How To Create and Add Pinterest Board Covers

Hey guys!
So, you’ve heard of the term, you’ve seen it done, you’ve tried to do it yourself but you couldn’t. Or, you’re actually just seeing what this is about…. welp, I’m here to explain and make your life easier! 
Yeah, no problem, you can thank me later… 
If you’re not familiar with using Pinterest to enhance your blog then check out my post The Basics of Blogging With Pinterest.

Let’s start with, what are board covers?

Board covers are pins you add to your board for the purpose of “building your brand” (simply, creating your overall blog image) on Pinterest. In other words, Pinterest so kindly gave us an extra way to label our boards and stamp our blog’s signature on our profile. Neat, huh?
Board covers, typically, can be anything you make them. But it’s a really good idea to take your time and create them with care. Because, again, these covers are part of a bigger picture- your blog. 

Coming Up With Board Cover Designs

There are many ways to do this, but here are a few ways: you can simply use your blog colors or you can include your logo.
My board covers look like this:

Please excuse my love for doughnuts…

But that’s not the only way to do them. However you design your cover is your choice as long as it represents your blog.
Getting started with board covers is not an easy task, especially when you’re having to create it without an “official” template. 
In the name of making your life easier, I’m going to give you a few pointers to get you started:
1. Your board should include your blog colors.
You’re not limited to only your blog color scheme, but you should definitely start there.
2. Similar images
If you’re using images in or for your board covers, they should be similar. For instance, if you use a white themed flatlay for one cover, your next cover shouldn’t be black. It should be centered around white like the other cover(s). No, you do not have to use all flatlays, but yes, you should use the same colors.
3. Similar Fonts
Do not use bold/sans-serif for one cover heading and hand written/script for the next. Please, for the sake of simplicity, use the same fonts. Unless however, you can use different fonts and pull it off clean- then by all means shoot for the stars!
4. Catchy Titles
I won’t dive deep into this, but you’ll find in creating your covers that you may have to adjust the names of your boards… That being said, catchy titles catch people’s attention (or bold print…)
When creating your covers, don’t forget to be you! In some ways I’m sorta giving you a template, but play around with designs and don’t feel pressured to make your covers look a certain way. Bottom line, have fun and as long as you’re proud of your work, that’s what matters!

Installing Board Covers

This is actually pretty simple so I’ll try not to go too fast. First, you cannot set up board covers through the Pinterest app or the mobile version of the web, so you’ll have to use a laptop (or, if you have some time/patience, request the desktop view on your phone).
Open up Pinterest and go to your profile. Click on the board you want to work with and tap the little pencil icon in the top left corner of your screen. Once you do that it should look like this:

Do you see the “Change” across from cover? Tap that and use the arrows that pop up to scroll until you get to the correct picture. Click done, then save and Viola! 
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  1. Wow!! I LOVE all your Pinterest posts – they are always so informative and fun to read! I can’t wait to get an account. ๐Ÿ˜› BUT DOUGHNUTS ARE THE BEST.

  2. This was a great and very helpful tutorial, Buttercup! Thanks so much for posting it! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Also, I had a question for you โ€“ how did you make that thing that says โ€œSubscribeโ€ to pop up when people visit your blog? Itโ€™s okay if youโ€™d rather not tell me, but I thought it was worth asking. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much!
    -Clara โค

  3. โ€œSame colours. . .โ€
    This is complicated! But I suppose Iโ€™ve already seen results, even though Iโ€™ve barely updated all my posts onto my board! I think Iโ€™ve got the hang of how too use it now. I just really hate making horizontal images. xD
    Thanks for the post! Well written. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Haha ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ It does take a bit of adjusting to, but in just two months I’ve seen my traffic boost from Pinterest and that makes it really worth it!
      Haha, yeah, vertical images are actually my preferred image style ๐Ÿ˜‚
      Thank you for having a read!

  4. I just started a Pinterest Account! I just have a question โ€“ since when you change the cover it has to be one of your pins, so how would you pin your design, exactly? Do you make a post with that image or something?

    1. Yay!!! Yes, you would make your board cover into a pin and then pin it to it’s respective board so you can set it as your cover– is that what you’re asking? I wanna make sure I answer your question! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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