I’ve recently made some Pinterest Board Covers for a couple of clients of mine and am now in the process of finally getting around to making them for my own Pinterest account too, so thought I’d put a simple ‘how-to’ together for anyone else wondering how to do this for their Pinterest account.
Without Pinterest board covers
Without covers for your Pinterest boards, they can look cluttered and all over the place with no real consistency. I personally have always kept a colour theme in mine so that they were fairly cohesive, but not quite what I wanted. Since creating covers for two of my clients this past month, I thought it was time I did mine too. Here is a screenshot of before adding board covers.
Why do we need Pinterest board covers?
Branding! You have your website looking awesome, all your branding in place but what about Pinterest? To create an aesthetic and cohesive brand you need to cover all bases and ensure all your social media channels look inline with your brand and vibe. Making these covers is a quick and easy way to make sure your Pinterest account looks fantastic, professional and streamlined.
My Katie Colella Social board covers now show a pretty feminine vibe in my brand colours.
Pinterest recommend using a square image 800×800 pixels.
I’m using Canva to create my board covers.
Here’s how I did it.
In my Canva account, I selected the square 800x800pixel size template. I looked at the templates available and went with a stripe design.
I choose 3 of my brand colours over the 3 stripes. Then in the centre box, I added the board name in a brand font. I added my website at the bottom so that when someone clicks on the pin, they’ll see my website.
When you select the pin as a board cover, Pinterest will select the centre, so make sure any text is centralised.
Save your image and go to your Pinterest account.
Here’s mine if you fancy following me!
Once logged in go to the board that we are adding a cover to and copy the URL of this board. Then in the top right-hand corner select the + button and upload image.
Here upload your image and paste the URL for the board that you just copied.
This ensures that when someone clicks on your pin it’ll take them to your Pinterest board.
Select the right board for the cover and then click on the pencil/edit icon.
Click on the Change cover button. This will be the most recently added pin and I have noticed that it doesn’t always show when you select it. So even if the pin isn’t showing, it is the latest one there.Add a fab description whilst you are there too! Then click save.
Voila! When you go back to your boards you’ll now see the board cover in all its glory!
Note– you usually have to refresh your account once or twice to see the cover in place.
Pinterest Board Covers
Here is a screenshot of how my account looks with covers in place. What a huge difference and you’d be surprised at how few people actually take the time to add covers, so by doing this simple task that you can get within a few hours, your Pinterest will look amazing and streets ahead of many other people’s accounts. Reflecting you and your business style and attracting more followers and subsequently more repins and web traffic-yay!
Have you updated your board covers? I’d love to see how yours look!
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