Clipboard Calendar


I saw clipboards used as picture frames and art displays on A Beautiful Mess here and on Apartment Therapy here. I’ve had this idea in the back of my mind for a long time, and while thrifting this weekend, I came across two clipboards, and for $1.98, they were mine. Initially, I thought I’d print two photos and hang them up, end of project. No, that’s not how it went at all. I printed off two photos and thought they looked a little blah, and I quickly realized that it was probably because the displays I had seen were of more than two clipboards, or of a few layers of photos, and it really made a statement . What does one impatient crafty girl do when her plan fails? She makes a garland. I began going through my scrap fabric bin so I could make a garland to connect the two clipboards. Once the garland was complete, I knew I was on my way, but then I looked at the clock, and it was 9pm, I had been in my craft room all evening and missed my husband, so I headed out to the living room for some QT with him and the pups. From the moment my head hit that pillow, I couldn’t stop thinking about what to do with my project…more photos, layers of printed card stock, fabric swatches, dried flowers??? And then, that’s when it hit me…how about a calendar for keeping track of the blog posts and projects?! So, I made myself two sheets, a calendar on the left and on the right, just numbers and lines so I can list out the projects I’d like tackle. It adds style to the room, while providing function and helping to corral my ideas. I love the way it turned out, and the idea of personalizing it each month, and layering in fabrics and photos makes me really happy.




Happy Monday!






7 thoughts on “Clipboard Calendar

  1. Sallie R. Witt says:

    I like! Especially the color fabrics you used! Great idea as well.
    I know you girls and boys must be having a great time together. Enjoy, time is flying!

    Love ya,

  2. Melissa Angulo says:

    So cute! I love the colors you chose, it gives it a vintage feel.
    I’d love your help with redecorating/organize my room.

  3. Ajayla says:

    The part where you mention an “…impatient crafty girl…” totally made me laugh! I’m exactly the same way, and in fact, this whole post pretty much sums up every crafting experience I have. p.s. I love your project, great idea and very pretty

  4. Maria Gisela says:

    Brittney, I love everything you are doing, your thought processing, your art, it is so inspiring! Thank you for sharing it with us! Can’t wait to visit your art room one day 🙂 Love you!

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