How To Create A Flyer With Canva

Creating a flyer with Canva - a step by step guide

Whether you’re a market stall holder or event organiser, creating even the simplest form of marketing for your upcoming event can make a big difference to the turn out on the day.

Unfortunately, not all of us are graphic designers, or were born with that creative flair for that matter! We’re about to introduce you to our favourite design tool that is here to save the day. Better yet – it’s free!

Canva are far from the complicated design software, utilising a simple drag and drop tool for you to easily put together flyers for your event. Here is our step by step guide on how to create a flyer for your event on Canva.

Step 1: Create a free account

Head to and create a free account, or if you don’t have a laptop, download the app to your phone.

Step 2: Choose your template

Canva have hundreds of ready to go templates in their flyer designs that you can personalise to fit in with your brand. Under ‘Create a design’, click ‘Flyer’. On the left-hand side, choose ‘Event Flyers’ and scroll through the templates in the carousal to choose your design.  

Step 3: Personalise you design

Simply click on the elements and change the colours to match your brand by using the colour tab in the top left corner. Then, click on the text and type in the details of your event.

The panel at the top of your design features many options for you to personalise your flyer.

Fonts – There are hundreds of different fonts to choose from. Choose a font, then font size and font colour.
To upload your logo – Click the uploads tab in the left-hand side bar. Click ‘Upload an image’ and find your logo in your files. Once uploaded, simply drag, drop, resize and reposition where you want your logo to be!
Graphics – Canva also have a huge library of free images for you to use, just search what it is your looking for in the left-hand side search bar and drag it onto your flyer.

Step 4: Finito!

Hit the download arrow on the top right and save your masterpiece. You can now share it across your social network pages, website and email! Or go old school; print it out and share it around!

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