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Unique Coloring Book DIY Name Plaque

Use your adult coloring pages to make this personalized DIY name plaque! Relax and enjoy coloring, then turn the pages into wall art. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to get a video of this DIY in action!

Unique Coloring Book DIY Name Plaque

I’ve talked before about being hooked on adult coloring, and you may have seen the tray we decorated with adult coloring pages. If you’ve never colored before, it’s very relaxing – one of my favorite hobbies in the evening after a long work day!

I’m excited to show you how to bring those coloring pages out of the book (because as adult colorists we have many of them!) and onto a useable project: this DIY name plaque.

This DIY name plaque was made using supplies purchased from Michaels! Here’s how this wood craft was done. There’s a video of how to make it at the end of the tutorial.

Coloring Book DIY Name Plaque

Gather These Supplies

White wood letters spelling AMY

Grab wood letters in the name or initials of your choice. My name is short and sweet! I love these ArtMinds letters (already in white) but they have a variety of fonts and finishes to choose from.

Printable coloring page with Staedtler colored pencils on top

Choose a page or pages from your coloring book that you want to cover your letters. You can remove it from the book if you like – I always find it easier!

Coloring in a coloring page with colored pencils

This is where you have a little fun! Color in the image using your Staedtler pencils. Take your time and relax. That’s the point, right?

White wood letter A placed over the top of the coloring page

You can color the entire page or just enough to cover one of your wood letters. Now – at this point, you have two options. You can color in additional pages and have different designs on your letters, or you can make color copies of the page. I’ll leave that up to you!

Cutting out the coloring page with scissors

Trim the design down around the colored area with your scissors.

White letter placed on top of a cut out coloring page

Again, make sure your letter fits. It’s always better to check a second time!

Holding a bottle of Mod Podge Hard Coat

Grab your Mod Podge Hard Coat!

Applying Hard Coat to the back of a coloring page with a brush

Flip the coloring page over and place a thin layer on the back.

White letter placed down in the wet Mod Podge

Place a thin layer of Mod Podge on the front of the letter, flip over, and place down.

Applying a brayer to the top of the coloring page on the wood letter

Turn the letter over and smooth. It’s optional to use a brayer, but I love this one! It’s sold in the decoupage section at Michaels. Let your letter dry for 15 – 20 minutes.

Trimming the page from around the wood letter with a craft knife

Flip the letter over and trim off the paper carefully using a craft knife.

Applying a top coat of Mod Podge to the wood letter with a paintbrush

So colorful and pretty! Repeat with the other letters.. Coat the tops of your letters with Mod Podge and let dry. Then glue to your DIY name plaque!

Letters A M and Y covered in coloring pages

Ready to see the tutorial in action? Just press “PLAY” in the center of the video in this post!


Are you ready to use your adult coloring pages in other projects? Check out our ways to use adult coloring pages. I’d also love for you to check out these other ideas:

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Monday 20th of March 2017

amazing design of coloring book diy name plaque. Thanks for sharing it.