Decorative Clipboards DIY
Clipboards are great for keeping your home office organized, but they can be a bit boring. Why not upcycle those old clipboards to make some decorative clipboards that are both functional and pretty! With just a few supplies and some time, you can create your own decorative clipboards to use with all your organizing needs. When they’re not in use, they double as wall art. Or you can even create some to use only as wall art if you like. This is a perfect gift for crafters on any holiday list! The following is an instructional blog post that will walk you through the steps in creating this project. I hope it inspires you to get creative! One note, I used a Vintage Moth Print for this project, but you can choose any subject that you like. We have loads of Bird prints, Mushrooms, Eggs, Flowers on this site, so grab what ever speaks to you the most and use that!
This project takes a plain vintage clipboard, and makes it into something that’s not only useful but decorative too! You’ll find the instructions for this fun vintage clip board makeover below.
Decorative Clipboards Supply List:
Instructions for Decorative Clipboards
(This is the before, just a plain vintage wooden clip board)
Step 3) Find something round to use as a template. I used a penny for mine. Draw around the object on each end of the pleated paper.
Step 4) Trim the paper along the marks that you made. Then unfold the pleats and you have a nice scalloped edge paper to work with! Yay!
Step 6) Once dry, apply a top coat of Mod Podge, as a sealer, to protect the surface.
Hello! what a great idea! thanks for sharing so beautiful pictures!
Michelle @ Sweet Something says
Fun project! That’s a neat clip board too, much better than particle board of today!
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
One of my favorite images, too, Karen!
Lovely project – thanks for the tip about Crazi Beautiful Women, it’s a wonderful place! x
My participation for Brag Monday is ready !
Cindy N. (aka nadci) says
That is a beautiful project. Thank you for sharing it.
This is SO neat!! I am mad as a hornet at myself — I cannot believe I threw away an old clipboard a few weeks ago!! Never did I dream such a gorgeous piece of art it could become. I think I just might never throw anything away again!!
Jan LaFollette says
Wow! So cute, you have just inspired me to try That project!
I love jazzing up clipboards! This one is terrific…
a very creative idea xoxo karen
Amy @ Living Locurto says
Very cute! Love this idea.
What a great idea!