Please welcome Traci from Beneath My Heart to Giggles, Glitz & Glam! What a great blog and check out this awesome tutorial. The perfect gift for your kids teacher!
Hi! I am so happy to be guest posting here at Giggle, Glitz, and Glam. Thank you, Jana, for having me!
My name is Traci, and I blog at Beneath My Heart.
I have been blogging for almost 2 years, and my blog has become a huge blessing in my life.
It has given me an outlet to share with others the things that I love doing in my every day life…mostly DIY projects around my home.
For the month of January, my sister and I hosted a series called Organizing Your Heart and Home 2011.
My sister shared a post each Monday in January on how to organize your heart through prayer time, devotional time, family time, and service to others.
I posted each week on ways to organize your home. We started with closets, then our kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.
For the closet that I organized, I chose my office/craft closet.
Here is the before and after picture of my closet.
I am really enjoying being more organized!
Today, I want to share with you how I made my clipboard for my closet makeover.
It is so super easy.
I bought this clipboard for $1.00 at Goodwill, and I already had some scrapbook paper.
When making your clipboard, you do not have to paint the metal clip, but I wanted mine to be black.
In order to keep the paint from scratching off, you need to spray the metal clip with KILZ spray primer first.
After that dried, I sprayed the clip with some black spray paint.
The most difficult part of this project was cutting the paper to fit around the clip. I actually messed up and had to cut it a second time. So be sure you have a couple pieces of scrapbook paper you could use in case that happens to you. :)
I hate to admit that I actually forgot to take a picture of the next step.
But I put a layer of Mod Podge on the clip board with a sponge brush and then laid the two pieces of paper I had chosen on top to dry.
Once it was dry, I put another layer of Mod Podge on the top of the paper.
Here is a picture I found on the internet from www.splitcoaststampers.com that shows this step well…
You can get Mod Podge at Walmart or any craft store.
The only thing left to do was add some ribbon to the clip. I just used coordinating ribbons and tied them to the clip until I liked the results.
Super easy, but super cute!
This makes for a great teacher gift too. I think it would look great with a monogram in the middle of the clipboard,don’t you?
Thanks again, Jana, for having me over today!
I hope you ALL feel welcome at my blog! I would love for you to stop by anytime.
Please join me as I strive to create beauty in my heart and in my home!
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