May 23, 2012

For a Better Bulletin Board

The blue paper on left is construction paper.  The light blue is where it faded over the school year...and the dark blue is where elements of the board covered the border up from exposure of the florescent lighting. The orange paper on the the right is scrapbook cardstock.  Yes, cardstock is more expensive, but the color is so much nicer!!!  I hand make all the elements of my bulletin boards (yes, I know a bit obnoxious), and want them to look good all year long!   If you haven't used scrapbook cardstock in the past...try might like it!  (However..NEVER NEVER PAY FULL PRICE!!!  If you have Hobby Lobby or Jo-Ann's...if it isn't on sale this will be next week!!)


  1. Kindergarten TeacherMay 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    You can also use material. It doesn't really fade, even the kind that is only $1-2/yard at Walmart.

  2. Hey Kindergarten Teacher...I do use fabric for all my bulletin boards. I actually have a rotation of fabric so that the same color theme will not been seen for 6 yrs. The paper I'm showing is the boarder. Oh..and most of our Wal-marts no longer have fabric sections. I know of only one in the Nashville area that still has fabric.

  3. And here I thought you were going to tell us about a lesson on Rothko and Frankenthaler! Faded paper? Who knew? They say there's a twin out there for everyone, but everything!! Ha! I'm out of school! Nah, nah nah nah nah!
    (border, not boarder! OOH, I couldn't resist!)