Monday, March 14, 2011

When we learn we grow! — Fun with Flowers at School.

I decided a few years back that if I'm going to volunteer at my kids' school, I better do something I enjoy! I've been decorating the Cafeteria bulletin board for about two years now. This month I had some fun with flowers for Spring. I was inspired by the current display at Anthro. Love them!!!
Since I was on a budget (the budget being $0), and keeping in mind a younger audience I kept my flowers simple, colorful and inexpensive to create. I just used the school's banner paper and sketched a bunch of flower petals, cut them out and taped floral wire to the back of each petal to create the 3D flowers. The flower centers are just bright colored felt glued onto paper plates and stuffed with a little batting. The flower stems are sticks. Then I just hot glued everything to the board and shaped the flowers.
Viola! Spring time at lunch time for all the students!


  1. Thanks girls!! You're so sweet!!

  2. It's brilliant! What a lucky school to have you as a volunteer!!

  3. Hi Melanie,

    We LOVED your colorful bulletin board design and featured it at our blog, Bulletin Board Ideas, as part of our spring/summer showcase!

    You can find the full feature here:

    We were sure to give idea/photo credit, as well as a link back to your blog, but we'd love for you to check it out!

    Thanks so much!

  4. I am going to adapt this for my Sunday school! Love it!! Blessings!

  5. Love it! Do you have photos of other creative boards you have done? I am always looking for such creative approaches as I also volunteer for my kids school bulletin boards.

  6. Hi Melanie,
    I have been looking for a fun colorful idea/message for a bulletin board at school. I volunteer ALOT also and love every second of it. I too try to keep a '$0'budget I chose your idea out of the millions and lo! and behold in the comments I see that you are also a Melanie! Too funny. Clinched the deal. From one mom volunteer to another thank you for all you do!
    Ps..want to come help with a bookfair! Lol 😊



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