Can you believe it’s already time to start thinking about Halloween?! I have to admit, I LOVE Halloween, but I’ve never been much of a costume person–I’ll save the dressing up for my house. Today I’ve got what’s sure to be the first of many Halloween projects coming up and I can’t lie, I’m pretty excited about this mini-clipboard stand and free printable Halloween Countdown I’ve got for you!
To make your own mini-clipboard stand, you’ll need:
- Spray paint (optional)
- Mod podge
- Patterned paper
- IKEA Tolsby frame
- Glue gun
I started with a little cardboard clipboard from the Dollar Spot at Target–also known as the $20 spot in my world because I spend waaayyy too much time and money there! The clipboards were cute the way they were, but the pattern wasn’t feeling too Halloweeny to me, so I hit them with a coat of, what else……..gold spray paint! I debated and debated whether or not to leave it at the gold (and I’ll probably buy a few more to do just that), but I decided to add some patterned paper because, well, if you’ve been around here lately, you know it’s the year of plaid at my house and I couldn’t really resist. Gold and plaid together? You know this girl is in Heaven!
I traced the clipboard onto the paper and cut it out, measured the width of the metal behind the clip, cut that part out, and then mod podged the paper on. I embellished it with some ribbon and pom pom trim by just wrapping the ribbon around and hot gluing it onto the back of the clipboard. Easy enough, right?
I always pick up a couple of the Tolsby frames when I’m at IKEA because they’re only $0.99 and I’ve found about a million and one uses for them. I spray painted the frame gold, ran hot glue all the way around the edges of the frame, and then just secured it to the back of the clipboard. Instant stand! I’ve got visions of possibilities of these clipboard stands dancing in my head, so expect to see more in the future.
There are two options for the printables:
For mine, I just sent the files to Costco and printed them as regular 4×6 prints (cost was about $4.00) and if you go with this option, they can be printed up to 8×10. OR, if you want to print them at home, they’re also available in PDF form so you can print (2) 4×6 prints to a page. Download links are below.
Be sure to stop back tomorrow, I’ve got a little bonus and an AWESOME giveaway you won’t want to miss!!