How To Make Chalkboard Clipboards

Hey Y’all!  I am excited to be here today to share these fun Chalkboard Clipboards with you and how you can make some for your home too. In our house, we lose things all the time. I have a preteen and teen and needless to say, things seem to walk away which means missing some important dates and deadlines at times. Well, this fun diy project will help you get all those things neat and organized.

So what do we do with all those dentist appointment reminders, school forms to be filled out, and the volume of papers that come home from school? Well, I decided I had had enough and created a quick little zone in our kitchen for just those things. Chalkboard paint and clipboards were the perfect duo for this project. Simple, quick, and oh so functional…

Learn How to Paint Chalkboard Clipboards via Uncommon Designs.

I love adding a little pop of color to a project, and the contrast of the black and red make these little guys stand out…no more losing papers! You can customize these clip boards in a variety of color combos to match your style and taste. They take just a little bit of prep and painting…such a simple and fast back to school idea for you.

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Chalkboard Clipboards

Americana Multi-Surface Satin in Lipstick Red

Americana Chalkboard Paint in Black Slate

Painter’s Tape in 2 widths

Large clipboards and Small plain clipboards

Foam Paintbrush

Step One:

Chalkboard Clipboards

Using the painter’s tape, simply tape off the clip boards. For the smaller boards, I taped off a stripe at the top and then a smaller stripe at the bottom.

Chalkboard Clipboards

For the larger clip board, I only taped off a stripe at the top of the clip board.

Step Two:

Chalkboard Clipboards

Using the Chalkboard Paint, and following the directions on the bottle, I painted below the taped off stripe on the larger clip board. I removed the tape before the paint was completely dry.

Colorblock Chalkboard Clipboards

The smaller clip boards were painted the Black Slate Chalkboard Paint on the top portion and then the Multi-Surface Satin in Lipstick Red below the smaller stripe. I also removed the tape before the paints were completely dry.

Step Three:

Seasoning Colorblock Chalkboard Clipboards

You will need to “season” the chalkboard portion of the smaller clip boards and the larger one. Simply rub chalk across the entire surface and then wipe clean. This helps allow you to erase cleaner each time you use the chalkboard.

Step Four: 

Learn How to Paint Chalkboard Clipboards via Uncommon Designs.

Hang with adhesive hooks and enjoy! Each of my kiddos gets their own small clipboard for appointment reminders, forms, papers, etc. I use the larger one for family announcements and reminders. The colors are eye catching and clip boards really “grab” those papers and help prevent losing them!

The kids can also leave me a list of things they have run out of, or need for projects and after school activities. A girl can hope to cut down on those last minute, late night….. “Mom! I need poster board tomorrow morning!” requests, right?

How about some more organizing inspiration?

Job Chart for Kids

This fun and again functional Kid’s Chore Chart will help get everyone on board in completing household jobs.

So what would you use the clipboards for? Maybe just to display photos or inspirational quotes? We’d love to hear!

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Trish Flake

Hey y'all! I am Trish and the creative voice behind Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!


  1. Melanie says

    Wow, I love this! I’ve been trying to find something for my kitchen and I think this will be perfect!


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