How to Make School Project Posters Look Good

by Sarah Vrba Google

Posters can effectively convey information to a large group of people, but an attractive poster can also add a little pizzazz to your school presentation. A well-organized poster aids the flow of your presentation by reminding you of key project points. Posters also reflect your interest in a topic and give you an opportunity to display your creative knack.

Add color to the background of the poster board by attaching various sizes of bright construction paper to the poster's base with some craft glue. You could also use gift wrap, comics, old photographs or a map for this.

Use stencils to make uniform letters. Uniform letters on a poster make the project stand out. Stencils also make it much easier to make straight lines and centered letters.

Choose marker colors that complement each other. Using just a few colors that complement each other results in a more streamlined and focused poster. Use either contrasting colors, such as teal and orange, or use colors in the same family, such as light blue and dark blue. Colors can express different emotions or ideas – for example, red represents excitement and blue represents calm.

Add a border with streamers or satin ribbon. Cut pieces of streamer, ribbon or lace that match the height and width measurements of the poster board. Attach these using small dots of craft glue at each corner.

Add glitter, sequins and stickers to the poster for extra appeal. Outline letters or make borders around pictures with glitter glue. Draw clean, straight lines with the glitter glue. Stickers and sequins can also be used to decorate poster corners or around letters and visuals.

Things You Will Need

  • Ruler
  • Letter stencils
  • Pencil
  • Markers
  • Crepe streamers
  • Craft glue
  • Glitter glue
  • Stickers
  • Sequins

About the Author

Sarah Vrba has been a writer and editor since 2006. She has contributed to "Seed," "AND Magazine," Care2 Causes and "202 Magazine," among other outlets, focusing on fashion, pop culture, style and identity. Vrba holds an M.A. in history with an emphasis on gender and fashion in the 19th century.

Photo Credits

  • Andres Arango/Demand Media