How-to: Color-Blocked Faux Leather Clipboard

Follow the instructions below to make this DIY from HGTV Magazine.
By: Jodi Kahn
faux leather clipboards

DIY Faux-Leather Color-Block Clipboards

DIY project from HGTV Magazine

Photo by: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Marko Metzinger/Studio D

What You Need

  • Faux leather: Rosco faux leather in fuchsia, marigold, and royal, $33 per yard, bandjfabrics.com
  • Clipboards: Letter-size hardboard clipboards, $2 each, uline.com
  • templates (see below)
  • scissors
  • tape
  • spray mount
  • paint (optional)

Step 1

Download one of the below templates for these three designs. Print it on 11-inch-by-17-inch paper.

Step 2

Cut out the parts of the template, and tape each one onto the back of a piece of faux leather.

Step 3

Cut out the faux-leather pieces and adhere them to the clipboard with spray mount, following the template’s design. Let dry.

For an ultra-finished look, spray-paint the back of the clipboard before covering the front with faux leather.

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