Make Your Own Coloring Page Journals

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I came across some fun coloring pages, and thought they would be fun to use as covers for a notebook. All the prep work is done, so now you can easily make your own coloring page journals. Leave them black and white and give them as a gift, or have fun coloring them yourself. You can also use the freebies from my adult coloring page bags article for this project.

DIY Coloring Page Journals

DIY Coloring Page Journals

I made two different journals, with three different designs. All free for you to print out for yourself. 

Have you heard that coloring helps slow the mind and reduce stress? Who doesn’t have stress to deal with, making this latest craze a win-win.

DIY Coloring Journals Booklet

This booklet was made by simply gathering together blank copy paper and the cover.

DIY Coloring Journals Booklet Inside

Line them up and staple down the middle. Now you have a empty booklet to write or journal in, and/or add photos and other memorabilia.

DIY Coloring Composition Cover

Another option is to use a cheap composition book and glue the picture directly on the cover.

DIY Coloring Composition inside

Great if you prefer lined paper to write on.

Coloring Page Journals

Either way I thought they were fun to make and color.

Other ideas: 

~ Buy a few smaller journals then cut and paste portions of the prints on them.
~ Make gift tags from the prints.
~ Glue a strip to both sides of a piece of cardboard for a pretty bookmark.

I think these coloring page journals would make great teacher gifts, gifts for students or anyone you think could use a journal and would enjoy de-stressing with a little coloring project.


Here are your Free Coloring Page Journals: 


Click on the image for a full size pdf you can then print

landscape view


portrait view




Enjoy making your own coloring page journals with these free downloads. Coloring them in yourself or leave them blank and give as a gift.

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About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. Those are gorgeous! I’m a sucker for journals.

  2. Janice G Mechling says:

    I enjoy seeing and learning from you! I paint for therapy and find fun things t share with friends. Known as “the give back artist” these kind if ideas fit my art-craft budget. Keep up the good “fun work” … Much appreciated! MillVillageArts – Janice Gaskins Mechling, Artist in Alabama.

  3. Thanks for great printables. Just one thing – the garden journal landscape view isn’t the landscape. 🙂

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