Friday, May 6, 2011

Teacher's Appreciation Week Gift - Mod Podged Clipboard Tutorial

Of course I waited until Thursday night to decide what I was going to make for my son's teacher for Teacher's Appreciation Week! Well, I just finished this super cute clipboard!

I bought a clipboard at a thrift store about 3 months ago for $1.00 and finally got around to using it. I used 2 coordinating pieces of scrapbook paper, some grossgrain ribbon and Mod Podge.

The how to:
1. Measure the clip board and cut the paper to fit the lengths you want to cover. You may want to use an exacto knife to cut around the metal clip part.
2. Brush some Mod Podge over the clipboard and stick the first paper to it. I use my finger to smooth the air bubbles out. Then brush some more Mod Podge on top of the paper and smooth it out as well.
3. Repeat with the second piece of paper. I overlapped the papers, but you could cut and line them up as well.
4. Using scissors, round the edges of the paper to match the rounded edges of the clipboard.
5. Cut small pieces of ribbon and tie them on to the clip.

That's it! This makes a super easy, cheap gift! I had all of the supplies, so it cost me nothing to make.


mississippi artist said...

So cute! I think anyone would appreciate one off these.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

This is a great idea for Teacher Appreciation! How did you tie the ribbons on? Are these the school colors at your kids' school? Too, too cute!

Mary said...

Cute as can be!! I keep looking for clipboards ... maybe one day I'll find one. :)

Melanie said...

Thank you! I just looped them through. I folded the ribbon in half and slid the ends under the clip. Then pulled both ends through the loop on the other side of the clip. Does that make sense? No they are not the school colors, just what I had on hand. The picture makes it look Halloweeny, but it really is a brown color, not black!

laxsupermom said...

Looks great! What a terrific gift idea! Thanks for sharing.

heatherowe said...

I have several ugly clipboards and lots of pretty scrapbook paper laying around. I'm going to make one this weekend. Thanks!