Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cute Clipboards

Since I've been soooo anxious to do something crafty, I put together these cute little clipboards last night. They were quick & easy - just what I was looking for!

It all started when I was looking for something in my closet yesterday. I found these two old mini-clipboards that our kids took to church with paper & colored pencils when they were younger & had a hard time sitting for an hour!

I have also been wanting to put together a pre-printed grocery "shopping list" that I can use. Hmmmm....sounds like an idea is forming!

So here's how I did it:


Wood Clipboard (any size)

Scrapbook paper

Mod Podge & foam brush

Fabric flowers (optional!)

First I cut the scrapbook paper. My clipboards are 9" x 6", so I cut the paper just a little smaller than that. I also used my scrapbook corner rounder to round the edges:

So that the clip part wasn't in my way while I worked with the Mod Podge, I took a paperclip & looped it through the holes to keep the clip "open":

Then I painted the clipboard with a coat of Mod Podge. With me so far?

Next, I centered the scrapbook paper onto the clipboard and painted another coat of Mod Podge over the top: 

There WILL be air bubbles under the paper at this step - don't be afraid to smooth them out & paint some more!

After everything dried (I let them sit overnight), I added a fabric flower to one (for a tutorial, click here) and a ribbon to the other. 

All ready for the grocery list!

By the way, I edited all these pictures with PicMonkey and I have to say....I like it...A LOT!! If you are a Picnik user and are looking for something new, PicMonkey is a great alternative. Very similar. Simple and easy to use. Just what I was hoping for!

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  1. What a fun little tutorial! :) thanks for linking up! Featuring you on the FB fan page!

  2. Cute, cute, CUTE!!! I would love for you to link up at my party going on now at Jillify It! Enter to win a Hobby Lobby gift card while you're there!

    I'm a new follower!

  3. So cute thanks for the tutorial!

    Sarah @

  4. Those are adorable!! I love the cute paper you covered them with! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  5. SO much more fun to do the grocery chore with THAT clipboard!! Great tutorial. Thanks so much for linking up!
    Spring Fling linky party

  6. These are so cute! I love taking an everyday item and making it look better with just a little craftiness.
    Thanks for coming to visit me at Just Us Four.

  7. Wow! Super cute and looks easy to do. I am visiting from Serenity Now. Tonight our linky party "Cowgirl Up!" goes live. It is a linked linky, so post once and your link appears on four blogs. Hope to see you and your cookies tonight!
    :) Samantha

  8. Oooh! Checking out PicMonkey now. Thanks for telling us about it since Picnik is going away next month. Thank you for following my blog. I'm following you back! :-)

  9. I featured these little cuties tonight on Facebook. Thanks so much for linking up!

  10. So cute :) Thanks so much for linking up at Live Laugh Linky! Hope you'll stop by again this week.

  11. Oh My gosh this is so cute. I would love if you came to link up at my Sunday party. I'm also your new follower! On GFC and Lilny. Hope you will come and see if you would like to follow me too.
    Rose @

  12. This is such a great idea! I would love for you to stop by and link up at my Linky Party via:

    PS: I am your newest Linky Follower!

    Mrs. Delightful

  13. So cute! I just love the way you embellished them! Thanks so much for linking up to our Uncommonly Yours link party! We hope you will join us again this week!

    Take care,