I love upcycling. I love the idea of taking something old and upcycling it into something new, useful and beautiful. It's usually cheaper than buying new and is better for the environment.
I just bought new twin sheets to upcycle into bulletin boards. I just realized that table cloths will also work, especially for seasonal boards. Just make sure to get rectangular ones, not oval! (Since I don't think anyone has oval or circular bulletin boards...but that'd be cool!)
My latest pinterest idea is to reuse a cutting block for desk supplies, like this:
Of course, I'd spray paint mine pink with white polka dots. To do this, I'd paint the whole block white, then use these
to create a polka dot pattern. I've learned from past upcycling projects that white dots work WAY better than colored ones. The colorful ones tend to bleed. However, you can skip a painting step by applying the stickers over the base color. Or paint the stickers the desired polka dot color. Then I'd paint the entire thing pink :)
Time to go crafting!