Do you wish your classroom bulletin boards or even your classroom door looked as amazing as the ones you find on Pinterest? I have 3 tips to make your classroom bulletin board pop that doesn’t require a decorating degree!
One of the things, I’ve learned over the years is to find ways to make bulletin boards work all year long. When I first started teaching, I used to change the bulletin border every season! What was I thinking?! Now I use a solid background (usually fabric because it won’t fade!) and borders that match my classroom.
3 Ways to Make Your Bulletin Boards POP!
1. Layer Your Borders
I’m not going to lie, it’s no easy task, but once you get the hang of it, it goes quickly. I first started out with 2 layers and now I use 3! It doesn’t really matter just layer those borders!!
2. Make Your Letters Unique
One of my new favorite ways for letters is to use fonts! I’ll admit, I’m kind of a font hoarder! I just put one letter on a page, print, and cut! Letters in the exact colors I want!
This font is KG Geronimo Blocks.
One year, I used this banner font for every bulletin board I had and it was so cute! I think I printed 3 letters per page, but next time I would probably do one letter per page.
This font is KG A Little Swag.
I’ve also used plates and store-bought letters on my bulletin boards! I can’t tell you the number of compliments I got! It was super easy to make. I bought the letters and plates at Dollar Tree letters so it was cheap too! I think I need to bring these back!
Making your letters REALLY big is also a great way to make your bulletin boards pop!! And it also includes my next bit of advice.
3. Make Your Boards 3D!!
I love this bulletin board from Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching! She just added tissue poms to make it really stand out! And of course those giant letters!
Another way to make your boards 3D is to use actual items. This door is from my 4th year of teaching and I just hot glued flip flops on the door that I picked up at the Dollar Tree!
The following year I hot glued sunglasses to the door! Not quite a big a statement, but still cute none the less!
And then when I moved to 3rd grade 4 years later, I brought it back because it was so popular and everyone kept asking me about it!
If you’re looking for more bulletin board inspiration, check out my Pinterest board on bulletin boards!
Elementary Engagement says
I love your letters on paper plates. They really pop! I haven't done my bulletin boards yet, so these ideas have started my wheels turning.
Fit to be Fourth
Becky W says
Super cute ideas!! Thanks for sharing!
Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching says
Your bulletin boards are fabulous! Thank you for sharing these awesome tips.
The Cutesy Teacher says
Oh my goodness your boards are so cute! I really like the paper plate idea, it really makes the letters stand out!
The Cutesy Teacher
The Whimsical Teacher says
I LOVE your flip flop idea!! That's so clever and different, I pinned it! Thanks so much for sharing!!
The Whimsical Teacher
M. Serros says
Awesome ideas!!! Thanks for sharing!