Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Gift Clipboard

For teacher appreciation this year, I wanted to make a homemade gift that was functional, practical and decorative.  I came upon this tutorial on how to make this decorative clipboard from Michelle Wooderson at Miss Mash, changing up the colors to be a little more traditional for a kindergarten room.  The teacher just LOVED it, and so did other room moms I shared it with! 
The paper I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  I modpodged the clipboard I got at Wal-Mart, and some clothespins which I already had on hand.  The corkboard comes in a package and you just cut it down to size with a ruler and a craft knife. 

Add a Jolies embellishment or make your own, matching a handmade card.  The post it notes I applied with double stick tape.  I basically followed Michelle's tutorial completely and I am just thrilled with how it turned out!

Thanks for looking!


Cindy's Stitching said...

very nice. I like the apples. I am sure whoever gets it will love it.

...a/k/a DJScrappiness... said...

Totally adorable, Lisa! Great job. :o]


Annette said...

VERY cute Lisa, and I love the ruler ribbon you used. (wink-wink) Sweet gift.

I can carry all the shopping bags and the babies too. said...

That is adorable!! Here is a good gift idea... You have to scroll down though. Cheap and Easy!!