DIY Sharpie Clipboard for Teachers

6 Months ago by

Hello! I’m Nikkala from The Crafting Chicks. We’ve hit the mid-way point of summer at our house. Which means it is time to start wrapping up our summer bucket list and start thinking about back-to-school shopping and haircuts for my very shaggy boys. Teachers are also gearing up to head back to school, so with Sharpie® I’ve created a clipboard to get them excited for the next year.

DIY Teacher Clipboard

We’ll be creating a notebook paper inspired clipboard. I love wandering the school supply aisles; looking at the new products and the tried and true ones that we all used as children and now get to buy for our children.

Start with a white clipboard.

DIY Teacher Clipboard

MAKER Tip: Washi tape is the perfect thickness for spacing, so instead of measuring and marking both sides of the clipboard (to get those lines straight) I eyeballed it with washi tape. Do whichever is easiest for you.

DIY Teacher Clipboard

Use a Sharpie marker to draw the horizontal lines.  Sharpie has so many color options, choose whichever color you can’t live with out! I used the metallic bronze color. I love the richness it brings to a plain clipboard.

Remove the tape and add more on the side to create the vertical lines running down the side of the clipboard like notebook paper.

 To complete the clipboard, I added motivational scrapbook paper to get our teachers amped up for another year of molding minds of children! Thank you teachers!

Are you making any DIY teacher gifts as you send your kids back to school this year? Share your projects with us on Instagram using #MakeItWithMichaels!

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