I may not be heading back to school with a fresh supply of notebooks or have a locker in dire need of personalization, but that doesn’t stop my urge this time of year, to get organized. And of course, in the prettiest way possible! This cheery bulletin board made with our brand new Marigolds Wrapping Paper, envelopes and fun accessories will make putting things in their right place an absolute joy!

Back to School_Message Board

P.S. If there are kids in your family who would love a project like this, check out our Tween Message Board Workshop in stores August 21 (for ages 9-12).

PS colors: peacock & paper bag
Latest fave: Spritzer Rubber Stamp Cleaner and Rubber Stamp Cleaning Pad

Materials needed:
How to PDF
2 pieces of 9 1/2″ x 13″ Bookboard
Marigolds Wrapping Paper
A9 Envelopes (Poppy & Persimmon)
A2 Note Cards (Curry)
1/4″ Satin Ribbon (Curry)
1 Large Binder Clip
1/4″ Super Tacky Tape
Bone folder

1. Adhere two bookboards together with super tacky tape and cover with wrapping paper.
2. Make a hanger by cutting approximately 2 feet of ribbon and knotting each end. Staple ends to back of bulletin 3 or more times (diagram A).
3. Gusset fold two envelopes to form pockets, creasing with a bone folder, and stick in place with tape (diagram B).
4. Pushpin a length of ribbon across bulletin to hang photos and mementos. Binder clip note cards to one side for jotting reminders. Use more pushpins along bottom edge to hang keys, IDs or jewelry.


5 Responses

  1. kay wolter says:

    I love this but how are you making the envelopes so they do not rip?

  2. annie says:

    kay – once the envelope is gussetted, fold back the flap and secure the envelope pocket to the board with super tape along all four edges. this should be strong enough for light loads of mail and notes!

  3. Sarah Tatum says:

    what does “How to PDF” mean?

    Also, I want to sign up for the Oct.22 card making class. Have been unable to sign up via your webpage. Sarah

  4. PS Stores says:

    Sarah – If you click on “How to PDF” you will have a PDF page to print or follow as you complete the craft.

    Also, our October workshops will be available next week.

  5. ankur sharma says:

    i always saw wooden or plastic or metal or fabric wall organizer but never thought of creating one with paper amazing diy…