Fall DIY Chalkboard Clipboard Wall Art

Fall DIY Chalkboard Clipboard Wall Art

I’m going to be honest with you, so please don’t judge me, okay?

I can’t stand coffee even if it’s pumpkin spice lattes with whipped cream on top.

To be really honest, I don’t even like whipped cream.

Can you believe that?

But I do love the smell of pumpkin spice, especially candles.

Does that redeem me a little? 🙂

I hope so because I worked on upcycling a vintage clipboard that I had in my hoarding stash.

Seriously, I can’t ever pass up any clipboard in the thrift stores, especially if it has darkened with age.

 DIY Pumpkin Spice Fall Clipboard with Chalk Couture and Dixie Belle Midnight Sky Paint | knickoftime.net

This post isn’t a complete tutorial because some of the project I worked on at night when it was too dark to take photos.

Here’s what the clipboard from my stash looked like – dinged on the corners and scratched up, but cheap!

The price tag was still on it.  I paid a whopping 49 cents.

Fall DIY Chalkboard Clipboard Wall Art

As with my previous chalkboards that I want to paint, I wired the clip open so no paint would get on the clip.  That keeps the clip off the paint long enough for it to thoroughly dry.

I usually have chalkboard paint in my crafting supplies, but I was out.  So I used Dixie Belle paint in the color Midnight Sky (black) instead.  It was leftover paint from my farmhouse pedestal kitchen table makeover.

It dries with a matte finish like a chalkboard, so it made a great replacement.

Fall DIY Chalkboard Clipboard Wall Art

I applied two light coats.  One probably would have been enough though.  I let it dry overnight so when I let the clip down it wouldn’t damage the paint.

This is the part that I don’t have photos of, but I applied wax on the front of the painted clipboard.  That’s necessary on surfaces like wood before sticking a Chalk Couture transfer down.

I won’t repeat all of the steps using Chalk Couture because I’ve already shared them Here.

Doesn’t it look cute!


Fall DIY Chalkboard Clipboard with Chalk Couture Pumpkin Spice Transfer | knickoftime.net

It almost makes me want to try a pumpkin spice latte.

Almost, but not quite!

For this project I used the following supplies:

DIY Fall Chalkboard Clipboard Pumpkin Spice Wall Art by Knick of Time | knickoftime.net



This post contains affiliate links.

See more DIY chalkboard ideas HERE.

Vaya con Dios,




  1. Marlene Stephenson says

    I do not like coffee either, but this does smell good. I love your little sign and pinned it in case some one else might want it. I like the idea of a chalkboard clipboard, very useful.

  2. I love this project, Angie! Using a clipboard makes it wonderful!

  3. Angie, you are so funny! I don’t think it’s any crime to not like coffee. I only like it with LOTS of milk or cream and can only drink de-caff because I can’t tolerate the caffeine. It makes me jittery as can be. So, most of the time I don’t drink it. I actually have become a green “tea-totaler”. Anyway, no need to apologize to me!

    The clip-board art is cute. Someday I have to explore those new stencils you are using. They look really easy for someone like me who isn’t very good at regular stenciling.

  4. I LOVE this SO much! Pinned to make for later. Very cute. And not everyone likes Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

  5. I really like how your art turned out – a clipboard makes such a great surface for painting! Thank you for sharing at our Merry Monday party. I’ll be including your clipboard art in my Features this week. We’d love to have you stop by and link up again!

  6. I’m can take or leave pumpkin spice coffee, but I love whip cream 🙂 My hubby loves pumpkin spice and smelly candles, though. Thanks for sharing your fall sign craft with us on Merry Monday. Pinned.

  7. As I am drinking my morning coffee I am reading that you don’t like coffee. It is one of my simple pleasures so it is so hard to believe that you don’t love it. However, your project is really stunning. Very professional. I want one for my coffee bar.

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.