Junky Clipboard Turned Handy Photo Holder

March 13th, 2009 in member junk     
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Using an old clipboard as the frame, I stamped cardstock with numbers and attached my sisters photo.  New inexpensive clipboards can be purchased at many dollar-type and discount stores.  
Have you ever just loved everything about a special photo you have?  Well, thats how I feel about this one.  My two oldest sisters are sitting next to their baby sister (my big sister), Terri, in this 1964 photo.   
Even though Im the baby of the family now, Terri was the little sis then. 
 
Using an old clipboard as the frame, I stamped cardstock with numbers and attached my sisters photo.  New inexpensive clipboards can be purchased at many dollar-type and discount stores.  

Using an old clipboard as the frame, I stamped cardstock with numbers and attached my sisters' photo.  New inexpensive clipboards can be purchased at many dollar-type and discount stores.  


This has been done before, however I thought I'd share mine with you.  I come from a family of five girls and when my mom asked me to make multiple copies of an old photo that included three of my oldest sisters, I asked her if I could have a little fun with my sister Terri's photo before she gave it to her. 

You see Terri is the "middle child" in our family and has a heart of gold.  She was diagnosed 14 years ago with multiple Schlerosis and has gone through so much over the years...especially the last four.  Now with Progressive MS, she lives in an assisted living facility which does not allow much home decor due to the size of the room, so we always struggle to make it "homey" for her.  

ENTER OLD JUNKY CLIPBOARD.  I decided to use one of the old clipboards I had in storage to make a handy frame for the wall that could easily be removed for her to take a closeup look whenever she pleases.          


Pattern or design used: My own design - Junk Sophisticate
posted in: member junk, vintage, eclectic, country, whimsical, family room, house wear, picture holder, kitchen, frame, living room, green, brown, traditional, mudroom

Comments (14)

junkermidge writes: Wow do I love this! It's so simple, yet so beautiful and powerful. You had me at assisted living facility. This is the perfect solution for photo display and room decor. What a thoughtful sister you are.
Midge Posted: 10:51 pm on March 18th
shabbychick writes: Candy - such a sweet and thoughtful gift for your sister! A beautiful job as always - thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 9:54 am on March 17th
JunkArchitect writes: Candy,
What a great project! I have some old clip boards and I’m always trying to come up with a cool idea and you just gave me one.

Black and white photos are the best.

Jim Posted: 10:56 pm on March 15th
suewhitney writes: Clever Candy strikes again! Fabulous attention to detail and a beautiful end result as always!Your sister will cherish this gift and the fact hat you are such a wonderful big sis.

Big Hugs!
Sue Posted: 11:02 am on March 14th
BarkingDogs writes: I love every detail of it! Posted: 12:45 am on March 14th
eveh writes: This is a great idea. You could change out the pic from time to time too.

I have seen these little mini clip boards around. I think they would look cute the same way only make them to sit on your desk or a table, maybe with a small easel. Posted: 11:04 pm on March 13th
piecesofthepast writes: This is such a cute idea! You say it's been done before, but it's the first time I've seen it. I'm sure your sister will have that clipboard worn out from pulling it down to look at it. She will cherish it, I'm sure! Posted: 9:44 pm on March 13th
CottageElements writes: Candy, how special this project is! I love all your added details. I'm sure your sister will love it!

Lani Posted: 9:24 pm on March 13th
oldnews writes: How sweet is that... Posted: 4:31 pm on March 13th
NDJunkGirl writes: Candy! What a neat idea and special, personalized gift for your sister...yes, I think it's a wonderful "gift"! I know she'll love it too! Andrea Posted: 3:58 pm on March 13th
georgiamoon writes: Candy, this post really touched my heart. It is SO special and I am sure she will love to have it hanging in her room. You are a good sister and this is a great idea for a place with little extra room. I love it, Geo Posted: 3:49 pm on March 13th
alicemom writes: Candy,
That is a great idea. I just love od pic's like that. The one I posted is my sister & me. I'm the "baby " of the family. Thanks so much for sharing. I love it.
smiles, alice Posted: 2:55 pm on March 13th
grannijo writes: Candy: sorry for the goof in the comment...lol...It's Friday the 13th...lol...sharon Posted: 2:31 pm on March 13th
grannijo writes: Candy:..What a nice idea!,,,your sister is so lucky to have some one like you!...this would be nice for Granma's and Great-Grandma's is assited living or where every they were living..You are so talented!..thanks for the idea!...sharon Posted: 2:29 pm on March 13th
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