My Class is SWEET! {B2S Bulletin Board Idea}

Wooohooo! My back-to-school bulletin board is finished! *Insert sigh of relief!* I have a love/hate relationship with bulletin boards. I love thinking of the idea, I hate carrying it out {it's stressful}, and I love the finished product. This year I am going to continue with the same circus/carnival theme that I had last year, and I think this welcome board goes with all my classroom decor perfectly -- that... and I just love candy.

To make this board I used my handy-dandy Silhouette Cameo, which means I didn't cut out a thing {well, except for the candy jar... 'cuz that thing is BIG}! My Cameo did most of it for me. Seriously, that machine rocks and I can't remember how I ever lived with out it. 

"Mrs. Erickson's Class is SWEET!!" I put my new students' names on the gum balls and made this large candy jar with white butcher paper. To make the jar lid, I used poster paper to make the shape of the lid and then covered it with tin foil to get the "metal" look. I am excited for my new firsties to see this board on the first day of school and I am sure they'll have fun finding their own names in the candy jar.

This is the only bulletin board I will be decorating this year, because I am going to turn this board over to the parents in my class. I just don't have the time for this during the school year and I have come to learn that some parents like to decorate a bulletin board every once in a while. At our back to school meeting, I will have a sign up sheet available, so my crafty parent volunteers can sign up for a month {or two}! Click {here} to see what my sign up sheet will look like. On this page I used the CK Primary font and you can download it free {here} and the My Own Topher font and you can also download it free {here}.

How do you decorate your bulletin board {or door} for the first day of school?


  1. I love your bulletin board, very sweet :) I still need to work on mine...it needs to be ready before next Thursday. I will post pictures when it is ready. :)

  2. This looks beautiful! I love it :)I have a jungle/safari theme in my classroom so I am going to probably make a "Swinging into First Grade" door display with little monkeys on vines... I haven't gotten into my room yet so I still have time to think and commit to an idea lol!

  3. Love it! So envious of your Cameo! Your stuff is always so cute!!
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  4. Such a cute idea! Our team is doing a "sweets" theme and this would have been perfect!!! I will have to remember it for next year!

    For the Love of First Grade

  5. This is so adorable! I love it! I'm kind of sad because I don't have a hallway bulletin board for the first time this year, but I'm sure once the year gets going I won't miss it. Love your blog, I'm a new follower.
    Hearts Flowers and Kindergarten

  6. I love your bulletin board, and I love candy, too! ;)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  7. Love love love it! Too cute. Can't wait to have enough money to get a Cameo!


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