You’ve got a stack of magazines hiding in a corner. On the table is a stack of random papers, picture, cards and more. Organizing both of them is quite simple and looks pretty funky! Making a rolled paper bulletin board is quite easy: It involves rolling pages from magazines, taping them to a piece of cardboard and hanging on a wall. From there you take some pushpins and that stack of photos and other mementos and stick them up on the bulletin board you made yourself!
- old magazines or 8 1/2 x 11 coloured paper
- cardboard (such as a cereal box)
- a pencil
- Flip through the magazines and tear out pages that are very colourful, preferably straight to the edge (as opposed to having a white border around the page). Minimal text and white space will work the best. Another option is to use colourful 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper such as scrapbook paper for a cleaner look.
- To make the rolls, first decide which corner has the most colour. Flip the page over, place your pencil (lead side facing in so the eraser end doesn’t get stuck – opposite to how it is pictured!) on the opposite corner (if you like the bottom-right corner, start rolling from the top-left) and start rolling. Pull the pencil out as the paper starts wrapping around it. Once you reach the end, place a small piece of tape on the point.
- Decide how large you want your bulletin board to be and cut a 2″ wide strip from the cardboard as long as you desire. Roll enough pages to cover the cardboard.
- There are a number of ways to attach the paper rolls to the cardboard: I chose to tape each one individually. Other options are to use double-sided tape, hot glue or glue dots.
- Once completed, attach the ribbon to the back of the cardboard. Hang on the wall and start pinning your items!
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.