As a pastor’s wife, I get the responsibility of keeping up bulletin boards in the church. This is one of those fun, but often time-consuming duties. I enjoy creativity. I enjoy beautiful and useful things. So I’m going to start sharing just some of the bulletin boards I have done. I also will be including bulletin board ideas from friends of mine who are in the ministry as well. Perhaps as this portion of MostlySensible.com will be a help to you as you seek to make your local church welcoming to your members and visitors.
For the July 4th holiday, it is good to be reminded of the blessings of living in a free country, and that God is the one Who sets up governments and kingdoms. I’m so thankful for a rich Christian heritage in the United States!
I like using fabric for the background of the bulletin board because it can be reused more often than paper or plastic tablecloths. For July Fourth, I needed either red, or blue, or white background. I rummaged through my fabric stash and the only blue fabric that was large enough was this unfinished quilt top made out of old jeans. Perfect! This will go great for this theme and I’ll figure a way to use it for the next one as well.
The bunting was super easy to throw together. I had my sewing machine set up and ready to go for our Sew N Share days, so I just whipped out some red, white, and blue gingham scraps that I had. I just folded the top edge over the hemp twine and sewed a quick seam. I’m sure I’ll use the bunting for some other thing in the future.
So it turned out to be a kind of faded Americana look. Next year I’ll work on it a bit more to get a better look.