The 15 Minute Fix: Mixed Media Clipboard Art


Happy Wednesday, Friends!  Welcome to the 15 Minute Fix, the time I share my latest mini makeover or garden quickie. Like many fixes, this project started with a thrifted bargain...


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Some time ago, I found this pair of old school clipboards at a local thrift store for .25 each. I decided to use one to create a mixed media collage, with the clipboard serving as a frame of sorts. 


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First I gave it a coat of robin's egg blue spray paint: 5 minutes.



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I planned to use burlap and just happened to come across laminated burlap when I was shopping for something else at the craft store.  Does that happen to anyone else? I had never heard of it before, but now I will definitely use it again. The pieces are precut and laminated so there is no messy, cut burlap fuzz to contend with. The package I used had three sheets for just under $4. Well worth it in my opinion, and it was just the right size! No glue necessary--I just clipped it to the board: 1 minute. 


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I wanted to create a nature inspired collage. I pictured a variety of bird eggs and found a scrapbook ephemera assortment on Amazon, that was just what I envisioned. Plus it included over forty pieces--plenty more for future projects. I spent a few minutes arranging the pieces I'd chosen and then attached them with craft adhesive squares: 5 minutes (For supplies, see links at the bottom of the post.) 


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Ta-daa!


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I added a tiny bee magnet to the clip and here's a peek at it on my mantel....


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11 comments:

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    1. Now that is really cute and so easy. Have a happy day. Your "secret garden" should be growing like crazy with all this nice rain. (deleted to correct an error)

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  2. I love finding old clip boards to repurpose. Love your mixed media project.

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  3. That's cute! Laminated burlap, hm? Who knew?! I pick up clipboards at the thrift store all the time. I have a project in mind, I just need to do it! Now, do I paint them or leave them plain....(I like yours!).

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  4. Very cute and perfect for spring. :)

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  5. Super cute and functional project! Love it and pinned it.
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday!
    Jemma

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  6. Love THIS!!! I'm hunting around for that clipboard I know I have!

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  7. Fun Redo, on these. Loving the idea---I know I have a couple of these somewhere, will look tomorrow! Thanks, Sandi

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  8. Cecilia, this is really fun. You could change out the art on the clipboard for the seasons. This would make a nice gift. :)

    So glad to see you at Thoughts of Home today. Pinning.

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  9. Easy Peasy and it looks so pretty. Lovethe blue color with the burlap. Thank you Cecilia for joining us over at Sweet Inspiration.

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