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How to Cover a Classroom Door with Paper the Easy Way!

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There are so many cute ways to decorate a classroom door. But some of the designs look complicated. How to decorate a classroom door from start to finish can be a daunting task, but the first step in the process is how to cover a classroom door with paper.

So how can you decorate a classroom door without damaging it? Step one is to cover the door with paper. Follow along with these directions to learn how to cover a classroom door with paper without scratching the paint or creating holes.

How to cover a classroom door with paper that will last the entire school year! Simple instructions and a detailed supply list make it simple!

Follow along with these directions and learn how to create a long-lasting background for all of your classroom door designs!

The Best Way to Cover a Classroom Door with Paper

Classroom door decoration are a year round statement piece for your classroom door. You can mix and match and change it over time but over time, wear and tear will mess up any design- but not if you create it with longevity in mind from day one!

Here’s how you can avoid damage to your hard work and pretty designs by creating a solid base for your decorations that is sturdy and reusable.

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Where to Find Classroom Door Cover Materials

If you’ve never designed a classroom door before, you may not know where to begin! Here are some supplies that I find to be very helpful when decorating a classroom door. These supplies are sturdy enough that you can reuse your apple classroom door design year after year!

Recommended Materials for Long-Lasting Classroom Door Designs

Here are the supplies I like to use for decorating a classroom door and making the background sturdy!

Recommended Materials for Long-Lasting Classroom Door Designs

Here are the supplies I like to use for decorating a classroom door and making the background sturdy!

How to Cover a Classroom Door with Paper that will Last

It is critical to select the right material for your door design to make it last. First, select the best adhesive available. Glue dots and double-sided tape are both durable and leave little residue behind when the paper is removed.

Poster boards, foam sheets, and foam boards can be used to create long-lasting designs.

Purchase clear contact paper to cover the design when finished for added protection. This will transform your paper background into a sturdier material that you can use from year to year!

Classroom Door Designs to Inspire You!

Now that you’ve learned how to create the base for your classroom door decorations by covering the door with a sturdy layer of paper, here are some fun classroom door designs you might want to try!

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How to Cover a Classroom Door with Paper

The best way to make a classroom door background that will last is to use sturdy materials that you can reuse from year to year. Follow along with the printable guide for selecting materials and creating a paper background for your designs below!

How to cover a classroom door with paper that will last all year! Easy-to-follow instructions and a detailed supply list make it easy!

How to Cover a Classroom Door with Paper

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Learn how to create a design background for your classroom door that will last all year! To learn how to cover a classroom door with paper without scratching the paint or making holes in the door, follow these steps.

Materials

  • poster board
  • foam sheets
  • craft paper rolls
  • foam board
  • tissue paper
  • clear contact paper
  • double sided tape
  • glue dots

Tools

  • box cutter
  • scissors
  • rotary cutter
  • ruler
  • pencil

Instructions

    1. Prepare materials

    The type of material that you choose for your door design is important.

  • Choose the best adhesive you can find. Glue dots and double-sided tape hold up well.
  • For designs you will use only once, try covering the door with wrapping paper, butcher paper, or tissue paper, but tissue paper will tear easily and is best used to add dimension to your designs.
  • Like a bit more color?  Try cartolina rolls and felt sheets!
  • Poster boards, foam sheets, and foam boards can create sturdy designs that you can use year after year.
  • For additional protection, purchase clear contact paper to cover the design when complete.

2.      Measure

Use a measuring tape to measure the size of your door and mark where the doorknob is located. Measure enough paper to cover the front of the door.

3.      Cut

Depending on your choice of classroom door cover, you can either use scissors or a box
cutter. A rotary cutter is also an ideal tool for cutting materials quickly.

4.      Assemble

Using your glue dots or double-sided tape, place them on the corners of your door first. Pro tip! Adding a few sticky tabs between corners will make your classroom door cover last longer!

5.      Reinforce

Make your classroom door cover last a little longer by adding more glue dots to areas that may puff up or add
clear contact paper over your design. This creates a second layer protection for your classroom
door and can make it reusable from year to year.

6.      Design
Now that you’re all secured, it’s time to give yourself a pat on the back and start getting creative by making your classroom door your own! Try some of our classroom door ideas!

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