DIY Bulletin Board for Under $7



One of the things I really wanted in homeschool was a bulletin board.  I have a great place to hang artwork in my house, but I also wanted somewhere to put their work, brag tags, and display my teachers pay teachers products if needed.  I decided to make a bulletin board.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to use, but found these great foam board at Home Depot for $5.98.



I wanted to make 2, the foam board is 2 feet by 2 feet.  I wanted to make a larger one, so I decided 2 board would be the right size for me.  The supplies I needed were 2 of the foam boards, fabric that I had from my sewing days, scissors, staples and stapler, and command hooks.  If you don’t have extra fabric laying around, you could also use any type of paper – wrapping paper, one of the long rolls, construction paper – anything you would use on a regular bulletin board.

I had a lot of extra fabric, so I let my kids pick the colors they wanted.  They chose the frogs which made me very happy!  I LOVE frogs. 🙂


How to Make the Bulletin Board

First, I laid out the foam board and cut the fabric to match the board.  I left about one to two inches of extra fabric on each side.

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Next, wrapped the fabric around the back of the board and stapled around the edges.  Stapling on the foam board was really easy.  When I made a mistake, the staples were also really easy to remove.  So I know if I want to change the fabric colors, I can do that very simply.

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I made sure the fabric was tight around the edges, but not too tight.  Now they were ready to hang!  I chose command strips so I could easily remove them.  I got the command strips that hold up to 16 pounds, just to be extra sure that they would stay and we could add things to them without worrying.


After putting the command strips on, I put them on the wall next to each other.  Here is what they look like in our homeschool room.


The whole project took me about 30 minutes and was super easy!

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