Turning a Clipboard to a Message board!

I am tired of leaving my grocery lists and a pen on the countertop, so I decided to make a message board by repurposing a clipboard.

repurposing a clipboard to a message board.

The first steps involved was gathering the supplies and selecting the scrapbook paper and a spray paint to match the paper.

supplies needed to repurpose a clipboard


I love the projects where I have everything on hand and do not need to run to the store.  I began by spray painting the bottom of the clipboard with chalkboard paint.  I spray painted a few coats of chalkboard paint since the first layer absorbed into the clipboard.  I than spray painted the handle, again using a few coats.  Once everything was dry I used mod podge and adhered the scrapbook paper unto the clipboard, cutting around the handle on top.

using velcro to stick on the note pads

I used square velcro tabs to stick the notepads in place, I did this so it will be easy to  change out the notepads when empty.

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I used a coordinating piece of scrapbook paper to make a holder for the chalk.  I just cut a strip of paper and rolled to make a tube that is slightly bigger than the chalk.  I cut small slits to the bottom of the tube and folded down each piece.  Glue the chalk holder to the clipboard.

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I tied my pencil to the clipboard, that way it will not disappear and i will always have something to write on my note pads.

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Now my boys know where I keep the grocery list; so if they are wanting something, they need to write it on the list.  If it is not on the list, it does not get purchased!

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I placed the clipboard on the inside door of our snack cupboard, this way it is seen by all.


repurposing a clipboard to a message board.


8 Responses to Turning a Clipboard to a Message board!

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  3. Blairsvillager.com says:

    Absolutely FABULOUS!

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  5. Nancy Davis says:

    What a wonderful idea. It looks great too! Thank you for sharing. I am a new follower from Aloha Friday. Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Cute DeDe! It’s so fun to have something cute and functional!

  7. Kimberlee says:

    What a neat idea! I have been wanting to try out that chalkboard paint on something. Now this gives me an idea for what I could use it for. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Sherry says:

    This is beautiful! I really love it. This would be so pretty hanging in my home.

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