3 Ways to Make Your Classroom Bulletin Boards Pop!

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 don't require a decorating degree!
3 easy ways to make your classroom bulletin boards or classroom door stand out!  Easy decorating ideas!

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 back ground (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

3 easy ways to make your classroom bulletin boards or classroom door stand out!  Easy decorating ideas!
I'm not going to lie, it's no easy tasks, 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!!

3 easy ways to make your classroom bulletin boards or classroom door stand out!  Easy decorating ideas!

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!
3 easy ways to make your classroom bulletin boards or classroom door stand out!  Easy decorating ideas!
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.
3 easy ways to make your classroom bulletin boards or classroom door stand out!  Easy decorating ideas!
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!
3 easy ways to make your classroom bulletin boards or classroom door stand out!  Easy decorating ideas!

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!!

3 easy ways to make your classroom bulletin boards or classroom door stand out!  Easy decorating ideas!
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!
3 easy ways to make your classroom bulletin boards or classroom door stand out!  Easy decorating ideas!
 The following year I hot glued sunglasses to the door! Not quite a big a statement, but still cute none the less!
3 easy ways to make your classroom bulletin boards or classroom door stand out!  Easy decorating ideas!
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! 
3 easy ways to make your classroom bulletin boards or classroom door stand out!  Easy decorating ideas!

If you're looking for more bulletin board inspiration, check out my Pinterest board on bulletin boards!

5 comments

  1. 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.
    Thank you!

    Mary
    Fit to be Fourth

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  2. Super cute ideas!! Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings,
    Becky
    CookingUpSuccess

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  3. Your bulletin boards are fabulous! Thank you for sharing these awesome tips.

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  4. Oh my goodness your boards are so cute! I really like the paper plate idea, it really makes the letters stand out!

    Bonnie
    The Cutesy Teacher

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  5. I LOVE your flip flop idea!! That's so clever and different, I pinned it! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    -Jessica
    The Whimsical Teacher

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