I’ve recently had a lot of questions about this particular bulletin board:
It is one of my favorites! We had an adventure theme last year for our school and I thought this quote would be perfect in my library! This took me very little time and it came out super cute! Not to mention it was pretty inexpensive! Before I get into it, I will say that I don’t have an actual “bulletin board” so I am not confined by size. If you are decorating an actual bulletin board you might have to cut the map down to size.
These are the materials that you will need:
- Paper Map – I used the Rand McNally folded map
- Card Stock
- Scissors/Xacto Knife
- Black scalloped bulletin board boarder
There are 2 ways that you can cut the letters. If you have a cutting machine (silhouette or cricuit) you can simply cut the letters on black card stock. If you do not have a cutting machine you will have to print the letters and cut them by hand. The second way may sound time consuming but I promise it isn’t that bad!
Step 1: Map
Fold your map out and decide your quote or the where you want your letters. My Map was folded so there were creases in it but it didn’t affect the overall look in my opinion.
Step 2: Letters
*without cutting machine*
- Type up your letters to the size you want. I used powerpoint to do this. Unfortunately I don’t remember the exact font size.
- Print onto cardstock.
- Cut letters.
- Use a sharpie to trace the outer edge of the letters to cover up any white spots.
- Use mod podge or some type of adhesive and put them onto the map.
- Fonts used: KG Blank Space and Solid and APL Venti Life
I let the map dry overnight before I brought it into my classroom. I simply stapled the entire map onto the wall. There was no fading and it lasted all year!