Monday, July 6, 2015

July DIY Week: Kate Spade Inspired Clipboard

Hello everyone! July DIY week is back and I am so excited! To kick off the event, I've created a Kate Spade inspired clipboard, which is so easy but also super cute.

To start this project you're going to need a clipboard (I found this cute stripped one at Michaels), cardstock, glue (I used hot glue, but I would recommend super glue or an epoxy), and some old or broken jewelry.

 Start off by measuring off a piece of card stock to fit the clasp area (this is not necessary if your clipboard has a solid clasp), and then glue the edges down.

I started by pinning this broach in the middle of my card stock. This gave me a good idea of where to place the rest of the jewelry, and made sure that this was the focal point.

  Next, you're going to start adding the jewelry by gluing it to the card stock. You want to leave as little white space as possible, so plan ahead as much as you can to fit the little pieces together.

And this is the finished project! All together, this took me about 45 minutes and, as you can see from the directions, it was really simple. I think it's an easy way to add a lot of impact to a common item.