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Clipboard Pen Organizer

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to show you a quick and easy way to organize your pens.  I use a clipboard at work every day and I am always either losing my pens or my papers are flying around all over the place.  So I made these easy elastic and ribbon pen organizers that not only hold my pens but also hold my papers in place.

Clipboard Pen Organizer

My clipboard is the standard that holds 8.5”x11” papers.  I cut 18” of elastic and sewed the ends together.  I then took a 14” piece of ribbon folded in half with the ends in the center back.  I put a decorative lace over the top and then sewed this down to my elastic.  I then sewed the ribbon down in about 1” increments this is the loops that will hold my pens.  Voila you are done.  How cute are my clipboards now?  And I will always have a pen handy.

Clipboard Pen Organizer

Clipboard Pen Organizer

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my project today, make sure you check back often for a ton of inspiration from this very talented team.

Blog post by: Jenifer Cowles

May Arts Ribbon Used:

May Arts Ribbon Chevron Striped Twill

May Arts Ribbon Eyelet Trim

May Arts Velvet Ribbon

May Arts Ribbon Crochet Lace

Other Supplies Used:

  • 18” of 1” elastic
  • Sewing machine

  1. Sue D

    Great idea–I use a clipboard sometimes too.

  2. Penny Laschanzky

    fabulous idea!

  3. Virginia Fynes

    This is a super great idea! would work perfect for smash books too!

  4. Kristie Maynard

    What a great idea!  Could do this for a sketch book too.  Love it! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  5. Charlene

    Great idea!

  6. Donna W

    What a great idea.  Love it and so efficient.  Change to

    a more masculine ribbon and men would want one too.


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