Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Little Girls Mini Monogrammed Clipboard

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I made this the other day for my 9 year old daughter and she loved it!  It was very inexpensive and very easy.  Here are the supplies you will need:

-1 mini clipboard (got mine at Dollar Tree)
-Monogrammed packing tape (dollar bins at Michaels, or duck tape would work too!)
-Ribbon (I got the houndstooth at Michael's, because I am addicted:)
-Button

That's all you need!  It cost about 3 dollars to make and you will have a ton of tape and ribbon leftover to do at least 2 more!

Here is what the clipboard and tape looks like.  The tape is kinda like packing tape, but a little thinner.  I just measured the width of the clipboard and put it on, smoothing it down as I went.  I did that all the way up the clipboard.

Here's a close up of what the tape looks like.  
I didn't paint my clipboard first, because I wanted to make sure the black letters were really noticeable.
When you get towards the top of the clipboard you have to cut smaller pieces of the tape to fit around the clip.  I had a little gap on the bottom, so I just glued a piece of ribbon there.  Once you tie all the ribbons on the clip, you don't eve notice the gap!  Fill up the whole clip with ribbon.  I just tied them in square knots. 
Note:  I cut the ribbons in half length wise, so they would be easier to tie around the clip.  You can use your extra ribbon strips for the flower petals!

I used some of my extra ribbon strips to make a cute little flower!  Just fold each strip, glue the ends together, then glue it down on the bottom corner of the clipboard.  

Please ignore my ugly well used glue gun!  I use it A LOT.
Add a button to the center of the flower.  Done!
So fun!  My daughter was soooo excited to have this.  She even took it to school today:)  That makes me happy....
I had her sit at the counter and write something on the clipboard.  She wrote the sweetest letter to one of her friends!
  Doesn't she have fabulous cursive writing???  

Have a crafty week:)
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9 comments:

  1. It's an adorable clipboard and any little girl (or even Big Girl) would be very happy to own it. I bet everyone at Savannah's school now knows that her lovely clipboard was handcrafted especially for her by her very talented and crafty mother. :)

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  2. hey there - thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.

    Love this idea. I have all those stores close by...this would be a great easter treat for my girls...

    p.s. love all the ideas I have just read in your last few posts.

    I am a new follower and will be back daily to see what else you got in your bag.

    xo
    tina

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  3. very cute!!! Im a big girl and I want one :)

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  4. I love that tape! I used it on a frame. The clipboard is a fabulous idea. I love that houndstooth ribbon too! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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  5. I'd just like to mention that your nine-year-old has better hand writing than this thirty-year-old. :)
    ~K

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  6. Very neat! How did I miss this tape at Michaels? I'll have to stop by and see if they still have some.

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  7. This is the project that I somehow saw first because I guess I'm just drawn to monograms and houndstooth... maybe it's a magic sensor or my computer has learned to sense these things and scroll directly too them! But I love it! So fun and cute!

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  8. So cute, I love the idea to use the tape that way!

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