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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Organized Chic

As most of you know, I'm a teacher and teachers have very limited budgets.
I also happen to love pretty, chic things.
So, with my limited budget and craftiness I have come up with a way to make clipboards (which I use for absolutely everything in my classroom) look so much prettier and fun to use!

I'm linking up at Craft and Tell if you are interested in other fun, craft ideas.
Materials Needed:
  • modge podge
  • paint brush
  • scrapbook paper of choice
  • clipboard
 I originally made these clipboards with a group of female teachers (Alpha Pi) earlier this year while school was in session.  We made them for the new teachers in our county.  It was a great way to fellowship and conduct a small service project at the same time.

To make the clipboards...
  1. Lightly paint modge podge onto the clipboard.
  2. Lay the background design/color of scrapbook paper down on top of it smoothing any bumps or air bubbles while you do so.
  3. Lightly (its important not to put too much modge podge or it will cause the paper to wrinkle) coat the scrapbook paper with modge podge.  Stick down any stickers, designs, pictures, etc. that you want on your clipboard and paint another coat over those things.
  4. Let dry for 10-20 minutes.
  5. Put another coat over finished clipboard (for good measure)
  6. You can do both sides of clipboard; remember what is on the back of the clipboard will be seen when you are carrying it around.
Here are some of the clipboards I will be using in my classroom this year:
This was the first time I tried using magazine clippings; they didn't do so well.

I think this is my favorite!

My school's colors are purple & gold.

 If you decide to make one, please comment below with the link.
I would love to see what you come up with!

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for your comment on my blog! I just added GFC under the ads on my right-hand sidebar (I couldn't find an email address for you, so this is the best way I could contact you).

    Thanks for reading! Can't wait to see more of your cool projects.

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