How to add a Border to Text in Canva?

Canva is a user-friendly graphic design tool that allows users to create stunning designs for various purposes, including social media graphics, marketing materials, and more.

One of the essential features of Canva is the ability to add borders to text, which can help make text stand out and draw attention to important information.

Here’s how you can add borders to text in Canva:

Step 1: Create a new design or open an existing design with a text box to which you wish to add a border. We have selected a design with a text box for this tutorial.

how to add a border to text in canva

Step 2: Go to the “Elements” option available on the left side editor panel. Add a ‘Square‘ element that is available under the “Lines & Shapes” section.

how to add border to text box in canva

Step 3: Select the square element added just now and click on the “Border style” option on the top side toolbar. From here, you select a type of border that suits your requirement: continuous line border, dotted border, etc.

how to add a border around text in canva

Step 4: As a next step, select the “Colours” option from the top toolbar and choose “none” as the colour of the square element. As you see in the below screenshot, the solid square became a square with just a border.

how to add border around text in canva

Step 5: As shown in the screenshot below, position the square on top of the text box and adjust the square’s borders to convert it into a rectangle.

how to add border to text on canva
how to add border on text in canva

Now you have added a border to a text box in your Canva design.

Tip #1: If you want to change the border style, select the “Border style” option from the top toolbar, and select any other type of border as shown below.

how to add text box border in canva
how to add a border around text box in canva

Tip #2: Wish to change the shape of the border around the text? Select the border, and click the “Shape” option at the top toolbar. This will open all the shapes available to choose as the border. Explore and select a different shape for the border.

how to add a border to text box canva
how to add border around text box in canva

Tip #3: Are you looking for text borders with animation effects or in a different design? Then head over to the “Elements” section from the left side editor panel and search for ‘Line border‘ in the search bar. Now choose “Graphics” to filter the options further. Here you get many designs to use as a border for your text. You can also use the search suggestions like Border rectangle, Corner border, etc., to explore the wide variety of border designs.

how to add border to text box on canva


Adding a border to text in Canva is a quick and easy way to make your text stand out and grab attention. With a wide range of border styles and customization options available, you can create a unique and eye-catching design that will help your message get noticed.

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