Nicole™ Crafts Back to School Reminder Clipboard

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by Robin Beam, A.C. Moore

Nicole™ Crafts Back to School Reminder Clipboard

This school themed clipboard is the perfect teacher's gift to help keep them organized and efficient!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use Philips Head Screwdriver to remove hardware clip from clipboard.
  • 2
    Sand clipboard surfaces and edges. Clean with dry towel or cloth.
  • 3
    Paint back and edges of clipboard with Engine Red paint. Let dry and add more coats of paint as needed to achieve desired look. Don’t forget to also paint easel peg.
  • 4
    While paint is drying, cut white scrapbook paper to 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch size and contrasting paper to varying heights (1-1/2 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch) by 8 inch.
  • 5
    Decoupage front of clipboard and back of background paper with Mod Podge. Let dry. Sand edges of paper to the edges of the clip board so that it lays on clipboard exactly to size. Add another coat of Mod Podge, assuring all sides are adhered down.
  • 6
    Repeat Step 5 by adding stripes of contrasting Scrapbook Paper. Let dry, sand and add a coat of Mod Podge to entire front of clipboard.
  • 7
    When dry, turn over clip board. Use awl or other pointed object and poke a small hole through where clipboard screws are located. Use knife or awl on the paper side to widen holes to allow for screws to go through.
  • 8
    Replace clip hardware and use screwdriver to put screws back in place.
  • 9
    This is now the perfect spot for kids and adults to see what homework needs to be completed, permission slips to sign and more!
  • 10
    Option: Add a title and photos and hang up or use as a table top scrapbook display!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Clipboard 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch 104141671
  •  Plaid® FolkArt® Paint 2oz. Engine Red 104107529
  • Plaid® Mod Podge® Paper Matte 8oz. 104107936
  •  DCWV® Grade School Stack 12 inch x 12 inch 100372665
  •  Brushes
  • Screwdriver
  • Fine Grit Sandpaper