It appears that the trend of adult coloring books is here to stay and this girl couldn’t be happier! Although I’ve yet to enjoy this creative outlet as an adult, I remember spending hours coloring from similar books as a child of the 70’s. Always needing to turn things into a game, I would often pick my two favorite colors (usually red and navy) and try to cover the entire design with them and the white space. Every time I see a book today I am instantly transported back to our living room floor.
Currently I find adult coloring books to be a wonderful source of craft inspiration. The patterns are so beautiful and can be repurposed in a variety of ways. Most are printed on quality paper that make it perfect for crafting. And with Easter and Mother’s Day just around the corner, using adult coloring book pages to make custom seed packets is a perfect gift for any spring occasion.
How to Make Beautiful Adult Coloring Page Seed Packets
To create this craft you’ll need to gather up a few supplies:
Supplies for Adult Coloring Page Seed Packets
**This post contains affiliate links. Many of the supplies listed can be found at your local craft or fabric store, but the links have been provide for your convenience in recreating this project.**
- Adult Coloring Book Pages
- Permanent Adhesive
- White paper gift tags (similar)
- Colored Pencils (similar)
Adult Coloring Page Seed Packets
Trim adult coloring page to 7″ square and fold in thirds.
Fold your square into three sections with roughly a quarter inch overlap so that you have a strip to add your adhesive to.
Glue Long Edges Together
Used permanent adhesive tape and press firmly to glue the edges together forming a “tube”.
Seal One End and Fold
Seal one end of the “tube” with your adhesive before folding and securing with permanent tape. Sealing the end keeps the edge from pulling open once it’s folded in place.
Fill with Seeds and Close
Fill your packet with seeds and then repeat the process of sealing the end and folding it close.
Create a Label
You’ll want to create a removable label so that you know which seeds are in each packet as well as including any planting instructions. I used these white gift tags that I had on hand and customized them.
To do the same, place one tag over the other to use as a template.
Mark and cut edges to create a symmetrical tag to thread with ribbon.
Using ribbon as opposed to an adhesive label allows you (or the recipient of the seed packet) to easily slide the tag off and be able to color the packet.
Make sure that the ribbon is underneath your seed packet and then thread it through the tag.
Once threaded, knot to secure. Finish by hand lettering the label.
These seed packets are pretty by themselves, but I also think they would be perfect in a Mother’s day gift basket. And how sweet would it be for your little ones to color a few of these ahead of time as a part of the gift?
Has spring arrived in your neighborhood? What are you most looking forward to planting this season? Do you craft with your adult coloring book pages? Let me know in the comments below.
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