School Spirit Foam Head Bulletin Board and Chalkboard

As part of the DecoArt core blogger team, this post is sponsored in part by DecoArt. All photographs, ideas and opinions are completely my own.
Back to School Bulletin Board Foam head

Yep, I went there!

I went a little wacky and cool with this back-to-school craft idea! Good thing my tween’s style is wacky and cool too!

Earlier in the week, I showed you how I used a foam head and turned it into a one-of-a-kind cupcake centerpiece. Today, I’m showing you how I turned this foam head into a bulletin board and chalkboard desk accessory that you can also show off your school spirit with!

Back-to-School foam head bulletin board and chalkboard

My daughter has one more week of summer left, and we are getting prepped again for homework, after school activities, and the usual craziness that going back to school can bring.

This crafty head now sits on her desk, decked out in her school colors, ready to go! And this little lady has a double personality—one side bulletin board and the other side chalkboard!

This is how I made this school spirit foam head:

You will need:

How to make a cool chalkboard bulletin board desk accessory

I first started by painting one half of my foam head with the multi-surface paint. I applied two coats and let it dry.

Then, I painted on the chalkboard paint being careful about creating a middle lined down the front and back of the head. With Americana chalkboard paint, you need to apply two coats in opposite directions of each other – one horizontal and one vertical.

While that was drying, I painted my wood plaque base with a metallic silver color.

After everything was dry, I attached my painted head onto the base using Styroglue, made especially for foam.

I finished off by making my chalk holder holes all along the top of the painted head. The foam head is pretty solid, so I used a chopstick first to puncture the surface, and then I used the bottom of a Sharpie marker to make it bigger and the perfect size to hold my chalk.

Now this funky desk accessory comes complete with a colored chalk mohawk for the chalkboard half and I used geometric push pins on the bulletin board side.

Chalkboard and bulletin board foam head craft idea

Now, that’s making a statement!

This little lady now sits on the edge of my daughter’s desk right to start the school year right!



As part of the DecoArt core blogger team, this post is sponsored in part by DecoArt. All photographs, ideas and opinions are completely my own.

Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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