Since my work is visual, I decided a while ago that Pinterest would the best social media platform to promote this blog and therefore this website.
So I’ve been learning all about using Pinterest and how to get thousands of followers. Don’t know if I’ll reach that goal before I turn 80, but I’m sure going to try 🙂 .
If you look at my portfolio, you can see that my designs are clean looking. So every time I would go to my Pinterest profile page and see all my boards, everything looked messy to me.
If you don’t have a Canva account, follow the link above and set it up, it’s free.
Once in your Canva dashboard, pick “use custom dimensions” at the top right and set it to 564px by 564px and click ‘design’.
Next click on Elements and then Shapes and drag the first element, which is a square, to the space.
This is where you will add your board cover titles. Use the same title as what each board is named. You’ll need to decide on the background color as well as the font. Play around with different ones but from my experience….
This is what I found works best:
- a lighter color for the background
- a dark color for the text – white doesn’t show really white but faded
- a non-script is easier to read and cleaner
- size 36px, but it depends on the font you choose
For my board covers above, I’m using a light blue/green background (my brand color) with black text. Font is Josefin Sans, size 36, bold, line height 1.25 and the image is saved as png.
When you add the text to the image, move it center vertically and while holding the mouse, move it down to 5215 which will show on the left side and that should center it on the board cover.
Once you have one done, download it to your computer. I made a folder to store all the covers.
Go to Pinterest, mouse over the PLUS sign top right and choose upload an image. Choose photo and then save to the board that this image is for. You might have to refresh that page if you don’t see the new image on the board.
Now click on that board, and then the pencil at the top, above the board name.
Find the ‘cover’ and click change. Your new image will show. The text should be in the center, if not you can use your mouse to move it up or down. Save.
Then mouse over your profile face, click my profile. Refresh your page and your new board cover will show up.
What I did is created all my board covers first and downloaded them to my folder. Once they were all done, I went to Pinterest and went through the steps for each board and then refreshed my profile page.
Now admire your clean profile page with easy to read board names.
Let me know if you’re having problems. And please share the link to your Pinterest so we can see your handy work.