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Let me start by saying I’m not professing to be any sort of expert at Pinterest! In fact, I’ve only actually been using Pinterest to help with promoting my blog for a few months. But in that time I’ve managed to gain 250k monthly unique viewers on there, which I’m quite proud of! I really enjoy creating lovely, colourful Pins for my blog posts, and I just thought I’d share some of the tips I’ve learned so far. So here is my simple step by step guide to creating eye-catching Pins 🙂
1. Choose your Pin design and layout
I use Canva to create my Pins. It’s free to use and has fantastic templates for all types of social media posts, including lots for Pins. You can create your own custom dimensions, but I just use the standard Pin size.
I tend to start by using one of the templates, so I have a basic layout. But I will then adapt it to make it my own. I now have a few different templates I use, so that my Pins hopefully look recognisable as mine, but not all exactly the same.
2. Add text
Using Canva, I then add some text to my image. I usually try not to make the title of my Pins too long, but quite snappy and to the point. I tend to add a few different heading boxes so that I can use a variety of styles and fonts to make them look more interesting.
There is a range of fonts on Canva, but to make Pins stand out even more, you could choose from a huge selection of free fonts from Font Bundles. There are also lots of handwriting fonts which look really unique and eye-catching. It’s really easy to upload your own fonts to Canva. You do need to have a Pro account, but you can get a free trial for 30 days 🙂
3. Add an image
I try to use bright, colourful images on my Pins. On my basic Pin template which I use the most, I have one main image. But to promote a blog post with lots of images, like a craft round-up, I’ll use a template with three or four spaces for pictures.
Sometimes I use a relevant photo of the twiglets or a flatlay photo I’ve taken. If I don’t have an appropriate picture of my own, I’ll choose one from Pixabay. There’s also Shutterstock, which has a wider range of images but you have to pay a subscription.
4. Change the background
Depending on the size/shape of the image I’ve used, I sometimes have a bit of the background of the Pin showing. Usually down the sides and sometimes all around the image. There are loads of different backgrounds to choose from on Canva. I tend to try out quite a few before I’ll settle on one that complements the look of the Pin and makes it extra colourful.
Try to develop your own unique style when making your Pins. You want people to look at a Pin and recognise it as being yours. I try to make mine really bright and colourful. Partly because I love rainbows and bright colours and it’s what I’m known for across all my social media. But also in the hope they will be extra eye-catching 🙂
Thanks so much for reading my simple guide to creating eye-catching Pins. I really hope it was useful 🙂
Til next time,
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