Seriously, we are teachers and so extremely busy. Who has time for the perfect bulletin board display? Not this 3rd Grade Teacher! I spent an hour using these tricks before school started last year and it has saved me countless hours through the school year.
* Hot Glue Gun
* 12x12 scrapbook paper
* Oversized Clothes Pins (from Michael's)
That is it! What!?!?!
Once my plan was made, I was able to "eye" where I wanted the clothes pin to be. I stuck a paper inside the clip, hot glued the back of the clothes pin and pressed to to where I wanted it.
Solution: I hot glued the scrapbook paper to the
clothes pin on the inside and they no longer fall out or need readjusted because they aren't perfectly straight. See how I can open the clip and the scrapbook paper stays up? Trust me, you will thank yourself later!
Last year, I had hung some of these paperclips up in the hallway already, but I want you to see the difference the scrapbook paper makes. See how the paper stands out a bit more because the white paper doesn't blend in with the white wall anymore?
Above, the social studies report posters looked great on the gray part of the wall, but they blended in with the white wall.
I admit that hot gluing the clothes pins and scrapbook paper took a bit of time up front, however, it has save me a lot of time in the last year. It was so worth it! I hope you are able to modify this idea to work for you.