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I have to admit that my paper clutter has gotten out of control lately… to-do lists, post-its, receipts, mail. I just can’t keep up. I decided a clipboard would help keep my to-do list in check, and if the clipboard was cute and colorful I might be more inclined to work on that list.
The Dollar Store is my go-to place for basic office supplies. I snagged 2 clipboards (I made one or my mom). Since everything else came from my craft stash, this was literally a $2 project. $2 and the better part of nap time. That’s it!
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What you need to make this Dollar Store Clipboard Craft
- mod podge (I prefer this kind – I like the finish for these types of projects)
- masking tape
- scrapbook paper – any pattern you like
- craft paint – to coordinate with your scrapbook paper
Dollar Store Clipboard Craft – Tutorial
- Gather your supplies (listed above)
- Paint the edges around the clipboard white (or whatever color you would like).
- Paint the whole back of the clipboard a solid color. Let dry.
- Apply masking tape to the back of the clipboard – whatever design you would like.
- Paint inside the tape. Don’t let the paint fully dry.
- While the paint is slightly tacky (not completely dry), peel off the tape at an angle. Allow paint to fully dry. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge and allow to dry.
- Flip over the clipboard. Using scrap paper, trace an outline around the clip of the clipboard.
- Trace the template onto the back of your scrapbook paper. Cut out along the outline of the clip.
- Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the front of the clipboard.
- Place the scrapbook paper down over the wet Mod Podge and smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles. Wait 15 minutes to allow the Mod Podge to dry.
- Flip over the clipboard. Trim away any excess scrapbook paper.
- Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge and allow to dry.
That’s it! Like I said, I made a second clipboard for my mom – I think she is going to use it for charts at work. Here’s the finished product: