How to Make a Vision Board Using Canva…for Free!!!

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How to Make a Vision Board Using Canva…for Free!!!


Wanda and I hope you’ll participate in this month’s challenge…creating a vision or dream board to help inspire you. 

There are plenty of tools and apps you can use that are free and easy to use. Upon Wanda’s suggestion, I tried Canva’s Free Vision Board Maker. 


Warning…I do not have Craig Daniels’ skills at tutorials so I found a short video from YouTube that provides much more information.



~When you launch the Vision Board, you can choose a template. On your left will be your tools…**Note-the templates or tools with little crowns are for paid subscribers.


Design- where you can choose various elements of the kind of design you want.

Elements-includes shapes, graphics, stickers etc that can be dropped and dragged onto your board. I typed in paper clip in the search bar and found clips as well as the one shown.

Text- you can choose text as well as add a text box.


Uploads- use photos you’ve taken or ones you’ve chosen from sites such as Pexel.  

I haven’t tried this but it looks like you can record a video or audio to upload. 


Draw- If you’re creative or adventurous, you can draw a graphic or message to insert. 


Now, scroll down to… 

Magic Media!-Can’t find what you want? You can add prompts (can you say AI?) and it will generate a photo for you!

There’s lots to play around with if you have the time or want to. You can make it as simple as you’d like. 


You can save it to your laptop, print it so you can view it at your desk, or upload it to a device. Set it as your lock screen or screen saver if you want!!!


I’m still playing around with it but if you want to enter this month’s challenge and need help, contact me and let’s see what we can come up with. 

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Comments (27)

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

This sounds fun, I did not know Canva had a vision board setting, will have to go and play with that.

Feb 01, 2024 08:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 read your post and mega-thank you for participating so quickly,

Feb 01, 2024 06:27 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and back from Jury Duty the last three days and now time to catch up on some blogs here in the Rain.

Feb 01, 2024 09:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Will Hamm I was summoned last year for jury duty but didn't have to go!!!

Feb 01, 2024 06:28 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is an interesting challenge. I have never created or used a Vision Board.

Feb 01, 2024 09:55 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley I had a small one years ago when I wanted to move back t FL. I had photos of the beach everywhere I looked. 

Feb 01, 2024 06:29 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I have only used Canva once, but found it easy to use.

Feb 01, 2024 01:33 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto let me know if you need help!!!

Feb 01, 2024 06:29 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

I bookmarked your post for reference again, and again. So much good information here. I have done very little with Canva so this could be a good time to learn more!


Feb 01, 2024 04:59 PM
Kathy Streib

Jeff Dowler, CRS I used Canva once or twice years ago. This was pretty easy, especially the AI feature to get a photo!

Feb 01, 2024 06:31 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  it has been over ten years since I did a vision board, my office does it every year, Endre

Feb 01, 2024 09:14 PM
Kathy Streib

Endre Barath, Jr. I hope you'll share one with us!!! I can't wait to see it. 

Feb 02, 2024 12:06 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.

Kathy Streib  not sure if I will participate and please do not hold it against me if I do not:)Endre

Feb 02, 2024 11:11 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Sounds like a fun challenge. I haven't made a vision board before, but I'll make time to participate. Maybe it's time to check out Canva.

Feb 01, 2024 10:03 PM
Kathy Streib

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 it will be fun!!! Let me now if I can help. 

Feb 02, 2024 12:08 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This is an awesome tutorial!  I think you will be proud of me since I completed mine before this tutorial even came out.  I have to laugh a little bit since your featured photo is the same template I chose, haha.  I guess great minds think alike!

Feb 02, 2024 04:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England I'm so proud of you for making one. I chose mine because it was simple!!! Good for you. 

Feb 02, 2024 12:10 PM
Stephen Turner
House Broker Realty - York, PA

awesome idea! I never even thought about doing this on Canva vs the old copy and past boards!

Feb 02, 2024 08:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Stephen Turner it's incredibly easy and don't forget to try Magic Media tool where you can generate your own image. 

Feb 02, 2024 12:12 PM
Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700

Hi Kathy Streib Thanks a ton for this.  I just had my asst broker mention last night that she is trying to figure out Canva. 

We have an all-agent qrtly meeting in 3 weeks and told her she was up for giving a presentation on it.  This will help!

Feb 02, 2024 10:50 AM
Kathy Streib

Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker It's easy to play around with. Hope she tries it. 

Feb 02, 2024 12:14 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

What a fun project that sounds like, Kathy.  I may try it.

Feb 02, 2024 04:42 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Feb 02, 2024 04:42 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Hi Kathy, the video you shared is very helpful! I told Wanda I need to be more proficient in Canva, so this challenge is giving me the nudge to do better. :) 

Feb 02, 2024 06:52 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I am just starting to learn Canva... this sounds very interesting and fun! Thank you for sharing this process and the challenge to actually create with Canva!!

Feb 03, 2024 12:46 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Canva is a worthwhile tool Kathy Streib and great post about vision boards.

Feb 03, 2024 03:18 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

What a cool idea! I love Canva and use it daily for a variety of applications.

Feb 03, 2024 06:44 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Great job! I would totally consider this post a tutorial.

Feb 03, 2024 09:45 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

This is great Kathy.  I haven't used Canva in quite a few years so I definitely need a refresher.   Thanks!

Feb 03, 2024 10:44 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

I was exposed to Canva years ago, but never used it. Now I am looking at it with more serious eyes and just started using it.

Feb 03, 2024 10:48 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

This is a very helpful post. I look forward to trying my hand a Vision Board.

Feb 11, 2024 10:56 AM