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Easy DIY Mini Clip Light Display Board

I LOVE this DIY Mini Clip Light Display Board!. It’s a fun way to organize and show off your photos, art, or even to-do notes!

Easy DIY Mini Clip Light Display Board

Have you seen these great LED mini light strings with big clips??? I’m a big fan. In fact, I’ve had this one for 5 years and it still works!

I love this easy home decor idea for displaying pictures, kids art or school work, and even family schedules.

You can use this DIY Mini Clip Light Display Board in bedrooms, dorm rooms, living rooms, and an office! Heck, it could even be a fun way to display the weekly dinner menu in a kitchen.

I made this one as part of my boys bedroom makeover and it looks so cute, guys!

This DIY LED string light display board was actually inspired by my oldest. He wanted a way to hang his art projects in his room.

And we just happened to get these LED clip lights as a Christmas gift. So, this was a perfect opportunity to use them. I LOVE how it turned out. And, it makes a great night light too.

Make this Easy DIY Mini Clip Light Display Board. I love this easy home decor idea for bedrooms, dorm rooms, living rooms, and an office! Easy DIY Home Decor Idea using mini LED string lights.
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OK, let’s get this DIY Mini Clip Light Display Board tutorial started.

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Materials Needed

Note: You can use this DIY with any size board you like. The Clip Light String comes in lots of different lengths. 🙂

Tools Needed

How to Make a Mini Clip Light Display Board

Quick Step Overview

  1. Sand the 1×3
  2. Paint or Stain
  3. Apply Poly Top Coat
  4. Attach Mini Clip Lights to Board
  5. Hang the Board

Project Steps In Detail

Start by sanding all 4 sides and the ends of your 1×3 board smooth with 150-grit sandpaper, or similar grit.

Then dust off the board and apply your favorite stain or paint. If you’re using a type of wood with knots in it, you should prime before painting.

I prefer chalk paint over other paints because it dries fast, cures hard, and sands easily. But, you can make your own chalk paint from latex paint with this DIY Chalk Paint Recipe.

Once the board is stained or painted, and dry, apply a coat of Water-Based Polyurethane to protect the finish.

Paint the mini clip lights battery box to match the board or the wall it will hang on.

Close up of Battery Pack. Quick and Easy DIY Light Clip Display Board. Fun way to display kid's art, photos, notes, and more.
Close up of the battery pack painted and attached to wall next to my display board.

Attaching the Mini Light Clips

Now, you’re ready to attach the mini clip lights to the board. Start at one end and work your way down.

Keep the clips spaced evenly apart for a better look.

I used a fast-setting super glue to attach the back of the clips to the wood. Just hold each clip in place for 30-seconds for it to set then move to the next one. Quick and Easy!

Quick and Easy DIY Light Clip Display Board. Fun way to display kid's art, photos, notes, and more.

Make sure to keep the string untangled as you glue down the clip

Once each clip is glued down, you can leave the string between them loose or staple it down, like I did. Be careful with those staples. You don’t want to puncture the wire.

The extra wiring stapled to the back. Quick and Easy DIY Light Clip Display Board. Fun way to display kid's art, photos, notes, and more.
The extra wiring stapled to the back of this Easy DIY Mini Clip Light Display Board.

I also stapled down the extra length of string between the last clip and the battery box to keep it out of sight.

Attach the Display Board to a Wall

I used 4 Sets of Velcro Command Strips to attach my display board to the wall. And 1 Set to attach the Battery Box to the wall.

I love command strips, I use them whenever I can to hang things on my walls to avoid putting holes everywhere.

You can see 3 of the Velcro Command Strips here. Quick and Easy DIY Light Clip Display Board. Fun way to display kid's art, photos, notes, and more.
You can see 3 of the Velcro Command Strips here.

Now, fill up those clips with photos, fun memories, kids artwork, your to-do lists, anything you’d like. 🙂

Check out this DIY Wood Display Board for a larger place to display your family memories. It looks really nice too!

