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Monday, February 10, 2014

Stenciled Clip Boards

Written by: Cathy Carroll

Senciled Clip Boards - Dollar Tree clip board coverd with drop cloth fabric and stenciled with sharpie markers

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.
Stenciled Clip Boards - image of finished stenciled clip boards on the yellow wall

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
glue gun
stencils and sharpie (color of choice)

Stenciled Clip Boards - image of clip board lying on fabric
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)

Stenciled Clip Boards - image of corner of fabric turned up on clip board

Turn clip board face down and glue each corner by turning the fabric up 
as it is in the above picture.
Glue in place.

Stenciled Clip Boards - image of bottom flap of fabric turned up on clip board

Then turn up the bottom edge and glue to board.
Proceed by doing both sides in the same manner.

Stenciled Clip Boards - image of cutting fabric slits on each side of clip

Smooth the fabric towards the top and cut two slits - 
one on either side of the clip board clip as above.

Stenciled Clip Boards - image of arrow showing flap to glue down to clip of clip board

Turn the flap that is made under and glue along the edge of the clip.

Stenciled Clip Boards - image of gluing edge of fabric to side of clip of clip board

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.

Stenciled Clip Boards - image of drop cloth fabric covered clip board

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.

Stenciled Clip Boards - image of three stenciled clip boards hanging on yellow wall

You can also use ribbon glued along the bottom edge 
then embellish that as you choose to match your decor.

Stenciled Clip Boards - image of three stenciled clip boards hanging on black chalkboard wall

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?

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  1. Hi Cathy, this is an incredible project and your directions are great. Thank you for the inspiration and sharing the ideas. Thank you also for stopping by and your sweet comment. So enjoyed my visit here.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie