Chalkboard Clipboard DIY

Clip Board Chalk Board Grocery List 1 copy

I had found a bunch of old clip boards for a song at the thrift store a few months ago. I didn't have anything in mind when I bought them, but knew they would come in handy one day!

I decided we really needed a little something right near the fridge to jot down needed items as they popped up. I was feeling crafty and the piece of paper I pop up on the fridge with a magnet always seems to float off into the abyss by the time I am ready to go to the grocery store.

Clip Board Chalk Board Grocery List 3 copy

Well, this one isn't going to just disappear, it's too heavy! I put magnet strips on the back and have it on the side of the fridge where I am always preparing food. It is perfect and we are totally using it effectively...and I love how it looks:)

Clip Board Chalk Board Grocery List 4 copy

To make it, I taped off the edges of the board and painted 2 coats of chalkboard paint. I do make my own, but I have the Rust-Oleum Chalkboard paint leftover from this project, so I just used that.  Then, I used a little stencil to make the "G" and outlined it with my Elmer's Paint Pens (which I heart.)

Clip Board Chalk Board Grocery List 2 copy

Next, I used my trusty old jute to tie the chalk on there, because if that wasn't tied on we would never be able to find it.

Clip Board Chalk Board Grocery List 5 copy

Anyone else dones anything cute and fun with clipboards? I have like 5 left and now I am itching to do something fun with them!


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  1. Thanks for the great idea! Our cat always knocks our list off the fridge! I bet he couldn’t knock this down!

  2. this is one of the BEST ideas I have seen in a LONG time! now I just need to find an old clipboard:)

  3. This is brilliant Kim. I love chalkboards and I have one of these clipboards. I’d love it if you linked this up to my party. It goes live on Tuesday about 6:00 pm.

    Have a great week!

  4. this Kim! I am a sucker for all things chalkboard and I love the added clipboard too! thanks so much for sharing with us at Monday Funday!

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