DIY Rustic Clipboards & Print Display

 Hi friends!

I  seem to have fallen under the spell of summer, my family & I are having an incredible time & I don’t want it to end.

Spending more time with my family also makes me blissfully aware of how much I adore them,

so I am always looking for  creative ways to display moments, memories and sayings that reflect that.

I have always fancied a grouping of clipboards for displaying such pretty things.

And so of course I had to make them myself using a little MDF.

Rustic DIY Clipboards CF_Make With MDF, Vintage Clips, Tape & Paint

City Farmhouse DIY Rustic Clipboards-Love Lives Here Collage

1. Have 3- 10″ x 12″ pieces of MDF(plywood) cut. Sand edges and makes corners rounded.

2. Find vintage clips, I bought mine on ETSY.

3. Stain your unfinished wood. I used fine steel wool and vinegar, I let it soak for 3 days.

4. Mark & tape off a 2″ stripe through the middle.

5. Using Kendall Gray(Benjamin Moore) paint the sides.

6. Sand & wax.

7. Using a very strong glue to add your vintage clips.

8. Make your prints. I used linen paper from the craft store & made prints on Pic-Monkey.

9. Hang & Enjoy!

Rustic DIY Clipboards & Prints City Farmhouse

Rustic DIY Clipboards City Farmhouse

Rustic DIY Clipboards and Prints CF

 Rustic DIY Clipboards City Farmhouse Up Close

 Rustic DIY Clipboards Love Lives Here City Farmhouse

Rustic DIY Clipboards Using Vintage Clips

Rustic DIY Clipboards- MDF, Clips, Tape & Paint{This project was originally posted as a contributor at Jennifer Rizzo}

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  1. LOVE those! And, I am with you…I don’t want summer to end! My kiddos have been back in school for 2 weeks already! We are already counting down the days until fall break! Life to the full! Melissa

    1. Thanks Melissa! Mine go in 1 week, bittersweet:). Excited to have you guest post in Sept, let me know what Friday works for you. Have a fantastic weekend, jen

  2. Great idea and I would love them in my daughter’s room for her artwork too.

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