How To Make a Mod Podge Clipboard Craft

guest post by Suzanne Winn

The other day I realized that I needed a birthday gift for a 5 year old girl. We got her a few little things that little girls like, but I also felt like making her something!

So…I pulled out the clipboard I bought a while back for 50 cents and went to town!!

Here’s the list of what I used:

How To Make a Mod Podge Clipboard Craft

  • Wooden Clipboard
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Ribbon
  • Foam Brushes

**I ended up NOT using the sandpaper and ink**, more to come about those on another project at another time….

First Step: Paint the edges in a color that coordinates with your paper.

How To Make a Mod Podge Clipboard Craft
Second Step: Measure out and trim the paper for the top…. apply mod-podge to the back of the paper and smooth out on clipboard.

How To Make a Mod Podge Clipboard Craft momspark.netThird Step: Repeat step two for the rest of the board.How To Make a Mod Podge Clipboard Craft

Fourth Step:(Optional Customization) Measure out a coordinating paper to spell out the name.

How To Make a Mod Podge Clipboard Craft

Fifth Step: Make sure the letters are even!

How To Make a Mod Podge Clipboard Craft

Sixth Step: Rub off letters onto paper and adhere the paper to the board with the mod-podge.

How To Make a Mod Podge Clipboard Craft

Seventh Step: Tie ribbon to the clip part of the board.

How To Make a Mod Podge Clipboard Craft

Eighth Step: I used more rub off letters and coordinating paper for the back of the board…of course I attached it with more mod-podge!

How To Make a Mod Podge Clipboard Craft

It turned out so good! She loved it and I really enjoyed making it! Oh, and it was SUPER inexpensive!! I’m sure she’ll be using it for all the kindergarten homework!!

*I think it would be fun to have your kids color a blank page before covering it with the mod-podge, or decorate their own clipboard with stickers and such! I think I’m going to make a small one (that will fit in a bag easily) to take to church with us*


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AMY BELLGARDT is a wife and mom of two boys, as well as founder and lead blogger at Mom Spark. Amy also manages Mom Spark Media, a social media marketing firm, as well as a thriving essential oil business.

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21 Responses to “How To Make a Mod Podge Clipboard Craft”

  1. #
    Gena — August 29, 2008 at 11:56 am

    That’s great, Suzanne. I’ll have to try it. I thought of you at Hobby Lobby last night when I saw the canvas artwork. Yours is a lot cuter and cheaper!


  2. #
    MICHELLE — August 29, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    i love it! i’m definitely going to give that a try.


  3. #
    Emily — August 29, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    I love that idea for church! Much better than, “Here use this songbook to color on.”


  4. #
    DeeDee — August 29, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    that is so ironic, I have almost the exact same things sitting on my scrap desk ready for me to have time to be creative.


  5. #
    Amy — August 29, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    What a cute idea! I love it! I just tried Mod Podge this week and it was a blast. I can see how addictive it can be to do stuff like this :)


  6. #
    Elisa — August 29, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    pretty cool! though me being such a craft-dummy I would have probably ended up with the papers glued onto my clothes and my finger prints in glue on the clipboard. not as cute.


  7. #
    Debbie — August 29, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    This is so cute! What a great idea. I also like the idea of using the clipboard for homework. Why didn’t I ever think of that?

    Thanks for sharing this.


  8. #
    Kim :) — August 29, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Great job Suzanne! I love the great gift!


  9. #
    Alisha — August 29, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Every time I read about your crafts I miss Hobby Lobby! You don’t know how lucky you are to have all of that stuff easily accessible. I wonder if I can find Mod-Podge over here.


  10. #
    Laura — June 18, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Oh my gosh!! How creative! That is the cutest!


  11. #
    momspark — June 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Laura-have you ever used Mod Podge before? I made neato wall art (I’ll post soon) using it and scrapbook paper and it is the neatest stuff!


  12. #
    Amy — June 20, 2009 at 11:45 am

    This is absolutely delightful! My blog is dedicated to Mod Podge actually – so I totally support your use of the product :D. Very cute.


  13. #
    Angie Fairbanks — June 23, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I’ve done this same thing but decorated it to look really kitcheny (sorry not a word I know) and write recipes on it. Then you clip on your recipe you are cooking at the time and you have a neat little holder for it. It makes a way cute gift. Another one I’ve seen is when you do red and green decorations (christmas) and put family christmas pic on it…. cute cheap christmas present


  14. #
    glenna — June 25, 2009 at 5:20 am

    Nice. I have a bottle of unopened Mod Podge. I need to put it to use.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!


  15. #
    Sarah — April 16, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Love it! I love making things!!


  16. #
    Cathy — April 16, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I hope this is where I comment for the chilis gift card….interesting clip board….wish I had time to do something like that


  17. #
    Ali Holden — April 16, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Amy – that is so CUTE!! I love Mod Podge and unfortunately I know what it tastes like lol


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