Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cutest Clipboard on the Block

I was at the craft store a couple of weeks ago, and I randomly bought this plain ol' boring clipboard (for $1.99.)
Not really sure why.  It just called out to me, I guess! :)~
So, I decided to help it out and make it cute.
First item of business:  cover the chrome.
I taped off the top half of the clipboard and spray painted it ....
 ...using Rust-oleums "brown hammered" paint.  
(I wanted a dark color, and I didn't have any plain bronze paint, so I just tried this!)

It looked kinda creepy when it was wet!
But it actually ended up looking pretty neat-o.
Husband keeps telling me how cool it looks.  
I'm not sure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing.  
Husband's not exactly gifted in the crafty/creative department! Ha!

Next stop:  craft paper.  
I had this nifty book of paper in my craft closet.

I like the papers in this book because they all look antiqued and vintage-y.
Just my style! :-)

I chose these two pieces: one for the front, one for the back.  

I traced around the clipboard, then cut out the paper and modpodged it on.
(For the back, I used a hole punch to make holes for the screws to fit through.)

Craft paper/1st layer: complete.

 Next, I personalized it a bit by adding stickers, embellishments, and photos with words and sayings that are special and inspiring to me.  

More mod podge over the top! 

And here's how my "inspirational clipboard" turned out!  I love it!!!

Now that I'm a blogging maniac (haha), I needed a place to keep all of my blogging thoughts organized (and I am a teacher, people -- gotta have my lesson plans!) I printed this out and snap!
One step closer to organized. :-)

This was such a fun project - and super easy!
I'm already making plans for some more.  I think my job-share partner and I could use some "teacher versions" in our classroom ...


  1. How cute, love it! Following back from Mommy's Peanut Gallery :)

  2. Bec, you are SO creative!! I want you to decorate my house! ;)

  3. Holy crap Bef! You are on a roll! AWESOME!!!

  4. LOVE it!!! This is too fun. I need to put something like this for my kids' chore charts. Thanks for sharing!

    I appreciate the follow at my blog. I'm following you as well!


  5. Lesson plans? What are those? =)

  6. I love this Bec, I should have looked at it yesterday! I might need to make these for the office and spice it up! Great idea.

  7. That looks so darling! I have a row of clipboards hanging on the wall of our playroom and clip the kids school papers and projects to them but they are seriously plain and boring so I might just have to try this. :-) Thank you so much for coming over this weekend and linking up to Inspiration Friday!

  8. Very cute project. Love how you transformed it into something lovely and inspirational! Well done.

  9. so cute! thanks for sharing!

  10. Love, love, LOVE your clipboard!! I hope you'll stop by and share it at the Tuesday To Do Party!


  11. HUGE improvement from the traditional ugly brown! I love it! Thanks so much for linking up at The Little Birdie! I can't wait to see more of your crafty projects! :)


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