Monday, July 9, 2012

From Scratch

It's not like normal borders are against my religion, but I just don't use any in my classroom.  Instead I'm a glutton for punishment and create mine from scratch.  Technically I only have two bulletin boards anyway, so it's not really a big deal.  I'll show you what I've done.

Yep, it's a braided fabric border.  It's really rather easy.  If you can braid hair, you can braid fabric.  


Cut three strips, staple the ends together, braid, staple the ends together, staple the braid to the bulletin board, and repeat.  Easy cheesy for a creative look.


Thanks to Tara for letting me link up again!


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31 comments:

  1. Too cute! That would go really well with my fabric backed bulletin board. Thanks for the idea. (I only have one bb I am they are not my fav. I just line the walls with kids work)
    Tammy

    First Grade @ Storybook Cafe
    dtklinger@gmail.com

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    1. You're welcome Tammy. I hope you can use this!

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  2. OK, I have like 7 bulletin boards, so the new scrunch I'm seeing and now this braid will give me some new options - YaY!!

    Thanks, Tammy and Tara,

    Barbara
    The Corner On Character

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    1. Barbara, I like the scrunch idea too. Good luck with all 7 boards.

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  3. What a great idea! I have so much fabric that I inherited from my mom who was a quilter. Now I have something I can do with it...Thank you!
    Jenny

    Owl Things First

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    1. Jenny, you are very welcome. I'm glad you have something to do with all that fabric.

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  4. Wow! I'm impressed. I'm a new follower, and by email!
    Enjoy the rest of your summer!
    ann
    The Caffeinated Classroom

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    1. Ann, thanks for coming by. I'm so glad that you decided to follow.

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  5. I love the braid border! I have giant bulletin boards, but maybe could do this across the top.

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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    1. Laurie, thanks. Good luck with the possibility of trying this out.

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  6. That is a very cute idea! Maybe I could get my daughter to help me so she can practice braiding!

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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    1. Kelly, I bet your daughter would be great at this. Way to get her involved.

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  7. That is so pretty, Tammy. Love it. I have a zillion bulletin boards, but could see using your idea for my Class News one...

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    1. Keri, thank you much. I hope you enjoy some braiding!

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  8. wow good idea...it came out so cute...im your newest follower..id love to participate at your next giveaway =) drop by


    Just Wild About Teaching

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    1. Just Wild About Teaching, thanks for coming by and following!

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  9. That is so cute! And I love how easy it is to do. Thanks for the idea!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Lori, you are so very welcome. I always enjoy your support!

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  10. love the border! Thanks for your encouraging words the other day. I don't know why I get frustrated about blogging at times!

    Wanted to tell you that my husband and I made it to Wimbledon last week (sortof by accident) and it was a great time! Did you watch the final on Sunday?

    Kelli
    Tales From a Traveling Teacher

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    1. Kelli, oh man. You went to Wimbledon? That is so sweet. I taped the final, but I haven't watched it yet. If only Pete Sampras were still playing. (Don't worry. Blogging has its frustrating moments!)

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    2. Yes, after chatting with you about it a couple weeks ago, I thought-we are living in Wimbledon, we must walk over and do this!! So glad we did! It was sooo English--Pimms etc!

      Kelli

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  11. It's the simple things in life that make the most sense!! Braided fabric- that is a genius idea & it is so super cute. I love it Tammy! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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    1. Lisa, thanks for coming by and leaving another lovely comment.

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  12. That's really different. I've never seen anything like it. Cool!

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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    1. Barbara, thanks for another supportive comment!

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  13. Oh my!!! Love this and haven't seen it before:0) Creative and fun idea! Thanks so much for sharing:)))

    4th Grade Frolics

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    1. Tara, thanks for letting me join you today. I appreciate it.

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  14. I love no traditional ideas, this is wonderful, thanks for sharing.

    Jill
    Bubbalulu.blogspot.com

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    1. Jill, I'm glad you found it worth sharing. Thanks!

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