Why yes! Did you know you can create simple printables in Canva? Yes, I know the free software that anyone can use. While the free version of Canva does have some limitations like font selection unless you upgrade, you can create some wonderful things using their free version too.
Stay tuned as I show you how to create a simple printable in Canva that looks pretty.
This is perfect for new bloggers starting out and bloggers who aren’t tech savvy and don’t want to jump into a whole new paid program.
Why create printables?
Printables are a fabulous way to add new email subscribers to your list. Make them email opt-ins and gain new subscribers every day.
Is anyone going to sign up for your dull Microsoft Word doc that you typed out in 2 minutes? Not likely. Doesn’t make a good Pinterest image, does it?
In a world that is powered by gorgeous images, you need to attract them to your site with design as well as content particularly if you’re using Pinterest to do so.
Or maybe, you just want to get more organized and haven’t found a planner page that you love.
Perhaps you don’t work Monday to Friday and you want your planner to reflect the correct days.
Maybe you want to add your own lesson plans and you haven’t found anything that is printer friendly or that leaves you enough space to write in.
So many options.
Let’s jump right into Canva and you can see how I create this simple weekly schedule. I’m a sucker for a pretty printable, makes planning seem fun. And it won’t even take you more than 10 minutes to create your first printable.
Some simple Canva tips to make designing printables a breeze
- See how to make life easier by adding gridlines to Canva
- Make sure things are aligned perfectly – no more guessing
- Easy way to add color to your printables
Resources mentioned in the video
- Colorzilla for Chrome and Mozilla
You guys can totally do this, make it a goal to create your first printable in the next week to share with your readers. They’re going to love it.
If you need the full step by step details from where to get images, fonts to designing then adding it to your site as an email opt-in, then DIY Printables for Bloggers is the answer for you.
Not a blogger? The DIY Printables for Teachers and Homeschoolers is for you if you want to learn how to make printables and worksheets for your classroom or children.