A year ago, I shared with you 12 Months of School Bulletin Board Ideas, and this year, I have 12 MORE to share with you. This past school year, I had the chance to do the birthday bulletin board again, and I challenged myself to do new things. I didn’t want to do the exact same thing for the months this past year. Although at times it was pretty hard to come up with new ideas, I did do something different every month. Some are similar to the year before, but none the same. You’ll have to forgive the not so great cell phone pictures, but you’ll still be able to get the idea.
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I did the July and August boards together at the beginning of the school year, so they are half boards. For August, I did the theme of books. Each of the students names were written on a small book cut out using the Cricut Explore. I hand cut out a large book for the center and put the teachers names in that book. I used book spines for the “August” month name, and the stack of “Back to School” books. I used a stapler to attach everything to the board. This is my very favorite stapler for putting up bulletin boards, it makes it SO easy!
The idea I had in my mind, DID NOT turn out how I thought it would on the board. HA! This is my sad, sad looking tree. In my mind, I wanted to have the trunk, and then little branches hanging down. Let’s just say, when it comes to creating, trees are not my strong point. But this September fall tree might still give someone an idea for something they could do on their board. The leaves were cut with the Cricut Explore have the kids names on them.
October brought pumpkins. I love pumpkin patches, and have created a few things with the words at home. What’s more fun than visiting the Pumpkin Patch? Having one at the school! The smaller pumpkins at the bottom of the board were cut with the Cricut Explore and have the students names written on them. I thought the vines were a fun addition to the pumpkins. It’s just butcher paper cut in strips and twisted and stapled to the board.
I loved the turkey that I made the year before for the bulletin board, and I decided that I wanted to make a different turkey. I made a very large scale accordion feather turkey. The idea I had in my head was like these Turkey Place Card Holders. Those accordion folds created A LOT of bulk. It was hard to get that turkey body stapled on because of that. I cut out all the small turkeys and the November letters using the Cricut Explore. I used a 1 3/4″ circle punch and 1″ circle punch for the eyes. I hand cut the feet, body, beak, and waddle using my favorite pair of scissors.
Santa’s Sleigh full of gifts was the perfect board decor for December. I hand drew the sleigh, cut it out with scissors (I love these scissors! They are so sharp!) and then the gifts have the students names on them. I cut the gifts and the word December out using the Cricut Explore.
January brought little snowmen with carrot noses. All of the snowmen, carrots, and letters were cut using the Cricut Explore.
Since Presidents Day falls in February, I thought it would be fun to do Washington and Lincoln heads. I liked the silhouette look of these images that I found in the Cricut Design Space.
Who wouldn’t be excited about a pot of gold for March? I think this was one of my favorites all year. I used butcher paper to make the rainbow. I cut it into strips, and then wrinkled it up, and stapled it onto the board, using my favorite stapler. It took 3 sections of each color to get it to this length. I put the students names on leprechaun hats that I had cut out using the Cricut Explore, and then I created the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. For the gold I used adhesive backed glittered paper.
April Showers bring May Flowers, right? I crumpled up more butcher paper for April and made some rain clouds. Lots of rain makes puddles. These puddles were just hand cut with scissors from butcher paper. This was a fun one as well. All the rain drops are cut out using the Cricut Explore.
Of course for May we had to have flowers after all that rain. 😉 These flowers are made out of ovals, cut with the Cricut Explore and the petals have the students names on them. May and June shared the board since school ended the first week of June.
Since June is the beginning of summer, I thought a beachy board would be fun. We had a beach with a sand castle and lots of buckets with the students names on them. My Let’s hit the Beach sign would go perfectly with this. I cut out the buckets, shovels, June letters, and sandcastle with the Cricut Explore. Once I was getting the board put together, I hand cut the waves at the bottom, and then I traced around the sandcastle with a sharpie (I pretty much love these so much, that I keep one in my purse.), so it would stand out. I used my favorite kind of stapler for bulletin boards to put it all up.
And last but not least, July. How could I not do a patriotic theme, I went with the Red, White, & Blue. I cut everything out for this board, using the Cricut Explore. That United States shape reminds me of my Liberty board that I made a couple of years ago.
For most everything, I used my Cricut Explore to cut out the shapes. Having a Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space makes creating these bulletin boards a breeze. Let me know if you have any questions about any of the boards, and I will do my best to answer them.
Be sure to check out the original 12 Months of Bulletin Board Ideas.