It's amazing what can be turned into a frame. During a recent trip to my favorite Salvation Army store in search of a frame, I had what I would call an "Aha" moment. In simplest terms, a frame is a flat surface on which a picture can be secured and displayed. I remember seeing an old office clipboard and thought, "Nice flat surface, clip that can secure a photo... what a perfect frame!"
'The original surface might be o.k., but if you want to make your clipboard frame special, consider covering the surface with a decorative paper or, better yet, a shelving liner with a self-adhesive backing. Place your photo onto the surface and cover it with a piece of glass or plexiglass. Scrap pieces can be found at local hardware stores or salvaged from old frames. A note of caution, if you're using glass, you should cover the sharp edges with an electrical or masking tape. They come in a variety of colors these days, so it will be easy to color coordinate it with your paper. Position the glass under the clip and everything will stay put.
You can display your masterpiece on the wall by hanging it from the hole at the top of the clipboard. Or for a fun look, place it on an easel. Makes a perfect gift for Father's Day or for that favorite teacher or executive in your life.