Words are powerful. When you practice positive self-talk, such as telling yourself affirmations or simply remembering an aspiring quote, your confidence level can literally boost. A good motivational quote will inspire you to try harder, press on toward a goal, and ultimately help you believe that you have the power to change the world.

Think about the last time you read a quote or book excerpt that moved you. Maybe a set of words have become your mantra. Seeing and remembering such positive words on the daily are sure to keep you inspired, especially when beautifully designed into something you can print and place somewhere treasured!

DIY motivational quote prints in BeFunky

Rather than scouring the internet for a print containing your favorite quote, we’re here to show you how easy it is to design your own motivational quote art with BeFunky’s Poster Maker! With pre-sized templates, hundreds of free fonts, and all the design tools you could need, we’ll help you whip up something amazing and one-of-a-kind. All you need is your favorite quote and about five minutes!

Find Your Inspirational Quote

Motivational quotes are easy to come by, but it’s critical to find one that moves you specifically. If you don’t have a mantra or a particular quote in mind, a great wealth of inspiration can be found on sites like BrainyQuote. Once there, you can search some of your favorite authors, musicians, public figures, and basically anyone who has inspired you that has spoken famous words.motivational poster maker by BeFunky

Alternatively, you can search by topic to find quotes about life, love, empowerment, enlightenment, and more. Spend some time searching for something that truly motivates you and your situation. After all, the quote in your motivational print is the most important part.  

Design Your Motivational Poster

With your favorite quote in mind, head to BeFunky’s Poster Maker and select your favorite template. These posters are 8.5 x 11 when printed out, so if you’d like to use a smaller template as a design canvas, you can always select another category from the Templates tab in the menu on the left. When you find one you love, select it.

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First, you’ll need to customize the background for your motivational quote. To change the background image, click on the Image Manager tab in the menu on the left. Here, you can upload an image from your Computer, or click on the ‘’ button to search Pixabay’s huge library of over one million free stock photos. Just enter the search term and click on any results you find intriguing. Your selected images will appear as thumbnails that you can drag and drop into the template to replace the existing image.

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If you’d rather create a solid-colored background for your quote, click on the existing image in the template and press the delete button on your keyboard, then navigate to the Background tab in the menu on the left (the icon with nine squares). Here, you can either select one of the color presets or click on the box next to Current Color to choose a custom hue.

DIY motivational poster templates in BeFunky

We chose to keep the image background and add a color overlay, which can be accomplished by clicking on your image in the template. You’ll see an Image Properties toolbar appear where you can choose a Color Overlay and adjust the Blend Mode, Opacity, and more! You can even select ‘Open Image In Editor’ to edit your images in BeFunky’s Photo Editor before continuing your design in the Poster Maker.

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Once your background is looking inspiring, it’s time to add your motivational quote. Click on the textboxes in the template and start typing. You’ll notice that a Text Properties toolbar appears any time you have a textbox selected. In this toolbar, you can change the Font Family, Colors, Blend Mode, Opacity, and more! There are hundreds of free fonts to choose from in the Font Family tab – you’ll find all the fonts we love in the Ours tab and all the fonts that are stored on your computer in the Yours tab. You can click and drag the textboxes to rearrange them on your template and use the blue circles around each textbox to resize and rotate them.

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Once your quote is looking perfect, click the Save button at the top of the page to save your motivational print to your chosen destination. In addition, you can select the Save As Project option to save your work in editable format, in case you want to continue editing in the future or save it as a template for future motivational quote prints.

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Print Your Motivational Poster

Now that you’ve got your quote saved as an image file, it’s time to print and frame it! Since the Poster Maker templates are 8.5 x 11 in size, they can easily be printed from home on the paper quality of your choosing. Standard printing paper will work just fine, especially if you’re planning on framing your work. If you need to resize your motivational poster for a smaller frame, you can always use BeFunky’s Photo Editor to easily resize images

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Putting your printed quote into a picture frame will make it look extra awesome. You can incorporate it into your home decor, take it to the office, or even give it as a gift to someone in your life who needs an extra dose of motivation. Now that you know how to make your own motivational quote prints, you’ll be extra empowered to achieve all your goals.

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