Tissue Paper Border - A Tutorial


Hi everyone,

I’m here to show you how I made my tissue paper border for my bulletin board. I posted a picture of it on Instagram last week and I was blown away with all the requests for a tutorial! So, as promised, I'm going to show you how it's done :)


I know, I know... This border looks difficult! I guarantee that it will be the easiest thing you have ever done and you will LOVE all the compliments from your students, parents, and colleagues!



Here we go...

First, you need to choose 3 colors for your border.

Start with your first color. You will need two sheets of tissue paper for each color.
Take the end of the paper and just bunch it up so that it all fits in your hand.

Once you have done that with your first color, go ahead and bunch up your two other colors the same way.
Now that you have your three colors bunched up together, take your fingers and slide them toward to other end of the paper.
You now should be holding the two ends like this:

The next step is the stapling. All you need to do is staple one end at a time to your bulletin board. You may need to put many staples in there but don’t worry because you will not see them at all once you are done.
When you have stapled the two ends of your tissue paper, you now need to make another bunch with the same three colors. When you staple the next batch of papers on your bulletin board, place them close together so that the ends make a nice pom pom. (Take a look at the next 2 pictures to see what I mean).



That’s it! Just keep bunching up tissue papers and stapling them on your bulletin board until you have gone all the way around.
I hope this tutorial was helpful for ya!

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be posting more pictures of my classroom on both my Facebook and Instagram so make sure you follow me there too!

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42 comments

  1. Wow! This is SO cute!!! I'll totally be snagging this idea come August :)

    My Special Learners

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  2. This is so simple yet so effective. Thanks for the great idea!

    A Teacher's Idea

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  3. Very effective and catching to the eye. THANKS FOR SHARING!!

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  4. I love this and will defo be using it in my NQT position!! thanks xx

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  5. I love this Valerie! Thank you for sharing such a cute and easy idea with us!

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  6. Love this! And what a GREAT tutorial!!!! Thank you!
    Growing Firsties

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  7. This is way cool! You are a genius! (But what teacher ISN'T?) :O)

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  8. Oh my gracious! I love it!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Thank you very much for sharing! You are so creative! I really appreciate the tutorial. I'm always looking for ways to spruce up my bulletin boards, but I am not very creative. I would gladly pay someone to do it for me, but not this school year! Thank you again for the inspiration!

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  10. Very nice!! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. This looks wonderful!! Thanks for sharing.

    April
    Wolfelicious

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  12. This is fabulous! I can't wait to be able to get into my classroom to try it out!

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  13. Such a cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Krista
    Stellar-Students

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  14. I have never seen this before--thanks for the step by step how to!

    Smiles,
    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

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  16. I love this! I'm not a fan of the traditional flat borders so I'm always looking for creative ideas like this. Thank you for sharing!

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  17. Great tutorial! Will be pinning this for later!

    Brandi
    Success in Second Grade

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  18. So creative and cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

    Crystal
    Teaching Little Miracles

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  19. What a cute and simple way to make a BIG statement! Thanks for sharing!
    Erin
    Short and Sassy Teacher

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  20. Awesome! I love it- I could even see adding a ribbon in there!

    -Maria
    Everyone deServes to Learn

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  21. What a great (and easy) idea. I'm so glad I found your blog today. Looking forward to sharing ideas, too!
    Meghan
    First Grade Hugs and High Fives

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  22. I LOVE THIS!!! I'm always on the lookout for cute, non-traditional border ideas. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Blair
    One Lesson at a Time

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  23. This is very cute! Thanks for sharing. :) I am your newest follower!

    -Allison
    Adventures in Room 204

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  24. Been using this for years....always makes a great statement :)

    Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6

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  25. So Great! Love it! thanks for sharing

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  26. Thanks for sharing ! It was Awesome ! Gave me an excellent way to present my works ! Thank You Again ! :) :) :)

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  27. Awesome and cute!!! Thank you for sharing this colorful and very creative piece. :)

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  28. what is an alternetive for stapplers?

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  29. Its really great and simple, really love it.

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  30. Awesome! I will totally try this...thanks:)

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  31. So how many packs of tissue paper did you buy?

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  33. I just did this to my fall bulletin board!!! I only used one piece of tissue paper!!! LOVE IT!! Thanks for the great idea!!!

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  34. I absolutely LOVE this idea! I put it into practice last school year and my tissue paper border is going strong in year 2 without my having to re-do it! I just blogged about this post on my blog, Evolving Through Pinterest. I would love for you to check it out!

    http://evolvingthroughpinterest.blogspot.com/2015/04/using-pinterest-in-classroom-diy-tissue.html

    Evolving Through Pinterest

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  35. I absolutely LOVE this! But I have a huge bulletin board so I may try using cheap plastice table covers from Dollar Tree. If I cut them in half it just may work. Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

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  36. So cute! Just tried this in my classroom with pink, green, and yellow. It turned out great! Such an eye catcher!

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  37. Beautiful, I thought it looked complicated but your tutorial just made it all the more less complicated. Thank you, for sharing such an awesome idea of decorating our bulletin boards. :)

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  38. Thanks for this step...this is useful for me ! :)

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