Today's Thrifty Thursday Tip is:The evolution of my bulletin boards:
Using Sheets for Bulletin Board Backgrounds
I used to buy the rolls of "fadeless paper" from the local teacher store.
They were expensive.
And despite their name, they faded. Grrrr!
Then I used the school-supplied rolled paper. It was free, but it was a pain to work with.
And it faded.
So I moved on to fabric. I heart using fabric. It offers great color selection, it bright and can be used over and over and over again. It's also easy to hang and looks great.
Initially, I would go to Joanns Fabric and buy it by the yard. They do have great color selections so I do buy it there if I want something special.
But, for your typical boards that you just want black or red or blue or green or something like that I have an even cheaper option for you. Twin bed sheets!
Walmart sells flat twin bed sheets in individual packages (meaning without pillowcases and fitted sheets) for a whopping $2.00. There is more than enough fabric to cover the typical bulletin board and they have a surprising assortment of colors.
I actually like using the black sheets as a background. It allows the kiddo's work, borders and lettering to really POP!
Plus, black is slimming.
I'm all for anything that is slimming.