Bulletin Board Ideas

Wooohooo! My back-to-school bulletin board is finished! *Insert sigh of relief!* I have a love/hate relationship with bulletin boards. I love thinking of the idea, I hate carrying it out {it’s stressful}, and I love the finished product. This year I am going to continue with the same circus/carnival theme that I had last year, and I think this welcome board goes with all my classroom decor perfectly — that… and I just love candy.    

To make this board I used my handy-dandy Silhouette Cameo (affiliate link), which means I didn’t cut out a thing (well, except for the candy jar… ‘cuz that thing is BIG)! My Cameo did most of it for me. Seriously, that machine rocks and I can’t remember how I ever lived with out it.   

“Mrs. Erickson’s Class is SWEET!!” I put my new students’ names on the gum balls and made this large candy jar with white butcher paper. To make the jar lid, I used poster paper to make the shape of the lid and then covered it with tin foil to get the “metal” look. I am excited for my new students to see this board on the first day of school and I am sure they’ll have fun finding their own names in the candy jar.

This is the only bulletin board I will be decorating this year, because I am going to turn this board over to the parents in my class. I just don’t have the time for this during the school year and I have come to learn that some parents like to decorate a bulletin board every once in a while. At our back to school meeting, I will have a sign up sheet available, so my crafty parent volunteers can sign up for a month (or two)! Click HERE to see what my parent bulletin board sign-up sheet will look like. On this page I used the CK Primary font and you can download it free HERE and the My Own Topher font and you can also download it free HERE.

Here are some other fun bulletin board ideas:

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