Find out Why Better Than Paper Is on Every Teacher’s Wish List

Your bulletin boards will never be the same.

Better Than Paper

Admit it. Part of the reason you became a teacher was so you could decorate your classroom with awesome bulletin boards, right? Yeah, we get it, and you’re not alone. The only bummer part is putting up the background paper, which tends to fade and become full of holes and rips by the end of the year. That’s why teachers are going wild for Better Than Paper.

This magic material is stronger and easier to work with than paper, so it lasts for years (really!). It comes in a bunch of gorgeous patterns and colors. And did we mention you can write on it and wipe off the writing later, like a whiteboard? Take a look at how teachers are using this incredible product in their classrooms and prepare to be amazed.

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Better Than Paper covers ugly walls with ease.

Buh-bye, boring cement block! Use double-sided tape to attach red brick Better Than Paper instead. 

The before-and-after shots are amazing.

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Who doesn’t love a good makeover?

That is one cool art room.

Watch this classroom go from drab to fab.

Love those bright colors! Royal blue Better Than Paper is brilliant combined with colored pencils die-cut border trim

Better Than Paper hides the “battle scars” of tape and paint.

Tape peels off this stuff with ease, so you can hang whatever you like wherever you like.

The write-on-wipe-off surface is simply brilliant.

Put up some white wood Better Than Paper anywhere in your room, and you’ve instantly got a classy whiteboard.

Ever dreamed of having a classroom-mural wall?

Every single bit of this project on white Better Than Paper was later removed to create a new mural. Pro tip: You can use wet-erase markers for a more lasting finish; wipe them off later with a damp cloth.

Chalk markers look especially sharp on it.

Nostalgic for the old days? Put up some chalkboard Better Than Paper and grab a pack of chalk markers.

Wood patterns create a cozy feel in the classroom.

Rustic wood Better Than Paper makes you want to curl up by the fire with a good book, don’t you think?

Two Better Than Paper patterns are better than one!

Clever, creative, and classic.

Make use of wasted hallway wall space.

Reusable vinyl letters peel right off when you want to change your message. 

Create a bulletin board anywhere you want.

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My classes read “Each Kindness” by @jacqueline_woodson. We discussed the theme and main idea of the book, then used pumpkin spice cup templates from @applesandabcs to transfer our discussion into a writing craft. 😊🧡🎃. Border is from @target dollar spot, lettering cut out using my @officialcricut using @theamygroesbeck fonts, felt garland from @michaelsstores. There is actually not a bulletin board in this hall space, so I covered the wall with wood panel paper from Better Than Paper ordered off @amazon. #madeitwithmichaels #applesandabcs #cricutclassroom #cricutcreated #pumpkinspice #pumpkin #fallclassroomdecor #fifthgrade #iteachfifth #jaquelinewoodson #eachkindness #betterthanpaperbulletinboardrolls #betterthanpaper #classroomdecor #classroomtheme #mainideaprojects #themeprojects #elementaryteacher

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Another tip: Use it to cover a piece of foam board, and you can use thumbtacks on it, just like a regular bulletin board.

Better Than Paper works off the wall too.

Teacher desks can be a little … dingy. So we’re loving this combo of reclaimed wood Better Than Paper to cover the desk base with galvanized metal Better Than Paper for the top. (And yes, the teacher confirmed it held up perfectly all year long!)

The designs teachers are creating with it are simply beautiful.

Hello, gorgeous!

Seriously, so beautiful.

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📚It’s beginning to look a lot like school time 📓 (sung to the tune of “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” 🤪)! I’m pretty obsessed with this #betterthanpaperbulletinboardrolls and these flowers from @hobbylobby. I love setting my class up because it’s my students’ and my #homeawayfromhome. 💕👩🏻‍🏫🌿 P.S. The 26th is somewhere… I’m just not sure where yet. When you move two states away, things turn up when they’re ready. 🤷🏻‍♀️ UPDATE EVERYONE: I found the 26th!! 🎉🎉🎉 #teachersofflorida #floridateachers #classroomdecor #backtoschool #bulletinboards #fauxflowers #barnwooddecor #farmhouseclassroom #cozyclassroom #myclassroomismyhappyplace #happyteachers #happyclassrooms #iteachhighschoolenglish #instagoodteachers #iteachela #freshmanenglish #sophomoreenglish #teachertribe #teachersoftpt #teachergram #teachersofinsta #tftpickme

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Giant paper flowers for the win.

It’s easy to see why teachers are using Better Than Paper all over their classrooms.

Home sweet classroom.

They love it so much, they’re using it at home too!

It would be perfect for apartments when you can’t do a full remodel.

The day your Better Than Paper order arrives feels like Christmas!

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What's up this Wednesday? THIS!😍 . I know I am late to the party. That doesn't make me any less excited though! . For those of you who are late to the party too, Better Than Paper is bulletin board paper that supposedly doesn't wrinkle, can be written on with Expo markers, and it is reusable! . I nearly jumped out of my moving car when I saw this package on my front doorstep! I am so excited! . I have big plans for the design of my faux bulletin board and I have even bigger plans for its purpose!😁 . Stay tuned… . #betterthanpaper #shiplap #shiplaphappy #bigplans #staytuned #whatsupwednesday #balance #farmhouseclassroom #farmhousechic #classroomdecor #fayettevillepublicschools #holtmiddleschool #holthusky #fayar #fayettevillearkansas #fayetteville #teachersofinstagram #teachersofthegram #igteachers #teachersofig #teachersfollowteachers #iteachtoo #iteach #iteachfifth #iteachfifthgrade

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Find out Why Better Than Paper Is on Every Teacher's Wish List

Posted by Jill Staake

Jill Staake is a writer living in Tampa, Florida. She's spent most of her life teaching in traditional classrooms and beyond, from 8th grade English to butterfly encounters, and believes learning is a life-long process.


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