Hello. Another Monday here. But the days all seem to run together! This is day 4 of the 5 Days of Crafting where I encourage you to create a craft using what you have on hand. Today I am sharing my DIY clipboard idea. I purchased these clipboards from the Goodwill at 99 cents each. They have sat in my craft stash for quite some time.
Over on my Facebook page, I shared how the Hubs and I moved our mini office into the corner of my shop. I had two of these foam floral pieces of décor that I found at Hobby Lobby some time ago on the clearance aisle for $2.49 that I added to the wall next to the window that I face.
I felt it needed a few more pieces of décor. I knew the clipboards would make great pieces to hang on the wall.
Painting the Clipboards
Since the floral wall décor was black and white, I decided to paint the clipboards black. I had Rust-Oleum chalk paint on hand in Charcoal.
I wiped down the clipboards with a paper towel just to remove the dust. Then, I applied one coat of the paint to each clipboard.
I held the clip at the top up with my hand and painted underneath.
Once the clipboards dried, I gave them a coat of Minwax Dark Wax wiping on with a lint-free cloth.
I found these black and silver embellishments in my craft box. I used my hot glue and placed one on each of the clips.
This is how they look with the embellishment added.
I used my Canva program to create an 8×10 printable for each clipboard. I just used regular copy paper. Funny side note. I had all of my photos taken and edited when I noticed I made a booboo! Do you see it? Yep, “Word” instead of “Work” haha so I had to start over!
I used a small nail to hang the clipboards on the wall under my floral pieces.
Now my wall is complete. On one side I can look outside and enjoy nature because of the window. In front, right above my computer are is my beautiful wall art.
Never pass up clipboards at the thrift store. They make great décor and can be used in all kinds of different ways.
Here are a few other thrift store projects you might like.
Remember, you can use what you have on hand to craft! Use that creativity that we all have deep down inside!