Tuesday, October 2, 2012

diy loves--chalkboard clipboards

Having four little girls, our house produces a LOT of coloring pages! I mean, like, we probably go through about a tree a day in paper!

The problem is what to do with all the masterpieces?!  I feel bad just tossing them in the trash!  But let's be honest!  There are only so many scribble sheets a Mama can keep!

So I saw this idea on Pinterest and knew I had to try it!  It's so simple!  Go buy (or use one you already have) a clipboard (or 4 if you're me!).  I got the wood looking ones...you know, not the plastic ones!  Plastic might work too but I thought the wood (or whatever it is) would work better! I got my clipboards for $1.99 at Target!  Also buy a foamy brush and some chalkboard paint like this:

I bought my chalkboard paint at Hobby Lobby.  It was $3.99 I think and I used my 40% off coupon on it!  Cheap!!  Then, spread something paintable on your surface.  I used a Target bag.  That's right, classy!!  Then paint your clipboard.  How easy is that?  I just painted the front of the clipboard, I left the sides and back their pretty brown color.

Oh and I almost forgot!!  Buy some pretty ribbon or fabric that matches the decor in your house!  I bought an 1/8 of a yard of damask-y fabric and cut it into four strips.  It adds a little pretty, see?

diy chalkboard paint ideas

Now tell your kids to color to their heart's content!  Each one has a clipboard, that doubles as a chalkboard, to hang their masterpieces from!  My oldest love drew a picture of our family.  An artist in the making: 

You can also leave little notes on them!  How fun is that?  



  1. Yea Amber! So exciting that you're blogging! I'll have to add you to my list! Can't wait to see what else you got up your sleeve! -Betsy

  2. Thanks Betsy! I'm excited to finally be blogging again! I've missed it! =)