I loved the idea of personalized clipboards. We use them ALL the time in our office. New student enrollment paperwork, discipline statements, sign in sheets - the list goes on and on. It never fails though, that sooner or later all the clipboards disappear. I have one that I painted my name on when I was at the middle school long ago and THAT one has never disappeared!
For this project I bought regular old clipboards from Staples. The first step is to make a template for the top. That was probably the most difficult part because of the clip. I saw somewhere that if you tie the clip OPEN, it makes it easier to trace around it and with some strategic cuts, you'll get a one piece pattern.
I bought some coordinating 12" x 12" scrapbook paper for these and used some coordinating fibers and ribbons for the top. It was a fun, quick project and I think these puppies won't disappear any time soon!! More detailed directions can be found here.
I just love the stuff at the top!!