You can take your classroom from boring to exciting with the perfect décor. The best part is that you don’t even need to spend a lot of money to transform your classroom into a place that will make kids smile each time they enter. Have fun with your classroom décor by trying out some of these great DIY classroom decorating ideas.
1. Transform Filing Cabinets into Bright Spots of Color
While you need those filing cabinets for organization, they don’t look very pretty. Transform them into bright spots of color with a bit of wrapping paper and some Mod Podge. Choose complimentary colors or have fun with multiple colors for an explosion of color.
2. Paper Pom Classroom Trees
Adding a fun paper pom tree to your classroom will not only offer a woodsy look, it offers a great space for reading or relaxing. Learn how to make your own tissue paper poms and then add green ones to a paper tree trunk for the perfect addition to your classroom.
3. Mounted Board Games for Fun Décor and Easy Storage
Those board game boxes are crushed easily, so instead of storing games in boxes on a shelf, turn them into classroom décor by mounting them and putting them up on the wall. You’ll save storage space and have some interesting wall art.
4. Jazz Up Bookshelves with Contact Paper
Skip the boring plastic or wooden bookshelves – they’re not very attractive. Use some contact paper in fun colors to jazz them up. Choose colors that go with the rest of your classroom décor. Art tape in fun colors and designs can be added to the edges to add some contrast to your contact paper designs.
5. Easy Chalkboard Paint Wall Border
Grab some chalkboard paint and paint a border on the wall in the classroom. This allows you to draw and write things on the border, or you can let kids have fun decorating the wall boarder with their own designs and colored chalk.
6. Get Artsy with Crayons
Crayons don’t cost much and you can create some artistic décor that will look great in your classroom. Hot glue crayons to boring frames for a customized, colorful frame that adds to your classroom décor. Make your own wreath out of crayons of different colors.
7. Add Color with Paper Lanterns
Paper lanterns are cheap and easy to find. Use some ribbon and attach it to the lanterns so you can hang lanterns from the ceiling. Choose lanterns in different colors and hang them at different heights to add interest and visual appeal to the room. You can even make some fun wall art by attaching crayons to a piece of canvas and using a hairdryer to melt them
8. Classroom Banner
Add color to your classroom by creating a fun banner that can be personalized in any way you choose!
Hungry for more? Visit Classroom Direct’s Classroom Decorations page for more ways to add color and fun to your classroom with bulletin board and classroom decorations!