One of my upcoming party hosts asked if we could make something for a teacher gift. I shared a few ideas with her, and both her favorite and mine was the mini clipboard. Here is what I came up with for her, and I can’t wait to actually create these at her workshop.
Here’s what you will need:
- Mini clipboard
- Designer series paper
- Decorative paper, stamps, punches
- Mod podge
- 5 ” ribbon strips
To decorate your clipboard:
- First you need to trim your designer paper to the size of your clipboard. You can measure and cut it with a trimmer, or simply trace the clipboard and cut it with scissors. Then you will have to trim out a slot so that the paper slips over the clip at the top of the board. This is the trickiest part.
- Next, cut paper pieces and use stamps and punches to create the decorations to go on your clipboard. See products below for a list of what I used.
- Once all of your pieces are prepared, it’s time to start mod podging. For each piece of paper you attach, you need to use a paintbrush to apply Mod Podge to the clipboard AND to the back of the paper (this will help keep the paper from bubbling up as it dries). Then lay the paper on the clipboard in the correct location, and smooth the paper with your hands to make sure there are no air bubbles underneath. Next paint a thin layer of Mod Podge over top of the paper.
- Complete the previous step for each piece of paper. You may want to wait briefly between layers to allow some drying time.
- If any paper hangs over the edge of the clipboard, trim it with scissors.
- Apply one final coat of Mod Podge over the entire clipboard, making sure to seal the edges. Allow to dry.
- Tie ribbons to the top of the clipbard.
If you would like to use this on your refrigerator, you could attach magnet strips to the back. Enjoy!