I’m always on the prowl to make simple and easy valentines for my kids classmates and this year I decided on these mini clipboards. They are a super simple DIY project that requires very little supplies and can be used later for a cute photo or other notepad paper.
Let’s just say I’m definitely not the wittiest person so I came up with ‘let’s clip together’ in reference to the binder clip. But honestly I like to think of it as a play off of ‘let’s get together, yeah, yeah, yeah’ -Hayley Mills was a favorite of mine growing up.
Back to the project. This DIY mini clipboard valentine is perfect all by itself but you could add candy or a cute little paper pad or a fun photo.
I used 1×4 scrap wood but you could go bigger, 1×6 would be nice or even 1×8. Just be sure to sand well as with anything.
These small binder clips we already red, you can get them in all different colors or spray paint the clip portion to match your project.
I’ll show you down below how to make a mini clipboard valentine
- 1×4 scrap wood (or larger)
- binder clips
- 1/2″ lath screws
- clear poly
Step 1: Cut scrap wood pieces to size. I used 1×4 cedar scraps cut to 6″ then sanded well and sealed with clear poly.
Step 2: Mark the center of the wood board and at least 1/2″ from top edge. Unfold binder clip metal clamps as pictured. Drill lath screw down into wood to hold one side of metal clip in place.
Print your valentine message and attach a little candy.
Hope you have a beautiful Valentine’s Day with love all around!