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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Use it to store your Christmas lists:
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!
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.
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