Today's DIY was inspired by a recent trip to Target. I often fall in love with cute gift bags (and the ones in the Dollar Spot lately have been on point), but other than for gifting they serve little purpose sitting in my closet. Spotting a clipboard in the Dollar Spot last week sparked an idea. Here is a simple way to turn $4 of materials, $3 for the clipboard and $1 for the gift bag, into a pretty clipboard. This would also work with any thin gift bag and wooden clipboard.
Step One is to gather your materials. You will need a wooden clipboard (painted or unpainted), a gift bag of your choice, a large brush or foam brush, scissors, and matte modpodge.
Step Two is to carefully cut out the design of the bag. I left a thin border around the design because I liked that aesthetic. I also cut out the hearts because I thought they were cute for Valentine's Day.
Step Three is to paint a thick, even layer of the modpodge onto the clipboard.
Step Four is to place the design onto the modpodge and paint a thick, even layer over your design. I left mine with slightly raised edges because I liked the dimension it gave and the design was still sturdy after it dried completely. If you would like, you could go back in with glue to seal down any edges. If your clipboard will be getting frequent use you will also want to add a clear seal on top of the design after the modpodge has had at least 24 hours to dry.
Now your clipboard is ready to use! I have mine propped up behind my desk as decoration and I'm planning on using it to gather sticker orders for upcoming videos. If you decide to try this project, I would love to see it! Comment below with your project or join in the conversation with your favorite bargain find.