Buttons Galore & More Clipboard

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by May Flaum, Buttons Galore & More

Buttons Galore & More Clipboard

Success will come to those who are organized and prepared. Get yourself all buttoned up with this embellished clipboard. What a fasten-ating idea to get on top of the new school year or finally follow through on that New Year's resolution to bring order to your life.

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1/2 hour + drying time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Place the piece of cardstock or the page from a book onto the clipboard and use liquid adhesive or decoupage medium to coat it and adhere it to your clipboard. Coat the entire clipboard in Baby Blue (the cardstock does not need to be dry before painting).
  • 2
    Begin adding buttons with hot glue once the paint and liquid adhesive or decoupage is dry. Start at the center of the metal “clip” and work towards the bottom, filling in all available space. Don’'t worry if you have a few small gaps. You may find that putting a paintbrush or pencil under the clip to keep it raised helps. It'’ll also prevent you from accidentally gluing a button to both the board and the clip. Continue filling the whole area, overlapping buttons as needed. Smaller buttons for the bottom portion of the clip work best. Moving off the metal clip, add some large and small buttons to the top corners of the clipboard. Continue to add buttons until you’'re satisfied.
  • 3
    Take a paint brush and some Snow (Titanium) White acrylic paint and lightly paint the edges of your clipboard --– it is ok if your buttons get a hint of this paint as well. If you’'d like a bit more of a distressed look, take that same paintbrush and brush lightly with the Snow (Titanium) White paint over the entire surface including your buttons.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1/2 hour + drying time

Project Supplies

  • •Buttons Galore in Color or Colors of Your Choice
  • •Nicole™ Crafts 8-1/2" x 11" Wood Clipboard, DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint in Snow (Titanium) White & Baby Blue, Piece of Coordinating Cardstock or Page from a Book
  • •Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader, Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun & Surebonder Purpose Stik Glue Sticks
  • •Liquid Adhesive or Decoupage Medium (see step 1)