Free Printable Borders
Free Printable Fancy Decorated Borders For Crafts And School Projects
Using free printable borders is a great way to make your own greeting cards, invitations, photo frames, pages in your scrapbooking album, and for other fun crafts overall.
Here you will find some great free borders to print or download to your computer. All these borders are free for your own use only. Each link has been carefully verified and I will add new free resources as I find them, so make sure you bookmark this page.
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Enjoy this list of free printable borders decorated with black and white or colorful design suitable for so many great crafts and hobbies!
Where To Use The Printable Frames And Borders
When you use a border or a frame to a project, you not only highlight the focal centerpiece, but also add depth and a professional touch to the piece. The printable borders are usually black and white in the form of an outline. You can usually print them right away. When you download them to your computer, you can easily resize them to what fits your own project.
So where can you use these borders in the first place? There are lots of project types that allow use of a frame or a border around them. For example when making handmade greeting cards, a cute border will easily highlight the centerpiece (e.g. a Valentine's heart) and decorate the entire card.
How about a scrapbooking page? Each page is devoted to something special that you want highlighted. A border can easily add dimensions and depth to it.
I even found myself once printing out a corner of a border which I used at the left bottom side of the card. The border had an art nouveau style with an elongated flower shape which went perfectly for the project i was working on.
Free Printable Floral Borders
Floral borders can be used in so many crafts and hobbies, there is always something that enjoys the addition of a flowery border. Here you will find several beautiful ones ready to be printed out and used in your projects.
- Free Printable Borders With Flowers And Spring Themes
Lots of great black and white borders with various designs, including flowers, hearts, spring themed elements and many more. Worth a visit.
- Free Floral Vector Frame Border
A lovely floral black and white frame border that you can download or print out directly.
- Free Flower Borders
Adorable floral borders that you can use for free in your personal craft projects.
- Free Printable Borders With Flowers
Lots of free printable floral borders to choose from. Click on each link to go to the relevant image to use.
- Free Floral Borders To Print Out
Lots of flowery borders that you can choose from to use in your scrapbooking and papercraft hobbies.
- Green Floral Borders
A lovely green floral border that you can download in Word Document format, in pdf or in image (jpg) format. All free.
Elegant Art Nouveau Border To Print For Crafts And Cards
Easy-to-Duplicate Floral Borders
If you don't like the hassle of free borders, here are some adorable floral borders in a book ready to be used as is. Lots of floral designs to choose from including roses, tulips, dogwood, English ivy, carnations, chrysanthemums, oak leaves and acorns, pine branches, holly and several other pretty floral motifs.
Printable Paper Border Ideas In Schools
While the free borders ready to print are a great tool for any crafter and decorater, it has not been much said about them being a teaching aid.
I've actually seen such a border in action a few years ago and it was used very cleverly by the teacher.
Every classroom has a bulletin board for various relevant information, so what the class did was to take it and decorate it with a paper borders around.
So why not have several boards in the classroom and have a competition where different groups of children decorate their chosen board as they like - and even create the borders themselves from free printables?
Some board decorating ideas are:
* using flowers or other images taken from nature. The children could create a border reflecting a floral garden full of green and other fun colors.
* blue wavy lines on the border can create the effect of a sea at storm, or a wavy sea. This is great for a nautical themed board.
Once the board is ready it should be re-decorated every couple of months - maybe following along the changing seasons? A lovely autumn design can be made of sunflowers, brown and yellow leaves, along with the usual pumpkin décor for Halloween.
Creating Your Own Free Border In Microsoft Word
Here is a video demonstration on how to create a free printable border in MS Word quickly in any color that you like. It's really fun and all you need is to follow the steps in the video.
How To Make A Valentine's Day Card With A Border In 5 Minutes
I Used This Free Heart Picture As The Border For My Card
This Is What I Made With The Heart Above
To make this cute Valentine's Day greeting card I used the heart border above (it's free in Creative Commons), and opened it in Photoshop. You can use any other image editing software for it, including the free Gimp.
* I used the Eraser tool to delete the most inner border and make the inside heart completely white, all with the Eraser.
