Create custom wallpapers with Canva’s free wallpaper maker

Let your personal style shine. Create your own custom wallpaper for your laptop, desktop and phone.


Make a picture-perfect wallpaper for your phone or computer

You look at your wallpaper all the time, so why shouldn’t it make you smile? Wave goodbye to generic backgrounds by creating your own custom wallpaper. Add your own pictures and personality to get the look you want.

Making wallpapers is fast, easy, and fun with Canva. We’ve got hundreds of wallpaper templates to choose from. Or create one from scratch—upload your own photos or explore our collection of over 2 million images.

How to create a custom wallpaper in just a few clicks

  1. Select a template. We’ve got hundreds—they’re your shortcut to good custom wallpaper.
  2. Add a personal touch by uploading your own photos—or choose from our library of over 2 million images.
  3. Add a message and make it shine with our selection of hundreds of free fonts.
  4. Download or share your custom wallpaper!
  5. Set your new wallpaper as your desktop background or phone background.

Design a wallpaper that matches your style

Ditch Microsoft’s rolling green hills or Apple’s swirling galaxy. Personalize your computer’s wallpaper with Canva’s wallpaper maker. With Canva you can choose templates, drag and drop images, and arrange text with a simple point-and-click interface.

Keep your wallpaper fresh and update for winter, summer, or special events like Valentine’s day or the New Year. With a wallpaper maker this easy to use, there’s no excuse not to.

Create and share your wallpaper with friends

Whether it’s inspirational, funny, or a beautiful illustration, why not create and share your wallpaper with friends in real-time. Simply add your friends to Canva and create a team. From there, you can instantly collaborate on your design together, from any device, anywhere in the world. 

Bring your wallpaper to every device

Spread the custom wallpaper love on your iPhone or Android device. With Canva’s iOS and Android apps—available for free on the App Store and Google Play—you can keep designing from your mobile devices.


Common sizes for desktop wallpaper are 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024 and 1920 x 1080 pixels. Standard wallpaper has a resolution of 1024 x 768 and a screen ratio of 4:3. Desktop wallpaper sizes are always changing, as they are relative to current popular monitor resolutions.

Select a default wallpaper from the gallery on your phone, or search for an image online that suits your personality and mood. Be sure to consider the size, colors and layout of the image and how it might look behind your apps and icons.

To create a collage for your desktop background, simply save the photos you want to use, open up a presentation or photo editing program, upload and position your photos into a collage, save your work as a PNG or JPEG and then apply it to your home screen.

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