October 24, 2008

Altered Countdown Clipboard

With the holidays right around the corner, here are two clipboards to help you count down the days!

The first thing you want to do is alter the clipboard any way you want. Christmas, Halloween, Vacation, etc. After everything is down and sealed with Mod Podge, do the following.

I found very flat washers that I adhered to the clipboard where the numbers would go. I attached using Tacky Glue, and I think they held pretty well. Then I bought magnet strips to attach to the back of the numbers. Get the flat magnets, not the rolls, these seem to work better and lay flatter.

Here is a pic of the washer and magnet.

I thnk I will hang this close to the refrigerator so that I have easy storage for the rest of the numbers. I did numbers so that I could count down for a month. You will need

0 1 1 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

You can always add a third washer and more numbers if you want to count from further away!

Have fun, and post here if you make one, I would love to see them!

By the way for those on a budget, this project is VERY inexpensive.

Washers (5) .94 @ Walmart
Magnets (5 Strips) .77 @ Walmart
Clipboard .97 @ Walmart

Paper~ Stash
Paint .44 @ Walmart.

Total cost for two projects, $5.85 w/tax

1 comment:

positively lisa said...

Adorable Katt!!!!!! I will definitely try to do this this weekend!!

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