* Then I applied the Text tool to add a small saying suitable for that occasion. Finally I doodled with the brush tool a little heart, where I will add my name once I will print out this image.
Steps still to do (no point in doing them before Valentine's Day)
* It will be printed out on heavier cardstock paper (make sure that your printer can handle it, otherwise simply print it on a regular sheet and then glue it to the cut to size cardstock paper.
* Finally I will buy a cute red envelope and insert the square(ish) card and give it with all my love to my husband.
Below are some additional free borders that can be easily printed out. They are free for you to use at home for the main occasions in the year to use for making your own greeting cards, scrapbooking projects or other fun and useful projects.
Free Printable Borders For Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is important enough to warrant its separate section. People are sending beautiful and romantic Valentine's Day cards to each others, or sending invitations to a romantic Valentine's Day dinner, or creating a scrapbook album full of memorable photos of him and her. Plenty of occasions to use these free printable borders for that lovely day in the year.
- Adorable Valentine's Day Borders
Here are several free printable Valentine's Day borders for you to print out or save to your pc. The files open in pdf, and you need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open them - which is usually installed on the pc already.
- Free Valentine's Day Borders
Lots of free borders to download or print out, all related to Valentine's Day.
- Vintage Border Frame Label
A vintage Valentine's Day heart border which is truly beautiful, I really like this one.
- Valentine's Day Borders
Here are some lovely free borders right here on Squidoo. Simply click through and scroll down to find them. Really beautiful ones. Make sure to read the conditions of download.
- Free Valentine's Day Borders For The Classroom
A great resources for teachers and educators, these borders can be used to showcase work in the classroom or as a teaching resource.
Free Printable Borders For Other Special Occasions
Here you will find several free St. Patrick's Day printable borders for your own personal use. Just make sure you don't use them commercially as the terms of service of these sites don't allow it.
- Free St. Patrick's Day Borders By Hellas Multimedia
Hellas Multimedia has a ton of great St. Paddy's borders for you to choose from to download or print out. Borders with signs, with shamrocks, you will definitely find something to your liking.
- St Patricks Day Borders Clipart
A few adorable cliparts featuring St. Patrick's Day borders that you can download. There is a Donate button on the site in case you feel generous, but it is not a must.
- Free Printable Border
A free printable border for St. Patrick's Day. When you click on the image it will open in a larger site ready to print or download to your pc.
- Free Irish Shamrock Border
Here is an Irish shamrock border that you can use for free for your own St. Patrick's Day crafts and projects.
- St. Patrick's Day Free Printables
Free printables including borders for St. Patrick's Day for educators, teachers and hobbyists.
Fun Ideas To Use Printable Special Event Borders
Special times of year are Valentine's Day, Christmas, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, and all these can use with printable borders, and I will give you below a few ideas on how to use them and why they are fun projects to do.
All these special events have something in common: greeting cards, notes, invitations sent out to other parties. For example while online greeting cards are very popular the last few years to give for Christmas, I still prefer to write my own and send via the slow snail mail, paying for regular postage, as it used to be the case many years ago.
So instead of buying a boring Hallmark card, why not make your own and add your own personalized borders to suit the occasion?
For example St. Patrick's Day calls for green, leprechauns, shamrocks. Making borders with these elements on them and adding them to the card - or making the border directly on the card rather than glueing it separately on top, can be a great idea for a St. Patrick's Day party invitation.
Christmas is also special and very easy to spot when a card is sent or given with borders and designs that are popular that time of year.
For example I can right off the bat say words like christmas tree, Santa Claus, snowman, snowflakes, red ribbons, and I bet in your mind you already have an idea or two on how to put a Christmas greeting card or a party invitation together.
How about Thanksgivings and New Year Party invitations and place cards? For Thanksgiving the place cards will all be brownish in color, with elements like a turkey, red, yellow and brown leaves (for autumn), while the middle of the place card will have the name of the person sitting in the right place.
Free printable borders for Easter are great for spring crafts such as scrapbooking, card making, invitation making and many more. Here you will find several free ones that you can download to your pc or print out directly. For personal use only.
- Free Easter Borders From Hellas Multimedia
Lovely free Easter borders that come from Hellas Multimedia
- Easter Borders For Crafts
Here you will find several Easter borders on this page for free.
