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Thursday, August 25, 2016

How to Make a Clipboard Photo Hanger

make a decorative clipboard - pin

This clipboard photo or artwork hanger is really easy to make… It is the perfect piece to display a favorite quote, hang a scheduling calendar or just to display a little one’s latest masterpiece! The best part about it is that it can be customized to match the décor in the home, and several can be made in a day!


2" x 2" sheet of 1/2" plywood
Clipboard clip (found at any craft store) with two 1/2" screws
Wood adhesive

Tools Needed: 

Circular saw
Drill bit matching the diameter of the jewelry box pull

decorative clipboard - D. Lawless Hardware

Step One

Cut the piece of plywood to 12 ½” x 16 ½”. Most home improvement stores will do this for you. If you purchase a larger sheet of plywood, you can get more than one base for the clipboard hanger.

decorative clipboard - how to

Step Two

Secure the wood appliqués using the wood adhesive. I used a small flower medallion and a pair of swirls. You can use anything you’d like!

decorative clipboard - apply appliques

Step Three

Stain or paint the plywood piece. I used a one-step stain and sealer in a dark brown using three coats.

Step Four

Spray paint the screw heads to match the clip, if necessary. Position the clip in the center of the top end of the plywood, then drive the screws in the holes to secure the clip in place.

Step Five

Mark the center of the very top edge of the plywood and drill a shallow pilot hole. Insert the screw portion of the jewelry box pull to hang the clipboard.

decorative clipboard - add the jewelry box pull

Add whatever you’d like to display to the clipboard photo or artwork hanger and enjoy!

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