Wednesday, April 6, 2011

DIY clipboard message center

I recently found this old frame at an antique fair for a couple dollars. Inspired by the clipboards Meg made us in January, plus a newly empty wall next to my laundry/craft room, my Mod Podge started calling my name. I had some vintage paper sewing patterns to upcycle (they came as wrapping in a package from this girl), but you can use scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, or even fabric for this.

I painted the section of wall to frame out in Martha Stewart's Cornbread (one of twelve tester colors for less than $3 at Home Depot!), then hung the clipboards & frame. I love that the original wire hanger is exposed. Perfect for hanging a few mini clothespins.

This project is so simple and easy that I even made a few for the kids using coordinating fabric from their bedding:

{last 3 photos: Melissa Larson}

8 comments:

The Future Mrs. Knifton said...

Where in the heck have you been? Buried in clipboards, kids and wedding planning? I miss you! (And return my email about camping this summer, lol.)

Laura said...

So cute Heather...It boggles my mind how you find the time for all this!

Karen said...

I love these. We are just in the middle of re doing the boys bedrooms and I am making them new quilts to go in them. I think you may have given me the perfect use for leftover fabric.

Out of interest, did you mod podge over the fabric or just the paper?

Leslie @ top of the page said...

really cute!! i saw a blog once with like 10 decorated clipboards in a row on a wall and it looked so awesome. do you know where to find cheap basic clipboards? i'd love to do this instead of a cork bulletin board that gets all cluttery and ugly.

TDM Wendy said...

Wow. You are so talented. Beautiful. Come help my house. And keep it clean and organized too please.

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

What a cool idea! I love the colors of your kids rooms too

Cherry Tree Lane said...

YEAH! I love that they had second life!

One Crazy Mom said...

I made one and had a hard time cutting out the paper perfectly to fit around the clip. Any tips?