Decorative Border Pattern Poster Board Ideas

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Decorative borders enhance poster board signs or displays and come in a wide variety of themes and designs. Decorative border patterns can be used in elementary, middle or high school or at work or anywhere displays or signs are utilized. Border patterns can represent subjects such as astrology, North American history, fashion, plant life or holidays and special occasions.

School Subjects

  • Teachers may enhance educational poster board displays with decorative border patterns such as numbers and arithmetic symbols for math class, instruments for music class, animals for science class, nursery rhyme characters for kindergarten, books for reading class and trains or planes when teaching about transportation.

Decorative Design Patterns

  • Borders for poster board signs can be elegant, traditional or contemporary. Examples of border design patterns include scrolls, waves, braided rope, Celtic symbols and leaves. Use black-and-white designs for a sophisticated look or bold colors to attract attention to the poster board contents.

Animal Print Border Patterns

  • Decorate poster boards with an exotic look by using borders with various animal print patterns. Consider a leopard print with either a tan or black background. Alternatively, opt for a zebra pattern. Background choices for zebra patterns include natural, black and pink. Other animal print borders include tiger, cheetah and giraffe patterns.

Make Your Own Border

  • When you can't find the exact pattern you are looking for, consider making your own border pattern for a poster board display. Cut scrap-booking paper with the same design into strips to place around the poster board, for example, or use Internet clip art designs repetitively to make a border. Other options include using playing cards, postcards, wrapping paper or teaching flash cards as borders.

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