Office Decor: DIY Pin Up Clipboard

DIY Pin Up Clipboard — Loving how easy and inspiring this DIY Pin up Clipboard is! See the full tutorial here!

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I have always enjoyed collecting (and displaying at my desk) little inspirational bits and pieces that I come across in everyday life. 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

Materials Needed To Make A DIY Pin Up Clipboard

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

How To Make A DIY Pin Up Clipboard

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 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?

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