For the past few years, I have volunteered to do the large hallway bulletin board at my children’s school each month. The teachers used to rotate changing out the board, but they have so much on their plates already. I thought there may be other educators out there looking for Christian bulletin board ideas, so I have gathered up 18 of my designs here in this post. I hope they serve as inspiration for you!
IDEAS FOR YOUR CHURCH’S BULLETIN BOARD
Does your church, school, or Sunday School have a bulletin board that is neglected? That bulletin board is another opportunity to teach adults and kids in the congregation about the love of their Savior. That is my ultimate goal for each of these designs. I tend to steer away from cutesy or punny designs and instead base the board on God’s Word and familiar hymns.
While some of the designs require a little bit of artistic talent, most of them can be accomplished by any church member who is willing! Putting together a church bulletin board is a nice way to share your creativity with your church family.
I try to design bulletin boards that do not cost much to put together. I frequently purchase supplies from the dollar store to keep costs lower. I love using poster board, construction paper, and rolls of kraft paper or gift wrap from the dollar store. As you will see in the individual instructions, I also make use of less obvious materials like streamers as well!
Most, but not all, of these bulletin boards were created using a Cricut machine. If you don’t have a Cricut or Silhouette machine, check with your local library or educator’s center. These facilities frequently have machines you can rent or use on a temporary basis.
CHRISTIAN BULLETIN BOARD IDEAS
To make this resource a bit easier for you to use, I have created a small table of contents. Clicking any of the links below will jump you down to that portion of the post.
DIY EPIPHANY BULLETIN BOARD
For this bulletin board, I used my Cricut to cut out 2D and 3D stars from glitter and foil cardstock. The large central star was cut out of dollar store poster board that I had painted with gold craft paint. The letters of the Bible passage were cut from black dollar store poster board. Finally, I bought a roll of holographic gift wrap from the dollar store and used strong scissors to cut it into slices (like cutting cinnamon rolls!). I unrolled those strips to create the gold stripes emanating from the star.
CHRIST’S BAPTISM BULLETIN BOARD
This was one of the least expensive bulletin boards I have ever done, and people loved it! I bought several colors of party streamers from the dollar store and used A LOT of staples to create this mosaic effect. I created the water by twisting blue streamers and stapling them in place to prevent drooping. The sunrise was created by rippling yellow, orange, and pink streamers in arc shapes. Because streamers are so flexible, it was very easy to make whatever shapes I needed. Just don’t get this bulletin board wet!
LENT BULLETIN BOARDS
I tend to keep Lent bulletin boards very simple. For this board, I bought a roll of kraft paper from the dollar store, unfurled it, and crumpled it up to give it texture. I smoothed it out and used that as the background for the bulletin board. I ripped a piece of red dollar store poster board to create the heart shape, and cut the Bible verse out of cardstock.
This was another very simple Lent bulletin board. I purchased this SVG from Hassified Designs on Etsy and cut it and the lettering out with my Cricut. This was actually the last bulletin board I did before schools shut down because of COVID last year, so it was up for quite a while!
TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY BULLETIN BOARD
I used two lines from the Transfiguration hymn, “Down from the Mount of Glory,” for the inspiration for this board. I was hoping to show the stark difference between the majesty of Transfiguration with the humility Jesus endured on Good Friday.
The rays behind the mount of transfiguration are strips of light blue streamers. All the letters were cut from dollar store poster board.
LENT TO EASTER BULLETIN BOARD
I had the idea one year to create a Lenten bulletin board that would transform into an Easter bulletin board. To accomplish that, I first covered the board with bright blue paper and the Easter lettering (which was cut from gold holographic poster board from Michael’s). I then covered that up entirely with black paper, one piece on the left half of the board and one on the right.
Then I painted poster board to look like wood and cut it into a large cross shape. The cross was added to the center of the bulletin board right on top of the seams of the black paper. I added the Lent lettering as well.
I painted more dollar store poster board with black and orange paint and cut them into the shape of giant butterfly wings. I added glitter and rhinestones to make them very eye-catching.
The Lent board was up all during Lent, then on the Saturday before Easter I tore the black paper back and away and added the butterfly wings to the cross. I hoped that this would bring to mind Christ’s defeat of death and his resurrection on Easter!
BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR BULLETIN BOARD
I cut all the letters and shapes for this bulletin board out using my Cricut machine. I found the neon cardstock at Michael’s (and used my 40% coupon to save some money!). I finished off the board with a composition notebook patterned border, also found at Michael’s.
REFORMATION BULLETIN BOARDS
This was my first dimensional bulletin board, and it was pretty easy to create! I created a hilly background with blue and green bulletin board paper. I bought several pieces of poster board, some craft foam, and a sponge at the dollar store. I used the sponge and some grey craft paint to stamp stone shapes onto the poster board. I used my Cricut to cut the craft foam into Luther seal banners and the doors to the fortress.
