DIY Clipboard Ideas

This clipboard is primarily made from a cardboard envelope/folder and shopping catalogs. It is a cute up-cycled clipboard with lined paper for everyday notes.


Total Time: 1-2 hours


  • cardboard folder
  • scissors
  • cutters - optional
  • old catalogs/magazines
  • binder clips
  • glue stick
  • spiral notebook


  1. Use shopping catalogs or old magazines and cut assorted triangle shapes.
  2. Ready to glue down triangles. Have fun puzzling the pieces together.
  3. When you come across dead ends, or if a triangle does not fit - you can cut down the triangles. Repeat until you are satisfied with your creation.
  4. On the reverse side of the folder, I used scrapbook paper and cut to fit. Then secured it down with glue.
  5. I have a lot of spiral notebooks left around the house. I prefer to use loose paper so I cut the spiral with cutters.
  6. Secure the paper with binder clips.
  7. Back to the folder, I cut the flap a little closer so it could be easily tucked inside the envelope.
  8. You are now ready to clip your paper to the cardboard folder. Plus in the side slot you can put paper documents, a sticky pad, or notes. It is easy to detach paper, or rip paper out after writing.
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June 18, 2009

A handy clipboard to organize important documents, notes, and paper clippings.

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When you have a dollar tree cutting board that is no longer good for food, don't toss or recycle it. Turn it into a clip board! With the 3/$1.00 mini legal pads, two binder clips and the cutting board, you can make something to do a shopping list, To Do list, or even a Honey Do list!

A small legal pad attached to a small cutting board with binder clips.

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