This Cork Bulletin Board serves as a focal point for your wall and it’s useful too! It would make a great gift for teachers too!
One of my younger sisters is just about to finish her first year of teaching in our local Christian school and is already thinking of things she can do and add to her classroom for next year. One of Plaid’s challenges to their Plaid Creators this year was to create something useful for teachers with their ever popular Mod Podge ® products, which are actually celebrating their 50th Anniversary of being around! 🙂 I used the Gloss Washout Mod Podge which is perfect for use in the clasrooms…especially for young kids! As always this formula is non-toxic but it also washes out of clothes! I asked my sister what she thought she might be able to use for her classroom and she immediately told me she wanted some cork bulletin boards for her classroom. We headed to our local craft store and picked up a few supplies.
- Cork board, set of 4- if desired
- Scrapbooking paper, we chose four “old world/map” papers
- Mod Podge Wash Out For Kids, 8 oz.
- Mod Podge Brush Applicator, 4″
Begin by brushing on a layer of your Mod Podge directly to the cork board. Make sure you cover the full cork board so the scrapbooking paper will adhere properly.
Brush on a light coat of Mod Podge to the back side of your scrapbooking paper and carefully lay it on top of the cork board. Once the scrapbooking paper is in place brush on another light coat of Mod Podge to the top of the scrapbooking paper, smoothing out any bumps with your brush.
I also decided to use my Mod Podge Mod Melter with some green glue sticks to make matching leaf clips.
One the leafs were cool to the touch I glued them to the front of a mini brown clothes pin.
I hung the cork boards one underneath each other but you could also have them lined up for in a room going either up and down or even left to right.
Once the cork boards were up I added some fun “teacher” elements to them, including the little leaf clips I made.
My sister is so excited to get these hung up so she can start using them in her own classroom teaching the day away 🙂
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