The two towers were created from one piece of poster board. I cut the poster board in half and then folded each side of each half back to create a flap that could be stapled to the bulletin board. I stapled the first flap securely to the board, gently bent the poster board into a half-circle, and stapled the other flap to the bulletin board to create a dimensional tower.
The higher wall of the fortress is stapled flat to the bulletin board. Then I stapled two cardboard cereal boxes to the bulletin board with a bunch of staples. I stapled the front wall of the fortress to those boxes so that it stood out about 2 inches from the back wall. The banners and doors are just glued in place.
I turned several pieces of dollar store poster board into an illuminated Bible for this bulletin board. I painted the verses onto white poster board, and I cut a piece of black poster board into halves to serve as the covers. I stapled the poster board all together to create a book, and I stapled the front and back covers of the “book” onto the bulletin board (curving the covers a bit to add dimension). I was able to turn the “pages” so different Bible verses were visible each week.
The hymn title at the top of the board was cut out of poster board with my Cricut. I then used a gold paint pen to outline each letter.
THANKSGIVING BULLETIN BOARD IDEAS
This bulletin board looks like a lot of work, but it really wasn’t! I used yellow bulletin board paper for the background. I then painted a rough sunset with craft paint and a small paint roller.
After that paint dried, I crumpled up dollar store kraft paper and stapled it onto the side of the bulletin board to look like a tree with branches and roots. I bought a few packs of dollar store fall leaves and stapled them on the board to look like falling leaves. I followed this tutorial to make the rustic, dimensional pumpkins. The letters were all cut out of cardstock with my Cricut.
For this Thanksgiving board, I made a few large stamps out of scrap cardboard and craft foam. You can find a quick tutorial for making these kind of stamps here. I created a subtle pattern on the brown kraft paper background with gold craft paint. The lines from the hymn were cut out of poster board. Finally, I stapled some fall garlands onto the bulletin board to frame the words.
Dollar store kraft paper came in handy for the background of this bulletin board too! My Cricut cut the letters out of orange cardstock. Then I created an ombre of falling leaves using these shapes I bought from Amazon. Quick and easy!
CHRISTMAS BULLETIN BOARDS
I painted Christmas angels on dollar store poster board based on this technique from Amanda Evanston Art. I just cut my face-forward angels up the center to create side-profile angels. I added arms out of the scrap paper and halos and trumpets from gold glitter cardstock.
I painted large pieces of cardstock with the same colors of craft paint that I used on the angels. After the paint had dried, I used that paper to cut out the lettering of the Bible verse.
Gold glitter wrapping paper served as the background for this Christmas bulletin board. I cut the manger shapes and the letters from black poster board. If you want a tutorial for using your Cricut to cut shapes that are bigger than your Cricut mat, check out this post from my friend Cori.
I balled up a string of warm white fairy lights and tucked them behind the manger. The cord for the lights was fed behind the gold paper to hide it as much as possible.
This Christmas bulletin board is probably my favorite one that I’ve ever done. It was pretty impressive, but it wasn’t too hard to pull off. I cut the letters out of white poster board, but instead of using the letters I removed them and used the rest of the board. I covered the negative space from the letters with vellum, which helped to diffuse light. I taped a string of bright LED lights to the back of the poster board.
I added a white background to the board, and then stapled the bottom of the white poster board to the bulletin board, being careful not to staple through the lights. I then rounded the poster board slightly, so it wasn’t flat against the board and stapled the top of the poster board to the bulletin board. If you’ve done it properly the letters should look like they are glowing!
I had cut out tons of snowflakes using my Cricut (that was actually the most time consuming part!), and I stapled them all over the board. I threaded the cord from the lights behind the white paper background to hide it.
BULLETIN BOARDS BASED ON THE PSALMS
You can find Fadeless bulletin board paper on Amazon, and it is wonderful quality paper! I chose this galaxy paper for this bulletin board. I created the globe from blue and green dollar store paper. I used dollar store tulle to create the clouds.
Michael’s sells their own brand of cardstock, and I used a variety pack of glittery paper for the lettering. Finally, I used Glitterific craft paint and cheap rhinestones to add some more sparkle to the stars.
For this bulletin board, I used several colors of bulletin board paper which I ripped roughly to make wide strips. I layered the paper to create the look of a sunrise. The sun was cut from yellow poster board. I then used two pieces of green bulletin board paper to give the impression that the sun was rising over some hills.
I hope these Christian bulletin boards gave you some ideas to use in your own classroom. If you have any questions about how I created any of these designs, please ask in the comments!