The kids in our area started school last week. We are in full on back-to-school mode. I love showing teachers how much we appreciate them. So I came up with this Marker Memo Clip Board.
2’ x 4’ piece of scrap wood
5/8 inch drill bit
electric drill or drill press
sandpaper — varying grits
Letters or Embellishment of your choice
Knobs for feet
1. Cut a piece of 2’ x 4’ to 10”. I just used a miter box and hand saw. I sanded it smooth on all sides starting with 60 grit and ending with 120 grit. 2. Position your markers where you want them and mark the spot where you will drill. 3. Get your drill press ready or an electric hand drill and a 5/8” drill bit. Drill the holes about 1” deep.
4. Take your mini clothespins and put a little Gorilla Glue on them. This stuff expands so do not use a lot. Take 60 grit sandpaper and roughen up your marker top a little. Press the clothespin in place and let them dry overnight. 5. Spray primer your board and then spray paint it the color of your choice. I added knobs as feet just for fun. 6. At this point you can embellish anyway you wish. I decided to break out my Mod Podge and adhere paper to the four sides of the board. I sanded the edges of the paper and then Mod Podged over the top of the paper to seal it.
7. I added vinyl letters to the front to spell out my son’s preschool teacher. You can also use scrapbook letters. Wrap it up and make a teacher smile. To al of you who are teachers…thank you for loving on children. You make a huge impact!