Monday, August 1, 2011

Clipboard Makeover

So I had these terrifically boring clipboards in my classroom.  They looked like they had been to you-know-where and back.  Then I recalled an article I saw on The 2 Sisters' website about giving your clipboards a face lift.

I think this will be perfect for my conferring clipboard... I bet I won't lose it!

How I made it:


  • Spray painted ugly, tired, scribbled-on clipboard black
  • Mounted scrapbook paper to the board (front and back) with spray adhesive
  • Gave it a coat of Modge Podge
  • Clipped and tied ribbon to the top
NOTE:  It really is not that shiny (flash of my camera).

Ta Da!  Simple!

Ok... one more thing!  I'm going to see Debbie Diller tomorrow in Columbia, MO!  I am pumped!

18 comments:

  1. Looks good. Great choice of scrapbook paper too.
    Kinders on the Block

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  2. Love it great work! I have one that looks like this from Vera Bradley and let me tell you I bet yours is more durable!!
    Lindsey
    Whyte Water

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  3. Deedee it looks fantastic! I love it and have more than one clipboard floating around that could use a similar makeover! Thanks for a great idea! And you're right...the ribbons make it so easy to find...huge problem solved!
    Angela Just Love Teaching!

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  4. Oh my goodness!! Super cute! Wanna make me one?!?! ;)
    Have you received you Christmas book yet? Don't forget to link up when you get it!

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  5. Very cute! I did a clipboard makeover today too!
    Kimberly
    Funky First Grade Fun

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  6. Randee... You betcha! What colors?

    Kimberly... I wanna see? How did it turn out? Let me know if you blog about it and I'll add your post to mine!

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  7. That looks so good! I want to make one now!! What kind of spray paint did you use?

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  8. Surprise me! I'll even provide you with one of the clip boards that have been to "you know where AND back"!

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  9. I just found my next project! Thank you!!!


    ☺Jody

    Camp Kindergarten

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  10. Love it! My project list keeps getting longer...but that's okay. Thanks for sharing.
    Robin (Bigbird)
    http://www.firsttoremember.blogspot.com

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  11. Wait-Debbie is going to be in Missouri? How did I miss that! I'm super jealous-you'll have to share with us what you learn! Your clipboard is darling-wish I had time to makeover all of my classroom clipboards-they really need it!
    ~Meredith
    Keen on Kindergarten

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  12. Darling DeeDee... I have a few of those in my own classroom... now I have a fun project to do with them ;)
    Have a great time with Debbie Diller... make sure she knows that you are responsible for her high sales this summer. Your book link was a great idea. I appreciate the opportunity to work and learn from so many wonderful teachers like yourself. Have a ball!!
    Lory
    Lory's Page

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  13. Meredith... The email on Debbie Diller said it was not advertised due to contract reasons... I'm not sure what that means. Don't worry I will share, share, share when I get back!

    Andi~ my spray paint was just plain old flat black... the cheap kind.

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  14. I LOVE modge podge!! Clipboards are on my to-do list when I get to it. I think I'm going to use pictures from books {you know, when you realize you have 3 copies of the same story?!} for enticing kid writing. ;)

    Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

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  15. Wow! That's adorable. Thanks for the directions.

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  16. Very impressive! You'll spot that a mile away...and I love paisley prints! Be sure to thank Debbie for her Math Work Stations book. It really inspired me!!!
    Maggie

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