7 creative ways to customise our Canva templates (for weddings, props and more!)

Custom newspaper for trade show

Itching to make your own newspaper, but don't want to start designing from scratch? Our free newspaper templates for Canva are just the ticket – featuring versatile, easy-to-edit layouts, you just need to swap in your own text and images.

We love seeing how our customers put their own spin on the designs. Below, see 7 ways the templates have been transformed into birthday gifts, baby announcements, brand newsletters, music video props and more!

100th birthday party newspaper created with our free Canva template. Designed by Anna Stothard and printed by Newspaper Club.

Milestone memories

A newspaper makes for an unforgettable memento for a birthday celebration, whether it's the very first year or a full century. Anna Stothard used our vintage template to collect a lifetime of memories for her grandfather's 100th birthday party. She printed enough just enough copies for friends and family to take one home as a keepsake. "It was a huge success!" says Anna. "He loved it."

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Natalie Carr music video prop newspaper

Prop power

Good storytelling is all about the details. That's something musician Natalie Carr understands - and she wasn't going to let a bad prop undermine her new music video. "It was imperative to me that the newspaper looked real and convincing," she says. "I didn't want anything that looked fake."

natalie carr music video prop newspaper

Putting our vintage template to use, she printed The Hot Girl Daily on our digital tabloids (available from 1 copy - ideal for props!) Her insistence on prop perfection didn't go unnoticed: "This is the greatest promotional detail I’ve ever seen in a music video," wrote one commenter about the newspaper. "SO GOODDD."

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ER Designs illustration studio newspaper. Designed with free Canva templates and printed by Newspaper Club.

Business buzz

Make your new business the talk of the town! Our business template was the perfect canvas for illustrator Emily Rose, who used the newspaper as a marketing tool when she launched her online shop. "The template was so easy to use and I was able to add my own branding and many examples of my work," she says.

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Custom pregnancy announcement newspaper. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Newborn news

Whether you’re looking to do a big reveal on social media or just surprise your close friends and family, you can make headlines with your baby news. Mum-to-be Chantal Disarro went viral on TikTok with vintage-inspired photoshoot featuring a personalised newspaper:

Chantal Disarro baby announcement newspaper. Printed by Newspaper Club.

“Everyone was telling us how unique the idea was and wanted to know how we made our newspapers," she says. "It made our announcement that much more special and now we have a keepsake we can save forever.” Chantal has shared her baby template with us – and now you can use it, too!

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Custom wedding newspaper. Designed with Canva templates and printed by Newspaper Club.

Love at first page

Your wedding starts well before the big day. Turn your invitation into an experience that builds excitement and sets the tone for your celebration – like Rachel and Simon did. They used the front page of our wedding template to give guests a preview of the beautiful landscape at their venue.

Inside was all the info for the weekend- plus their love story, family photos and even a crossword puzzle. They also added a spread from our celebration template to introduce their wedding party:

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Here's another take on our wedding template from Dri Buonu. She turned her newspapers into wedding programmes, making a splash with their engagement photos on the front page:

Newlywed Times wedding newspaper. Printed by Newspaper Club.

(Want to see more inspiring wedding examples? See our Step-by-step guide to creating your own wedding newspaper.)

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Paper Treats newspaper created using Canva. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Trade show triumph

Looking for a way to stand out at a big trade show? “Being an introvert, a newspaper felt like the most organic way to make my small presence known,” says Mai Imai, owner of Japanese stationery shop Paper Treats.  Mai modified our vintage template to make her mark at the San Francisco International Pen Show:

Paper Treats newspaper created using Canva. Printed by Newspaper Club.

“The process was so fun and I especially enjoyed coming up with the crossword,” she says. “The feel of paper and that nostalgic newspaper smell – it really is everything!"

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Work colleague leaving gift custom newspaper. Design with Canva templates and printed by Newspaper Club.

Colleague chronicle

Give a colleague a leaving gift to remember in the form of a custom newspaper.  Take a cue from the creative communications team at South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, who used our vintage template to gather memories and messages for a heartfelt farewell to a much-loved staff member.

"Newspaper Club’s template was very easy to use with little design experience," they say. "The gift went down really well and will provide a lovely, lasting memento of his time with us!”

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 Make your own newspaper with Newspaper Club. Print runs start at 1 copy!

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