I love putting together little gifts to have on hand. One thing I like to add in those type of gifts are mini clipboards with a cute printable on it. I sometimes can find them ready made, but they either sell quickly or are more on the expensive side (in my opinion). So I found some supplies at Michaels to make my own. Now I can customize them however I want and not be limited to what I find in a store.
- Metal Clips (make sure they have a flat back)
- Wood rectangle (I found these two sizes: 4.75″ x 6.75″ and 5″ x 6″)
- E6000 Glue
- Printables/Pictures (I find that the Project Life cards work well too)
- Any other supplies to decorate your clipboard such as paint, glitter, stickers, yarn, fabric, fun papers, etc.
Start by painting and decorating your wood and clips as desired. I painted one clipboard white and left the other two plain. Then I painted two of the clips and added glitter to one of those.
Once everything is dry, add glue to the flat side of the clip and place on wood. I liked the top of the clip to hang off the top a bit myself, but you can put it where you like.
Now that you have some gifts made you can wrap them. I used some clear bags I found in the baking section at Michaels to package the clipboards in. I also grabbed a bunch of random stuff to use as wrapping decorations. I like to create fun packaging and the more supplies I have for that the better!
I stamped some tags as well (tags found here).
I taped on a piece of streamer that I had ruffled on my sewing machine to this one first. Then I added some pom poms on top of that. I stuck a candy cane in the middle and then used a mini clothespin again to attach the tag.
Do you have any go to diy gifts that you make? Look below to see all the other gift ideas brought to you by the Michaels Makers. Happy Crafting!
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