Ever since last year's Handmade Holidays roundup, I have been keeping my eyes open for "mini clipboards" to decorate, but have never found any around here. Oh well...good idea, but no big deal.
But I just found another handmade clipboard idea that made me laugh. How about using the backs of old hardcover books, plus binder clips, to make any-size decoupaged clipboards?
Well, ripped-up old hardcover books, I can easily find. Most of the recycle-bin dregs wouldn't make very attractive clipboards, but I can see the possibilities...how about one made out of a salvaged Nancy Drew book, or a cookbook, or something? If we can frame cover art, and LP covers...why not? Maybe you could even use something like Little Golden Book covers, if the insides were beyond repair. I think the idea is that you're supposed to add stickers or other paper trims to dress them up, before brushing with glue or ModPodge; but if you had something cool and vintage, you might not even have to do that.