Have you ever wondered how teachers are making these beautiful bulletin board letters? This post outlines a step by step set of directions to create large bulletin board letters that stand out and look amazing!
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies and Print
To create the large bulletin board letters you will need:
Choose a font that you like. There are quite a few fonts that can be found online and used for free for personal use. Some of my favorites are:
Once a font is chosen, install it to the computer. Then type the text the bulletin board needs. Depending on the size of the heading, you will want to play with the size of the font. I typically use a size 400 font but it all depends on the space and size that I need the letters to be.
Step 2: Cut Out Your Letters
Once your letters are printed out, you will need to cut them out. I like to leave a small white border around my letters. I use a razor blade to cut out the inside of letters like a, e, b, o, etc…
Step 3: Back Your Letters
This, of course, is optional but I like to back my letters with a color because it makes them more durable and I like the way it looks. I use a glue stick or rubber cement to adhere the letters to the construction paper or Astrobright paper.
Step 4: Laminate
Yes, laminate next. Yes, before cutting. Now, I say this and I have done this with a home laminator and a school laminator. Our school laminator is nothing great and the laminating film is super cheap. No, I haven’t had peeling but I’ve heard of teachers who have so if you’re not comfortable with laminating before cutting, flip step 4 and 5 around. The laminator found below is my all-time favorite laminator. It is a 12 inch laminator and I LOVE IT! I can fit 12×18 construction paper through it as well as file folders! (affiliate link) Click here to grab the 12 inch laminator that I use!
Step 5: Cut out Sections
This is just personal preference but I cut out each letter in sections. It’s easier for me to cut around all the corners to correctly create each letter.
Step 6: Cut a Border
Once the sections are cut out, simply cut out each letter leaving a small colored border. That’s it!
I hope you found this post to be helpful to you. If you’d like to save this idea for future reference, feel free to use the image below to pin to your Pinterest board or click here to go directly to the pin.