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DIY Valentine Gift using Colouring Pages

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Are you ready for some Valentine colouring pages to make this stunning DIY Valentine Gift for your sweetheart, loved ones or just to make someone feel loved this Valentine’s Day?

I love colouring with a purpose and at Colouring and Tangling this is the direction my resources are heading so I’m thrilled to show you my latest collection of coloring for gifts using the Inked Floral Heart templates available in the Shop as printable PDF files.

Inked Floral Heart Collection

printable valentine cards

CD craft wall hanging

printable valentine gift tags

valentine colouring page

printable valentine bookmarks

printable valentine bookmarks

So by downloading these templates you will be able to creatively colour and make:-

  • a colouring page which can be framed afterwards
  • bookmarks
  • corner heart bookmarks (watch the video below where I colour and assemble one of these little cuties)
  • gift tags
  • a card with matching envelope
  • a recycled CD Hanging (keep reading for step-by-step pictures of my example)
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Watch me use watercolour pencils to colour then assemble a bookmark heart

Click the picture below to watch on YouTube

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How to Make the Recycled CD Hanging

 

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Old CD Rom
  • 2 x coloured templates
  • colouring supplies
  • glue stick
  • drill
  • string or wire or fishing line
  • beads
  • spray sealant protector (optional)

CD craft wall hanging

 

Materials Needed

 

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Colour the Templates

 

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I used watercolour pencils to colour the two designs from the CD Hanging PDF Template

 

Glue your colourings onto the CD

 

diy valentine gift

Not all glues are created equal so to avoid the colourings from peeling away in time, perhaps use a more powerful glue with superior bonding qualities such as Elmers Extreme or a more heavy duty glue stick. Most glue sticks have a superior bonding alternative.

 

Prepare your Beaded Hanging

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I raided my craft cupboard and chose beads based on size and colour which would compliment the colours in the hanging. I purchased my beads many years ago from Lincraft and they sell a mixture of beads in plastic jars based on colours which are really handy to have in your craft pantry. It was then simply a matter of finding a stringing material which was fine enough to thread through the beads. Whatever you choose you need to make sure that it is flexible enough to bend and tie knots in to attach to the CD and form the loop for hanging.

 

Drill a Hole in the CD and Attach your Beaded String

 

diy valentine gift

I chose quite a small drill bit making sure it was slightly bigger than my beading thread. As the CD is so thin the drill went through it easily enough. It tore the paper around the tiny hole slightly but this is a minor flaw which nobody would complain about I’m sure.

 

The Finished Valentine Hanging

 

diy valentine gift

diy valentine gift

How cool does this look even although I do say so myself:) A finishing touch would be to protect the colourings on the front and back of the hanging by spraying with a clear finishing sealer spray in either matte or gloss, depending on your preference. There are lots on the market and I use one from Bunnings made by Boyle, only because it’s easy for me to purchase.

If you make a hanging using your colourings please let us see them in the comments or join my Art Facebook Group which is exclusively for colourings from my books and products. Can’t wait to meet you:)

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I have been an art teacher for over 20 years and now teach extra-curricular art to children in my home studio. As well as producing my own fine art and gifts in my online shops I provide art and craft resources to all creatives and teachers.

2 Responses

  1. Sue
    | Reply

    This is a really neat project. Have some to upload that I did from this line for you to check. Hope to get them up soon. Thank you for all of your tutorials and guidance.

    • lesley
      | Reply

      Hi Sue, Thank you. My aim is to get everyone’s colourings out of books as practical gifts or items we can decorate our homes and offices with. Can’t wait to see what you’ve done!

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