DIY: Make Your Own Clipboard Frame

Graduation season is officially upon us, which means a thoughtful gift for the soon-to-be graduate is in order. Help the grad in your life celebrate this huge milestone and embark on post-high school or college life (aka the real world!) with an art print bearing an encouraging, motivational message. Then, display the art piece on this easy-to-make clipboard “frame.”

Supplies:
• Bulldog clips (small or large)
• Gold spray paint
• Craft wood, cut to size
Art print (featured here are “World Awaits” by Johanna Phillips Huuva and ”California Seascape“ by Wilder California)
Command adhesive strips

Steps:

1. Once you’ve selected your art print, cut the craft wood down to size. I cut mine so there was an extra inch on each side of the print to give it some breathing room.

2. Decide which clip size looks best. I used the smaller size clip for 5″ x 7″ prints and the larger clip for 8″ x 8″ and 8″ x 10″ prints. Spray paint your clip in a well-ventilated space; let dry completely.

3. Center your art print on the wood sheet and clip the print into place to secure.

4. Attach an adhesive strip to the back of the clipboard to adhere to your wall.


More DIY Ideas:
DIY: ”Congrats” Screen-Printed Felt Flags
• DIY: Easy Ruler-Clip Frame
• DIY: Fabric-Covered Locker Magnets

More from Minted:
• Graduation Announcements and Invitations
Graduation Gifts
• Personalized Stationery for Graduates

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DIY: Modern Geometric Mobile

Written by Kathleen Ballos of  Snowdrop & Co

I am loving all of the modern mobiles that have been popping up lately—the abstract shapes and bright colors are so whimsical and fun! I was so inspired by them that I tried my hand at making one myself using craft supplies I already had. The best part is that you can pretty much use any craft supply you like, just as long as it ties to a dowel rod! I used mostly plastic/styrofoam balls, straws, and paper. Wouldn’t it be fun to make a bunch of these to decorate for a party?

DIY Modern Mobile DIY Modern Mobile

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DIY: Mother’s Day Jewelry Dish

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

Mother’s Day is next weekend, can you believe it? If you’re still stumped on what to get your mama, we have a ridiculously simple DIY gift we’re sure she’ll love. All you need is a simple natural-wood plate, which we turned into a modern jewelry dish or collection catch-all. To turn it into an even-more-special keepsake, paint your mom’s initials; I added a gold heart and the year on the bottom of the plate. Read on for the full tutorial to make this DIY Mother’s Day jewelry dish.

DIY Mother's Day Wood Jewelry Dish | alice & lois for minted

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DIY: Brass Ring and Yarn Wall Hanging

Written by Sharon Garofalow

Woven wall hangings are all the rage right now, but most DIY versions require special equipment (like a loom) and some artistic ability. But not ours—this DIY wall hanging requires only a few easy-to-buy supplies to create a custom art piece to liven up your walls. You’ll be able to fulfill all your boho craft dreams in just minutes!

Easy wall hanging idea with brass ring and yarn

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DIY: Champagne Flute Cake

Written by Kathleen Ballos of  Snowdrop & Co

This has got to be one of the simplest DIY projects ever—all you need is a cake and mini plastic champagne flutes! Perfect for a bridal shower or engagement party, write the message “Cheers” or “Congrats!” onto a frosted cake and decorate the edge with the champagne flutes for your guests. Doesn’t this make for a charming photo op?

Champagne Flute Cake Champagne Flute Cake

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DIY: Fabric-Wrapped Succulent Favors

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

Whenever we host a gathering, we always like to gift guests with a little something they can take home. Today we’re sharing a simple way to add a personal touch to a parting present with these DIY fabric-wrapped succulents. We used bold, black-and-white patterns from Minted’s line of fabrics, but this project is also a great way to use up any leftover fabric scraps you’ve hung on to. Add a stamped name tag and pretty ribbon, then display a succulent at each place setting or pass them out as guests depart. They’d also make a great wedding favor, don’t you think?

DIY Fabric Wrapped Succulents | alice & lois for minted
DIY Fabric Wrapped Succulents | alice & lois for minted

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DIY: Petal-Envelope Cookie Favors

This simple DIY involves three of my favorite things: pretty paper, party favors, and cookies. The end product works well for a sweet takeaway for any type of party, just swap out the paper for a different pattern that coordinates with the theme.

gift wrapping ideas
how to make a petal envelope

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DIY: Oversize Diaper Pins for a Baby Shower

Written by Kathleen Ballos of Snowdrop & Co

I love browsing through vintage paper goods—some of the designs and patterns are so striking! Today’s DIY project was inspired by retro baby-shower wrapping paper I recently found. Since most of the baby shower decorations available at party stores are either very baby pink or baby blue, I thought it would be more interesting to use a coral instead to match these “Modern Momma” baby shower invitations by Lauren Chism. Hang a pair of giant diaper pins on the front door of the baby shower venue, or make a few as decoration for the party. You could even use real safety pins and glue them to the backs of invitation envelopes!

DIY: Baby Shower Decor DIY: Baby Shower Decor

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DIY: Hand-Stamped Spring Napkins

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

Our favorite color palette this spring? Turquoise blues paired with coral hues—there’s something so serene about the colors of the sky paired with soft coral tones seen in so many blooming spring flowers. Today we’re sharing a hand-stamped napkin DIY in this color palette that incorporates a pretty unusual and unexpected stamp—celery! We love the clean, modern lines a celery stalk creates when stamped onto a crisp white napkin. Keep reading for the instructions.

DIY Hand-Stamped Spring Napkins | alice & lois for minted
DIY Hand-Stamped Spring Napkins | alice & lois for minted

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Printable: St. Patrick’s Day Treat Labels

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

Looking for a last-minute St Patrick’s Day idea? We’ve designed the perfect little treat bag for you! We love decorating with rainbows and gold for St. Paddy’s Day and, since we all could use a little luck now and again, we loved the label’s message, “May luck find you.” Add a handful of chocolate coins or other gold foil-covered candy (like Rolos) and tuck it into your kiddo’s lunchbox or pass them out to coworkers to add a little luck to their day!

St Patrick's Day Label Free Printable by alice & lois for minted
St. Patrick's Day Treat Label (free printable)

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