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Little Miss Momma: Mod Podge Clip Board Tutorial

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mod Podge Clip Board Tutorial

Are you ready for the world's easiest project?

*the Mod Podge Clip Board tutorial*

Great easy-peasy project for Girls Craft Night or to make as a gift for a teacher or friend!
I am making this one for my Young Womens group at church.

I enjoy crafting, but I wouldn't exactly say that I am the most talented crafter.  Which is why this is about as complicated as any of my tutorials will get.  {Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the finished product}.

Here are the supplies you will need:


Clip Board {purchased at Micaels for $2.99}
Your 2 favorite sheets of scrapbook paper
screw driver
Mod Podge
sponge brush
sand paper

First, unscrew the clip and set it aside:


Second, trim both sheets of paper to be the same size as the clip board:

Use your sponge brush to apply the Mod Podge to one side of the clip board.  Use a generous amount of Mod Podge or the paper will start to lift.

Place one sheet of paper directly on top of the Mod Podge and smooth out all the rinkles.  Sometimes it is easiest to use the edge of a credit card to smooth out the rinkles.  Now do the same with the second sheet of paper on the other side of the clip board.

You may notice that you still have some raw edges where the paper hangs over a bit.  Use sandpaper to sand down the rough edges.  This is a key step, as it will give your clip board a finished look. Here is a pic of the rough edge, before sanding:

Now apply the top coat of Mod Podge to one side of the clip board. Wait for it to dry before applying the top coat to the other side.

Now screw the clip back into the board.
And wa-lah!

{Top Side}

{Bottom Side}

I told you it was simple!

If you want to spice it up a bit you can add some bling to the clip portion (i.e. rhinestones, stickers, paint, ribbon, etc).

Have fun and link back if you try this out! I would love to see what you create.

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At March 15, 2010 at 5:28 PM , Blogger K said...

What lovely timing! I have 3 clipboards that I've been wanting to do this to for my craft room wall! Thanks so much for posting :)

At March 16, 2010 at 6:14 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

SO pretty! I love that.

At March 16, 2010 at 8:52 AM , Blogger @JessEsco said...

Too cute! Great teacher gift ideas!

At March 16, 2010 at 9:03 AM , Blogger Brittany@Love Stitched said...

ohhh I am excited You decided to do a "face lift" too..I like it! very clean. I am in the middle of working on mine...APRIL 1 is (hopefully) the relaunch!!

At March 16, 2010 at 9:18 AM , Blogger Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

Hilarious! I have the same paper pack. Can you fix my blog too? I don't know how to do the coding.

At March 17, 2010 at 5:17 AM , Blogger Kim Milius said...

Thanks for the easy instructions. I wanted to cover a box using modge podge but wasn't sure how it was done . . . finding this post was perfect timing for me!

At March 17, 2010 at 10:45 PM , Blogger Heather said...

Super cute!!

At March 17, 2010 at 11:39 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

That paper is beautiful! I've seen these around and I want some. I'm a teacher. I need to make time for these. Feel free to link your projects up to my Whatever goes Wednesday parties so more people can see them. BTW, your sons dimples are delicious! I could eat him up!!!

At March 23, 2010 at 7:32 AM , Blogger Erica said...

I am a substitute teacher and almost every teacher I sub for has a decked out clip board. This craft is catching on like wildfire! I've seen some that were made with the bar clip, where it's just metal bar that clamps down instead of a wide metal piece, and they had tied colorful ribbons all over the bar. Super cute and frilly.

At April 7, 2010 at 12:42 PM , Blogger Creations By Cindy said...

Love this idea and how easy peasy! Thanks so much. Be blessed. Cindy

At April 7, 2010 at 3:30 PM , Blogger Gina M. said...

Do you think this would work w/ a plastic clipboard too?

At April 8, 2010 at 6:47 AM , Blogger iam_artisan said...

wow this is really fun! i wanna try this... thanks for sharing

At April 8, 2010 at 1:37 PM , Blogger ashley @ little miss momma said...

Hi Gina,

To answer your question, YES this project should work with a plastic clip board as well. I would suggest using a bit less mod podge and allow for longer drying time. Good luck!

At May 5, 2010 at 4:15 AM , Blogger StressTheSeams said...

You inspired me to Mod podge all kinds of things. Check it out here:


At June 28, 2010 at 8:47 PM , Blogger A Little Bit of Everything! said...

Thanks for the tutorial.

Here was my final version.

At August 2, 2010 at 1:49 PM , Blogger I {heart} Nap Time said...

super cute! I love how it turned out! I'd love for you to link it up at

At February 21, 2011 at 6:15 PM , Blogger Rachel R. said...

Did you know that your image links are broken?

Thank you for the tutorial! Does this make the clipboard less-than-smooth and produce bumps in whatever you write on top of it? Or is that not a problem?

At June 22, 2011 at 2:57 PM , Blogger Casey Cory said...

All of your pictures have disappeared in this post. Is it possible you could repost the pics?


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