Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fabric Covered Clipboard

Ok, so I just discovered the magic that is spray adhesive!  I know, it’s been around forever but I’ve just never tried it.  Oh, it’s so easy!  Just like it sounds - you spray and stuff sticks.  What I like best about it is the fact that you have a little time before it completely sets if you need to readjust without making a huge mess.  I should've known I would love it, I mean it's like spray paint, only glue!

Also, let me say sorry about the quality of these pics but they were taken at night while the kids were asleep so...ya know!

The first thing I did with it was cover an old binder for my daughter.  I used some leftover Michael Miller fabric.  It’s cute but I didn’t realize that I could readjust it and my fabric wasn’t ironed soooooo- it’s a wrinkly mess. 

 She still loves it so that’s all that really matters.  I added her name and the class with some vinyl letters I cut out using my Silhouette.  Learn from my mistake if you decide to do this and make sure to iron your fabric first and if you place it and it still seems wrinkly, you can lift it up and readjust and smooth it down. 

My next project was to cover a clipboard. 

I didn’t really have any other cute fabric right now so I took one of my daughter’s old dresses and cut a piece to cover a clipboard.

  It is a very thin, sheer material so I didn’t have to iron it.  I love the pink, rosy print- so girly!  I sprayed on the adhesive and carefully placed the fabric over it, smoothing it around the edges.  At the top, I cut out the space for the clip to go.  Then, I took strips of the same fabric and tied them on to create a fluffy puff at the top. (Because what could be more girly than fluffy puffs?) 

 I think maybe I should velcro a chunky, pink pen on the bottom.  What do you think?

You could really go all out with these and embellish your little heart out.  I can’t wait to get some more fabric and cover some more notebooks, binders, and clipboards.  I have lots of ideas- maybe use the silhouette to cut some fabric into fun shapes and then spray them on top of the first layer.  You could personalize all of your kids’ binders.   These would make great teacher gifts, or you could make recipe books, photo albums, scrapbooks, anything that you could use a notebook, binder, or clipboard for! 
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

10 On Tuesday

I thought I would participate this week in one of my favorite blog’s link party.  It’s called “Ten on Tuesday” and it’s over at It’s A Crafty Life.  Basically, you blog about whatever you want, as long as it’s a list of ten and link it up.  It’s lots of fun! 


My kids just started back to school which is nice, not only because it gives me some time to actually hear myself think, but I can spend a little more time crafting, blogging, thrifting, etc.  It will be so divine to have some “ME” time!  

Now, that they are back in school and September is almost here, I can’t help to think about fall!  I have tried to reason with myself- after all, it’s still a sweltering 100 degrees here in Georgia.  But, all I can think about is pumpkins and leaves and apple cider and hay rides.  I want to drag all of my fall decorations out but I am making myself wait a little longer. So, to pacify myself, I have been pinning fall pictures like a mad woman over at Pinterest.  Here are my 10 Fall Inspiration Pics:

Look at that real corn in there!  I am definitely doing this!

In love with that galvanized tiered stand full of fall goodness!

Wow!  These stacked pumpkins would make quite a statement!

Okay, seriously, I could never make a bouquet this beautiful but what a great idea to put it inside a white pumpkin.  This is so unexpectedly romantic!

Cider Bar?  Yes, please.

Mod podged leaves…

How adorable are these apple candles with the wax dripping down the sides.

Love this indian corn wreath for Thanksgiving.

So simple.


Oh. My. Goodness.

So, have I got to you yet?  Are you as ready for fall as I am?    For more inspiration, check out my boards on Pinterest.  If you have the time, join in the party over at It’s a Crafty Life and share your 10 on Tuesday. 
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