The Finished Display Board

If you want to see more DIY projects from this bedroom makeover, check out the DIY Wooden Curtain Rods post, the DIY Lattice Board and Batten Wainscoting, the DIY Upholstered Twin Headboard, the PVC Pipe Kids Play Tent, or the sweet little Easy DIY Side Table or Stool.

I LOVE this little light display board. And, my kids love the clips.
This is such a cute way to hang your kids artwork on the wall.
Make this Easy DIY Mini Clip Light Display Board. I love this easy home decor idea for bedrooms, dorm rooms, living rooms, and an office! Easy DIY Home Decor Idea using mini LED string lights.

UPDATE: You can see the Boys Bedroom Full Reveal now. I’d love for you to stop by and check it out. 🙂


That’s it for this Easy DIY Mini Clip Light Display Board, guys. Be sure to check out more of my Easy DIY and Home Makeover Videos on my YouTube Channel.

And, here’s a few more DIY projects you might like!

How about another easy wall decor project? Check out this Easy DIY Wood Slice Coat Hook.

Here's a super easy wall decor idea using those beautiful wood slices. Here's how to make an Easy DIY Wood Slice Wall Hook, like mine! This craft makes a great gift too.#AbbottsAtHome #WallDecor #CraftIdeas #WoodSlice #DecorIdeas #CoatHooks #WallHooks

And, I absolutely love this Easy DIY Acrylic Paint Pouring Wall Art too!

Make your own stunning art for less than $20 with this pretty DIY Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea & Tutorial. I love this DIY Art Project, guys! Anyone can do this. #AbbottsAtHome #WallArt #PaintPouring #PouringPaint #AcrylicPaint #DIYDecor

Check out this Easy DIY Shallow Planter Tray Idea too. It’s a fun spin on a fairy garden.

How adorable is this Fun Vintage DIY Indoor Fairy Garden Idea! In under an hour, you can add cute fairy garden details to your favorite indoor plants. #AbbottsAtHome #FairyGarden #IndoorPlants #VintageDecor #HomeDecorIdeas

You should also see how to make this Easy DIY Wood Towel Rack too.

I LOVE this quick and easy home decor project! Here's How to Make a Pretty and Easy DIY Wood Towel Rack any size, to match any room. Make a wall mounted towel holder.

Make some fun 3D DIY Felt Wall Art for your Kid’s. I even have some free patterns to use as inspiration for this project!

Easy DIY Felt Wall Art for Kids Rooms! Grab my 12 Free Printable Patterns or make your own. I have the easy steps to get you started. #Felt #FeltDecor #FeltPattern #KidsRoom
A close up of the rocket, stars, and planet Earth I made from felt.

Feeling inspired? Now that you know how to make this DIY Mini Clip Light Display, have fun and let me know if you have questions. Or post pictures of your work and tag Abbotts At Home on FB, I’d love to see it!

mrsluvit02

Thursday 7th of February 2019

Like everyone else here. What a great idea! Kathleen Blogger's Pit Stop

Stephanie

Thursday 7th of February 2019

Thanks so much, Kathleen!

Marie Blackburn

Thursday 31st of January 2019

Great idea Stephanie! Thanks for sharing it at the Talk Of The Town party :)

Stephanie

Thursday 31st of January 2019

Thanks so much, Marie!

Chas Greener

Wednesday 30th of January 2019

This is super cute and I think my daughter would love this for her dorm room next year. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie

Wednesday 30th of January 2019

It would be so cool in a dorm room. I miss being 20. LOL

jenniferwise4heritagemakers

Monday 28th of January 2019

Oh, what a fun idea! It's darling. Such a nice way to show off precious things. #celebrateyourstorylinkup

Stephanie

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Thanks so much, Jennifer!

Pauline Wiles

Monday 28th of January 2019

I hadn't heard of light clips before, but I love any use of mini lights around the house. Thank you! (Visiting from the Hearth & Soul link party)

Stephanie

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

It's such a cute product. I love them. Thanks!

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