10/31 | Get Creative with Your Clipboard

Nowadays, most people make their to-do lists on the computer or even on their cell phones, but for me, there’s nothing like physically crossing off a completed task! Hence, the clipboard! Most of the $1.00 clipboards that I can find are either plain white, or plain brown. So, I decided to harness my creative energy into today’s tutorial: the DIY clipboard. Now, let’s get started!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Clipboard
  • Cardstock
  • 2 Types of Washi Tape or Craft Tape
  • Ink Pad
  • Rubber Stamps
  • Sharpies
  • Scissors

Step 1. In a lot of DIY projects, lining up the paper correctly is the hardest part. But not in this one! Take the piece of cardstock and clip it into the clipboard. There’s no need to adhere the paper to the clipboard itself; That’ll come later. If you have a laminating machine, you could use that for the piece of paper so that it’s impossible to accidently write on it, but it’s not necessary at all!

Step 2. Now it’s time to use one roll of the Washi or craft tape. Go around all of the edges, being sure to cover a small sliver of the paper to attach it to the clipboard. Be careful when folding the tape over the rounded edges! It took me a few tries to get it to lay completely flat.

Step 3. As I’ve said before, I love using stamps and ink, so this is of course my favorite step! Using the rubber stamps, print a word or phrase on the cardstock. I chose the phrase “…Be Inspired,” because I plan on using this clipboard to brainstorm some new DIY ideas and work on some creative writing projects.

Step 4. The last part of the clipboard was the clip itself, and it was still left uncovered! Using the second roll of Washi or craft tape, layer the clip with strips of tape, being extra careful to fold down the edges evenly.

Step 5. Just to add a bit more color, I added small circles of pink Sharpie in each corner. You can use the Sharpies in any way you want, whether it’s accenting the corners or even the entirety of the edges.

That’s all there is to it! The best part about this project is that you can find all of the materials for under $10.00 at your local Michael’s store. Now the question is, how will you get creative with your clipboard?


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