It is baseball time. Which means we spend a lot of time at the baseball fields and spend a lot of time trying to find ways to entertain The Short Chic while we are there.
Last week we were at a tournament about an hour from home. The Short Chic packed some toys and a coloring book. She did her best to entertain herself by coloring her new Disney Princess coloring pack. But we had no table. She ended up using the ground. But it was super windy and her coloring pages just got blown around. She got creative and used a toy as an anchor.
Of course, if I am making her a cute clipboard, I am going to make one for myself!
So, I got a big clipboard for me and a small sized one for The Short Chic!
Paint or Ink. As I was making these while on vacation and I forgot to pack paint, I inked the edges around the top. That clip is kinda hard to maneuver with paper, so it is just easier to ink it or paint it.
Mod Podge it! Just follow the instructions on the bottle. I started with the top and bottom paper. I put Mod Podge on the clip board and the back of the paper. I centered the paper and wrapped the edges around to the back. This helped cover the sides of the clipboard too.
Repeat until covered. Next just keep working with each layer. It is okay to overlap the layers. Just remember to center them and wrap the ends to the back.
Add some ribbon! I wanted to do something to cover the seams of the paper. So I Mod Podged some ribbon over each paper seam. Make sure you wrap the ends to the back also.
|The back of the clipboards.|
I also cut lots of ribbon and tied it to the clip itself. Just to jazz it up a bit!
The finished product: