This DIY wooden wall clipboard project was contributed by Monica and Jess of “Knock It Off!” on the Live Well Network. I think it is just great for the holidays. These wood wall clipboard frames make it easy to display seasonal artwork, Christmas cards, or photos and switch them out any time you want.
The holidays are a fun time to decorate, but with all the other events and celebrations usually there’s not a lot of time and money to be spent on decorating. Monica and Jess came up with a really inexpensive project that worked in both the modern and rustic rooms on their holiday episode of Knock It Off. Using the same process, they were able to create two very different styles of the same wood wall clipboard frame project. Here’s the modern look first and I will show you the rustic look at the end of the post.
DIY Wooden Wall Clipboard Tutorial
Here’s what you’ll need for your DIY Wooden Wall Clipboard:
- (1) pine 2x12x12- This will make 8 clipboards, so adjust accordingly for your space
- (1) can of Bright Red Spray paint in Gloss.
- (1) small can of Wood Stain in Walnut
- (1) can of Spray lacquer
- (1) can of water-based polyurethane
- (8) binder clips
- Drill and screws
- Chop Saw
How To Make Wooden Wall Clipboard Frames
1. Using the chop saw, cut the wood to size. Our clipboards were about 14″ long. Because the wood was 12 inches wide which is wider than the blade, we had to make a cut with the saw on one side and then flip the wood over to finish the cut. Sand the edges to get rid of any roughness. For the rustic clipboards, we rounded the edges a bit for a softer look, but kept the edges sharper for the modern clipboards. It’s all a matter of preference!
2. For the modern look: spray paint the clipboard in glossy red. You might need to do a couple of light coats to the get coverage you want. Let dry. Then, spray the clipboards with lacquer for ultra-high shine. Again let dry the appropriate amount of time.
For the rustic look: Dip a paint brush into the stain and brush it onto the clipboard, working with the grain. Let sit a minute or two and then wipe it off with a lint-free cloth (we love contractor paper towels for this!) The longer you let it sit, the deeper the color will be. Let dry. Brush on a water-based polyurethane to seal the wood- for this project, matte poly works best! Just look at those beauties waiting to be dressed up!
3. Center the binder clips onto the top of the clipboards and screw into place using a drill.
4. Hang ’em up and showcase your favorite black and white photos, like we did in the modern room, or use some cute holiday cards to go rustic. That’s it, folks! One project: two totally different styles!
We had a blast coming up with loads of projects for both spaces that worked with the homeowners tastes: rustic and modern, but that didn’t break the bank. Make sure you visit Knock It Off’s website to catch the full episodes!
Here’s the rustic version of the DIY wall clipboard frames.
Totally different, right? And yet, the same. Ha! We love that.
“Knock It Off! airs Sundays at 7 pm ET/PT on the Live Well Network.”
Do you think you will try this DIY wall clipboard project? We’d love to see how yours turns out and what types of things you display in your clipboard frames. Tag us @familyfocusblog and @LiveWellTV