Monday, April 11, 2011

Cute Clipboard

This year, I decided to start coaching girl's softball. No! I don't have a child playing. No! I don't have a niece playing. No! I don't have even a friend's child playing. I just love the sport and since I am too old to play (and I'm NOT playing slow pitch), I'm coaching. "If you can't play, coach!" Right!

Anyways! Tuesday was placement try-outs and I wanted a clipboard to write on. We bought a clipboard from Walmart for $1 and I decided to dress it up and give it so style.

Mod Podge-$8
Scrapbook Paper-$.59 (unless on sale)

Difficulty: Easy
Time:30 minutes

1. Spray paint the back and sides of the clipboard. You can keep it wood if you like it but I wanted something different.

2. Trace around the metal part of the clipboard. I don't think you can Mod Podge on metal but I could be wrong.

3. Using a foam brush, paint on an even layer of Mod Podge on the clipboard. Lay your scrapbook paper on the clipboard, making sure that the bottom edge is even. Then paint on an even layer of Mod Podge on top of it. Don't wait for the bottom layer to dry before you do the top. You get more air bubbles that way and (as seen below) when you have an air bubble, you can't get it out.

4. My paper was a little smaller than the board so I cut strips of solid colored paper and put it around the edges of the clipboard.

5. I had an air bubble and I thought that I could just pop it but it ended up ripping.

6. Being crafty as ever, I just made a circle and glued it on top and then put another layer of Mod Podge on top. I Love it!!! Too bad they had clipboards at try outs so I didn't use mine. Oh well! Now I have a cute clipboard.

1 comment:

  1. Nice. Looks great. Good thinking with the giant polka dot!