Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mod Podge Clipboards




















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.



I decided to come up with a much better option for her. So, I headed to Wal Mart and picked up some super inexpensive clip boards.  I used my scrapbooking supplies to come up with paper (3 sheets total), stickers, and ribbon. The last thing  I grabbed was my bottle of Mod Podge.

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.

 Cutting paper. I used three different papers. I cut 2 inch strips for the small clipboard and 3 inches for the large sized one. You will need 5 total strips. You will also need one piece that covers most of the back of the clipboard. I used about a 1/2 inch to an inch boarder.

her paper

 my paper

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. 

Embellished up!

Embellish!  I added a cute paper die cut to my clipboard. To hers I added a cute butterfly sticker and used some glitter stickers to add her initials. After I had all the fun stuff added to them, I Mod Podged the clipboard again. I let the front dry. Then turned it over and  added, the large piece of paper to cover the back, and then put Mod Podge on the back.
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: 

She can color with her clipboard on her lap now and not on the ground. Now she can enjoy those long double headers!


7 comments:

  1. Very cute. Do I hear an etsy site?!! We both must of been in a modge podge mode. I'm working on a picture frame.

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  2. I love Mod Podge projects. This is way cute and easy to do and you can craft them to your specific liking. Way cheaper than buying cute clipboards at Target!

    Jess

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  3. We remember baseball season very well - always waiting for each sister to finish her game while our mom tried to keep us entertained! Ha this is great! Thanks for linking up with us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you next week! -The Sisters

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  5. They are all so cute. I like the way you did on those clipboards because they don't look so simple anymore. It's as if I'd like to display them as my collection rather than use them too much.

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