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Vintage Drawer Pull Clip Board

This easy vintage drawer pull clip board is a great way to use antique hardware, and scrap lumber to create something cool and useful.

To go along with my free cookie gift tag printable, I made an easy Vintage Drawer Pull Clip Board to hang the larger printable on. A while ago I came across a vendor at the flea market who was selling old brass drawer pulls, and handles. Of course, I bought a bunch thinking I would use them for a “someday” project. I paired it with a piece of 11 x 14 scrap lumber I had hanging around, Today was the day, as I join up with the thrifty style team! This is an under $10 project, and a great way to not only use as a memo board, but also can be used to display art!

Supplies for a DIY memo board with scrap wood and a vintage brass drawer pull

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Makr spots where your vintage handle will sit on your board


While I picked up my handles at the flea market, they can also be found on a vintage marketplace like Etsy.

Before I did anything, I started by marking where I wanted my drawer pull to sit on my board, and where the threaded screws would go in.

Stain board with paint after drilling holes

After drilling the holes slightly larger than my screw sizes, I used brown acrylic paint to “stain” my wood.

Place handle through holes in wood

I pushed the back of my screws  through the pre-drilled holes and used the original screws on the back. If you are worried about the back screws sticking out too far, you can put screw cap nuts on the back.

DIY memo board from a vintage drawer pull on a board

When securing the pull, make it just tight enough that you can slip a piece of paper behind it, but it will still hold it in place.

Free printable and memo clip board from vintage hardware

I added my Free North Pole Cookie Company printable to display at our coffee station.

North Pole Cookie Company Free Printable and Santa Mugs

I thought it would be a nice touch as a backdrop with my vintage Santa mugs.

VIntage santa mug stack

I have a small collection of vintage Santa mugs I’ve picked up from little antique shops, and the ones on the bottom are actually from Pottery Barn. Those, I’ll let the kids drink out of, my real vintage ones are off limits.

Santa mugs from Pottery barn

I painted a cute image of stacked Santa mugs a few years ago, and it’s still one of my best selling pillows at the holidays.

Jennifer Rizzo Santa Stack Pillow

Make sure to visit the other bloggers on the Thrifty Style Team for fun and inexpensive holiday ideas! And you can check out my Christmas crafting book on Amazon!

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  1. We have a kitchen redo coming up (for 4 years now LOL) and all I could think to do with the old hardware was save it for cabinets. Not so, there are other cute ideas as you have proved!

  2. What a fun way to add vintage flair! Your rusty drawer pulls have just the right patina.
    Thanks for sharing your creative and inspiring ideas, Jen.
    Have a wonderful Holiday season,

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