I’m in the midst of planning a 6th Grade Glow Party and this morning whipped up a pretty neato flier for the event. I was so happy with how it turned out, that I thought I’d share exactly how I did it so that you can use the same (FREE) tool too!
You see, planning the event and figuring out the what, when, who, etc. is just half of the equation for having a really successful event! The other half is all of the PR and communication work that also has to be done.
And boring event fliers may communicate the who, what and when, but they generally fail to generate the type of excitement that leads to terrific turnouts with high event attendance rates.
So here’s exactly how to make really awesome fliers for your next event for absolutely free.
First, head on over to Canva.com and sign up for a free account.
Next, you’re going to want to create a new design. For a letter sized flier, you’ll want to scroll down to the Documents section and choose US Letter.
A new window will open up for you and you’ll have a blank canvas ready to customize with all of your event information.
On the left hand side, you’ll see many pre-done layouts for you to choose from. Some you do have to pay for, but there are many free options as well.
A lot of time I choose a free layout with text elements I like because I can always swap out the picture for something that more closely matches my theme. It saves time because the layout of the text info is all done and will be oh so pleasing to the eye.
Canva has some terrific designers, so I like to go this almost-done for me solution whenever possible. I’ll be honest here- this not only saves time, but it looks waaaaaaay better than what I could some up with a lot of the time!
Here’s two different fliers I created for an upcoming event I’m planning for my oldest’s school- a glow party!
This first one is really cool and all I did was change the wording to personalize it for my event. It took me less than 5 minutes.