Last Updated on January 26, 2021 by scottkandh
50 Pins to inspire creating your own “Viral” pins.
Earlier, I wrote a blog post called: Blogtober Day 25 – Top 20 Favorite “Viral” pins from Pinterest. I’m referring to that as Part I. And this post as a sequel to it, hence, “50 Pins to Inspire creating your own Awesome “Viral” Pins – Part Two.”
I visited a lot of various Pinterest Group Boards to get a wide assortment of “viral’ pins for you.
What not to do: I’m not suggested that you copy the pin exactly the way that it is, but by looking at the pin, you’ll be able to make the pin all your own by changing the image, the fonts, coloring, etc.
Why am I suggesting this? Because once in a blue moon you’ll sit idly in front of your monitor and be thinking I can’t think of a design for this pin. Hopefully one of these pins will be the muse that you need to make that special “Viral” pin.
Let me tell you a little more about myself that I hadn’t expressed elsewhere. I was in the military for 24 years. I was a webmaster for one of the Squadron’s web page for nearly two years. I’m not a Professional Designer; however, I do have a keen eye for design as you’ll be able to see from many of the pins that I’ve created for my website – Pinterest Artwork.
As I mentioned I’m not a Professional Designer. But I’m steering you into the direction of a designer (Kristen at Applecart Lane) that I look up to high on a pedestal and you’ll want to download her Free Pin Design Roadmap to help you in your Pinterest pin design endeavors.
For this particular post, I’m not adding hyperlinks to the majority of the pins, because I want you to concentrate on these pins. However, there might be a link or two to the pins that truly stand out because of the nature of the material that it has to offer like the one at the top of the list for Free Online Courses. Please try to keep your hands on the wheel at all times and don’t let go. I’m counting on you to navigate through to the end of this post so that you can begin to create those exception viral pins.
I’ve put my Addiction to Pinterest to good use by looking at Pins that really stand out.
For the sake of simplicity, I’ve added numbers that reflect to the pins below:
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What I like about this pin: I like how there are a few red roses on the keyboard and the blogger uses the same color to emphasize Free Blog.
Man, how I wish that WordPress was as easy to use as Microsoft Word. I’m trying to put Free Blog into red letters. I was able to do it with Classic Editor, but the Classic Editor wouldn’t let me cut and paste it into the previous line. One more thing to add to the to-do list.
I’m majorly digressing, but after all this blog is about learning (especially when it comes to WordPress). Not only did I find a plug-in to add color to your fonts but I also found a plug-in within the link to add color to your categories. Once the plug-in is installed all you need to do is to highlight your word, click on a drop-down arrow, and chose text color. Cool! Colorful categories.
In addition, there’s another one that will put different colors on your posts (drafts, scheduled, published, etc) called Color Admin Post List|DOWNLOAD. As of late, I’ve been scheduling a lot of the posts to publish a few minutes after midnight (because I’ve been doing the Blogtober Challenge). Now it’s going to be very easy to look at the admin Post List and determine exactly which posts need to be worked on.
Pinterest Pin Design #2
What I like about this pin: The purple borders and the contrasting white color of the header located in the middle of the page.
Pinterest Pin Design #3
What I like about this pin: The slight tilt of 21 to give it a little emphasis. I don’t know the name of the text that has the word “Moms” in it. I’ll have to find out what that’s called so I can use it on one of my own pins. Perhaps one of my fellow bloggers will know what that’s called and can leave a comment for it.
Pinterest Pin Design #4
What I like about this pin: Great use of a photo to show a shattered reflection. Take note of the contrasting colors between the various elements within the title. The only key element missing was the site’s URL.
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Pinterest Pin Design #5
What I like about this pin: The time on the pin (depicting a clock) and the heading go perfectly together to make time for your kids. Although I probably would have gone with a different color for the one that’s in yellow. Yellow on white is hard to read.
Pinterest Pin Design #6
The jar of coins depicts saving money. The green is nicely placed on the in.
Pinterest Pin Design #7
The pin is very beautiful so you’re tempted to visit the site to see the various Free Pinterest Templates that are offered to bring traffic to your blog.
Pinterest Pin Design #8
The purple on this pin is used in a good fashion. The lady exercising looks like she’s reaching right into the graphic with the curved line.
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Pinterest Pin Design #9
Lilac flowers and purple. They go great together. Nice layout of four quadrants with a little bit of space between the pictures to make them stand out that much more instead of pressing them all together.
