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.
These are so cute!!
Tami @ ThisMomsDelight.com Says
I love these, I think this year I am going to make all of my teacher friends one for christmas. Shhh, don’t tell!!
Katie's Nesting Spot Says
Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree and sharing such a fun craft to personalize and help organize your life! I hope to see you next week too!
Madigan at madiganmade Says
Simple and soo cute! Love these.
Jenny @ Embellishing Life Says
cassie @ hi sugarplum! Says
Really cute! I picked up some of those at Office Max last week for my daughter’s new room…I hadn’t even thought of covering the backs!
Kim -today's creative blog Says
What a great job! I love them! Please link in your post to TCB if you’re linking to Get Your Craft On. Thanks doll.
I love all of the bright colors! Good Job!
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Very cool. I love any project that uses scrapbooking paper for something other than scrapbooking!
how do you keep coming up with all these ways to make organizing fun!
So cute! I love clipboards too and use them everyday. Thanks for linking to We’re Organized Wednesday.
Ca-ute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!
Sandy Ang Says
Thanks for the tutorial !