Thursday, 10 September 2020

How to Make Trees for Classroom Bulletin Boards and Walls


Teachers are great at creating the most beautiful landscapes and tree backgrounds for bulletin boards and doors. Trees and other elements of nature help to make landscapes more realistic. There are many ways to create a classroom tree. The trunk and branches are usually made of twisted brown paper. Leaf cut-outs and vines can be added for foliage. Most paper trees are made into a bulletin board or they can be created right on the classroom wall. They are often used for an enchanted classroom theme, spring theme, woodland theme, or camping theme.

I love to find awesome classroom decor ideas. As an Amazon affiliate, I may earn a commission for purchases using my links. Learn more. The ideas and paid links below are based on Amazon finds that are great for making trees for your classroom. In the picture above, the teacher used both the wall and ceiling to spread her tree. This brown paper (#ad) was used for the tree trunk and branches.

See more examples in the pictures below.

DIY Tree for classroom bulletin board
A faux leaf vine (#ad) was used to make the leaves of this tree.


Use old cardboard boxes as material to make the tree foliage and trunk. The cardboard was painted in green and in brown. I like that this has a three-dimensional effect.


I prefer to see the tree leaves that are made of bundled vines because it looks more realistic.


Tree wall decals (#ad) can instantly give your classroom wall a forested look.


This tree was made for a large picnic themed bulletin board using twisted up brown paper.


This classroom tree is wrapped in a huge roll of brown paper. Twisted branches are sprouted from the top and hanging vines are added.


For the most simple tree design, all you need is brown paper, glue, a stapler, and leaf cut-outs.

There are also seasonal classroom trees. I have created blog posts with Spring trees and Fall trees for classroom bulletin boards and walls. You'll find bulletin board ideas for Spring here and Fall here

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As a Caribbean primary school teacher, I share my unique classroom with the world through this blog. Readers step into my class through the pictures, articles and classroom samples of games and lessons used in my class. I have been teaching since 2005 at the std. 4 primary level in Trinidad and Tobago. I am particularly interested in sharing my own personal lesson plans, tests and activities. Teachers need to share ideas and support each other because in doing so, we help to educate our students and develop ourselves as teachers. Technology is ever evolving and we as teachers should get on board with it, collaborate and keep up to date with this new age that we live in. Our students belong to this technological era and we must embrace opportunities to learn from each other in this global community. I also love to express my creativity in the classroom. I am a bit of a craftster . So I'm always cutting, gluing or making something... a game, a chart, a learning center, etc. So, teachers and parents, feel free to stop by and see what's new at Nyla's Crafty Teaching!