Monday, March 14, 2011

"M" is for Mini

Mini clipboards for kids.




Favors for girl #2's birthday party.


Here's how I made them:


1. Use mini clipboards, select your desired papers (I was aiming to match the different colored pens).


2. Mod podge the paper onto the clipboard. (I prefer the matte finish.)
(I followed the same process from the fabric clipboards here to make the cut out around the hardware.)

3. Sand off excess paper around edges for smooth finish.

4. Apply letters (I used rub on adhesive but anything will work.)
(Each clipboard does have a childs name on it but I prefer to mask them for blog posting.)

5. Apply top coat of mod podge once all papers have dried.



6. Attach pen with string to back hook of hardware.
Tie ribbons to front hook of hardware, the more the better.  Apply fray check to ends of ribbons.


All set.


Not sure how much the boys will appreciate having ribbons attached to their clipboards but it sure looks good!



Don't forget your paper pads, my kids are always wanting a hard surface to write on - especially in the car -so this will be perfect.


I simply used ribbons I already had to coordinate with the papers.


Fun project to personalize however you choose.


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19 comments:

Angie said...

Does it make me childish the fact that I want one for myself? :) These are adorable! Love them.

Angie
Linen & verbena

pinktoesandpowertools said...

Oh, I am loving these and this couldn't be more timely. I need favors for my daughter's bday party coming up in the next two weeks (that we haven't sent invitations out for yet, AAHHH!)

If I can actually pull this off in time, I'll send you pics of what you've inspired :)

SANDI said...

Adorable! What a wonderful idea! I don't have any girls, but I think I could do this for my son and one for myself. LOL. Thanks for sharing.
sandraallen260@centurytel.net

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

Ok you rock. You SERIOUSLY rock. I also love the fact that your Easter treats for your kids' friends are already done... Wowzer. I love these little boards!

Holly said...

Can my little one come to the party? Haha! Love those!

Amanda said...

These are so cute, thanks for sharing!

imriz said...

oh, i want one for my lil girl...so cute:)

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Linda said...

Darling! I want one, too. Best wishes. Linda

Linda said...

Darling! I want one, too. Best wishes. Linda

A Vintage Vine said...

I can try this with my 5 yr old, it's an idea we can add to this week's list of things to do! She will love this. Great idea to use these as party favors!

Laurel said...

What fun party favors! Very clever...much better than the plastic toys and gobs of candy kids usually bring home :) Laurel

Teresa said...

Those are so cute and fun! Kids love anything personalized and colorful, so they will be a huge hit!

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

ca....ute!!!!

radn said...

lovely! What a great favor!

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Jill said...

These clipboards look absolutely fabulous! Such a great party favour!

I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
Have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Jill said...

These clipboards look absolutely fabulous! Such a great party favour!

I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
Have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Micah and Katie said...

great idea. I think that will go on my list of party favors for the future!!

Chandeen @ Designed by Chance said...

I love this project. I know some children who would love these too. thanks!

lh said...

where did you find the mini clipboards... I am going to do this project in the next couple of weeks!