Written by: Cathy Carroll
When I finally decided to go ahead and make my Communication Center
I needed something that would fit on the small wall
to hold papers that we needed to keep.
After some thought I finally decided on clip boards.
So, off to Dollar Tree to pick them up.
At first I decoupaged them with patterned scrapbook paper
it really wasn't the look I was going for.
Back to the drawing board.
I then decided if I painted the wall with chalkboard paint
I could cover the clip boards with drop cloth fabric and stencil them.
This is a picture before I got the wall painted.
But, even then I fell in love with them
they fit perfectly all lined up in a row.
On to the directions to cover a clip board.
You will need:
clip board (size of choice)
fabric or paper of choice
stencils and sharpie (color of choice)
Begin by laying your clip board down on your fabric and cutting around it
leaving about 1 1/2 - 2 inches as a border.
(You can see this is one I decoupaged and nixed)
Turn clip board face down and glue each corner by turning the fabric up
as it is in the above picture.
Glue in place.
Then turn up the bottom edge and glue to board.
Proceed by doing both sides in the same manner.
Smooth the fabric towards the top and cut two slits -
one on either side of the clip board clip as above.
Turn the flap that is made under and glue along the edge of the clip.
Glue the edge of the fabric down along each side of the clip.
Next, turn it over and glue the top flaps down as you did the other flaps.
All done covering them.
Now comes the fun - embellishing them in the medium of your choice.
I stenciled these three following the instructions for
It's very easy and I just used a Sharpie pen.
I used the bird stencil and then a basket weave border I had.
You can also use ribbon glued along the bottom edge
then embellish that as you choose to match your decor.
Here they are on the now black chalkboard painted wall
I am loving the look.
The drop cloth with the stenciling really stands out
makes a statement.
And, they are making my life much nicer by organizing all those papers
that were just lying around loose.
Think you might cover some of those ho hum clip boards lying around
make them oh so pretty to use?
Love to hear from you in the comments.
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Until next time
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