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14
Aug

10 Ways to Organize and Decorate with Clipboards

Looking for simple and cost effective ways to organize your home? Here are 10 fun ways to use a clipboard to help you organize and decorate. From finding a place to hang family photos to leaving notes for your kids where they will be seen and organizing those ever dreadful grocery lists, a clipboard can be your solution for all those needs. 

All you will need are clipboards and your imagination to make these ideas come to life!

Kid’s Chore Chart

clipboard chores

Make a clipboard for each of your children. Use the clipboard to leave them chore lists or to-do lists each morning. You can use fun stickers to check off when each task is completed. When they have done all their chores, the clipboard is a perfect place to leave their allowance. Can also be used to monitor that their homework and school assignments get completed as well.

 

Grocery Plannerclipboard grocery list

Attach magnets to a clipboard as great way to hang your grocery and shopping lists to the refrigerator. This will help you stay organized throughout the week and make grocery shopping quick and easy. It is also a great place to hang coupons you find and match them up to your shopping lists

Pantry Organizer

clipboard pantry

Hate digging through your pantry before every shopping trip to see what you need? This is an easy solution! Hang a clipboard on your pantry door with your grocery list attached so you can quickly and easily add anything to the list when it runs out! Attach a pen to the top of the clipboard and you’re ready to go. This can also be used to store coupons and recipes so everything you need is all in one easy and convenient spot.

Office Wall Organizerclipboard office

Use decorative paper, ribbons, stickers, whatever your heart desires to make a plain clipboard match the décor of your room or office. Hang these “works of art” above your desk as great way to stay organized and hang important papers and reminders.

Photo Gallery

clipboard photo gallery

Use as many clipboards as you like to display beautiful family photos. Ordinary photo collages can get very costly and are a pain to take down when its time to update the photos. This is a simple, fun and inexpensive way to decorate your walls and hang photos that can easily be changed.

Kids Art Displayclipboard kids art

School is right around the corner and your kids will once again start bringing home paintings and art projects they want displayed at home. Use clipboards to make an art gallery for your children’s work. You can paint the clipboard  to match the décor in your home.

Event Countdown Clipboard

clipboard countdown

Decorate your clipboards to have a countdown to important events. Each day remove a number until the big day is finally here. This is perfect for classrooms, as a countdown to summer, or in the home to countdown the days till a big family vacation or even the holidays. It is a great way to get everyone involved and excited about a big day!

Family Reminder Notesclipboard reminders

These fun clipboards are great in a mudroom or entryway to the home. Assign each child or family member a clipboard (or for a good craft project have your kids decorate their own!). Use these clipboards to leave notes and messages to each other and add a hook where backpacks, lunchboxes and keys can be hung!

Gifts

clipboard gift

Clipboards are a great gift for anyone! Decorate the clipboard to match their personality, profession or interests by using rhinestones, scrapbook paper, paint, or however you see fit. It’s a great gift for teacher appreciation, your child’s sports coach or even a coworker or friend.

Birthday Calendarclipboard birthday

 Don’t be the person who forgets your friends and family members birthdays anymore! This easy and fun birthday calendar is a great way to stay organized so you never forget a birthday again. Easy to rotate month-to-month so it can be used year after year.

7
Aug

Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

Stuck at home on a hot summer day with restless kids? Looking for some ideas that can help keep them occupied while you kick back, relax, and enjoy a nice refreshing iced tea? Well we’re here to provide you with some fun arts & crafts idea that will keep the kids busy and leave you headache-free.

The best part? The only materials you will need are some construction paper, markers, glue sticks, and white paper plates.You won’t even need to leave your house for these great ideas!

Paper Plate Animals

Paper Plate Animals

The number of animals you can create from paper plates is so vast, it’s shocking! There are so many fun and creative ways that you can use paper plates to make yourself an entire zoo. We’re providing you with just a sample of fun and awesome crafts your kids will love to make.

Paper Plate Ring TossPaper Plate Ring Toss

Summertime is all about fun and games. Get ready for some family fun with this easy to make ring toss game. Kids can enjoy painting and cutting their rings and assembling this game all on their own!  All you will need are paper plates and a paper towel tube for hours of fun.

 

Paper Plate Flowers

Paper Plate FlowersFlowers are blooming throughout the summer months and with just a few household supplies, your kids will be able to show their creativity by making these fun paper plate flowers. Kids can use their imagination and make an assortment of different flowers.

Paper Plate Masks(do a play while your at it!)Paper Plate Mask

Here’s a great idea to keep your kids entertained all day. Using their plates, they can create a variety of masks. Then when they’re finished with these creations, they can create their very own plays and act them out for the whole family to enjoy!

Paper Plate Holiday Decorations

Paper Plate Snowman

It may only be summer, but the holidays are right around the corner, and before you know it Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are here. From pumpkins, turkeys, snowmen and even Santa, many fun holiday crafts start with a simple paper plate. Want an inexpensive yet endearing way to decorate the house this holiday season? Have your kids make these adorable crafts.

Paper Plate Dream catchersDreamcatcher

Dream catchers date back to ancient times when the Ojibwa people would weave them and hang them over the cradles of newborn children to provide infants with peaceful and beautiful dreams. This craft will give your kids a fun little history lesson while also giving them the comforting promise of happy dreams

Paper Plate Purses

Plate HandbagAny mom who has a daughter who considers herself a mini-fashionista will love this tip. Using paper plates, your daughter can create her very own purse, and even design the outside to look like Coach or Burberry. (If only designer purses were so simple to obtain!)

Paper Plate Frisbeefrisbee

Here’s a great craft to keep your kids active inside and then give them something fun to do outside as well! Frisbees are a classic summer activity. Now your kids can create your own and test them out in the backyard.

 

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