The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house, and seems to be a magnet for clutter. Create an inexpensive and easy command station using dollar store finds: clipboards, hooks, baskets, and make them super functional with Scotch™ Chalkboard Tape and Dry Erase Tape, and Scotch® Duct Tape .
- 2 clipboards, $2
- Bulletin board, $1
- 2 wire office supply cups, $2
- Wire sorting tray, $1
- 4 zip ties, $1 for a package
- 2 baskets, $2
- Metal adhesive hooks, $2
- Scotch™ Chalkboard Tape, $6
- Scotch™ Dry Erase Tape, $6
- Scotch® Duct Tape in Dottie, $3.50
Total Cost: $26.50
Note: I got all the surfaces at the dollar store, but the Scotch™ Chalkboard Tape, Scotch™ Dry Erase Tape, and the Scotch® Duct Tape can be purchased online or at other retailers.
With Scotch™ Chalkboard Tape and Dry Erase Tape, you can create a chalkboard or dry erase surface on anything flat and smooth. I added the tape to clipboards to make a stylish and functional kitchen chalkboard and white board. I also added Chalkboard tape to the plastic baskets to make easy labels.
Part 1: Make Clipboard Chalkboard and Dry Erase Boards
1. Cut five strips of Scotch™ Chalkboard Tape the height of the clipboard, from the clip to the bottom of the board.
2. Lay Scotch™ Chalkboard Tape strips on board one by one, slightly overlapping the edges of tape as you go.
3. Cut small pieces of Scotch® Duct Tape to lay next to the clip on the clipboard. For my wire clip-style clipboard, I lifted the clip and laid a piece of tape (cut in half lengthwise) under where the clip would go.
4. Lay pieces of Scotch® Duct Tape along the edges of the clipboard, and fold over the back of the clipboard to create a finished edge.
5. For corners, cut a notch out of the corner as shown, to make it super simple and clean to fold the corners over.
Repeat process for Scotch™ Dry Erase Tape clipboard.
Next, add the supply cup to the board, to provide a convenient place to keep writing utensils.
1. Drill two holes through the clipboard on the lower edge to create a place to thread zip ties through.
Note: Be sure to follow proper safety procedures when using a drill. Also, if you are afraid of using a drill, don’t be – it’s almost as easy as using a stapler!
2. If your zip tie is wider than the cup’s mesh like mine, you might need to also poke matching holes through the mesh on the cup.
3. Thread a zip tie through the top hole on the back of the clipboard, then through the top hole of the cup, then back into the bottom hole of the cup, and back through the bottom hole on the clipboard. Zip the tie closed.
Part 2: Bulletin Board Key Holder
1. Add a stripe of Scotch® Duct Tape to the bulletin board to make it coordinate with the other pieces.
2. Next, drill two holes in either end of the clipboard to attach the office supply organizer tray.
3. Attach tray with zip ties like you did for the office supply cups in the previous project.
4. Add adhesive metal hooks to the front of the tray.
Part 3: Label the Baskets
This part is easy! Just cut Scotch™ Chalkboard Tape, peel the backing, stick on the surfaces and smooth.
Thanks to Scotch® Duct Tape for sponsoring this project, and for providing this very fun Chalkboard Tape and Dry Erase tape to play with. Scotch® Duct Tape recently launched their Instagram account — Please follow them @ScotchDuctTape on Instagram, Scotch® Duct Tape Pinterest Boards, Scotch® Duct Tape Facebook, and Scotch® Duct Tape (@ScotchDuctTape) on Twitter Tweet your projects to them with the hashtag #ScotchDuctTape!
I am proud to be a 3M- sponsored blogger, and, as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate products from Scotch® Duct Tape. Opinions are my own and additional product used in the project were selected by me.