How to: Make Cute Pinterest Cover Boards! ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

How to: Make Cute Pinterest Cover Boards!

Last week, I joined a Google Plus community for Pinterest and as soon as I joined, I had a few requests to share how I made my cute cover boards.  Well, thanks ladies!

Since there are a few steps, I thought it would be easier to put together a post for everyone, including you lovely readers, to see.  :)

First of all, as I mentioned on this post, I just reorganized my Pinterest boards so I could find items better.  I read that it was best to arrange boards alphabetically, but I decided to do it by popularity instead.  Then, I wanted to label the boards, but having just a title screen seemed boring, so I collaged text with a sample image!  Here's how I did it...


How to Make Cute Pinterest Board Covers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Before we start, I used PicMonkey for this tutorial because it is really simple and free, but feel free to use whatever photo editing website/software you prefer.


Directions

1.  Click Edit.


How to Make Cute Pinterest Board Covers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


2.  On the default collage, click Remove cell on the left so you have two remaining cells.


How to Make Cute Pinterest Board Covers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


3.  On the bottom, click the lock button to Unlock proportions.


4.  Click inside the cells to change the dimensions to 2170 x 1460.


How to Make Cute Pinterest Board Covers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


5.  Slide the middle line to change the dimensions until you find a proportion that you like.  I used roughly about 1/3 of the space for the text and 2/3 for the picture.


How to Make Cute Pinterest Board Covers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


6.  Now you need both of your pictures to collage!  For the text, I opened up another PicMonkey tab with the dimensions 2170 x 485.  Then, I filled it in with the Text tool and hit Save.  Easy!

Hint: I kept this tab open and just changed the title for each board and saved them all, which is very quick!


How to Make Cute Pinterest Board Covers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


7.  For the photo in the cover, make sure to choose an picture that is relatively "flat" or else it will be cut off awkwardly.  Alternatively, you could choose two pictures and collage them together.

8.  In the original tab, click Open photos and find the two pictures that you will use in the collage.


How to Make Cute Pinterest Board Covers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


9.  Drag the title into the top cell.


How to Make Cute Pinterest Board Covers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


10.  Drag the photo into the bottom cell.  If you are using two pictures, drag it next to the first picture and a new cell should appear.


How to Make Cute Pinterest Board Covers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


11.  Hit Save!


How to Make Cute Pinterest Board Covers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


12.  On your Pinterest page, click Upload a Pin.


How to Make Cute Pinterest Board Covers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


13.  Click Choose Image and find the image you saved.


How to Make Cute Pinterest Board Covers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


14.  Pick the board that it belongs to and type a short Description before hitting Pin it.


How to Make Cute Pinterest Board Covers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


15.  On your Pinterest page, click Change Cover.

16.  Click on the arrow to scroll through and find your image.


How to Make Cute Pinterest Board Covers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


17.  Click Save Changes and that's it!


How to Make Cute Pinterest Board Covers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Behold your new Pinterest board cover!  It's a bit repetitive, but I think it looks nice and neat.  :)


How to Make Cute Pinterest Board Covers on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Let me know if you liked this tutorial and if it works for you!

Are you a Pinterest-aholic like I am?



How to Make Cute Pinterest Board Covers on Diane's Vintage Zest!




73 comments:

  1. This is awesome! I appreciate you taking the time to make the tutorial for us. Now we can look all fancy too :)
    Thanks so much for sharin!
    Have an awesome day!

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  2. What a fun idea!!! I am definitely doing this, it makes everything look great!

    ~Cheryl

    http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

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  3. Thank you, Diane! Pinned!
    I'm another grateful one from Pin Buddies ~

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  4. Thanks! I'd love to see your fancy boards if you end up using the tutorial. :)

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  5. Thanks! :) Leave a link to your Pinterest, I'd love to see!

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  6. You are awesome, Diane! Has anyone told you that? :)

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  7. Thanks for taking the time to put together your awesome tutorial!! And for sharing it with us at Project Inspire{d}!

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  8. Diane this is SO VERY AWESOME!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this and would love to feature this on this weeks best of the linky party roundups with a link back.

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  9. I LOVE this idea. I use the pic monkey collages all the time but never thought about making a cover image for my pinterest boards. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Ha! Thanks so much, and now I'm blushing... :)

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  11. Of course! Glad you liked it and definitely feel free to pin away! :)

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  12. Of course! No need to ask anymore, I love to spread the knowledge around. :)

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  13. Of course! Hopefully it works for you, and share your page when you're done. I'd love to see! :)

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  14. What a great idea. I don't use Pic Monkey. I use GIMP and make collages in it so I could do the same thing. I need to try this. Thanks for the post,
    Bev

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  15. What a nifty idea! i just ADORE PicMonkey. I don't know where I would be without it!


    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  16. These are Darling! And I'm definitely inspired!

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  17. We did it :) I love the look. Thanks for the idea! :)
    http://www.pinterest.com/hmiblog

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  18. I am a pinterest junkie!! I must admit, though, I never would have thought to make cute covers for my boards. What a great idea - especially for a blog! Must do. I love picmonkey and use it all the time! Thanks for a great tutorial.

