DIY Frame Clipboard

Dear Reader,

This time of year seems filled with opportunities to give gifts - teacher appreciation, graduations, Mother's Day, Father's Day, wedding showers, etc.  I always like coming up with something handmade that I could include as a present.  This is my latest idea - a frame/clipboard for photos, stationary, art prints, notepads, etc.

This is an easy DIY.  Here's what I did:

1. Gather materials: a wooden board (I used an 8" x 8" board previously painted - an extra from another project), scrapbook paper, sealer (in this project I used Mod Podge Hard Coat), foam brush, bulldog clip, nail/screw and hammer/screwdriver.

2. Paint edges of the board.  Sand if desired.  (Again, my board was already painted.)

3. Apply a thin coat of craft glue or Mod Podge to the board, and then glue on trimmed scrapbook paper.  I used a scrapbook page with a weathered wood appearance, which has a fun effect!  Make certain to smooth out the surface for any bubbles.

4. Apply two coats of Mod Podge or another sealer to the surface of the attached scrapbook paper.

5. Attach a bulldog clip using desired hardware.  This board could be hung for displaying photos, but would also look great leaning against a wall or on an easel.

The possibilities to customize this project are endless.  I find it so enjoyable to come up with projects like these that are practical and hopefully a bit unique - probably because those are my go-to qualities for giving gifts!  Please let me know if I left out any details that would be helpful if you want to try this out!  Enjoy!

I am linking up with Sugar and Dots today!

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