DIY Pin Up Clip Board - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

DIY Pin Up Clipboard

I have always enjoyed collecting (and displaying at my desk) little inspirational bits and pieces that I come across in everyday life, like embroidered cards, sketches and travel photos–anything that strikes my fancy. However, I, Erin, have recently come to the conclusion that too much of a good thing really can end up being a bad thing. If there are too many things on display, my work space feels cluttered and stressful, and those pieces of inspiration actually work to hinder the creative process, rather than inspire it.

I needed a way to wrangle in all those pieces of inspiration and pair down what was on display, so I created a wall-hung clipboard to serve as a DIY pin up clipboard of sorts that was only large enough to display a handful of pieces at a time. The idea is to rotate the display often. This project is as easy as attaching a big clip and a picture hanger to a piece of plywood, but if you’re anything like me, it’ll work wonders on your creative sanity!

DIY Pin up Clipboard - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

1/4″ thick plywood board cut to measure 12″ x 15″

Acrylic paint

Paint brush

Painter’s tape

Large bulldog clip

Small bulldog clip (optional)

Spray paint

Industrial adhesive

Brass picture hanger

 

DIY Pin up Clipboard - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Measure 3-3/4″ from the top of the board and run a band of painter’s tape horizontally across the board.

DIY Pin up Clipboard - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Paint the top portion of the board with your chosen acrylic paint color.

DIY Pin up Clipboard - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Then spray paint the bulldog clips a contrasting color to your board color.

DIY Pin up Clipboard - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Affix a picture hanger to the back of the board with industrial adhesive. Allow to dry.

DIY Pin up Clipboard - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Then glue the large bulldog clip to the front of the board centered on the painted band from the second step. If desired, clip the small bulldog clip onto the side or bottom of the board for more inspo-hanging power.

DIY Pin up Clipboard - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home DecorDIY Pin up Clipboard - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Lastly, hang the board on the wall and clip on your inspiration!

DIY Pin up Clipboard - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

What about you? Do you collect anything in particular as a means of inspiration?

Erin Francois

As a diy-er to the very core, Erin calls upon her interior design background to create pieces for the home that work to add beauty, function and a loaded dose of handmade soul to our everyday.
Find more of her handmade musings on Francois et Mois

Read more from Erin Francois

DIY Pin Up Clip Board - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

DIY Pin Up Clipboard

I have always enjoyed collecting (and displaying at my desk) little inspirational bits and pieces that I come across in everyday life, like embroidered cards, sketches and travel photos–anything that strikes my fancy. However, I, Erin, have recently come to the conclusion that too much of a good thing really can end up being a bad thing. If there are too many things on display, my work space feels cluttered and stressful, and those pieces of inspiration actually work to hinder the creative process, rather than inspire it.

I needed a way to wrangle in all those pieces of inspiration and pair down what was on display, so I created a wall-hung clipboard to serve as a DIY pin up clipboard of sorts that was only large enough to display a handful of pieces at a time. The idea is to rotate the display often. This project is as easy as attaching a big clip and a picture hanger to a piece of plywood, but if you’re anything like me, it’ll work wonders on your creative sanity!

DIY Pin up Clipboard - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

1/4″ thick plywood board cut to measure 12″ x 15″

Acrylic paint

Paint brush

Painter’s tape

Large bulldog clip

Small bulldog clip (optional)

Spray paint

Industrial adhesive

Brass picture hanger

 

DIY Pin up Clipboard - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Measure 3-3/4″ from the top of the board and run a band of painter’s tape horizontally across the board.

DIY Pin up Clipboard - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Paint the top portion of the board with your chosen acrylic paint color.

DIY Pin up Clipboard - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Then spray paint the bulldog clips a contrasting color to your board color.

DIY Pin up Clipboard - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Affix a picture hanger to the back of the board with industrial adhesive. Allow to dry.

DIY Pin up Clipboard - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Then glue the large bulldog clip to the front of the board centered on the painted band from the second step. If desired, clip the small bulldog clip onto the side or bottom of the board for more inspo-hanging power.

DIY Pin up Clipboard - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home DecorDIY Pin up Clipboard - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

Lastly, hang the board on the wall and clip on your inspiration!

DIY Pin up Clipboard - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - DIY - Home Decor

What about you? Do you collect anything in particular as a means of inspiration?

Erin Francois

As a diy-er to the very core, Erin calls upon her interior design background to create pieces for the home that work to add beauty, function and a loaded dose of handmade soul to our everyday.
Find more of her handmade musings on Francois et Mois

Read more from Erin Francois

Comments

  • abbie

    03.16.17

    adorable!

    • Ashley said:

      Erin is the DIY queen :)

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