Clipboard decorating

I saw this display yesterday on ‘milk tooth’s rain‘ and thought it was such a clever idea.

So, I took my old and plain brown clipboard and decided to ‘make it pretty’ too. I have a bit of a wrapping paper fetish (if I see one I like, I buy it. I have a collection but sadly they always get damaged before I can use them. My idea is to get architecture draws (but they are like hen’s teeth to find) and my papers can all be stored safely in them). Anyway, I took one of my favourite wrapping papers, cut the outline of the clipboard, coated the clipboard surface with a thin layer of wood glue, carefully stuck the cut out wrapping paper down and then coated the surface with a clear varnish.

It was as simple as that and now I have a beautiful and fun clipboard.

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8 Responses to “Clipboard decorating”

  1. Steffi November 19, 2008 at 4:49 pm #

    Wow…this looks great,Wendren!Very good idea! I have today a creative post in my blog too ;O))!

  2. November 19, 2008 at 9:09 pm #

    I do exactly the same thing, I see wrapping paper & I buy it, only now I have loads of half squished rolls of wrapping paper as my kids like to get hold of them! (I especially love the cheap & cheerful rolls from Mr Price!)

  3. Kristina June 9, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    soooo pretty, I need this!! :)

  4. June 10, 2011 at 11:44 pm #

    How did you cut out around the clip part of the clipboard? Did you have to remove that part, cover it, then put the clip back on? BEAUTIFUL WORK and IDEA!

    • June 16, 2011 at 10:12 am #

      I turned the clipboard around and placed it on the edge of a table on a cutting board (the clip just off the edge so that the board could lie flat). I then took a craft knife and cut the excess wrapping paper off.

  5. March 18, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    Did you use a spray varnish or brush on?

    • March 19, 2012 at 7:10 am #

      I probably brushed on about three layers, each in a different direction so that the brush marks were not evident.

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