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Old 07-30-2012, 05:07 PM
 
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I want to decorate a class set of clipboards and planned on using scrapbook paper, but the cost will add up. Do you think good wrapping paper would work just as well? TIA!


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Old 07-30-2012, 05:31 PM
 
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I am not doing a full set (only 4) for me but I am painting them two different colors. I got samples at lowes and there is a ton of paint in them. I have a ribbon that I am going to put on them also. Each are going to be labeled with a different grade level
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I don't see why it wouldn't hold up. Are you planning on using mod podge to put it on? If you put a layer or two of mod podge on it, it should be okay I would think.
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not durable
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I don't know. Maybe I'm being pessimistic, but I think that any kind of paper covering would get really worn out and destroyed by mid year. I would go with the pp's suggestion of paint.
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It will work.
Old 07-30-2012, 09:24 PM
 
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It will work. Just be precise in your cuts and let each coat dry.
I used Zebra wrapping paper and mod podged it to be the back of my bookshelves. They are super glossy and seem durable. I don't mess with them often. I over did it when I did these b/c it was my first modge podge project like that. I used a coat on bottom and about 2-3 coats on top. TIP: Let each layer dry. i didn't and had some creases that I couldn't get out. I really didn't let my layers dry at all but I knew it wasn't going to be seen close up. I think I paid less than $3 for the Zebra gift wrapping paper ay Hobby lobby using coupon.
Here it is:
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:47 AM
 
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How did you paint them without getting paint on the clip part?
I like the simplicity of paint rather than gluing paper, etc.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:29 AM
 
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I opened and tied the clip to the back part while I was painting them. I did get a little paint on them but overall I am happy with them. Working on putting the ribbon and lables on them today
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:54 AM
 
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You can use duct tape! You can find all different designs and you don't need to worry about it ripping like paper!
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:56 PM
 
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What kind of paint did you use? I tried gift wrap paper and I was kind of a klutz with it, so scrapbook paper might be better for me.

To those who have made all the beautiful clipboards I've seen posted here and on Pinterest: If I use scrapbook paper and put a sealer coat on it, will it stand up to frequent use by kids and will it be smooth enough to write on? My students use clipboards a lot as they work around the room. I want them to look good, but I also want them to stand up to wear and tear.

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Old 07-31-2012, 05:10 PM
 
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I just plain satin paint from lowes. I actaully bought the sample size since I was only doing a few things with the colors.


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