My big, Cassidy, was recruitment chair in Fall 2015 and decided to do a Disney theme! As a birthday gift I made her a Mickey Clipboard. My close friend Hannah is the secretary in my sorority, so I made her a Mickey Clipboard for her birthday, using the two colors that remind her of Disney: light blue and gold.
The two quotes that I used were:
- “Dreams can come true, it we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney (Cassidy’s black, red, and silver one)
- “I only hope that we don’t lose sigh of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.” ~ Walt Disney (Hannah’s blue, gold, and white one)
- Clipboard (I ordered this 3 pack from Amazon)
- Acrylic paints (the black, white, red, and blue)
- Paint pens (the silver and gold writing)
- Spray paint (gold glitter and clear)
- Alphabet stickers
- Modge Podge
- Paint brushes
- Circular objects to trace
How I did it:
1 – First I took the clipboards and sandpaper outside and sanded off the shiny finish. This allows the paint to actually stick and stay on the surface. I wiped them down afterwards in order to get all of the dust off.
2 – Next I applied the base colors. For Cassidy’s it was the black acrylic paint, and for Hannah’s it was the gold spray paint on the back and the white acrylic paint on the front.
3 – Now it was time to trace the Mickey silhouette and fill it in with paint. I used a coat of white paint and then red for Cassidy’s Mickey, and white then light blue for Hannah’s. Painting over the glittery spray paint on Hannah’s was a weird feeling.
4 – Now I applied the alphabet stickers on the back, applied Modge Podge over them, and waited for that to dry. When that was complete I moved on to the front side.
5 – On the front of Hannah’s I took a robin egg blue color and streaked it onto the surface. After that dried I took my gold paint pen and drew the chevron line on the side and the wrote the Walt Disney Quote. On Cassidy’s I wrote her Walt Disney quote and drew the design with a silver paint pen.
6 – Finally I took the clipboards outside and sprayed them with a clear spray paint from Krylon in order to seal them, make them smooth, and last longer.
These were the perfect gifts for both girls, and they loved the Disney influence. Has anyone else decorated clipboards for yourself or others? Post pictures in the comments!