DIY Clipboard Ideas

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June 4, 2018

Up-cycled Clipboard - pages clipped to back and note pad peeking out of pocketThis 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
Up-cycled Clipboard - paper triangles


  1. Use shopping catalogs or old magazines and cut assorted triangle shapes.
  2. Up-cycled Clipboard - cut triangles from scrap paper
    Up-cycled Clipboard - more triangles
  3. Ready to glue down triangles. Have fun puzzling the pieces together.
  4. Up-cycled Clipboard - begin glueing them to folder
    Up-cycled Clipboard - continue
    Up-cycled Clipboard - leaves spaces for background color to show
    Up-cycled Clipboard - keep adding
  5. 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.
  6. Up-cycled Clipboard - cut smaller triangles as needes
    Up-cycled Clipboard - finished

  7. On the reverse side of the folder, I used scrapbook paper and cut to fit. Then secured it down with glue.
  8. Up-cycled Clipboard - sheet of scrapbook paper for back
    Up-cycled Clipboard - glue in place
  9. I have a lot of spiral notebooks left around the house. I prefer to use loose paper so I cut the spiral with cutters.
  10. Up-cycled Clipboard - cut wire on spiral notebook
    Up-cycled Clipboard - separate and remove paper
  11. Secure the paper with binder clips.
  12. Up-cycled Clipboard - clip pages together
  13. Back to the folder, I cut the flap a little closer so it could be easily tucked inside the envelope.
  14. Up-cycled Clipboard - use paper cutter to trim flap
    Up-cycled Clipboard - flap trimmed for easier closure
    Up-cycled Clipboard - new edge

  15. 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.
  16. Up-cycled Clipboard - paper clipped to back of folder
    Up-cycled Clipboard - view of inside pocket
    Up-cycled Clipboard - pocket held open - use for storage
    Up-cycled Clipboard - page torn from notebook papers
    Up-cycled Clipboard - back of notebook with clips showing
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June 18, 2009

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

front and back views

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April 24, 2018

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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