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How To Make a Calendar In Canva (3 Easy Ways)

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Have you ever tried making a Calendar in Canva?

Maybe you have searched for some tutorials on How to make a Calendar in Canva, but are still not able to figure out how to do it properly.

I know it can be quite frustrating, especially when you are a newbie and do not have much experience with Canva.

Well, worry not, today in this article I will be showing you 3 different methods to make a calendar in Canva.

No matter if you have just started using Canva, I have covered all the important steps along with the screenshots to help you out!

So you ready? let’s dive in.

Key Takeaways

  • Users can create a Calendar from scratch using Canva tables and a huge library of fonts, graphic elements, and images.
  • Users can also use premade calendar templates inside canva and customize them to make their own.
  • The Canva Magic Design feature can also come in handy to create beautiful calendars
  • Almost any type of weekly, monthly, and yearly calendar can be created using Canva.

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How To Make a Calendar In Canva (3 Easy Methods)

Now there are many ways to create a calendar in Canva, but here I am giving you my best 3 methods.

So let’s take a look at each of them one by one.

1. Creating a Calendar In Canva From Scratch

Creating a calendar in Canva from scratch is way easier than it sounds. Just follow this 5-step guide and your calendar will be ready in no time.

Choose Your Document Size

Visit the Canva website and log into your account.

Click on the “Custom Size” button present on the top right of your Canva Homepage.

Enter your preferred Width and Height in the specified boxes and choose the right format like pixels, inches, millimeters, and centimeters.

Now hit the “Create New Design” button.

You will see a blank canvas will be created based on your entered dimensions. 

Make a Calendar Grid

Now we have to make a grid layout to cover all the weeks and dates of a month.

how to create a calendar in canva

Click on the “Elements” option present on the left side menu. Select “Table” and then “See All” in the Tables category.

Click any of the tables you want to use in your calendar. It will add the table to your calendar design.

create a calendar grid

You can make a lot of customizations in this table, like:

Add Rows And Columns To This Table

Select the table by clicking on it. Now move your cursor between the rows [or columns] where you want to add new rows [or columns].

add a row or column

A + sign will appear, click on it. A new row (or column) will be added automatically.

Delete Rows And Columns From This Table

To delete a row (or column), click on any cell and your cell will be highlighted with a purple outline, now right click on that cell and you will see options to delete the row or column associated with that cell.

delete a row or column

If you click on “Delete Row”, the row containing that cell will be deleted and the same thing goes with the column too.

Resize The Table

Select the table by clicking on it. Four small dots will appear in all four corners of the table. Just drag one of these small white dots to resize the size of your table

Customize The Cell Styling

You can play with the cell styling as well like changing the cell colors, size, border style, color, and border thickness of individual cells, just click on the cell and adjust the settings from the top toolbar.

style your cells

Adjust The Transparency of The Table

Select your table by clicking on it. Now click on the small chessboard typeTransparency” icon present on the top menu.

adjust the transparency

Now adjust the slider to increase or decrease the transparency of your table as per your needs.

Add Your Text & Play With The Fonts

Once you have created your table, and formatted that in a grid layout for your calendar, it is time to add text to your table.

Select the cell of the table you want to add text by clicking on it.

Enter your text and select the text by double-clicking on it. Now you can edit the font style, font size, color, etc of this selected text from the top bar options.

add your text and play with the fonts

If you want more flexibility, you can add your own text boxes from the left sidebar inside the cells instead of using inbuilt table text boxes.

Add Images and Decorations

No calendar is complete without proper a proper theme and styling right?

So add your favorite cliparts, images, and styling elements to your calendar.

add decorations

You can use the Canva stock library for graphics and stock images.

To add your custom photo to the calendar, Click on the “Uploads” button present on the left side menu.

And now upload any photo you want from your local system.

If you want to set your image as a calendar background, just drag and drop your image onto the canvas, right-click on the photo, and click the “Set Image As Background” option.

Download as PDF

Once you have created your calendar, you are all ready to download and print it.

Click on the “Share” button present in the right top corner. Select “Download” from the options and then choose File Type as “PDF Print”. Hit the “Download” button.

download your calendar as PDF

Your Calendar will be saved in your system Downloads Folder, you can now print it by yourself or send it to your printer.

2. Using Premade Canva Calendar Templates

If you are short on time or just don’t have much designing skills then using premade templates to create your calendar is the best option for you.

