My "Welcome to 3rd Grade" bulletin board is sans paper as the background. Instead, I opted for the natural background look and made it work with my "natural" theme this school year; and I use white material for the bulletin boards in my classroom. So far I've majority of my teacher friends say "yea" and a few on the "nay" side. I just tell the naysayers that they have more paper to use with their bulletin boards. And I like the natural so much that I'm thinking of just changing the border each time I have something to share! Have you decided or completed your bulletin boards?