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How to Create a QR Code for Free

We’ve been using QR codes for 8+ years. To scan a QR code, we needed a 3rd party app. Now, all smartphone cameras can read the QR code and open the web page attached to it. Thanks to the Covid Pandemic, people actually know what they are and how to scan them.

QR codes are the new normal 🙂

A QR code is basically a barcode or SKU. It’s a machine-scannable image that can instantly be read using a smartphone camera. Every QR code consists of a number of black squares and dots which represent certain pieces of information. Canva makes it easy to create your own QR code for free!

How to Create a QR Code for Free

3 Steps to creating A QR code in Canva

  1. Start here >
  2. Choose your document size, I chose a flyer
  3. Paste the URL
How to Create a QR Code for Free
How to Create a QR Code for Free

Download a transparent png or jpeg file from Canva, or continue designing. Select Canva templates in the top left navigation window for quick pre-made designs. When possible, I add the web URL in fine print under the QR graphic to inform the user of what they’re scanning. Hold the smartphone camera app up to a QR code (don’t press the shutter button), and the web page URL will pop up immediately.

Add a QR code to aNY design

Literally, anything. We’re printing QR codes on Wedding Invitations, which makes it easy to communicate all the information on a web page. From gift registries to guest lists, the love story, and extra photos! Rather than including a printed map, add a QR code linked to google maps! Share more with less when using a QR code.

How to Create a QR Code for Free
How to Create a QR Code for Free

When starting with a design in Canva, you will find the QR code function by clicking “more” on the bottom left of the navigation page.

You can do this all in the Free Canva program! A pro plan will unlock even more options and it’s only $9.99 a month.

15 Ways to Use a QR code

  1. Wedding Invitations
  2. Events
  3. Coupons and Flyers
  4. Scrapbooks and Travel Journals
  5. Business Cards
  6. Menu’s
  7. T-shirts
  8. Dog collar
  9. Cell Phone case
  10. For Sale Sign (car, home, etc)
  11. Funeral program (link montage video or obituary)
  12. Jewelry
  13. Temporary Tattoo
  14. Photo Books (link to audio or video file)
  15. Recipe Cards

We’ll make them look great!

How to create a Spotify playlist QR code

Music and memories go hand in hand. Your first love song, the wedding dance, or the high school theme song. Music brings back memories, here’s how you can tie it all together with a photo and Spotify!

personalized song gifts

How to make your own custom music player-style song print! Print and frame for the perfect personalized music lover gift.