Monday, May 7, 2012

Altered Clipboard for Teacher Appreciation

I can't believe I haven't done one of these was so easy and very inexpensive!  My daughter's 4th grade teacher is a very nice man and has really done any amazing job with her this year.  Kaitlyn is a very good student but tends to get distracted from time-to-time (which is normal for 10).  Her teacher was always encouraging and positive.  Plus, this year Kaitlyn finally tested into the Gifted Program at ther school!

I got the clipboard and note pad from the Dollar Store.  I painted the entire clipboard with black craft paint.  I covered most of the front with a piece of cardstock from DCWV Grade School printed cardstock.  Then I added some stickers from Me and My Big Idea.  Lastly I attached some red ribbon to the top and clipped on the note pad.

I know most of the altered clipboards I have seen had tons of ribbon tied to the top...I didn't want to do that since I think ribbon is girly and her teacher is a man.

Here's a look at the back:

I attached a green piece of cardstock to the back.  I cut all the letters out from Plantin SchoolBook with the except of the "A+" which I cut from Locker Talk and the "thank you" came from Beyond Birthdays.  Once I attached them to the board I applied Glossy Accent to them.

I am entering this Altered Clipboard in the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Altered Clipboard for Teacher Appreciation!


  1. Carol, wow this is a marvelous project! Everyman I know loves a clipboard ha ha. Thanks so much for linking your project to my Fun Friday challenge. Love the bottom with the sticker of the feet! Karen

  2. This is so fantastic. I made one of these when I was teaching but didn't come out near as cute as yours. I am sure the teacher is going to love it as I know I would have when I was teaching Thanks for joining us this week at CWC.

  3. Such a great project! He is sure to appreciate this! Thanks for joining us over at Little Scrap Pieces! Guest Designer Carri

  4. This is great. I think male teachers can be hard to make things for, but this is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Cooking with Cricut!

  5. This is wonderful! Love the "legs" paper! Thanks for linking up this week at Cooking With Cricut.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  6. Fabulous idea. You make me want to dig out the clipboards in my stash and start designing. Thanks for sharing at CWC.


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