Here are the steps you can follow to make a calendar in Canva using premade templates.

But before that, I know some people prefer watching instead of reading, so here is the video tutorial for you.

Choose The Template

Visit the Canva website and log in to your account.

Click on the “Search Bar” present on the homepage of Canva. Type “Calendars” and hit the “Enter” key.

This will open a lot of Calendar Templates on your screen. Choose one Calendar Template which you like.

Click on any template you like and it will open a pop up, now just click on “Customise This Template”

Customize Your Calendar Template

You can make a lot of customizations in the calendar template you have just chosen. You can change the photo, change the color and size of the text (or any element if it is editable) present in your calendar template.

If you want to add your own decorative elements to your calendar, you can easily do that by clicking on the “Elements” tab from the left sidebar and searching for your desired elements.

You will see a variety of elements, you just have to browse through them, and clicking on the element will add it to your calendar.

Download Your Calendar Template

After you are happy with your Calendar design, you can download it to your system directly from Canva only.

Click on the “Share” button present in the top right corner. A menu will open on your screen, click on the “Download” button.

download your calendar as PDF

Select the “PDF” or “PDF Print” as “File Type” and hit the “Download” button. Your Calendar Design will start downloading in the bottom right corner of your screen.

3. Using Canva Magic Design Feature

So here is the thing, you can now use AI to create beautiful Calendar designs for yourself.

Here is a step-to-step guide on how to use Canva Magic Design Feature to create Calendar.

Open The “Try Magic Design” Box

Visit the Canva Website and log into your account.

Click on the “Search Bar” present on the Canva Homepage. Type “Calendar” in it and hit the “Enter” key on your Keyboard.

A new screen will open on your screen. The “Try Magic Design” Box will be present on the top of the Calendar Templates.

Insert Your Media

Click on the “Insert Media” present on the extreme right of the “Try Magic Design” Box.

insert your media

Either you can upload an image from your system or you can choose an already uploaded image from your canva media library.

Once you select your photo, after a few seconds a lot of auto-generated Calendar templates along with your photo will appear on your screen.

auto generated calendars

Select The Style Of Your Calendar

On the top right corner of the Try Magic Design Box, four buttons will be present (Media, Style, Headlin, and Clear All).

select the style of your calendar

Click on the “Style” button. A menu with many styles and color schemes will appear on your screen. Click on any style you like and hit the “See Results” button.

Select Your Template And Customize It

Once you hit the “See Results” button, templates with your selected style will open on your screen. Click on the template you like.

A window will pop up on your screen. Click on the “Customise This Template” button.

You will be redirected to the Editor’s Page. Here you can edit the font style, images, text color, and other elements of your Calendar Template as we did earlier.

Once you are satisfied with the edits, you can now download your calendar.

FAQ – How To Make a Calendar In Canva

Here are some frequently asked questions that people might have on the topic of how to create a calendar in Canva.

How do I make a 12-month calendar in Canva?

To create a complete 12 months calendar in Canva, you can create a one-month Calendar and make 12 copies of it.
Now you can edit the month, dates, and other stuff in every copy to create a complete 12-month calendar.
If you want to put all 12 months on a single page you can do that too. Just search for “Yearly Calendar” on Canva homepage and choose any of the premade templates you like and customize it.

How do I make a weekly calendar in Canva?

If you want to create a weekly calendar using Canva, don’t worry, it’s super easy! Just follow these steps:
First, open Canva and search for “Weekly Schedule” in their template search bar.
Browse through the templates, choose any one that you like, and customize it according to your needs.
When you’re happy with your design, you can download and print it. 

How To Print The Calendar In Canva?

To print the calendar In Canva, open your calendar template inside the Canva editor and now click on the “Share” button from the top right corner.
Now select the “Print Your Design” option and follow the instructions from there.
I have written a separate post here – How To Print On Canva.

What Is The Ideal Size Of A Calendar?

According to the Canva website, the ideal size for a calendar is A4 size (21 × 29.7 cm) or Letter size (8.5 × 11 inches)

Before You Leave

So I hope I was able to answer your query on “How to make a calendar on Canva.

Before you leave I have something special for you, do you know you can create an e-book on Canva using our in-depth guide on “How to create an Ebook in Canva”?

So if you got any questions on how to make a calendar on Cava, you can comment them down below, I would love to help you out.

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