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Bulletin Board Update

Ok, so… a while back I posted on my Facebook that I wanted to use some old bulletin boards from college days and update them to be used as art display boards for during preschool year for my girls.  Well I got some great feedback and was all set to do something awesome with them when I went to Target a few weeks ago and saw these:

On CLEARANCE!  For 2.49!  Ok, I didn’t want to spend anything on this project but I bought 2 for 5 dollars.  They were much more suited to my end goal of changing out art every week.  So every little paper they brought home was proudly displayed but for a limited time (a week) then retired to the school year box.  I’m really an anti-clutter girl and at the end of the year I plan on letting them choose their absolute favorites and keeping only those.  These boards have a big magnetic/dry erase side that I could just put up some art with magnets. Then on the cork side there are big rubber bands so no sharp push pins needed(one of my concerns with a 3 and 4 year old) and the papers just slide under the rubber band and stay in place!  Ok, and I loved the green color since the girl’s room is done in green, pink and white. 

So once I got my cheap finds home I decided to personalize them with their initials in a girly wooden cutout from hobby lobby (99 cents each, plus 40% off coupons made them 59 cents each).  I painted the initials pink and used a white paint pen to put polka dots on them.  I hot glued the initials in the lower right corner of the boards.

I also wanted to make magnets to match, so I got 8 clothespins and painted them with the same pink and then dotted them with the white paint pen also. 

Next I found some plain magnets from a past project.

I painted them pink also because the show under the clothespins.

Then I hot glued them to the clothespins and each girl’s board got four of these each. 

I hung them in the hallway right outside their room so they can see their work displayed every day!  My girls loved it and I like how it turned out also.  My total cost was less than 7 dollars. 

Now, I am redoing the other old boards for my craft room :)  I’ll post on those when they are done! 

Happy crafting!

Johanna :)

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I'm a mother of two adorable girls only 11 months apart, and a sweet little boy. I'm madly in love with being their mommy. My husband is a youth minister and we love serving God together with our lives. I am passionate about being a stay-at-home mother and homemaker, its such an exciting, exhausting and rewarding job!

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  1. Love the boards. I like idea of letting them pick a few favorites to save each year but with the rest take picture of some of the good ones u r not going to save. That the memory will be perserved.

    Posted by Mom Fish | September 29, 2011, 11:47 am

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