Dollar Tree Mini Clipboard Rustic Photo Display Board

April 19, 2021


Photo of 3 mini wooden clipboards
I purchased these three little wooden mini clipboards at Dollar Tree recently.

They were $1 each, and I found them near the frame section.

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Photo of stained wooden mini clipboards
First I stained the little clipboards with Aged Wood Accelerator in Brown.  This is a water based wood ager, and it dries pretty fast.

I wiped some of the stain off to keep them from getting too dark.

Photo of two cedar fence board lengths
A 2' section of cedar fence board from Menard's was cut from the 1" x 4" x 5' picket.

Photo of stained fence board

Photo of metal tag frame with rub on gold
I applied AMACO Rub 'n Buff Metallic Wax in Antique Gold, with a Q-tip, to a  Metal Tag Frame (2 3/4").

I also rubbed some of the antique gold on the clips of the clipboards to reduce some of the shininess.
Photo of stained fence board with 3 mini clipboards and a metal tag frame
Next, the mini clipboards were screwed into the fence board about 2" apart.

Photo of fence board with 3 mini clipboards and metal tag frame
A sawtooth hanger was attached to the back of the board.

Photo of a fence board/mini clipboard photo display board
A tag was printed on my inkjet printer on white cardstock.

I hung three old black and white photos on the clipboards.  The top one is my dad, the middle one my mom, and the bottom one me.

Photo of fence board/mini clipboard photo display

Photo of fence board/mini clipboard photo display
The weathered and aged wood accelerators give the project a reclaimed wood appearance.

Photo of fence board/mini clipboard photo display
Sometimes photos attached with clips like this will develop a curl in time.

I stick a piece of rolled blue painter's tape behind the photo to hold it down.

Photo of fence board/mini clipboard photo display
Thanks for visiting!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Oh my how I love this! Love how you themed the photos with your tag. Those planks are getting you far, Carlene!!


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