If you follow our Facebook page, you’ll have seen last week that I posted a photo of an old clipboard that my son had brought home from school for me. He was so excited to give it to me so that I could have the opportunity to give it a makeover, but I must admit I felt a little uninspired when I saw it! I didn’t let him know that however, and instead I asked for some advice on how I should tackle the project. As ever, you Fiskateers were generous with your responses and ideas! Here’s a round up of some suggestions that were made :
– Mod Podge with photos
– Decorate with paper and flowers
– Cover with fabric
– Add magnets and hang on the fridge
– Ink stamps and ribbons
– Decorate with pictures from magazines and other ephemera
I took your ideas on board and that afternoon, I pulled out some papers and supplies and got to work. I LOVED the idea of adding some photos, and since I had a couple of photos kicking around of my son from over the years, I decided to add them too. I used paper and sticker embellishments from the gorgeous Grace Collection by Authentique. The bright, yet vintage-y feel to the paper collection seemed fitting for this weather-worn and tired looking clipboard.