Repurposed License Plate Clipboards

September 24th, 2012 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
29 users recommend

A quick little project I've been wanting to do for a while.  I heat-treated the metal clips to bring out the rainbow of colors on them.  Useful!  Wall organizers, note holders, customer receipt/check boards, etc.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of
posted in: member junk, metal, organizer, spring, repurposed, recycled, upcycled, notes, license plate, numbers, clipboards, holder, clips

Comments (14)

frstyfrolk writes: I adore this idea!

Smiles, cyndi Posted: 6:37 am on January 12th
TinTinJunkFan writes: so very cool! unbelievably creative! Posted: 8:20 am on October 18th
suziart writes: I collect old license plates, especially from 1959, the yr I was born...great idea!!! Posted: 7:28 am on October 16th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: Theae would be cool in my hubby's garage to keep track of my little work orders to help me finish my projects! haha! ~Mary~ Posted: 7:59 pm on October 7th
suewhitney writes: What a fresh idea for a license plate. Fab!!!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 5:47 am on October 7th
chippingcharm writes: These are so fun Brian!! I especially love the idea of heat treating the clips...very cool :) Laurel Posted: 4:57 am on September 28th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks a million everyone! I initially took some clips off old clipboards because I wanted to paint them or decoupage them and reuse them. That gave me the idea for the license plates. I found some suppliers on ebay that sell a few different sizes of clips only. Then I used my MAPP gas torch to heat them up all the way to glowing and then immediately letting them cool down on their own. Too long on the same spot will reduce the color opportunities. Posted: 7:59 am on September 25th
JunkArchitect writes: OMG! Wouldn't this be cool on the wall in a car dealership's showroom.


Posted: 5:34 am on September 25th
cmarlow41 writes: Brian: Where did you pick up your clips for the plates? I collect vintage clipboards (office paraphernalia, actually) and wouldn't want to destroy them. Posted: 4:54 am on September 25th
paterd writes: Love it! Can you buy the clips separately or did you have to take apart another clipboard? Posted: 4:40 am on September 25th
CleverJunk writes: Love this!!! May have to pass this one on....with credit to you, of course! What a perfect gift for all the car guys I know! Posted: 9:31 pm on September 24th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: No. Way. I'm so in love with this idea!!!! Posted: 8:23 pm on September 24th
Junkpony writes: Love these... how did you heat trip the clips, throw them in a fire? (that's always fun to do) Posted: 9:26 am on September 24th
NDJunkGirl writes: Very cool, Brian! Love the graphic look! Thanks for sharing,

-Andrea Posted: 9:23 am on September 24th
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