Monday, August 9, 2010

Bow Clipboard Tutorial

So this is my first ever tutorial and I'm really excited to share with you what I have made!

I've seen the boards with the cute fabric and ribbon for pictures, and thought why not make one for clips and bows!?! So I've been busy making one and wanted to show you how to make one.

Materials Needed
  • piece of wood of your choice ( for this tutorial I used 12 x 6 1/2 inch piece of wood that I had laying around)
  • fabric for the front (21 1/2 x 9 inches {fat quater piece})
  • fabric for the back (13 x 7 inches)
  • batting (12 x 6 1/2 inches)
  • spool of 3/8 inch of ribbon
  • yard of 7/8 ribbon
  • push tacs
  • hot glue
  • rhinestones


First you will need to start out with your piece of wood. Make sure you have sanded down the edges for a smooth finish.

Next position the wood onto your batting. I used a corner of the batting to make it easier to cut a straight piece.

I left a little overhang so that it will wrap up onto the sides.

Then lay the piece of batting onto the front fabric piece in the center, making sure that you have enough of to pull over onto the wood.

I then ironed the batting to the fabric, I used the fusible batting to make it easier to work with. It won't move around as much.

Okay now place the wood onto the back of the batting. Glue it in place with your hot glue. Then start folding the edges of the fabric over onto the wood and glue into place.

For the ends I wrapped it like I was going to wrap a present and then glued it into place .

Since I don't own a staple gun I used push tacs to better secure my edges to the wood.

Once you have glued and tacked/stapled your edges it should look like this.

Now you're ready for the 3/8 inch ribbon. You want to make a diagonal with it because we will be creating an X pattern.

Once you're done making the X pattern, which doing the diagonal on both sides you will now want to start positioning your tacs and jewels into the middles of the X's. Push down the tacs and then glue the rhinestones on top of the tacs.

Your front should look like this once you have your tacs and rhinestones in place.

Next grab your 7/8 ribbon and cut it the length that you would like, but make sure to leave enough to tie a bow at the top.

Once you have secured your top ribbon you will now need to get your coordinating back fabric. Iron it if needed to get the creases out. Then you will want to measure it so that you will have enough to fold over on the sides to be able to glue it to the back of your board.

Your piece of fabric cut to the size that you want.

Now fold the ends and iron in place.

Now you are ready to start gluing it onto place.

Tie the ribbon into a bow and Viola! You have yourself a cute way to display your flower clips or your little girls bows and clips!! Have Fun!!

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Shaun Nansel Whipple said...

I love that!!

Unknown said...

I'm sorry, I thought that if you put the link would suffice.
But thanks for the nice work.

♥ Angela said...

I posted about this tutorial on my blog. I made one similar for my little girls bathroom to hold her bows. Great tutorial! Thank you :)