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
So by downloading these templates you will be able to creatively colour and make:-
- a colouring page which can be framed afterwards
- 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)
Watch me use watercolour pencils to colour then assemble a bookmark heart
Click the picture below to watch on YouTube
How to Make the Recycled CD Hanging
WHAT YOU NEED
- Old CD Rom
- 2 x coloured templates
- colouring supplies
- glue stick
- string or wire or fishing line
- spray sealant protector (optional)
Colour the Templates
I used watercolour pencils to colour the two designs from the CD Hanging PDF Template
Glue your colourings onto the CD
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
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
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
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:)