- Jelly Beans Border Page
A lovely jelly beans Easter border to print out and use as you wish non-commercially in your crafts and hobbies.
- Spring Borders For Printout
Free spring themed borders and other graphics that you can use in your Easter themed crafts and decorations.
- Free Printable Happy Easter Border
A few Easter borders to print out for free and us in your crafts.
Great Video Tutorial On Creating Your Own Free Printable Borders In Word
Microsoft Word is a software that it's installed pretty much on any computer (well, on most of them anyway), and it has various cliparts and images that are perfect for creating any border for any occasion. Here is a fun one that can be used fro Halloween, Thanksgiving or for a nice autumn invitation or card. Very quick to do as well.
There are so many wonderful free printable borders for Christmas that are available to download or print directly from the web. They are perfect for many crafts related to Christmas, especially when you love sending out Christmas cards, invitations, thank you notes after a Christmas party, scrapbooking pages involving photos of friends or family members during a Christmas come-together, so many more.
Enjoy this free selection of free Christmas borders, and don't forget: they are free for you to take for non-commercial purposes!
- Webweaver's Free Christmas Borders
Webweaver has some lovely free Christmas borders to print out or save to your computer to edit later. Pine trees, Christmas trees, Santas, snowmen, angels and vintage pictures, all is there, ready for you to choose the one that fits your purposes the
- Lee Hansen's Free Printable Christmas Borders
Here you will find a ton of free Christmas borders, along with other cute free graphics with designs of wreaths,Christmas trees, snowmen, angels, Christmas bells, candles, holly and nutcrackers, just to name a few. All free to print or save to your p
- House Snowflakes and Snowman Christmas Border
This free Christmas border is truly beautiful. It features snowflakes surrounding a lovely cabin covered in snow with a snowman nearby. The perfect Christmas design for your scrapbooking pages.
- Free Christmas Border
Another sweet free printable border for Christmas, it has various festive items such as a gingerbread man, a snowman, a lovely Christmas tree lit up and some candy cane. Perfect for that Christmas party invitation!
- Green Tree Free Christmas Border
If you like your Christmas tree green, here is one perfect for you. It is rather simple, but adorable. Features various Christmas trees in all sorts of sizes, all in shades of green.
Ready-to-Use Narrow Frames & Borders on Layout Grids
These narrow frames and borders are perfect for printing out certificates of achievement. The borders are elegant, classic in design and ready to use as is.
Printable Borders In Books And On CDs
Decorative, Elegant And Ornamental Borders In Books
I found at Amazon some great borders in books that you can use, they're actually 'ready to use', so you don't have to keep on searching online for them. And the books are not expensive at all. Some come with CDs, others are simply books. A great choice for any crafts person or hobbyist.
More Fun Printable Borders Ideas
Something else I've seen once done by a friend of mine was to create an achievement certificate for her class. She is a sports teacher and occasionally she creates various fun and healthy competitions. The winners will get certificates of being the first, second and third to win. Of course these are not official certificates, it's more done in fun and in fostering a healthy sense of competition among her students.
Certificates are easy to create as they are not as colorful overall like the Christmas, or Easter or Halloween cards made with matching decorative borders. Here the certificate is more white overall, with a think stripe in color - for example red border stripe would surround the certificate for the winner, second place certificate would have a yellow border around it, and a blue one would be given to #3.
There are many other great ideas for certificates that can be create for fun, which are not official, but nonetheless treasured by those receiving it. And the many free borders given on this page should help with decorating those certificates with ease. A nice white certificate page with a black border with fancy decorations will be great for literary achievements, for maths or another such discipline.
Speaking Of Free Printable Certificates
Here is a great little tutorial on making your own certificate with ready-made borders using a template in MS Word. Absolutely fun and really easy to do. Word has the template already so all you need is select it from the list, and customize it to your liking. Perfect for the ideas I've given above similar to what my teacher friend did.
Printable Ornamental Borders On CDs
If you prefer having them on a CD, here are some hand picked by me for your enjoyment. Plenty of borders that can be printed out on each CD.
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