VICTORIANO D. DONOSO III
Master Teacher II
District Art Education Coordinator
Border Design is used for making
borders of Bulletin Boards, Frames or
Poster. To do this you need to cut
several pieces and paste around the
edges of borders.
A STEP BY STEP GUIDE IN
PREPARING BULLETIN BORDERS
1. Colored paper, cartolina or
Select a border pattern. You can
choose among general geometrical
patterns, seasonal and holiday patterns.
Decide the color you wish to use for your
Cut strips of construction paper 14 inches by
2 inches. Cut as many strips as necessary to
enclose your bulletin board.
A. Fold one strips as shown in the
B. Fold the strips in half again.
Your folded strip should look like this.
Step 5 .
Cut the folded strips while holding it
in the center.
There are several methods of cutting out the pattern
on the folded strip.
Try the following and then choose the method that
work best for you.
A. Look at the pattern and then cut the strip freehand.
B. Look at the pattern draw the design on the strip
freehand and then cut
C. Lay-out the design on lightweight paper and cut this out.
Place the pattern on this folded strip and cut out the
areas of the strip that are not covered.
D. Trace the design on the lightweight paper. Use carbon
paper to transfer the design on the lightweight
cardboard. Cut the pattern on the cardboard.
Now place the
cardboard pattern on the
folded strip, and trace
around it with a pencil.
Cut along the lines you
Step 6 .
Open the folded strip, and cut as many more as you
need to complete your border.
Staple or pin the border strips around your bulletin.
Using the this six steps method, you
are now ready to make any of the border
Once you are familiar with the
technique, you might even want to create
your own patterns.
Double borders can make very attractive bulletin
boards. You can place the borders one inside with the
other, or you can overlap them.