Christmas Lists Clipboard by Jennifer Grace

A Clipboard for Christmas Lists

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2013 Blog Event)

I have tried making lists for Christmas before. They usually end up on scraps of paper that get lost, or in a notebook where I’ll write on a random page and have to flick through the whole book to find it again (yes, I do that, I don’t know why!). I’m hoping that this clipboard for Christmas lists will be pretty enough to keep me organised this year!

Christmas Lists Clipboard:

Christmas Lists Clipboard by Jennifer Grace

Here’s how to recreate this…

Step 1: Start with a blank clipboard (mine is from Ikea). The handle on this is shiny silver, it looks dark in the photo because of the light angle:

Christmas Lists Clipboard by Jennifer Grace

Step 2: Give it a coat of white Gesso all over, leaving the front to dry before you do the back or vice-versa. Prop open the clip somehow so that it doesn’t get stuck to the Gesso:

Christmas Lists Clipboard by Jennifer Grace

Step 3: Give it two coats of red acrylic paint all over, again letting it dry before turning it over, and keeping the clip propped open:

Christmas Lists Clipboard by Jennifer Grace

Step 4: Sprinkle white paint drops all over the surface. I actually used mist, but it took forever to dry (about a week!), so I tried it on the back with paint and it dried overnight. Spread some moulding paste through a stencil on a couple of areas, lift off the stencil, and leave it to dry. Then decorate the clipboard with embellishments and letter stickers (adhered with hot glue), plus gems and pearls:

Christmas Lists Clipboard by Jennifer Grace

Christmas Lists Clipboard by Jennifer Grace

Use it to store your Christmas lists:

Christmas Lists Clipboard by Jennifer Grace

Are you any good at keeping Christmas lists? If you have any good Christmas list projects then leave a link in the comments so I can see!

Be Inspired:

Alter a blank office item to make it special

Sprinkle white mist or paint for snow

Add a flower and tuck other embellishments partly under the petals.

Jennifer x

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  • Bethany Hardy

    I am the QUEEN of lists. My favorite thing in the world is a checklist style notepad with a magnet on the back. 🙂 I have altered cookie sheets hanging in my studio so I can have all of my notepads hung up with all of my lists. LOL Yep. I am a dork!

    November 9, 2013 at 3:03 pm
  • Another beautiful project, I love it in red, pretty and practical all at the same time 🙂

    November 9, 2013 at 3:04 pm
  • I am a list maker and make lsits of lists! Very useful idea

    November 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm
  • Amanda

    Great idea! Thanks!

    November 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm
  • Marilyn Tucker

    This is an excellent idea! Thanks for sharing!

    November 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm
  • Very pretty and a fantastic idea

    November 9, 2013 at 4:31 pm
  • Haha. I do the same thing, writing on scraps and in a notebook. I actually have a small clipboard like this one that I keep the scraps on. I have never thought of decorating it before. I can totally see it now!

    I Create Purty Thangs

    November 9, 2013 at 4:37 pm
  • I love this idea – need to find a clipboard now!

    November 9, 2013 at 6:33 pm
  • Brenda W

    What a good idea – it would be a definite improvement on my bulldog clip and recycled envelope method I currently use!

    November 9, 2013 at 6:41 pm
  • Alison

    I don’t even know if such a pretty clipboard could keep me organised!
    Alison xx

    November 9, 2013 at 7:08 pm
  • Margie

    Awesome idea! Another pin!

    November 9, 2013 at 7:14 pm
  • I have often considered decorating a clipboard to try and keep me more organised and this seems like a brilliant idea….. really hope to give this a try!

    November 9, 2013 at 7:19 pm
  • Janis in ID

    This is pretty and festive!! Great idea for helping us scatter-brains to keep organized.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    November 9, 2013 at 10:50 pm
  • Cassandra Duchaine

    Great – and pretty!- ide. I’m going to make a non christmas themed one as well

    November 10, 2013 at 2:52 am
  • I have a book that I do this in but I’m inspired to alter a stationery item.

    November 10, 2013 at 3:07 am
  • What a great idea! I hope it works for you – I do the same thing so I hope to hear how it goes 🙂

    November 10, 2013 at 3:27 am
  • Kelly B

    I have to keep my lists hidden…too many curious folks around here! LOL

    November 10, 2013 at 4:45 am
  • I love lists. Last year I made this planner:
    I can re use it each year by just swapping out the inside pages each year (I made the inside pages in Word so I just reprint what I need each year). Keeps me super organized!

    Your clipboard is so adorable and my head is whirling with how I can use it!

    November 10, 2013 at 5:13 am
  • Jackie Edwards

    Super idea!!!!!! Love how you decorated it!!! I bought one of these to do…seemed like a good idea at the time….and have yet to alter it!!!!!!!! Perhaps you have given me the push!!!!!! LOL

    November 10, 2013 at 6:59 am
  • Great idea, I like the idea of having somewhere to keep the lists for Christmas.

    November 10, 2013 at 10:06 am
  • Dawn

    This takes me back a few years when I altered many a clipboard and notebook. It gets addicting!

    November 10, 2013 at 1:25 pm
  • I make endless christmas lists, so a clipboard like this would be perfect for me.

    November 10, 2013 at 6:36 pm
  • Miriam Prantner

    What a striking clipboard! I love the use of the stencil/paste!

    November 10, 2013 at 7:16 pm
  • I used to have a notepad put to one side for xmas lists, now I tend to use my phone as its almost always with me, less likely to get nicked to do doodles or takeaway lists on, & the ink doesnt smudge 🙂

    November 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm
  • Frances

    Love your clipboard. Love the red. It is so cheerful!

    November 10, 2013 at 10:11 pm
  • jengd

    Cute clipboard! I got a board with the intention of decorating it. Instead my 6yr old immediately claimed it as his own and uses it regularly. Figures. 🙂

    November 11, 2013 at 4:59 am
  • I LOVE lists but have to keep them password protected on my ipad so no one can see!!

    November 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm
  • Lisa H

    christmas is one of the few times I become a list Queen! from my cards to presents to things to do to my timing for dinner. your clipboard is far too cute to use – I would just hang it up and gaze adoringly at it. pinning!

    November 11, 2013 at 6:49 pm
  • I make tons of lists so one of these would be rather handy!

    November 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm
  • I love it! I wanted to get some clipboards to alter so I will have to look in Ikea. They make great teacher presents.

    November 11, 2013 at 9:49 pm

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