Make A Valentine Bulletin Board In Less Than An Hour
I have a thing for bulletin boards and chalk boards. Even before I went to college to be an early childhood teacher, I loved the smell of school. The scent of chalk and crayons, paired with the beautiful little faces of children have always brought me joy. As a student teacher, I gladly decorated the bulletin boards of the teachers that mentored me. Not much has changed in my homeschool classroom (our dining room and living room). I still decorate thematically, and could not function without our command center loaded with boards and calendars. This Valentine Bulletin Board was made with things I already had here at home, and took less than an hour to complete.
*some items in the picture were considered, but not used
*fabric and paper scissors (pinking shears too)
*glue gun/glue sticks
*push pins (I used clear)
*1″ mylar letters (you can get these at Lowes Home Improvement Store)
*foam glitter hearts from Dollar tree
*2″ felt ribbon (not pictured)
*fabric cut to fit your bulletin board
Cut the fabric to fit your Valentine Bulletin Board. I used the dots in the fabric to aid in cutting straight lines.
Cut the fake fur to the desired width and length. Mine is approximately 1.5″ wide. I’ve tried to incorporate the trendy fake fur into several projects, but this is the first time I genuinely liked the way it looked. Plug in your hot glue gun for the next step.
Hot glue the fur by placing the glue on the back of the fur, then laying the fabric on top of the glue line. Placing the glue on the back of the fur keeps the glue out of the hairy front part.
Match the length of the red felt ribbon to the length of your fabric. Trim the ends with pinking shears, to make a triangular end, as shown.
Fold the ribbon in half to find your center. Place the o and v mylar letters next to the center line, then add the l and e. These 1″ mylar letters have a sticky back, and make lettering quick and easy. Working from the center towards the outside is an easy way to keep letters centered, and accurately placed. Pin the fabric and attached fur onto your bulletin board with the clear push pins. Next, pin the red felt ribbon on the top and bottom. I chose to put the ribbon with the love mylar letters on the top. Attaching the bulletin board fabrics with push pins keeps your board adaptable, if you want to change themes later.
Place a thematic decoration in the center. I chose a functional and beautiful dress-shaped notepad as my centerpiece. Now it’s time to glam those push pins.
Hot glue the foam glitter hearts to the clear push pins. I only made ten to start, but will probably make more this afternoon.
I pinned our schedules, and other important things to the finished Valentine-themed Buttetin Board. I’m sure it will get crowded with papers as time goes on. Hopefully it will be time to change the theme to spring!
You’re done! Remember, don’t take this project too seriously. Use what you have on-hand, and have fun creating!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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