My daughter told me "Mom, you need to write a post on how to put up a bulletin board!" She said, "There really isn't anything online on how to make the letters straight and just... how to make it look right!So, that is what this post is about! Since this post is all about bulletin boards, I will refer to them as BB. The BB you see on this post are not Bible BB, they are what my daughter sketched for her school. But, the same theories apply. These are smaller BB, and I put them together at home on the kitchen island. So, this post is for BB you can do at home, then take and put up somewhere else. It doesn't matter what type of BB you are doing, you just want it to be balanced.
I did the date in a different color to highlight it.
For the small letters, I ran them through my Xyron sticker maker instead of using the glue. I did this for WEST and the letters/numbers on the emblems under the flags. I found the flags at Dollar Tree. You can see some of the letters are very straight, and Kick-Off is not. It is a more fun way of putting the letters on the board. For a serious board, I suggest making the letters straight.
Please, if I missed something, leave a comment and I will add it!
Last, and probably should be first is the base! The church I went to in the north used this for their BB for over 30 years, and is still holding up super great! I love it. When I moved south and started teaching again, I asked for the same boards to be added to my class walls. The Deacon looked at me funny, but put them up before the week was over!!
I love it because it is 4x8 and I don't have to trim and waste BB paper. I can put border down the center and use it for 2 boards if I want, and they hold up great! The board can also be cut in half, or whatever for a smaller size. So, this is the info for my very affordable boards @ about $10.00!! Awesome? Yes, much cheaper than the corkboards and last so much longer! I also had one of these boards placed up and down, instead of the normal sideways, and loved that also! These boards are covered with a black substance and they are NOT particle board, but a fiberboard. Here is the info:
Click here to see what the boards are, Structural Fiberboard Sheathing in 4x8 sheets.
This is at Menards.
Here is Home Depot.
I could not find them online at Lowes.