Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Colorful 3D Bulletin Border

Here is coat #4 and finally it is looking like it should.  I also spray painted my baskets, which were many different colors.  This was a much cheaper way to get a new color scheme.  These are the eight that I have done.  I can't wait to start putting my books in them and put my shelf back where it belongs. 

Now onto the fun stuff! Over at Peace Love And First Grade I found the beautiful "scrunchy" border. Here is what Laura's looks like:

She used long strips of paper - you can find directions at the link above.
Our paper supply at school is out (not sure if they'll be replacing it) and I still wanted to do this. So I got crepe paper.  I started out using a single roll - but this didn't work out so well.  So I did two rolls side by side and it seemed to work out well! Here are my results:

This is the first side - you can see how I have the two rolls side by side.

This is the corner - the hardest part!

Then, here is my final result. Yeah, I'm so proud.  Thanks Laura for the great idea!!!

Here is another great idea I found from pinterest that helped me with my bulletin boards.
I used green colored staples with the green crepe paper and blue staples on the blue paper.  They are hidden so well, and so easy to make.  All you have to do is color them with a permanent marker.

What kind of fun, out of the box, borders or bulletin board have you created?


  1. Great idea to spray paint baskets! I don't know why I never thought about that before. Brilliant!

    The Teaching Thief

  2. I love your colored staple idea! I actually bought colored staples, but they were poor quality and SO hard to use! I can't wait to try this!

    Thanks for sharing your great ideas! I have nominated your blog for an award! Stop by my blog to pick it up!! If you have already received this award please let me know so that I may award it to someone else!)

  3. Love the border!! I'm your newest follower!

    Teaching Is Love

  4. I actually have used fake foilage as a border with long stemmed fake flowers at the top. Crazy hard to hang up but I wanted to try it. Too bad I don't have a pic of it!

  5. Thanks for the shout-out! Your border and cute room look great! Happy New Year!
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  6. Isn't that CREPE paper you used? It looks like crepe anyway. I don't know what crate paper is. I'm thinking that's what this is, so I want to try it tomorrow. Thanks.

  7. You are correct it is Crepe paper. (I googled it) I've always called it crate paper. Sorry about that... I fixed it so others will know what I'm talking about! Hope it works for you!