Great Gift Idea: Personalized Clipboard

22 Dec

Christmas is right around the corner, so I thought I’d give all of you an early Christmas present. My lovely sister-in-law is a crafting queen, so I asked her to share some of her most recent projects with us. She has created four festive items for this time of year, and I’ll share one each day (in her own words) from now until Christmas!

Project 2: Personalized Clipboard

As a first grade teacher I am always looking for personalized items for my classroom! When looking around online they are always so pricey! So, I decided to start making my own and you can too! I made this clipboard for less than 10.00!

To make this clip board you will need the following materials:

  1. Black and white paint pens
  2. Acrylic paint in whatever colors you like
  3. Ribbon of your choice
  4. Sharpie marker
  5. Unpainted clipboard ( you can find these at Wal-Mart for cheap!)
  6. Acrylic Sealer

Step 1: Paint the clipboard front and back in which ever background color you like. You will probably have to paint several coats to get the desired look.

Step 2: Create a circle template out of paper or any item around the house that makes a perfect circle. Trace with a pencil your circles on the board. When finished, paint the circles your random colors of choice.

Step 3: Once dry, take your white paint pen and accent your polka dots as you see done in the picture. You can also take the black paint pen and create the swirls randomly.

Step 4: To create your personalized name on the back simply print off your name off of a word document and cut it out. Lay it down on your clipboard and trace it with a sharpie marker. When you lift up the paper you will see some came through. Then you will take your black paint pen to complete the name.

Step 5:  Spray your clipboard back and front with acrylic sealer and let dry!

Step 6: Tie your ribbon in a knot through the silver hole used to hang the clipboard!

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