As many know, John and I recently moved to Arizona and have been busy unpacking (read: John = unpack, Lisa = decorate). We have quite a few blank walls to fill, and to save money since we just moved, I figured a good ole fashioned DIY would be in order!
I've been wanting to do something with botanical prints for awhile, and was able to score The Botanical Palette for $14 on Amazon (holler!).
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I saw this tutorial on Pinterest about making wood clipboards, and I thought the rustic wood with the classic botanicals would be a perfect combination!
What you need:
Stain (I used this color)
Hinge clips (I used these)
Prints or photos of your choosing
1. Begin by purchasing your wood at Home Depot or Lowe's (or anywhere else that will cut the wood for you). I used 12 inch x 8 feet utility shelving wood since it was less expensive.
2. Cut (or have someone cut for you) the piece of wood into 14 inch pieces.
3. Lightly sand each piece of wood, removing any rough edges.
4. Stain the wood whatever color you would like (I used 2-3 coats).
5. After the stain is dried, place two small nails in the back of the board and string a wire between them (this is how you will hang the clipboards).
6. Next, decide what photos or prints you would like to display on your clip boards. I cut mine out of a book and needed to trim the edges.
7. After your prints are trimmed to the size that you would like, place them on the wood to mock how you want them to lay. Take note of where you will need to put the clips.
8. Mount the clips on the board using a small nail.
9. Finally, clip your photo and hang on the wall!
You can check out our DIY Farmhouse table here!