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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® Big Pads, 4 – 15" x 15" pink Post-it® Big Pads, 1 – 22" x 22" blue Post-it® Big Pad and one package of Post-it® Arrow Flags.


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


Working from the inside out, affix four pages from a pink 15" x 15" Post-it® Big Pad 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® Big Pad.

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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 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.

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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.

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Optional: use a page from a Big Pad to label each region in the bracket: Midwest, West, South, and East.


Let the games begin! As the tournament progresses, record the winners and move the winning team's Post-it® Note forward to the next Big Pad 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! Creativity icon

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