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  19. Definitely! I used to use GIMP too, but it doesn't work so great on my new computer. Go figure! :)

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  20. They look WONDERFUL! Love, love, love. :)

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  21. You're welcome! I hope you do, and share the link back if you remember because I'd love to see. :)

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  22. This is brilliant! I love this idea. If a board doesn't catch my eye with the cover picture I am less likely to follow it or pin from it. Thank you for the inspiration! Adding this to my to do list!

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  23. Very nice post! I'll try it! I pinned and strumbled!

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  24. I love pic monkey, and never thought of doing this for pinterest! Thanks for sharing Diane!

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  25. I found at the 3littlegreenwoods link party, and I am so excited about this post! What a fantastic idea! Thank you for all the step-by-step details! www.mywildkitchen.com thanks you for it!

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  26. What a great idea - I noticed when I went to your pinterest page to follow you your cute board covers. Pinning this for future reference.

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  27. That is an awesome idea!! I like the way it looks, all nice and neat! and yes, I am a pinterest-a-holic! Pinned! lol

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  28. love love love this idea! So creative, Pinned and definitely creating!!
    Found this awesome post on think pink Sunday :-)
    Cathy

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  29. What a neat idea! I think I should really check into doing something like this!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  30. Diane, I LOVE this and what a fabulous post and tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and definitely pinning! :) Hope you have a happy week!

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  31. Congrats on winning the featured spot in this week's Let's Be Friends blog hop due to submitting this post last week! Head over and check out the post at http://www.southernbeautyguide.com/2014/04/lets-be-friends-63-is-now-live-come.html

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  32. Awesome idea!!! I did ONE - now just have to find some time to sit down (and patiently) do the rest! Your pinterest boards look awesome! Thank you thank you thank you!!! Julia

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  33. This tutorial is really fabulous Diane! I pinned it and shared it with the Online BlogCon facebook group. Now I just need to make time to put my images together. :)

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  34. What an awesome idea! I love this!

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  35. Very cute idea! Looks great! I'm curious if you noticed an increase in followers after your changed the pin board covers?

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  36. Thank you! If you make them, I'd love you to leave a link so I can take a peek. :)

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  37. Thanks! :) Sometimes I'm too detailed, so I'm glad it's a good tutorial for ya!

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  38. You're welcome! Leave a link when you finish so I can see how they turned out! :)

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  39. Oh great! Thanks for visiting and noticing my covers! :)

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  40. Great! I want to see your Pinterest boards when you're done! :)

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  41. Oh yay! I'd love to see them if you leave your link. :)

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  42. I don't know what happened, I did two, but they're GONE! What the heck! Will try again, maybe I didn't save them correctly? Which would be typical... :-)

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  43. Okay! I think they're there - gotta do my own thing- I just copied you for now! But: http://www.pinterest.com/juliaklimek/

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  44. Oh awesome! I hope some of them find this useful. :) Thanks soooo much for sharing!

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  45. Thanks! I'm not sure because it always goes up every day, but not sure if it's by more nowadays... that would be interesting to check back in my stats!

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  46. I am going to have to try this..........it is so CUTE!

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  47. This is awesome! I am totally doing this. I badly need to re-org. my boards, but the task is so daunting!

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  48. Awesome! Come back and leave a link so I can show off your finished boards. :)

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  49. Thanks! So true about the board organization, but hopefully it doesn't take too long. :)

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  50. I love this idea! I made a couple myself. Thanks for the tutorial. I wrote a post today about organizing Pinterest boards (to get MYSELF motivated lol) and included a link to your tutorial.

    I do have a question. When I move my top picture into the collage it's always a little too big and my rounded corners don't show. I put in the exact dimensions you suggested. Do you know what I'm doing wrong?

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  51. Make sure to resize the top portion by dragging up the center slider until it fits just right. Then, your rounded corners will show!

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  52. Love this! Such a great idea. I can't wait to try it out!

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  53. I tried this a couple of months ago and just wasn't happening for me. I tried it again just now and everything came together beautifully. Thanks for this tutorial. Now I need to work on all my boards. :)

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  54. They look so impressive - well done. Do you then link that cover image pin to a relevant blog post?

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  55. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing. I was thinking about doing this. You have now inspired me to undertake this project when I get a spare moment. They look great by the way, and I just discovered your blog and am really enjoying it.

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  56. I love, love, love the look of your board covers. I have been brainstorming on a good look for my Pinterest boad covers. Thanks for the great idea and detailed tutorial. This is so awesome.

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  57. Yay! Leave me a link so I can take a peek once you're done!

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  58. I just remove the source website, but that would be a fantastic idea!

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  59. Thanks so much! I'd love to see them when you're done, so come back and leave a link! :)

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  60. You're welcome! I hope your covers turn out exactly how you want. :) Definitely come back and share your Pinterest page!

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