I am forever making to-do lists. Half the time I lose the lists. I decided to make a quick project using mostly what I had on hand to make a centralized list that I can see all of the time. A clip board would be perfect!
I’m not sure why but we have a ton of clip boards. I picked a wood (ish) one for this. (probably particle board) I already had some chalkboard paint and the clipboard. I found these stickers at the craft store. They look like you hand chalked them, which is nice if your handwriting tends to lack a little something as does mine! Also, they are peel and stick and thankfully can be repositioned. So, I taped the clip part with some paint tape (to keep it from sticking) and then I brushed on the black chalkboard paint. I put in on pretty thick. The chalkboard paint actually dries smoothly despite the brush marks at first.
Once it dried well, I peeled off the tape and added the stickers. They were crooked the first time so I’m glad I could peel them off and reposition them until I liked how it looked. I tied a piece of chalk to the hole in the top and it fits nicely behind the clip. I like that I can write on this or clip on a dry cleaning receipt or prescription, etc. It’s nice too because it already had a place to tie the chalk on the front and a hole on the back for a hook. I think the sticker was about $3 or $4. I’m assuming this project would work on a plastic clipboard as well but I haven’t tried that yet.
TIP: If the tape sticks to the paint after the clipboard dries, you can touch up the paint by sticking a pencil in the clip to hold it open and do a quick touch up. After the paint dries thoroughly, remove the pencil. This would look cute too with a child’s name stenciled or written at the bottom. I think I’ll give that a try next. For now, I can check this off of my list!