This would also be a great place for hanging student work that you want to display, like that passing math test or first letter.
In our home, each member has their own clipboard. The kids hang things like spelling lists, weekly goal tracking sheets, class newsletter, permission slips, etc. I use mine to hang things that need to make it out to the car (they are hanging by the garage door), or forms I need to attend to this week. I keep all the boards from getting over filled by attending to papers as soon as they come home. For us this area serves as more of a reminder area, than long term storage.
The this project cost me less than $10
- 4 sheets of scrapbook paper. Heavy wrapping paper would work too. I love using scrapbook paper because the designers do collections that already match, making my work one step easier.
- 4 clipboards (similar)
- Foam 1″ brush
- Mod Podge (Don’t have Mod Podge? Use liquid Elmers Glue)
- X-acto knife (this is one of my go-to DIY supplies catch up with this Scope)
- Determine placement of paper on board. My paper wasn’t long enough for my clipboards, I added some extra paper at the top of my clip board. I choose to line up the bottom edge of the paper with the bottom edge of the board, leaving excess to the left and right sides. This will be removed in step 5.
- Put a thin layer of modge podge on clip board.
- Starting at the bottom, line up the edge of your paper and gently lay the paper onto the glued surface while it is still tacky.
- Use a ruler, or straight edge to press the paper down moving from center to outer edges. This will remove small wrinkles and bubbles.
- On a hard surface, flip board over and use knife to carefully trim away extra paper from around the edge. Use a soft nail file to remove any small bumps or snags along the edges of the paper.
- Once you are satisfied with the paper placement and condition. Dust it off or wipe clean with rag. Apply thin layer of Mod Podge to top of paper this time. Let it dry in a place where dust won’t be likely to fly onto it (or crumbs).
- For safe keeping, apply one more layer of Mod Podge to your dry clipboard.
- Hang and use!
TIP: I recommend hanging the top boards first, and then placing the bottom ones, if you stack them as I have. Each of my boards hung a little differently, so measuring did not work as neatly as it usually does.