Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday Made It: Pinterest Covers

Today is Monday Made It! My last Monday Made-It was when I made my teacher toolbox that I blogged about {here}

A couple weeks ago Ladybug Teacher Files blogged about customizing your covers on Pinterest. She had each step written out so easily so I decided to give it a try. You can find the blog entry {here}!!! 

Following her directions made it SO easy. I have a lot of boards, though, so it took some time to create and post the new covers just because of quantity. 

The best part is that Kristen from Ladybug Teacher Files explains how to link your pinterest cover image to your pinterest boards so that when people repin the images, when they click it redirects them to your pinterest and hopefully gets you more followers!

(I made the covers in Powerpoint with KG fonts.)

1. Make a rectangle in Powerpoint (by clicking shapes). Don't worry about it being perfect, you're going to resize it in the next step.

2. Right click your rectangle and format the picture to be a height of 2.04 inches and a width of 3.01 inches. 

3. Once you're happy with your image, select all the pieces (textbox, background, any clip art/graphics) and right click. Go to 'save as picture' on the drop down menu.

4. Go to your pinterest board that you want to add your image to. The first box (if you're logged in) within the specific board will say "Add a pin." Click that button and then click "Add a Pin from your computer." You can upload the image!

5. Go back to the "Your Profile and Pins" page and roll your mouse over the board to change the cover to the image you just uploaded. You're good to go!

6. You can go back and edit each cover (by opening the pin and then clicking the pencil option that says "Edit") to put in the url of your pinterest board so that it links back.
Copy the url of the board you want to link from here: 

Here's how to link the image back to your board, click edit, then paste the url:

And there you have it! Come see my pinterest here! I have almost 50 boards and it's exclusively teaching-related.


  1. Your custom boards turned out really cute. I made one picture and then got sidetracked. I guess I need to get back on that and try again!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. Looks great! I saw the tutorial the other day and want to do it too. Do you have a separate Pinterest board for personal pins? Mine are mixed so I was thinking of maybe doing two colors of covers so I can easily distinguish between school and home boards.

    Literacy Spark

  3. Your Pinterest covers are so cute! I keep going back and forth on making them... Decisions, decisions!

  4. I love it, Caitlyn! I did mine a while back, and I think I'm getting pinspired by your post to redo them to go with my blog. Will you be there Wednesday? If not, next time I hope.

  5. Thanks for the easy explanation. I gotta do this when I have the energy, time, and ambition. HA ha. Be easier if someone else did it for me. {could I be lazier} ; )

    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

  6. Your new Pinterest boards look great! Thank you for the tutorial! This is definitely something I want to get done this summer.

    Fit to be Fourth

  7. I saw her tutorial and really need to do this! It doesn't look too hard, just time consuming maybe. Thanks for sharing and reminding me of it!

    Don't Let The Teacher Stay Up Late

  8. This is so helpful! Your boards look awesome. :)

  9. Caitlin - your boards are so cute and organized! Looks great!
    Teaching and Much Moore