Clip Board Project

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.

May 6I had stain and gel varnish left over from a previous house project.

May 6

I stained the boards and applied three coats of gel varnish.

May 6

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.

May 6

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.

May 6

I made two square boards to give as gifts. The clip is a magnet I found at Target and thought was cute.

May 6

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.

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8 Responses to Clip Board Project

  1. Great ideas, Robyn! I love how you took mine and molded it into your own.

    Recently, I discovered there is a soy based stain! There is also varnish and paint too. You should check them out, Robyn! They look fun. http://shop.plaidonline.com/delta-soy-stain-and-varnish/165/product.htm?keyword=soy

    Oh the possibilities with a little stain and varnish 🙂

    I am glad you were able to take a break from the ranch and get some crafting in!!

  2. Emily says:

    What a cute idea!

  3. Cute! How was that verathane product to use? I need to refinish my dining room table (oak)….

    • Robyn says:

      Madge,
      The gel varnish is easy. I wipe/rub it on with a rag, repeat and buff at the end. It makes for a nice and shiny finish.

  4. I love to see people getting their “crafty” on!
    We have oodles and oodles AND OODLES of board scraps of every size around here.. I used to try to save them all for my woodworking crafts & ideas. That wasn’t possible – the majority are split for kindling or go in the backyard fire pit. Wish I could share some your way. 🙂

    • (I happened to be staining today, too… I stained our new stairs, they had just been temp. construction stairs & we now put in the oak finish treads & risers. The house still smells of it!)

  5. Roan says:

    You are so crafty. Great ideas!

  6. Rancher Girl says:

    Thanks for the idea! I have a few graduation gifts I need to get. I may just make these!

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