Friday, December 30, 2011

Teacher Presents!

Two posts in ONE day! Yes, I'm finally finding the time (or forcing myselfto stop being a lazy bum) and post about the Teacher Presents I made a few of my friends this year.

Thanks to Pinterest, which I'm sadly addicted to, I discovered this cool pin for a Teacher Clipboard.  I liked the idea so much that I thought that I would make three of these clipboards for my friends at my school.

I decided I would take pictures of my process to show you all and give some helpful hints!

Items you will need:
  • Clipboard
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Glitter Letter Stickers
  • Paint
  • Brush
  • Mod Podge Glue
  • Any other stickers, ribbons, etc.

First step, youwant to paint the edges of the clipboard. This allows you some wiggle room on your paper. You also don't have to worry
about taking the papers right to the edge of the clipboard. I discovered that in the scrapbooking aisle, you can by the 8.5 x 11" paper instead of the 12x12" and save 50 cents per sheet.  (Yes, here at LIMS, we are all about the savings.)

Next, you want to positon down your paper with sticky squares. I used my left over scrapbooking squares. This just helps you keep your paper in place for the glue step!  As for the measuring part, by using 8.5x11" paper, I only had to determine how much of each paper I wanted to use, then cut once with my paper cutter!

If you use 12x12" paper, then you have to measure the paper to the exposed section of the clipboard, then make your cuts as necessary!

This is the tricky step.

You want touse ModPodge and glue down the paper to the edges. The person who's pin I used said that she glued the paper to the clipboard and then added an extra coat on the outside too. I just coated the entire paper on top to form a seal. A word of caution... the glue caused my paper to get wavy with the dampness of the glue. I was starting to worry and stick extra sticky squares where the paper warped up. All my worrying wasn't necessary because by the next morning, the paper had completely dried flat to the clipboard. (Points to the picture... see how it's kinda damp and shiny? You have to really wait until the morning!)

The last part - the FUN part is decorating and adding in the teacher names!

Here are my finished products!

(Edited: Mor over at a Teacher's Treasure pointed out that I missed the paper cutting step.  I didn't do anything fancy to cut the paper, just eyeballed the amounts I wanted to use and then lined them up.) Thanks for the catch Mor! :)


  1. I love this!!! I've been looking for a tutorial for a while. However, I feel like you missed a step or two. How did you section it off?

    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

  2. Good catch! I went back and edited in the paper cutting step. Honestly, it's nothing fancy. I just placed the paper on the clipboard and figured out how much of each section I wanted, then cut it with my paper cutter!


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