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!