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How to Make Pretty Labels with Canva

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Learn how to make cute labels with Canva! It’s quick, easy, and free! This handy video tutorial takes you step-by-step.

Bin labels made with Canva

I love labeling different areas of my home as I organize them. Created labels on a Cricut machine, Silhouette, Microsoft Word, label maker, and more.

But while I love all these methods, there is also another very quick and easy method. It’s free. And since we tend to be in “label everything” mode at the beginning of the year, we can no longer keep this super easy tip to ourselves.

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my favorite label

Before we get into the tutorial, here are the supplies you’ll need to make cute labels…

How to create labels in Canva

Canva.com is a free tool that I’ve been using for some time to create simple graphics. Kamba in just a few minutes.

If you’re a video person, you can watch a quick tutorial here…

…or if you want to see the words and screenshots, keep reading!

Step 1 – Create your document in Canva.

go to canva.comSign up for a free account if you don’t already have one. You can choose to upgrade to access more fonts, graphics, and features, but you can do a lot with just a free account.

You can choose one of our templates to get started if you want, but usually you just want to create your own design.For that, in the upper right corner of the screen,[Create a design]Click the button.

Create a new design with Canva

When creating labels, I typically select the Custom Size option and set the page to 8.5″ x 11″ or standard letter size. This allows the printer to print the sheet of labels without resizing.

After entering the required size,[新しいデザインを作成]Click the button and your page will be created.

Blank canvas for free design software from canva.com

From here you can start creating your labels.

Step 2 – Add Shapes

on the left side of the screen[要素]Go to the tab and use the search box to find the shape you’re looking for. We’re starting with a basic circle, so type “circle” into the box and you’ll be presented with some options.

Circle option in Canva design software

Just click on the one you want and it will be added to your canvas. Select the square at the top of the screen to change the color. You can choose one of the pre-selected colors or create any color by clicking the plus sign in the color pane.

Change Object Color in Canva

With the circle selected, you can drag the corner points to resize it. Drag the corner Kamba This is useful because it shows the size of the circle you are creating. I made this label 2.5″ x 2.5″. This is a size that I have found to work for many of my bins and containers.

Resize circle labels in Canva

Step 3 – Add text to the label.

Once the label is the shape, color, and size you want, add your text.on the left side of the screen[テキスト]You can do this by clicking the tab. You are free to choose any of the text options. You can easily change the size, font, and color later, but I usually use the Add Heading option.

Add text to labels in Canva

The text will appear on the canvas and you can enter the word you want. In this case, enter “flour”.

Add text to labels in Canva

At the top of the screen you can choose font, size and color. For this label, I used the font “Tropika Script”, set the size to 56, and chose white as the color. As you drag the word across the screen, pink guides appear to help you center the word on the label.

that’s it! I made a simple label! But what if you want to create an entire page of labels with the same style?

Step 4 – Duplicate the label

Before I move anything, I want to make sure my label survives. Hold down the ‘shift’ key and click on the circle and the word then right click to reveal a series of options.

First, select “Group”. Now that the label is a unit, we can move it around the canvas without worrying about it being off-center.

Duplicate labels in Canva

Then right click again[複製]to create a copy of the label.

Move the second label to the desired location on the page. Then ungroup them for easier editing. Right-click the second label and select[グループ解除]Just select an option.

ungroup labels in canva

You can double-click a word to select it and type a new word. In this case, write “sugar”. Fonts, sizes and colors remain the same, but can easily be changed in the panes at the top of the screen if desired.

Two Canva Labels

Easy to create cute labels KambaThere are always options to add elements, change colors, fonts, sizes or choose a different shape. When it comes to label design, only your imagination is limited.

Step 5 – Save your label.

Once the design is complete, you can save a copy of the label sheet to your computer. To do this, click the “Share” button in the upper right corner. Select the Download option and select PDF Print.

Save labels in Canva

A window should pop up where you can select a folder to save your work. If not, it may automatically save to your “Downloads” folder.

Kamba Plus, your work is saved inside your Canva account, so you can always come back and change your labels later.

Step 6 – Print and apply labels.

After saving the label, you can open it and send it to the printer just like any other document.i like to print labels white card stock So it’s a bit sturdy, but if you only have regular paper on hand, that works too.

If the label is in a high traffic area, usually laminate May they keep in good shape.

favorite laminator

i had a version of this laminator I’ve used it all the time over the years to make my printed labels a little more durable.

A hole punch and string ribbon may be used to label the bins.Otherwise just use tape to attach them. velcro dot They work well too. The best choice really depends on the surface and personal preference.

Tips for using Canva when making labels and stickers

  • Kamba It’s a great program to use if you’re using full sticker sheet or when printing card stock. for Avery template or sticker sheetwe recommend using Microsoft Word because it has pre-made templates specifically for that brand.
  • Must create for free Canva accountThere is a paid version, but the free version is enough for me.
  • A paid account is required to use the custom fonts you have on your computer. However, there are many cute and free to use software out there.
  • While creating labels for your organization, you can use this precise technique to create fun stickers for all kinds of projects!

Hope it helps with your labeling needs! 🙂 Have fun with it!

Canva Labels: Frequently Asked Questions

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Happy labeling!

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