Crafty Quickie: DIY Chalkboard Clipboard

Chalkboard Clipboard


Today’s Crafty Quickie is a chalkboard clipboard I made – I used vinyl in my Cricut, but you can paint or use stickers too!

When we first got home to Chicago, I had to set up my home office. Thankfully, my brother had inherited a large, awesome desk and a few trappings that he couldn’t fit in his apartment, so I lucked out. In one of the drawers, I found a long wooden clipboard, pretty basic and boring. I naturally assumed it could be redone with a bit of panache. (And yes, I cleared its re-purposing with my baby bro.)

Chalkboard Clipboard

I already knew where I wanted to put it. My desk sits just outside the kitchen,andI have a view of the side of the cabinets, where this was hanging:

Chalkboard Clipboard


Chalkboard paint comes in so many forms now, but I like quick ‘n easy, so I opted for Rustoleum Chalkboard Spray Paint.  I love ANY paint I can spray.

First, I taped off the metallic clip – I wanted the pretty silver sheen against my black board.

Chalkboard Clipboard

Lesson One of crafting? Be flexible. The paint coated the board, but it was a little too rough a surface to get any nice writing on.

Luckily I had some leftover chalkboard sheets, so I cut a strip and wrapped it around the middle of the board. Perfect!

I wanted to add some pretty features, so I used my ever-popular Word Collage cartridge on my Cricut to cut some pretty embellishments.

Chalkboard Clipboard

I cut my words out of vinyl, and hung on the wall. Voila! Much better than that old. neglected calendar.

Chalkboard Clipboard


What would you make over in chalkboard paint?



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  1. I love this idea! I may make some as gifts for the teachers!

  2. This is so cute!! And I need a Cricut. Real Bad. :)

  3. Such a great idea! Thanks for linking up for Take it on Tuesday!!

  4. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  5. BabsProjects says:

    Saying hello from @sitsblogging. A year back I made a similar version of chalk board clipboard for my little one and she loves it and uses it all the time. I like your version too.


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