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DIY Decorative Clipboards using Wrapping Paper {& Season in a Trunk Giveaway!}

This fall is about getting organized.

Back to school season always motivates me to purge and organize.

And this year, I want to come up with a system to keep up with the crazy daily onslaught of paperwork.

For reals this time.

Actually, I don’t want to just keep up with it.

I want to MASTER it. Take control of that paperwork.

And these little DIY Decorative Clipboards and Magnet Board are here to help me on that mission.

Aren’t they great?

DIY Decorative Clipboards Using Wrapping Paper at The Happy Housie

I started out with two clipboards that I picked up at our local Dollarama…along with some Decoupage medium, scissors, a pencil, a craft paint brush, the wrapping paper, and some brown scrap paper. I also used some white craft paint and a small craft paint brush (not pictured).

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I started by painting the edges of the clipboards with white craft paint…

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Next, I used the scrap brown paper to create a template that would help me cut out the wrapping paper to the correct shape and size…

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I used the template to trace the shape of the clipboard onto my wrapping paper and then cut it out to fit. I added decoupage medium to the base of the clipboard….

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And then pressed the wrapping paper onto the clipboard, lining up the paper with the edges of the clipboard. Lastly, I gave the top surface of the clipboards a couple of coats of the decoupage medium to seal it (allowing it to dry between coats). I carefully wiped the decoupage medium off the metal edge of the “clip” so that the clip wouldn’t permanently adhere to the pretty clipboard. {functional and pretty}

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I let them dry and then hung them on the wall of our new Command Central Station…

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I will be back really soon with the rest of the “reveal” for this space! It is looking pretty amazing. And it isn’t just about being ‘pretty’ but being functional too.

Like it? Want to give it a try?

Pin it to remember it!

 DIY Decorative Clipboards for staying organized at The Happy Housie

Oh… that Magnetic Board on the right? Ya, I made that too… Here is a little picture tutorial of that:

DIY Decorative Magnetic Board at The Happy Housie


I’m sharing this project as part of the Get Your DIY On Challenge: Pinterest Inspired Projects. Check out what my cohosts have been up to this week:

Get Your DIY On Challenge Pinterest Inspired Projects

How to Transfer Photos to Wood at House by Hoff / Headboard Coat Rack at Confessions of a Serial DIY-er / Pinterest Inspired Abstract Art with Gold Leaf at Just a Girl and Her Blog / DIY Decorative Clipboards using Wrapping Paper at The Happy Housie (you are here!) / Pinterest-Inspired Coffee Filter Letters at The Hankful House

 Don’t forget to come back this Sunday to share your project…


Guess what?!?! 

The Get Your DIY On Challenge is ONE!! Yes… a year old. But don’t worry if you forgot to bring us a gift… we have a gift for you instead. An awesome giveaway opportunity!

In honour of the One Year Anniversary of the Get Your DIY On Challenge, we have teamed up with The Outdoor Trunk to offer you the chance to win their Fall Season in a Trunk!

Their Season in a Trunk is the perfect thing to get you started on Fall Decorating… It comes full of beautiful decorative items that you can use to instantly create a stunning Fall vignette in your home, or even give a whole room a fresh feel for Fall. It is a $275 value that normally retails for $199… and today The Outdoor Trunk is offering you the chance to win this for yourself!

Head over here to see all that this Season in a Trunk package includes! Thanks so much to Outdoor Trunk for providing this amazing Giveaway opportunity!!

Outdoor Trunk One Year Anniversary Giveaway for Season in a Trunk

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Good luck – and we will see you on Sunday!

Thanks for reading. And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey!



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  1. i love this krista looks good and is easy and inexpensive thanks and thank for the chance to win all of the gorgeous stuff from the outdoor trunk especially the owl..i am a owl freak xx

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