Give Your Pinterest Boards a Facelift
I have been using and loving Pinterest since the beginning days back when there was a waitlist to get an account.
Back then I was basically pinning every single recipe I could find along with all the home decor & DIY projects I aspired to do.
However now with Proof & Parchment I have a business account on Pinterest and have been busy strategizing how to best use Pinterest as part of my business while still pinning away. I have some future blog posts to share on how I use Pinterest in my business, starting with today’s post on how to quickly and easily clean up your own Pinterest boards (whether you use if for business or pleasure).
One of my favorite parts when I’m on Pinterest is being able to check out other people’s boards that way I can easily see what type of content they are pinning. This makes it really easy for me to find the topics I want from people I follow. Since I love this I figure others might too which is why I want to keep my own boards organized to make it easy for people to check out my content. One way to do this is to drag and drop the boards into an order that makes sense. Being able to chunk the boards like this is a super quick fix.
Personally I have chunked my boards into a few different groupings from Proof & Parchment content to hand lettering to business tips.
At first glance on a normal boards page this may not be the most obvious which is why I took it a step further. I have created and started using covers for all of my boards and want to share a quick tutorial on how to create and implement these!
If you have never seen or used a board cover, it is meant to be the main image for each board that represents all of the content you pin to it. Traditionally you would have one of your normal pins represent it, so if it was a hand lettering inspo board then the cover would probably be an image of typography that I pinned when I first created the board. Or in my case there would not be a cover and the board’s imagery would change as I pinned to it. However it is really easy to change the cover.
Step One: Create the new cover image
The first step to using your own cover image is to actually create the graphic. I kept mine super simple since Pinterest is already full of imagery and can sometimes feel a little cluttered. I wanted a rest from that noise, but also something bold that made it easy to see what each board contained.
Since I kept it pretty simple I did use color to differentiate a few groupings of my boards.
This will subtly cue that the boards contain different categories. I used InDesign to create the graphics, but you could also use Canva or whatever your go to is for creating graphics. I also formatted mine as squares to be consistent. If you want tips for creating graphics then check out this past blog post!
Step Two: Add the new cover graphics as pins
In order to update your Pinterest board's cover imagery you need the graphic to exist as an actual pin. If you haven’t actually uploaded an image to use as a pin before, it’s very simple and you just have to input the website for the pin and a description. I used my website and shop depending on which board the graphic was for. I do not expect these new pins to be repinned or gain traction so I kept the descriptions nice and simple.
Step Three: Change the board’s cover image
The final step in changing your Pinterest boards cover image is very easy. All you need to do is edit the board. From here you select change cover and find the new graphic you just pinned. I did notice when updating mine the newest pin would sometimes be the first option to select and sometimes I would have to use the arrow to find it.
Now you have beautifully organized Pinterest boards! If you have any questions just leave a comment and I hope you liked this quick tutorial. Stay tuned for more Pinterest content in the future. And if you want to see all of my boards completed jump over to my Pinterest page and give me a follow if you'd like!