Kelly at Old Blue Silo made and shared mini pallet clip boards. I loved the idea and thought it looked like a project I could do. When I went to the Big City in March I planned to get the materials I needed. The morning I left for the city I went to double check the materials and, I could not remember where I saw the idea. Walking around Menard’s I thought I could remember what I needed, but wasn’t confident I had it all straight. In the cart I had what I thought I needed, until I saw pre-made boards that I could apply the same idea to. They were decorative, attractive and simple; just my style.
Here is what I came up with:
I liked these “Inn Signs” and also purchased square boards.
I stained the boards and applied three coats of gel varnish.
J helped me make the boards hang-able. We used small nails and craft wire. Both nails and wire were something J’s Mom had on hand.
Next, I added a piece to the front so the signs can be used as clip boards. I had two sizes of clothes pins and thought they looked “country.” I used super glue to attach the pins.
This board I gave to my Sister for her birthday. I made a second “Inn Sign” running horizontal with bigger clothes pins. We pounded one of the nails a little too hard and the board cracked. I kept this sign. It hangs in the kitchen and works great for mail.
I made two square boards to give as gifts. The clip is a magnet I found at Target and thought was cute.
This simple project used a few materials I had on hand to enhance plain ole boards. I hope that those who received the clip boards enjoy and them as much as I had fun making them.
Thank You, Kelly, for the idea.