1. Basketball brackets with Post-it® Notes

Basketball brackets with Post-it® Notes

How to make a tournament bracket for your office wall


  • When March rolls around, basketball fever sets in. Many offices like to make a bracket to keep up with all the games and see who can do the best job of predicting the winners of each match-up.

    If you've got the wall space (and permission), making a bracket on your office wall is a great way for everyone to collaborate on something that's not strictly work-related. For best wall hang, use a smooth surface and position the adhesive stripes horizontally. Cleaning and conditioning products may affect adhesion.

    What you'll need:
    64 – 2" x 2"Post-it® Full Adhesive Super Sticky Notes, 32 – 3" x 3" Post-it® Super Sticky Notes, 8 – 11" x 11" yellow Post-it® Super Sticky Big Notes, 4 – 15" x 15" pink Post-it® Super Sticky Big Notes, 1 – 22" x 22" blue Post-it® Super Sticky Big Note and one package of Post-it® Arrow Flags.

  • 1

    Center your bracket with a page from a blue 22" x 22" Post-it® Super Sticky Big Note.

  • 2

    Working from the inside out, affix four pages from a pink 15" x 15" Post-it® Super Sticky Big Note to represent the regional final matchups, as pictured. Then, for the regional semi-final matchups, build your bracket out further with eight pages from a yellow 11" x 11" Post-it® Super Sticky Big Note.

    affix four pages from a pink 15" x 15" Post-it® Big Pad to represent the regional final matchups

  • 3

    Adjacent to the 11" x 11" Post-it® Super Sticky Big Notes, stick one 3" x 3" Full Adhesive Super Sticky Note to denote the winner of each opening-round game to show the teams advancing to round 2 – totaling 32. Now, stick one 2" x 2" Full Adhesive Super Sticky Note on the wall for each team containing its name and seed, then group them together for each initial matchup in the round of 64.

    • Adjacent to the 11" x 11" Post-it® Big Pads, stick one 3" x 3" Full Adhesive Super Sticky Note to denote the winner of each opening-round game
    • It's also helpful to mark the top seed in each matchup with a Post-it® Arrow Flag, so you can see who's favored to win each game.
    • It's also helpful to mark the top seed in each matchup with a Post-it® Arrow Flag
    • Optional: use a page from a Super Sticky Big Note to label each region in the bracket: Midwest, West, South, and East.
  • 4

    Let the games begin! As the tournament progresses, record the winners and move the winning team's Post-it® Note forward to the next Super Sticky Big Note page, and move the Arrow Flag to whichever team is now the top seed. Repeat as the tournament progresses until a winner is crowned.
    Have fun getting in on the madness!

    Have fun getting in on the madness!

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