It’s another day of quick, easy, and inexpensive projects for Teachers.  Today, I’m showing you how to make a custom stenciled clipboard.    This project is really easy.  I found the clipboard at the dollar store and everything else I had on hand, so it was inexpensive to make and it turned out really cute.

Make a quick and easy gift for your favorite teacher with your silhouette or cricut. This cute diy stenciled clipboard is perfect for teacher appreciation, end of year teacher gifts, or anywhere in between. #teacherappreciationsilhouette #teacherappreciationcricut #teacherappreciationsvg

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO

Start by measuring your clipboard to determine what size you’ll make the design.  Then, import the design into your cutting software and size accordingly.  Add a rectangle around the design to create a stencil.

Do you need more help with creating a vinyl stencil?  Check out these posts.

How to Make a Vinyl in Cricut Design Space.
How to Make a Vinyl Stencil in Silhouette Studio

Then, cut out the design and weed away the excess vinyl.
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Cut a piece of transfer tape just a little large than your design.  Place it over the vinyl and rub over the design to help the vinyl stick to the transfer tape.

Make a quick and easy gift for your favorite teacher with your silhouette or cricut. This cute diy stenciled clipboard is perfect for teacher appreciation, end of year teacher gifts, or anywhere in between. #teacherappreciationsilhouette #teacherappreciationcricut #teacherappreciationsvg

Remove the vinyl backing.  I like to flip over the design and pull the backing away from the vinyl.  This way, the vinyl doesn’t get bent or creased.

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Place the vinyl stencil on the clipboard.  Match up the straight edge of the stencil with the bottom of the clipboard.

Make a quick and easy gift for your favorite teacher with your silhouette or cricut. This cute diy stenciled clipboard is perfect for teacher appreciation, end of year teacher gifts, or anywhere in between. #teacherappreciationsilhouette #teacherappreciationcricut #teacherappreciationsvg

Rub over the stencil to get it to stick to the clipboard.

Make a quick and easy gift for your favorite teacher with your silhouette or cricut. This cute diy stenciled clipboard is perfect for teacher appreciation, end of year teacher gifts, or anywhere in between. #teacherappreciationsilhouette #teacherappreciationcricut #teacherappreciationsvg

Carefully remove the transfer tape.

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Make a quick and easy gift for your favorite teacher with your silhouette or cricut. This cute diy stenciled clipboard is perfect for teacher appreciation, end of year teacher gifts, or anywhere in between. #teacherappreciationsilhouette #teacherappreciationcricut #teacherappreciationsvg

After the Mod Podge dries, start filling in the design with light layers of paint.  An up and down motion is best to prevent bleeding.

Make a quick and easy gift for your favorite teacher with your silhouette or cricut. This cute diy stenciled clipboard is perfect for teacher appreciation, end of year teacher gifts, or anywhere in between. #teacherappreciationsilhouette #teacherappreciationcricut #teacherappreciationsvg

Once the paint is dry to the touch, you can pull off the stencil.

Make a quick and easy gift for your favorite teacher with your silhouette or cricut. This cute diy stenciled clipboard is perfect for teacher appreciation, end of year teacher gifts, or anywhere in between. #teacherappreciationsilhouette #teacherappreciationcricut #teacherappreciationsvg

I like to use a weeding tool to pull up the small pieces between the letters.

Make a quick and easy gift for your favorite teacher with your silhouette or cricut. This cute diy stenciled clipboard is perfect for teacher appreciation, end of year teacher gifts, or anywhere in between. #teacherappreciationsilhouette #teacherappreciationcricut #teacherappreciationsvg

Now, you’ve got a super cute custom clipboard for your teacher!  It would be cute to add a thank you note or letter under the clip.

Make a quick and easy gift for your favorite teacher with your silhouette or cricut. This cute diy stenciled clipboard is perfect for teacher appreciation, end of year teacher gifts, or anywhere in between. #teacherappreciationsilhouette #teacherappreciationcricut #teacherappreciationsvg

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Make a quick and easy gift for your favorite teacher with your silhouette or cricut. This cute diy stenciled clipboard is perfect for teacher appreciation, end of year teacher gifts, or anywhere in between. #teacherappreciationsilhouette #teacherappreciationcricut #teacherappreciationsvg

Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library

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