I had this idea to make a Countdown to Christmas using a small wood clipboard.
I’d been thinking about it and planning it in my head for a while.
When I went to the store all I could find were bright colored acrylic ones.
I knew if I kept searching I could find a wood one…
But, I really didn’t want to go running around to more stores so I picked one up
and decided I would change my plan.
The more I looked at this neon clipboard, I knew I wasn’t happy.
So… I decided to improvise.
I lightly sanded both sides of the clipboard with a fine grit sanding block.
Next, I gave the clipboard a couple of coats of Red Chalky Finish Paint.
After it was completely dried, I masked off an area with removable painter’s tape
and painted the inside of the masked area with black chalkboard paint.
“Hello December” is from a sheet of scrapbook paper from Simple Stories “Claus & Co.” Collection.
I embellished the clipboard with a silver ribbon, jingle bell and sparkly red berries.
I’m never satisfied with my own handwriting on these things…
so I added letter stickers on the bottom. (now I’m happy!)
Here’s what I used:
- FOLKART Plaid 34153 Home Decor Chalk, 8-Ounce, Imperial
- Martha Stewart 32217 6-Ounce Chalkboard Paint, Black
- Simple Stories Claus & Co. Collection Kit
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