Bulletin Board Themes

My previous post centered around creating the Community Corner and today I would like to share some of the themes I have used.  The kids look forward to the first day of the month because they know I will have made something cool and personalized!

I made a promise to you, my readers, that I would keep things real here and the reality of this post is:  I have lost some of the pictures I had of my finished bulletin boards.  I have no idea where they are since I had been saving them directly into my blog photos file.  It happens.  But to be honest, the ones I lost weren’t my best work!  I was just starting out and the more I do it, the better and more in depth they get.  I did make a really awesome one with hot air balloons that I no longer have a picture of and that makes me sad, but I guarantee you I will make a better one!  I already have an idea in mind!

So what follows is what I do have.  I hope you will find inspiration to do something similar in your own home.

I am going to attach the templates I used as well.  I tend to be a perfectionist, so when I made the rainbow  for the March board, I cut out the entire shape and traced it onto a piece of construction paper and then proceeded to cut out each stripe from the template and trace it onto the corresponding color.  I glued each color on individually.  I did the same thing for the leprechaun!  Even  the gold buckle and the black center is cut out separately.  A lot of people would probably use some fancy machine, like a Cricut, to do this.  I don’t have the money for one of those and I like to use what I have.  Crafting tends to be therapeutic for me anyway.  There’s something amazing about that crunch construction paper makes when cut by sharp scissors!  Yes, I have special craft scissors and I better not catch anyone using them for ANYTHING else!

If you would like to use one of the templates I have included, you will need to open up the gallery by clicking on it, next you will need to right click on the image, and choose to save it.  Depending on the size of the space you will be using, you may need to enlarge/reduce the size.

I will add new months as they come and repost!


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