Wondering how to make Pinterest Pins?
Baffled by all the design tools available?
You’re out of excuses!
Be stuck no longer, because now you can make Pinterest Pins right on the Pinterest website!
How to Make Pins on Pinterest.com
To access this feature, you must have a business account.
Head to the Pinterest website on your desktop or laptop computer. You can’t edit images on iOS or Android at this time.
1 | Open your Pinterest business account.
2 | Click the plus sign + in the top-right corner and choose Create Pin.
3 | Add an image to create a Pin.
- Click the caret ^ to upload an image.
- Drag and drop an image into the grey box.
4 | Add a title, description, and destination URL.
Optional: Hover over the image and click the edit pencil:
- Crop: Drag and drop the red frame to crop your Pin or use the recommended 2:3 ratio. See image above.
- Add a logo: Click ★ and select your logo.
- Add color: Select a color fill or adjust for placement and margin.
- Add text: Click “A” and enter your text into the text box.
There are 20 typefaces available, in various weights, giving you a small amount of options. See all the variants of Raleway, below.
5 | Choose to publish your Pin immediately or schedule it for a later date. You can choose to schedule on the hour or half hour, up to two weeks in the future (see below).
6 | Click the dropdown next to “Select” and choose an existing board to save your Pin to, or select to create a new one.
7 | Click Publish. This will set up to post later if you chose to schedule.
Scheduled Pins can be accessed from your profile. You can choose to Delete or Publish Now, but you can’t edit a scheduled Pin.
Here is the Pin I created… it’s OK, but I had to make adjustments to the background image since there are only 3 positions available for your type, with left or center alignment.
Just for comparison sake, I used the same image for a Pin I created in Photoshop – you can see that one at the bottom of this blog post.
Best Uses for the Pinterest Pin Editor
Let’s be real – this way to make Pinterest Pins is super limited.
I believe it’s best suited to marketers who are just getting started on Pinterest, and have NO familiarity with a design tool.
In addition, you need an image to start with. So it will probably work best for business owners who already have product photos.
With the Pinterest Pin Editor, you can:
- Crop your photos to the proper shape (of these options, use 2:3 for best results).
- Add your logo (I recommend bottom center).
- Add a text overlay if you like.
For many people just being able to get the right shape is huge (I know, because people ask me how to do this!).
Adding their logo is a bonus.
So it works for beginners.
Its simplicity will get you out of “what do I pick?” options and on to creating something.
How Can I Make Better Pinterest Pins?
I have lots of ideas for you!
First of all, even if you’re a beginner, you should learn some Pinterest Pin best practices.
If you’re looking for a more versatile and effective design tool, you can compare some of the best with my FREE comparison chart.
And if you’re even more advanced, you may want to consider which Pin shapes actually DO perform best on Pinterest. Hint: It’s not always 2:3.
Those should keep you busy for awhile!
How to Make Pinterest Pins Easily: Conclusion
You have options, depending on your skill level.
Just starting to get your feet wet? Try the Pin Editor on Pinterest.com, as detailed above.
Ready for an easy design tool that includes Pin templates you can edit and brand as your own?
Try a tool like Canva.com or (my favorite) Snappa.
I prefer Snappa as you can access 60,000+ photos at no additional usage cost. There is a small monthly fee for a Pro account.
Or you can create and download 5 Pin images each month at no cost at all!
Ready to try it out?
Disclosure: IF you upgrade to a paid plan, I may receive a referral fee.
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