How to Decoupage a Clipboard

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Clipboards can sometimes be a bit boring and drab, but you can give them new life with the art of decoupaging. Applying the technique to a clipboard follows the same basic steps as with other decoupage projects, just with a different finished result. Save scraps of paper when you finish a scrapbooking project and use them for your clipboard. Add embellishments such as stickers after you have finished the decoupage process.

Things You'll Need

  • Wooden clipboard
  • Screwdriver
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Ruler
  • Craft glue
  • Sponge brush
  • Craft scraper
  • Take apart your clipboard by unscrewing the metal clip part. Keep all the parts so you can put the clipboard back together when finished.

  • Cut your paper to the size you want for the clipboard. If you want to cover the entire clipboard, measure your paper first.

  • Spread a thin layer of craft glue with your sponge brush onto the clipboard where you want to affix your paper.

  • Place your paper onto the clipboard by starting it at one end, and smoothing it out as you attach it to the board. Use a heavier-stock paper such as scrapbook paper.

  • Take your craft scraper and run it over the paper to smooth it out and get rid of air bubbles.

  • Spread another thin layer of craft glue over your paper. Run the glue over the edges so it seals the paper in.

  • Continue affixing paper to your clipboard until you have decoupaged as much of the board as you want.

  • Let the clipboard dry completely, usually overnight, before reattaching the metal clip part. The glue will dry clear and harden.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are decoupaging both sides of the clipboard, let one side dry completely before starting the other side.

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