Monday, July 2, 2012

Decorative Clipboards That Get Used A LOT

I added a new DIY project. We've all probably seen those decorative clipboards with the scrapbook paper and the Mod Podge. I tried making those for the upcoming school year, but I didn't really like them. I thought they were too sticky feeling, which makes sense since Mod Podge is really just a glorified glue. In fact, I was working on them in my Florida room in this summer heat, and I had stacked them when I had finished. Big mistake. They ended up getting stuck together, and when I tried to get them apart, of course, I ripped the paper.

So, I thought--this is not going to work. We never know what the temperature in the room is going to be. Some days it is unbearably hot and other days it's a freezing meat locker. Plus, I thought, just holding it in my hands (which I'm always seen with a clipboard) might make it melt just from body heat.

I really liked the DIY clipboards though, so I came up with my own solution. I decided to use stickers instead of scrapbook paper and no finish. You can get a more instructional look at them from my "DIY tab." I thought it was a good solution. Take a look:



  1. Great idea! I just painted mine last weekend with spray paint, but I think a sticker would be a perfect addition! Thanks!

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  3. Those are absolutely fabulous!! I love the woodland theme, very very cute! Is that how your classroom is themed?


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  5. Hi Becca! Thanks for linking up:) Your clipboards turned out super cute! Very creative to use stickers instead of mod podge. Mod podge and I don't get along very well either:) Would love it if you would grab my linky button:) Thanks again for linking up and I hope you can do it again next week:))

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