Over the five years that I have been teaching, I have had many seniors bring me their senior pictures, Prom pictures, etc. And, until now, I haven't had a specific place that I put them. Some have ended up on my bulletin board and others in my drawer. So, today, I am using an old bulletin board that I have had since I was about 10 years old to create a space for my photos. Have I mentioned that I heart photos?!?! And, I might add that this project didn't cost me anything because I had all of the supplies on hand. : ) I hope you enjoy!
Here is my bulletin board before...
For this bulletin board being 20 years old, I think it still looks pretty nice. Here is the process and the before/after photos of my small project.
I sprayed Elmer's craft bond (from Wal-Mart) on the bulletin board to create a sticky surface.
Then, I applied a piece of fabric (also from Wal-Mart) that I was using on another bulletin board in my classroom. If you notice, you can see the design through the fabric. So, I applied a coat of adhesive to this piece of fabric and attached an extra piece to the top.
I laid some of my textbooks on the top in order to apply some pressure. I wanted to make sure both pieces of fabric stayed in place.
A picture of the bulletin board after two pieces of red fabric. You can't see the design anymore. YAY!!!
I used a hot glue gun to attach feather boa to the frame.
I purchased the feather boa several years ago from Halo Heaven. I LOVE to use feather boas as bulletin board borders in my classroom.
A picture of the feather boa hot glued to the bulletin board.
The command strips that I used to hang the bulletin board.
A picture of the command strips on my classroom wall.
...with all of my beautiful students' pictures.
A Before and After