DIY Bulletin Board for Under $7

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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.

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Supplies

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. 🙂

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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.

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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.

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

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