Mini Clipboards

Mini Clipboards by Sarah Celebrates

Hello there =)

I just had to be crafty last weekend so I went digging through my supplies to find something to satisfy my craft tooth.  I came across half a dozen 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 (ish) white chipboard pieces and a handful of binder clips. These would be a fun 30 minute craft.

I set out to make some mini clipboards.  They were a perfect size to slip in my go everywhere traveler’s notebook to keep my grocery list on.

Mini Clipboards by Sarah Celebrates - Supplies

Gather your supplies and tools. Links to similar items will be at the bottom of the post.

  • chipboard or sturdy paper/cardboard
  • cutting mat
  • ruler or straight edge
  • utility knife or rotary blade – I LOVE my EK Tools retractable blade!!!
  • double-sided tape
  • binder clip
  • decorations =)  I used scrapbook paper and some Project Life-like cards

I’m what you’d call a simple crafter/scrapbooker.  I like simple lines and minimal decorations.  You can add as much or as little to your boards.  I thought about experimenting with stamping and different inking techniques but then the 30 minute craft would have taken longer… ;)

Mini Clipboards by Sarah Celebrates - Cut paper to cover board

Lay your chipboard on the scrapbook paper and roughly cut off a piece.  This doesn’t need to be perfect right now, just enough paper to work with to cover the board.

Mini Clipboards by Sarah Celebrates - Adhere paper to board

Line the edges of the chipboard with double sided tape and a few lines across the middle (for good measure).  Place the glue covered side of chipboard on the back of the scrapbook paper.

Mini Clipboards by Sarah Celebrates - Cut excess paper

Use your utility knife to cut the excess paper off from around the chipboard.

Mini Clipboards by Sarah Celebrates - lather rinse repeat

Lather, rinse and repeat the gluing process with your decorations for the front of the clipboard.

Mini Clipboards by Sarah Celebrates - tada

Add a binder clip.  You can glue this to the back of the chipboard to make it permanent.  I chose not to.  Mostly because I didn’t have the correct glue to do it…

Mini Clipboards by Sarah Celebrates - Believe in Yourself and Never Forget

Add some paper and enjoy!

How will you decorate your mini clipboards?

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  1. Your craft tooth! I’m going to have to borrow that occasionally :O) I love the little mini clipboards, they’d be great for notes on the fridge at my house.

  2. I love this Clipboard! It’s great that you shared all the details with pictures, too. Thanks for linking up at Together on Tuesdays :)

  3. These are great! What a perfect idea for a Teacher Appreciation Gift. Thanks for sharing this craft with us at the Inspire Me Mondays Link-Up. Have a great week and we look forward to more of your posts!

  4. Hey, Sarah!
    This is such a great idea! I was searching the WUW link party and immediately knew this was yours! I love it! Thanks for sharing!
    Kate | The Organized Dream

  5. Where did you get the double sided tape runner? Been looking for one of those

  6. Super cute! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. We love to party with you, so I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Have an amazing day! Lou Lou Girls

    1. Thanks a bunch! Nothing to show just yet on linkies this week… Maybe I’ll be over later in the week.

  7. I love decorating clip boards. I have some hanging in my craft room with photos of my boys when they were little. So fun! Thanks so much for this tutorial. I am scheduling it to share on Facebook tomorrow and I pinned it!

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