Friday, June 18, 2010

Clipboard Wood Wall Hanging - House Warming Gift

I know several people who purchased new homes this year. It's sometimes difficult to know what to get someone as a house warming present. Then I thought about creating something homemade, from the heart. I came up with this little gift. It’s a fairly quick, easy Zutter Clipboard Wood project to make. And, best of's a chance to recycle and use some of your scraps as well as customize for a particular home or decor.
The Zutter Clipboard Wood is sturdier than chipboard and is still punchable in the Bind-it-All V2.0. Try it for home projects like this, or for anything where chipboard or cardboard alone just won't do.

House Warming Wall Hanging
Gather your materials. You will need the following items to complete this project.

Zutter Bind-It-All
Purple Cows 2in1 Trimmer and #2801 Straight Blade
Scissors, Circle Punch, border punch - I used Fiskars Threading Water Border, Small Butterfly Punch
Martha Stewart Bird Punch, Printer, Paint Brushes

Zutter 8”X10” Clipboard Cover
Zutter 1 ¼” Antique Brass Owires
Vintage dictionary pages; Prima patterned paper, Ranger Crackle Finish
Plaid Turquoise Acrylic Paint, Mod Podge, Copic Markers, Helmar Adhesive

Before starting, remember: Measure twice, cut once.

1. Use Mod Podge to cover one side of an 8”X10” Clipboard Cover. Let dry. Paint on crackle finish. Then apply a thin layer of paint to surface. Set aside to dry.
2. Punch two holes on each side of top. Bind with 1 ¼” Owire. Add ribbon to hang.
3. Use scissors to cut out a tree trunk and leaves. Cut out clouds.
4. Cut out house shape and fold over edges to create dimension. Add windows, shutters, roof, steps and door.
5. Punch out and add butterflies and bird.
6. Print out “Home Sweet Home”. Trim to look like banner, add to wall hanging.
7. Gift to a proud new home owner!

OZZ DT Member Vicki Flinchum


Sassette said...

What a fun project! Lots of great possibilities with this! Thanks for the great project idea!

Laurie (Wally) said...

Oh wow.thanks for the idea.. I never would have thought to use the BIA that way.. thanks for the inspiration

Unknown said...

This is so cute!

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Fleursbydesign said...

This is very cute!

Jenn K said...

This is cute! Thanks for sharing