September 8, 2010
I’m a little bit crazy for clipboards – they’re great for organizing and keeping track of important lists, printables, holding notebooks, chore charts….I needed a couple for some homekeeping and my kids need one for their chore charts. Today I’m going to share with you how I make my clipboards cuter with simple supplies and two little kids helping me.
Start by purchasing the super cheap clipboards – I got mine at Office Max for under $2 a piece. Using craft paint, paint the edges of the clipboard.
Then paint the top inch or so with craft paint – no taking the metal clip out – much easier and pliar free.
Cut scrapbook paper to fit – 1 piece for the front and one for the back – I also used a corner rounder for the corners.
Use some type of a gel medium to decoupage clipboard – I use this one by Martha from Michaels – no smell, so it’s easier to use with kids than other decoupage adhesives. Apply to the wood surface of the clip board and then you’ll need at least coats on the outside – dry between coats and apply thin layers. My kids love helping with this step.
Here are the four completed clipboards – I used coordinating paper on the back to make it a little cuter. Later this week I’ll share what I use my clipboards for and how my kids use their chore charts on their clipboards.
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