Studio | How to Create a Wallpaper in Canva

Hey guys!

Canva is absolutely my all time favorite graphics platform. The creative possibilities seem endless and honestly, I could probably go on and on about how there are tons of templates at your fingertips, and they’re free and quality– but that’s not exactly why we’re here today, so I’ll spare you…

Me being me thought “this is fun, but you know what would be even more fun?” Sharing it with you guys! I’m going to show you step by step and also include a video on how to create your very own wallpaper (plus there’s a free one at the bottom).

Wallpaper in action!

The first step is to choose your phone’s screen dimensions (the width and height of your phone’s screen). If you’re not sure what it is, there are multiple ways to find it out with googling it being amongst the most popular. For me, I have an app called PocketCreate. And even though it’s an app for digital art– or maybe I should say since it’s an app for digital art when starting a new project it asks me what size and one of the options is my phone screen. I said all of that to say if you have an app on your phone or tablet (this tutorial works for tablets) for digital art than that maybe your answer… but if all else fails, there’s still google!

Click to watch the video!

Alright so, my phone’s screen dimensions are 750 by 1334 (width times height) and if you have an iPhone 6, 6s, 7 or 8 then that’s your screen size as well.

Once you find that out, you’re going to select custom dimensions in Canva:


Then type in your dimensions and hit create.


Now for the fun part!

I chose a background color and strongly recommended that you do the same. It’s not a crime to leave the background white but you will get tired of your wallpaper faster if it’s white.

I chose a soft pink:


Next, it’s time to add the words! I went to Pinterest and found a cute quote. You can definitely do the same since you’ll be the one rocking this wallpaper!

My quote is ‘sweeter than honey’.


I used the font Sifonn and only wrote “Sweeter Than” since I had special plans for the “honey” part. I also changed the text color to white. It’s kinda challenging to see it really good but I’m going to use it to contrast in the next step.


I copied the “Sweeter Than” and changed the font to Sifonn Outline, I changed the color to black and then overlapped the white text with the black outline (see?).

After that, I made a new text box and I wrote “honey”. I left it black so that it would stand out from the background and changed the font to Playlist Script.


I tilted it some to give it a little bit more pizazz and viola! I have a wallpaper. Pretty simple right?? Also, fun fact, you can pin this image annnd if you press and hold it, you can save it to your phone and use it as your own wallpaper (*note* for personal use only).

Will you try this? Do you like graphics? Have you used Canva before? What will your wallpaper quote be? Let me know!

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