Create something that a teacher can use all year round with this Clipboard Teacher Gift made with a Cricut. This post is sponsored by Cricut. This post contains affiliate links, which add no additional cost to you, but when purchased through help to support this site to bring continued Cricut tutorials.
When gifting to teachers during the holidays, I always try to give something useful. The past two years, I have gifted small clear ornaments with movie night codes, lip balm, and treats. The crafty side of me always wants to give something personalized, but I know that teachers can use practical items and gift cards. The popularity of my Split Monogram tutorial turned the gears in my head this year. This Clipboard Teacher Gift is cute, can be used year round, and I can clip on a gift card to their favorite place!
While this project takes a little bit of design finesse in Cricut Design Space, it is an easy one cut holiday Cricut project. Simply design, cut, and apply! There are no multiple cuts or complicated layering techniques with this DIY.
Clipboard Gift Supplies:
- Acrylic clip board- Pick this up at any arts and crafts store.
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Standard Grip Cutting Mat
- Cricut Vinyl
- Cricut Tools Basic Set (for weeding)
- Cricut Transfer Tape
- Optional: Pick up any other desk accessory to monogram, too. In this tutorial, I’m adding personalization to a staple remover for a matching piece.
I am using Cricut Sans and Baby Steps fonts for this project. See the shapes and Cricut fonts that I’m using in this project in my Design.
Open up Cricut Design Space.
Using a chunky font, type the first letter of the name that you are using.
Click on “Shapes” and add a square to the design sheet.
On the lower left hand of the square, click the “lock” icon to unlock the shape. Pull the shape to create a thin rectangle. Make the rectangle a tad bit longer than the widest piece of the letter. Copy and paste the rectangle to create a duplicate.
Pull the first rectangle onto the letter to split the letter in half. Select the letter and the first rectangle together. Click the “Weld” icon.
Select the remaining rectangle. Pull it over the letter and place the top of the rectangle in the center of the welded rectangle on the letter. On the lower left hand of it, click the “lock” icon to unlock the rectangle. Keeping the rectangle the same width, pull the rectangle down to cover the bottom half of the letter.
Select the welded letter and the remaining rectangle. Click the “Slice” icon.
Delete all the pieces except for the top and bottom halves of the letter. Leave enough room in between the halves to write the name. Once you are happy with the placement, select both halves of the letter and click “Attach.”
Using the same font, type the recipient’s name and place it in the center of the letter.
Select the name and the split letter and click “Attach.”
Optionally, add a title, such as “Ms. or Mrs. or Mr.” in a cursive font on the side in the center. Once finished, select the title and the split monogram and click “Attach.”
Measure the clipboard.
Resize the letter in Cricut Design Space to fit on the clipboard. Cut the letter on the Cricut Standard Grip Cutting Mat with the Cricut Vinyl.
Use the Cricut Transfer Tape to apply the vinyl to the clipboard.
Design any other personalized elements and cut with the Cricut. For this staple remover, I made a simple letter with a circle around it. Be sure to measure any item before cutting the vinyl to prevent cutting mistakes and do overs.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
robin rue says
That is such a cool teachers gift. I am sure my 4th grader’s teacher would LOVE one of these. Who wouldn’t?
Will have to get out my Cricut and get started on this cool craft project.
Alli Smith says
This has to be the best teacher gift yet! I love this and I’m sure the teachers will love it too. I wish I had a Cricut. Fingers crossed!
Now this would be so fun to do! I love all the crafts you can do with this machine! I really need to buy this machine and start crafting!
Tomi C says
I have been thinking of getting a Cricut as I’ve seen so many creative gifts to make and share all made with Cricut. This would make a really nice gift for my kids’ teachers. What an awesome giveaway!
Amber Myers says
What a fabulous gift idea! I really need to get a Cricut. I know it does so much.
That clipboard teacher gift looks awesome!! I would love one of these for myself…LOL!!
This is such a great gift idea. I love the idea of personalizing things like office supplies.
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
That is such a cute gift for a teacher. I love that you personalized it. It totally looks elegant and store-bought. I would love to win a Cricut.
Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh says
This is super cute! I know that the teachers I used to work with would have loved to have received this for a Christmas gift. (they honestly have enough ornaments and mugs!)
Liz Mays says
Aww, this would be such a sweet gesture! That Cricut really does sound awesome for all sorts of projects.
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
We gift teachers at the end of the year and go with things they can enjoy outside of the classroom. This would make a great coaches gift!
Chubskulit Rose says
That is a very thoughtful and cute idea. I am sure any teacher would appreciate that!
Mimi Green says
I freaking love this. My Cricut Is 5+ years old and it doesn’t do any of this stuff. I was talking about getting a new one for Christmas and now you are pushing me over the edge. I must get a new one.
Kita Bryant says
That is seriously the cutest clipboard ever. I’m going to make on for myself too! ha!
Nikka Shae says
Now that’s a cool teachers gift. I know my kids teachers would love this.
This is so cool! I really wish I had a Cricut. There are so many cool projects you can make with it, and I really love personalized gifts. We have a new teacher at our school and this would be perfect.
Any teacher would love to receive this! It is such a thoughtful and useful gift. I no longer have young kids in school but I will share this idea with my friends and family who still have children in grade school.
Wow this is an amazing idea! It seems like the possibilities with the Cricut are totally endless! Love that and how this came out!