Thursday, August 1, 2013

DIY Pinterest Board Covers

Hello teachers!! It has been a few days since I've posted anything. I have been busy! I switched my craft room around and it's taken me almost the whole week to purge stuff from other teachers, college, and HIGH SCHOOL!! (You know...the stuff you love, but never touch.) I am very proud of myself. I donated 4 boxes & 1 bag full of stuff to goodwill. I also threw out 3 bags of PAPERS! I am a hoarder when it comes to collecting papers.  Then it hit me....I have GOOGLE! :) It's more efficient to use Google than try to remember and find what I took notes on or have copied 2 years ago. Ok, enough about my hoarding, onto the real meat of the post...

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I haven't linked up with Technology Tailgate before, but I keep seeing amazing posts from teachers and bloggers. I thought I would share some useful info too! I also know this particular linky party happened on Tuesday and today is Thursday...oh well. It's better to be late than never. :)

I shared on Monday how I customized my Pinterest boards.  I thought I would share a a lovely download to help you decorate your boards too! This item will be FREE until Sunday 8/4/13 @ 11:59 CSD. You can download my PPT at my TpT store or my TN store.

Once you download your power point, add the title of your Pinterest board onto each slide. The board cover will look like this with text:
Pinterest Board Cover Example

Once you have a board cover created for each Pinterst board, you want to save the PPT as a JPG.  Go to 'File' and click 'save as.'  Then you want to save file type as 'JPEG.'

Save PPT as JPG

On a PC, it will ask you if you want to save every slide or the current slide.  If you have info on every slide of the power point, click 'save every slide.' If you only want to save the current slide that is displayed, click 'current slide only.' It will save to the folder you specify. 
Save PPT as JPG

Save in the appropriate folder, then upload to Pinterest! Click on the + and upload a pin. 
upload Pin to Pinterest

Choose the JPEG you just saved and upload it to the corresponding board. 
upload Pin to Pinterest

Then you want to edit the Pin. Copy the board URL. Click the little pen icon at the top right of your Pin & this window will pop up: 
edit Pin on Pinterest

Paste the board URL in the 'source' box & write a quick description about the pin. 

When you are done, hover over the board & click 'change cover.' Find the image you just uploaded and update! When you are done, your Pinterest page can look as cute as this: 

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Download your own Pinterst board covers
Don't forget your download!