So, I need my boards to look pretty and new all year long! I need them to last!
I learned quickly that bulletin board paper crumples no matter how carefully I put it up! I leaves holes when I take something down to put up new. And it fades!
So that leads me to Hack #1: Use Fabric!
My other downfall is borders. Borders crinkle and crumple. They don't always fit and I can't stand little pieces. I always overlap my borders so I don't have to cut, but that means I need more border for each bulletin board. Trying to store them throughout the year is impossible, especially when you have a lot of different borders. Not to mention, my OCD kicks in if the border just doesn't quite fit with my fabric that I have up.
So that leads me to Hack #2: Use Fabric!!
So I bought a corresponding color of fabric. I bought black to offset the bright colored fabric that I have for my background on my bulletin boards. You can see it has little white polka dots, just to add a little something extra.
I have several big bulletin boards, so I bought a piece that was 3 yards and a piece that was 2 yards for a total of $15. When you buy fabric, it is usually already folded in half. That is a plus. I fold it in half one more time (longways) and then cut the folds so that I have 4 long pieces. Each piece is about 6-8 inches wide or so.
Here is the end result! I love it!