All of my kids have attended our small town parish school from kindergarten through sixth grade. My husband and I love this school and we support it whenever we can. I've tried volunteering at different school events, served breakfast after church, but nothing seemed to fit me. Let's face it - I'm super good at eating pancakes... not so good at serving breakfasts. I was constantly looking for a way that I could volunteer and help our school while still having fun doing it.
And then it came to me. A couple years ago, I requested that a bulletin board be hung in the gathering space of our church with the sole purpose of promoting our school. I felt this would be a great way to remind our parishioners that our Catholic school is here and thriving.
BONUS - I would be the one creating the bulletin board displays! What? Volunteering by doing something that I already love and am good at? You have no idea how excited I was with this bulletin board idea.
When working on any project, my ideas usually come to me out of nowhere. I never have a plan. I seriously just go into my art room and start cutting and painting. And you can be sure glitter always makes an appearance!
Cardboard is one of my favorite things to use on my bulletin boards. It is always accessible at my house (thank you Amazon), and I love the texture I get by peeling off layers and adding paint and glitter.
When I create these bulletin boards, they are pretty much like scrapbooking on steroids. Super fun... and super noticeable ;) My ideas always look good in my head... And for whatever reason, they typically turn out. It's like magic... Or maybe it's just a gift :) I enjoy creating these displays for our school and I love that I finally found a way to volunteer that feeds my soul. Everyone has a gift... you just have to figure out how to use that gift to make an impact.
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