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Upgraded Clipboards for Events, Classes, or Just for Fun

These customized clipboards are super cute and super easy to make. They require just a few things, and are cheaper and sturdier than many of the decorative clipboards on the market.

Using different papers allows you to customize for friends, events, color schemes, or just daily mood changes. I love that I can pick a different design for each one.

I have used these for an Essential Oils 101 class, craft classes, and work meetings. I like how they compliment the overall decor of my office and any events I might have to attend.

Supplies

  • Clipboards
  • Fancy Scrapbook paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush
  • A brayer and/or smoothing tool (could use an old credit card)
  • Scissors & pen
  • A needle point clay tool (or something else pointy)
  • Sandpaper
  • Patience

Choose paper and trim to size

Choose the paper you want to use and line it up with the back of the clipboard. Trim off any excess on the side. Then clip the paper to hold it in place while you trim around the bottom. Get as close as you can to the board edge, but it doesn’t have to be perfect.

Glue with Mod Podge

Using Mod Podge, a foam brush, and the brayer and/or smoothing tool, apply Mod Podge to the underside of the paper, and smooth it in place on the clipboard.

There may be some bubbles that pop up. This is where the pointy tool comes in handy (see below).

Smooth & Sand

Just poke a hole in the bubble, and smooth out the trapped air. You wont see the hole later, I promise.
You want to let the glue dry for at least a few hours. Don’t rush this part!  I prepped all of mine, and then let them dry until the next day.

It’s sanding time!!! I just hand sanded around the edges of each board. I even sanded any appliques I added to the top.

I love a worn finish, and sanding ties the paper and the board together.
**Remember to sand down and away from the board so you do not lift the paper up at the edges. If you do, you will need to re-glue it down where is lifts. No big deal.

{Matte works better than glossy}

Once your sides are sanded, and the boards are wiped down, its time to apply the top layer of Mod Podge. I went with the Antique, but Matte will work also.

I would stay away from glossy, because the brush strokes show up more…unless that is part of your design.

Don’t worry about the clip sticking to the glue. It will pop right back up when the glue dries.  

Last step is optional…Add cute ribbon to the top.

Optional..but is it really?? 

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