DIY Under 5 – Easy Decorated Clipboard

 BusyBeeKate-DIYUnder5LogoHow many times have you searched around your home or office for a pen and paper to jot down a note or reminder?!  I do it all the time!

And last time I was searching I came upon a couple of clipboards and I decided they would be perfect for keeping me from having to do that search pretty much daily.  

So I grabbed one of the clipboards, thought about adding some paper onto it and then thought again about making it not just a useful office accessory but a cool looking one too.

For this DIY Under 5 you’ll need:

– Clipboard
– Wall Art Stickers (I found mine at Dollar Tree!  These are by Main Street Wall Creations Adhesive)
– Acrylic Paint
– Paint Brushes
– Painters Tape
– Mod Podge (not shown)

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I just love this owl, so bright and cheery! …and just $1.00 (and Made in the USA too!)

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These poly-brushes work great for painting and are a must in my craft artillery! BusyBeeKate-DIYUnder5-EasyDecoratedClipboardSupplies3

The first step is to take your painters tape and tape off the design you’d like to paint.  I made mine pretty random as you’ll see.  Next, grab your paint and be creative!

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Continue painting the other areas of the board.  After the paint is dry remove the tape and add accent lines if you’d like.  I chose to use silver for mine.

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Another work in process view.

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Now take your wall sticker(s) and place them onto the painted clipboard.  Make sure the paint is fully dry before adding your sticker(s).

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After placing the sticker where you’d like it be be sure to rub down completely.  You’ll see mine above wasn’t yet fully pressed down before I snapped the photo.  Continue placing the stickers as you see fit.  

Next grab your accent color (silver in this case,) and outline the stickers.  This is optional but I found that it really added a nice finishing touch to the owl and tree.

The last step in the process is to paint the clipboard with 2 coats of Mod Podge and that’s it!  Now check out the finished product:

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I love how this clipboard turned out… much better than I anticipated and also much more fun than the boring brown one I started with.  I added some paper and used some string to tie up a pencil to always have it handy!

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I hung this on my office wall and now I know when I have notes or reminders to jot down I have a go-to place and won’t have to spend the time looking around for pen and paper!  Plus it makes really cool wall art!  Nothing beats function and style!

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Hoot hoot… what a fun project!  So, I want to know do you also misplace your pens and paper?

Love, Kate 

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    You know I love the owl!! Such a fun craft idea and way to dress up a boring clipboard!
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