I enjoy putting up creative bulletin boards that motivate, inform, inspire, or enhance educational concepts. I’m often asked to share my passion for classroom displays, but I have a tight schedule and a limited amount of time as much as I would like to help out fellow teachers that are creatively challenged. Finally, I have come up with a solution and a great new way to make my own boards more professional, durable and reusable. I have fallen in love with the charms of PRINT-ON-DEMAND products. My favorite POD company is ZAZZLE.COM, but there are many other companies out there that allow you to create your own designs on various products. The great news is that you do not have to make bulk orders.You can design something for just a one time personal purchase, or design things to sell. The great thing about offering the products for sale is that the POD company prints and ships for you — once you design the graphic, you are done. Of course the POD company gets the bulk of the profit, but you can get a royalty off of each item purchased with your design.
There are 3 products on Zazzle that will allow me to create and share quality classroom bulletin board designs — fabric, banners, and posters. I can post my designs and use the earnings to purchase my own products for use in my classroom and in my school hallways. It is a win, win. The initial cost for these types of bulletin board designs is initially higher than the traditional methods, but over time, it can actually save teachers money since these products are very durable and reusable for many years. AND since time is money, imagine how much easier it is to staple up a pre-printed educational poster, banner, or fabric than to cut out letters, draw , color, cut-out and laminate graphics and staple them all on a board in a neat legible fashion. I’m just getting started, but I hope to create and publish many designs across all subject areas, as well as motivational and inspirational bulletin board designs that are relevant even outside the classroom or school. Check out my online store at TeachingInspirations.com