Clipboards are cheap, functional, and versatile! Get inspired with all the ways to update and use clipboards with these 17 fun DIY clipboard ideas!
Clipboards are a great way to round up papers and give you a nice hard drawing or writing surface when you’re on the go.
But there are tons of other great DIY clipboard ideas! You can make your own clipboards, decorate them for gifts or use them in your home as decor!
This cheap, yet functional, product is SO versatile! Get inspired to make something with the genius DIY clipboard ideas that we rounded up for today’s article!
But first, let’s take a closer look at one of the DIY clipboard projects that we recently did!
DIY Rustic Clipboards You Can Make Yourself
With the busy fall season upon us, I thought it was the perfect time to get a little more organized (just a little though).
I couldn’t just buy any ole’ office organization supplies so instead, I made some Rustic DIY Clipboards which I’m sharing today.
If you didn’t catch my previous post, my husband built me a little craft desk right in our dining room. The kids can do art or run around like wild men and I can work on projects while keeping an eye on them.
Bonus! All of my craft supplies stay off of the dining room table. Which is probably not the ideal place for them anyway. And, my husband keeps his sanity. It’s a win-win!
I whipped up these easy clipboards using a piece of pine wood that I had sitting around. Once they were stained, painted, and routed I distressed them, adding an extra-strong spring clip, and then made some fun felt flowers to go in the corners.
I made not just one clipboard, but a second clipboard because they were so easy!
This DIY clipboard idea is a great way to have a place for to-do lists and a separate chalkboard area. I love the way she made this clipboard from a small piece of select pine wood, which you probably have laying around in your scrap pile.
By making it magnetic, you can add this fun clipboard to your fridge or locker!
A magnetic clipboard on a much larger design space (like the side of your fridge) is a great way to be able to move it around depending on the design. She goes over just how to magnetize her clipboard to use on her magnetic chalkboard that she's using as a family command center.
Another great idea for a home office is this DIY clipboard. This calendar display clipboard looks amazing and keeps track of important dates. Bonus: Lindi is also giving away the free calendar download for you to use!
What is better than a post-it note clipboard as a gift for your kid's school teacher to celebrate back-to-school? These might not hold the most important documents from school but they sure are cute for jotting down quick notes that you need to remember later. These would also make great stocking stuffers!
Learn how she takes some gold leafing and transforms plain clipboards into works of art. Have you ever used gold leaf? She is using gold leaf sheets, adhesive, and a duster brush for this method. After she's done, she hangs them up on the wall with some printable art for instant wall decor!
Get your desk organized by creating a clipboard wall as she does. Getting those spreadsheets and other documents on the wall is a great way to contain the paper clutter. Adding it to the wall also turns into home decor.
Looking for a gift for your husband well she uses some mod podge and photos of all the trucks and bikes her husband worked on to make a photo collage on a clipboard. This mod podge photo collage clipboard makes a great Father’s Day, anniversary, or just-because gift.