My Secret Bulletin Board Confession
I have to tell you a secret. A deep, dark secret that will make most teacher souls clutch their pearls and gasp.
I hate bulletin boards. For real. Can NOT stand them. They are a constant bane to my existence.
At the same time, mine MUST be phenomenal! (Mostly because once it goes up it stays up all year because- I hate bulletin boards.🤣)
The one in the hall is the one I worry about. EVERYBODY sees it. So it has to be amazing.
In the past, I have cut letters out on the Ellison machine or bought pre-punched letters. They tended to stress me out.
The pre-punched letters always had either too many or not enough. And what am I supposed to do with all those other letters? I don’t need more junk in my closet!
The Ellison machine works well enough, but the largest letters we have at school are 4 inches. Sometimes, you just need something…. bigger. Or cuter. #fontmatters
Making Bulletin Board Letters
The secret to my bulletin board happiness is making my own letters! It is really quite easy. I really love that I can make EXACTLY what I need without any waste.
In this example, I used KG Happy Solid
. I LOVE KG Fonts and have purchased several for my products. One of the things that I love is that teachers are free to use them for their own personal use for free. (Just make sure you respect her TOU and purchase a license if you want to create with it for commercial use!)
Here is a picture of my board from last year. I think all the letters are KG Happy Solid, except for the 3. It is KG Geronimo Blocks. I printed most of the letters on red paper. For the football letters, I used brown paper and then traced an outline on to white paper to back it and added the white stripes to make it look like a football.
Have you made your own letters?
I would love to see pictures of how you used them! Drop me a line below or send at email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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