Thanks to my pal Valerie at All Students Can Shine, I was inspired to take down my old traditional bulletin board borders and get a little crafty! This blog post is all about making a tissue paper bulletin board border! It’s an easy DIY craft to make your bulletin boards pop.
Start with your fabric or background paper. I used gray chevron fabric from Hobby Lobby.Here are a few suggestions for bulletin board backings.
- twin bed FLAT sheet (Amazon affiliate link)
- butcher paper
- “Better than Paper” backing (Amazon affiliate link)
You’ll need several packs of tissue paper. I chose green and yellow and bought four packs of each. These are from the Dollar Tree, so you can stock up for a very cheap price!
Grab one sheet of your first color, and pinch together with about 1-2 inches at the top. Repeat with color two. Then bundle the two together.
Staple it to the bulletin board at the same point where your hand had the tissue paper pinched and bundled.
Then staple the bottom. The next tissue paper puff will cover this, so it is okay if it isn’t perfect.
Repeat with the next tissue paper set on top of where you left off.
Work your way around the edge of the bulletin board.
And done!! I am in love. I’m going to make sure to put very dark, solid-colored lettering on this because the chevron ended up way busier than I thought. But, it’s still pretty.
And then, when you mess up….. improvise! I didn’t buy enough tissue paper because my focus wall bulletin board is so long. So I mixed the bulletin board border and my fancy tissue paper border.
I’m not sure how I feel about it, but I’ll keep it for now.
Here is a look at the long bulletin board behind my technology center. It almost creates a stage effect, so I think I’ll turn this into my focus wall! Check out more DIY decor ideas in this post!