Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Clipboards

To start off the Christmas season, I have an idea that would make a great gift for a teacher,
 co-worker, or anyone else who could use a little cuteness at her desk.
Christmas clipboards

The clipboards I used were slightly longer than 12", so I couldn't just use one piece
of scrapbook paper.
I trimmed one piece to cover 3/4 of the clipboard and one piece to cover the bottom 1/4.
I left a slight space between the two papers to fit a narrow strip in between.
I did the same thing on the back, but put the smaller piece at the top.
On the front, I had to cut out a notch to make room for the clip.
I measured how wide and tall the clip was so I'd know how big to make the notch.

I adhered all the papers with Mod Podge.
To make them lay flat, I used a paper towel and my hand to rub all along the surface to get rid of any air bubbles. The paper towel was there to wipe off any excess glue that seeped out of the edges.
I didn't put a layer of Mod Podge on top of the pattern paper because I find that makes
 the surface tacky, and sometimes paper will stick to it.
If you decide to, make sure that you wait until the bottom layer is completely dry before adding a layer on top or you my find that the paper will ripple. (Been there, done that!)

The last thing I did was tie strips of tulle to the clips.
If you make one, you'll have to measure your clipboard to see what size to trim your papers.
Don't be intimidated- it's not necessary to be precise.
You just want to cover the board.

All this project cost was the price of five pieces of pattern paper and 2 clipboards.
I had the Mod Podge and tulle on hand.
Even better, they both took well under an hour to complete!
Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless.
Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Psalm 103:1


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

LOVE this idea - super cute!!

Pookie said...

Those are adorable! I just saw a show on TV where they used these as wall decorations