Upcycle a dollar store clipboard

dollarstorecraft, washitape, upcycle, homedecor, clipboard, diy


It has been far too long since we did a dollar store upcycle don’t you think?
Well I am excited about this quick & easy DIY clipboard, it makes such a pretty
spot for notes, ideas, fabric swatches, pictures or anything to land and be seen.


We seem to be constantly moving things around and configuring our work spaces every few months since
we work at home and also home school.  So yeah, we are home a lot and I need space for all my stuff!
I am a really visual person, and having a spot to keep notes and ideas that I can joy down or sketch at
a moment’s notice is really important.  And not everything can be kept in my phone, hence the need for
a home for these little bits of paper, fabric, paint, etc…



Here is what I used to take a basic clipboard and make it glam + girly.  Some of the supplies I used
were provided by Whimseybox.  See my Whimseybox affiliate link here



I began by using an old roll of tape I have had for a while and used quite a bit.  I normally would use a narrow
masking tape or painter’s tape but I was out! I made three vertical stripes, then cut pieces that were shorter
to create a herringbone pattern.  I spaced them out differently as you can see to give the board more visual
impact.  In a well ventilated area, I spray painted my board with two good coats of gold spray paint, and
allowed it to dry.  One it was dry, I added my washi tape & pretty flower.
I added my notebook, and it wasn’t long before I was grabbing my board and scribbling out my next supply
list, and ideas for upcoming projects.
There was a honey do and a grocery list created as well the first day.  A girl has to make lists!
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Have a blessed & wonderful day friends, love you SO!

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  1. That would be so cute for teacher gifts! I need to still come up with something 🙂

    • Oh I didn’t even think of that Steph, how fun to share these with our special teachers. Thank you so much friend, have a wonderful week!!

      xo, Tanya

  2. So pretty! What a lovely dollar store upgrade. I need to go get me one. Thanks so much for linking up with us at The Makers, Tanya. 🙂

  3. So cute, Tanya! Gotta love anything sprayed gold <3 Love that flower, too!

  4. I love that. We always have a running list of things that we need for the house and hubby likes to keep it out. I need to do this so that I don’t cringe when I walk by it!

  5. I just love this clipboard! You were featured today at our Link it or Lump it party! Be sure to stop by and grab a feature button!


  6. Super cute, friend! Loving the gold too. Thanks for sharing at the par-tay!

    • Thank you so much Kelly! I am on a gold kick right now, I can’t help myself 🙂
      Have a wonderful week- xo


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    Congratulations and Good Luck!!!

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