This DIY clipboard is so easy! This tutorial will show you how it’s done with Mod Podge – and it makes a great teacher’s gift.
Let’s be honest – you could have a brown, boring clipboard – or you could have something quite a bit cooler. Basic brown doesn’t work for me, so in this post I’ll teach you how to make a DIY clipboard. I had a teacher in mind when I was making it: my mother!
She was a fifth grade teacher for years . . . and wouldn’t this make a great gift idea for a teacher? It’s not hard to decoupage a clipboard, so if you are a beginning Mod Podger, you might want to take one on. Here’s how I did it.
Gather These Supplies
- Clipboard – online and available at craft stores, but you might be lucky enough to find one at a thrift store (I’ve seen them there)
- Mod Podge Gloss
- FolkArt acrylic paint – Sky Blue
- Spray paint
- Scrapbook paper – I used K & Company
- Ribbon and embellishments
- Craft glue
- Craft knife
- Scissors – for trimming
- Brayer (optional)
Paint the wood portion of the clipboard with acrylic paint. Give both sides of the board several coats and let dry.
Use a brayer or your hands to completely smooth the paper down – wipe away any Mod Podge that squeezes out the side. Let the paper dry for 15 minutes at the least, then coat the entire board with two coats of Mod Podge.
Re-attach the clip and add embellishments (such as letters and ribbon) with craft glue. Let everything dry.