribbon in place if desired. 
  2. If your ribbon is a fraying type, a light brush with a flame (like a candle or gas match lighter) will melt the ends and prevent fraying.
The top of a multicolored floral bookmark with hands tying orange ribbon. Pink background.
Tie ribbon onto coloring page bookmark. | Carla Schauer Designs

I really like to laminate my finished bookmarks to preserve my coloring, and also keep my bookmarks from getting wet or stained. Use a laminating machine after you punch the hole, but before you tie the ribbon.

Don’t let those beautiful pages sit trapped inside your coloring book, set them free and have some fun making new creations.  Coloring + Reading + Crafting?  Three great hobbies all in the same project! It doesn’t get any more relaxing than that!

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Multicolored floral "I'm not adulting today" bookmark with teal border lying sideways on an open book. White text on a charcoal stripe reads "Make Bookmarks from coloring pages"
one photo of a multi-colored finished floral "I'm not adulting today" coloring page, and one photo of the "I'm not adulting today" part of the coloring page with a teal border, sitting in an open book. A gray stripe between photos has a white text overlay reading "Make a Bookmark from Finished Coloring Pages"
Make a Bookmark from Coloring Pages

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