How to make Pinterest board covers?

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Pinterest board covers

If you haven’t heard yet how to make Pinterest board covers or why you should use them, here is the answer.

In this post, you will learn how to make your Pinterest boards look good, what a Pinterest board cover is, how you can create one, how to set a board cover on your Pinterest business profile, and best of all, you will see some board cover ideas that you can create and use on your Pinterest profile.

And if you want to learn more about Pinterest boards, how to create, organize and use them, find out more here.

How do I make my boards on Pinterest look good?

Once you’ve created your Pinterest business account and optimized it the best you can, take a look at your boards you’ve created. Do they look like little folders showing the last pins you put in them? Each pin is different, they have different colors and fonts on them, so you may not find the overall look of your boards attractive at all.

So read on to see how you can make your boards on Pinterest look good. How you can make your Pinterest business profile more attractive, more professional.

You may already be guessing, you will achieve this by creating board covers for your boards.

They will refresh the look of your Pinterest business profile.

Once you decide on the design of your board covers, it will take you a short time to place them on your profile so your Pinterest business account will be improved with this simple action.

So let’s get started …

What is a board cover on Pinterest?

A board cover is an image that helps you brand your Pinterest business profile.

By using the board covers on your profile, it becomes more

  • organized,
  • professional,
  • branded.

But if you’re wondering what exactly a board cover is… Here is the answer. It is the same as a regular pin, but you only create it to upload it on your Pinterest business profile and set it as the cover of the board.

You will not repin it to your other boards or group boards or use it in your daily, weekly, monthly Pinterest strategy. Its function is to make your Pinterest profile amazing.

So once you upload it, you won’t use it anymore.

What size are board covers?

I recommend creating a 600 x 600 px board cover.

It will be displayed on the left side of your Pinterest board. The recommended size is enough to put the text, title, and other elements on the image of the board cover and to be clear and easy to read.

How to create a Pinterest board cover?

This is the creative part that will take you some time to decide what kind of board covers you want.

Board covers can be:

  • an image
  • text
  • an image + text
  • a pattern
  • anything you like and what will represent your brand.

If you haven’t already, open an account on Canva. It will come in handy when creating all the graphics for your blog, and best of all, it’s free.

RELATED: Canva tips for bloggers.

In the upper right-hand side of the window, you will click on Create a designCustom dimensions.

Canva - create a design

There you will type the dimensions 600 x 600 px and click on Create design.

Canva custom dimensions

And now be creative. Try different designs, motifs, fonts, colors.

And the templates you will see on the left in Canva can help you make a board cover. Browse through them and you might get a design idea.

Board cover ideas – Custom Pinterest board covers

Here are some ideas for Pinterest board covers. Take a look at and see if they can fit your brand. You can use different elements to create a board cover so feel free to copy some of the suggested designs if you consider them suitable for your brand.

You can change the color, font, elements, add your URL to it. Whatever you think will best represent your business.

RELATED: The best Canva font pairings for your Pinterest graphics.

So here they are.

Pinterest board cover examples

You can leave a comment below if you have any suggestions or ideas regarding the look of these board covers.

Have you tried any on your Pinterest profile? Do you like any of the above suggested designs?

How to set board covers on your Pinterest profile?

Once you create a Pinterest board cover, it’s time to place it on your board so you can enhance the look of your Pinterest profile.

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to easily place board covers on your Pinterest profile.

And before we get started, look at what a board that doesn’t have a board cover looks like.

There you will see the last pins you saved in it.

A Pinterest board

You’ve created your board cover and once you save it to your computer, it’s time to move on.

1. Upload a board cover to Pinterest

This title may confuse you so I will tell you right away that you will upload your board cover to Pinterest like you upload any other pin you create for your blog post.

The only difference between a board cover and a blog post pin will be the size and the link to which it will be connected.

We talked about the size of the board cover earlier, and as for the link, it will be your Pinterest board.

So click on the red plus signAdd Pin in the upper right-hand side of the window.

There you will:

  • Upload your board cover image in the same way as you upload a pin image.
  • Add a title of your pin. I usually write the same title as the Pinterest board.
  • Add a description of your pin. You can copy and paste the description of your Pinterest board.
  • Copy and paste the URL of your Pinterest board to which you will add the board cover.
  • Select the board on which to save your board cover. Be sure to choose the right board.
  • Before publishing, make sure the “Publish immediately” option is set.

And now you are ready to publish your board cover as a pin.

Upload a pin to Pinterest

TIP: When you upload a board cover to Pinterest, open your Pinterest account on 2 tabs. This way you will be able to easily copy the title, description, URL of the Pinterest board to the pin. So, on one tab, open a board to which you add a board cover, and on the other tab, create a new pin.

2. Set the board cover

And here is the fun part that will change the look of your Pinterest profile! Inside the Pinterest board, you will click on the three dots in the upper left-hand side of the window and click on Edit.

Edit Pinterest board

There, under Edit your board, you will see the Board cover option. Click on the plus sign and use the left arrow to find your latest pin uploaded on the board.

Edit Pinterest board

Now click on Save changes.

A Pinterest board cover

And this is how it will look like in “Edit your board” option.

A Pinterest board cover uploaded

Click Save!

And here’s what the board cover looks like on the Pinterest board!

A Pinterest board cover

TIP: If you’re not sure about the final look of your Pinterest profile, you can upload 2 different board covers to 2 different boards and see which one fits better. Once you make the final decision, upload the board covers for all the boards on your Pinterest profile.

How to change your Pinterest board covers?

After a while, you may find yourself in a situation where you want to change the look of your profile, brand, or when you want to refresh your Pinterest profile.

In case you want to change the design of your

  • board covers
  • color
  • fonts

you can do that very easily.

The procedure will be the same as previously described:

  • create a new board cover
  • upload it to the Pinterest board
  • set it as a board cover.

Don’t be confused if you’ve already uploaded the board cover to think you can’t do it again. It is possible and so easy to do.

How do you remove board covers on Pinterest?

If for some reason you want to remove the board cover from your Pinterest business profile, it is possible.

When you click on a pencil sign on your board, you will get the Edit option. The cover of your board will be displayed there and you can only change it with another board cover there if you uploaded a new pin (board cover) following the instructions above.

But what if you want to completely remove the board cover?

There is a way.

Just follow the steps below.

Here is a Pinterest board that has a board cover.

Pinterest board cover - how to remove

You will click on a board and on the right-hand side of the window you will click on this Edit sign and Select Pins to move or delete.

Pinterest board cover - how to remove it

Scroll down to find the pin that is your board cover. It depends on how many pins you have on your board, but you will be able to find it quickly.

Click on the pin and it will be highlighted in red. And now click Delete.

remove Pinterest board cover

You will have to confirm that you want to delete it.

remove a board cover

And when you go to Edit your board option, it will look like the one shown in the picture – without the board cover.

edit a board on Pinterest

Do not forget to refresh your Pinterest page and your board will be without the board cover.

removed Pinterest board cover

Removing the board cover from your Pinterest board is a process, but not difficult to do.

You just need to remove the pin that represents the board cover from the board.

Simple as that.

Conclucion on how to make Pinterest board covers.

Now you know what the board cover is for on your Pinterest business profile, how to set it up, and why to use it at all.

And the ideas shown above can help you create your board covers. You just have to match them to your brand.

And now it’s time to optimize your Pinterest business account and make sure the rest of your profile is well set up for searches. Download the free Pinterest profile audit checklist and read more about it in this post.

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