Pinterest Pin Design #10
The pin depicts that you can get a free printable and has a highligheter too. Sometimes you’ll want to tilt a word up for a little more inflection and to make it stand out more.
Pinterest Pin Design #11
What I like about this pin: I like this pin and I plan to make something like this in Canva. With the photo inside of an emblem.
Pinterest Pin Design #12
What I like about this pin: I like how the waves personify tranquility and the title of the pin is how to prepare for motherhood. This is an example that your URL doesn’t always have to be at the bottom. By placing it at the bottom (for this particular pin) it wouldn’t be readable. By placing the URL in a different location you increase the likelihood that it’s easier to read.
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Pinterest Pin Design #13
What I like about this pin: Nice coloring.
Pinterest Pin Design #14
What I like about this pin: Like #13 it has good coloring. And the URL is placed in a box to make it stand out more.
Pinterest Pin Design #15 and #16.
What I like about this pin: #15 and #16 are good examples of not always placing the URL at the bottom of your post. The border used for the URL matches the main colors in each of the pins.
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Pinterest Pin Design #17
What I like about this pin: The splash of brown where it says: Positive Self-Talk.
Pinterest Pin Design #18
What I like about this pin: Twins Mommy is one of my favorite blogs and puts out very good quality pins like this one that are nice, soft, and attractive.
Pinterest Pin Design #19
What I like about this pin: It’s not always necessary to put your URL on a pin. However, the URL is replaced with the Zero Debt logo.
Pinterest Pin Design #20
What I like about this pin: A soft beautiful pin that is used for one of the Pinterest Board Covers.
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Pinterest Pin Design #21
What I like about this pin: Cat with nice coloring.
Pinterest Pin Design #22
What I like about this pin: A list that’s right on the front of the pin.
Pinterest Pin Design #23
What I like about this pin: I took this course and it was extremely wonderful. It gave me a lot of insight into blogging. Excellent use of color in a pin.
Pinterest Pin Design #24
What I like about this pin: Talking about color this one is very pretty with its use of several colors strategically arranged on an Infographic.
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Pinterest Pin Design #25 – 3 Affordable Pinterest Courses every Blogger needs to take in the first 6 months.
What I like about this pin: Alternating use of color in the Heading. Emphasis is placed on two keys words of Pinterest and 6 months encouraging Bloggers to take the free courses within their 1st 6 months.
Pinterest Pin Design #26
What I like about this pin: Several pins are fanned out in the pin.
Pinterest Pin Design #27
What I like about this pin: The purple text; however, I think that the color of the circle shouldn’t have been yellow.
Pinterest Pin Design #28
What I like about this pin: The 30 splashed in the middle of the pin. Good variety of fonts used within the pin.
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Pinterest Pin Design #29 #30 and #31.
What I like about these pins: The use of color, the nice layout. Talkbitz.com uses its logo strategically in their pins. This template is available to use for free on ………..
Pinterest Pin Design #32
What I like about this pin: Four pins featured all together into one pin. When using this method be sure to use a boxed border (for your heading) as in the pin above.
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Pinterest Pin Design #33
What I like about this pin: Four pins depicted into one pin and 200+ placed in the center of the pin.
Pinterest Pin Design #34
What I like about this pin: Enthusiastic blogger learning how to start a blog. Pictures personify so much information such as this pin.
Pinterest Pin Design #35
What I like about this pin: Settle use of these are things you need to know about when discussing the negotiation of home repairs.
Pinterest Pin Design #36 – How to Grow your list from 0 – 500 in 30 days (using Pinterest). What I like about this pin: The use of blue font and the shaded URL at the bottom and top of the pin (for the header).
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Pinterest Pin Design #37
What I like about this pin: Places some of the key freebies right on the pin. People know before even visiting your site what’s in store for them.
Pinterest Pin Design #39
What I like about this pin: Beautifully designed graphic that grabs your immediate attention since only half of the butterfly is in color.
Pinterest Pin Design #39
What I like about this pin: Good use of pictures on a pin and I normally don’t see this kind of a layout. It’s unique, usually, there are four pictures on a pin or three.
Pinterest Pin Design #40
What I like about this pin: Nice colors and graphics.
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Pinterest Pin Design #41
What I like about this pin: A plain and simple pin with a nice graphic.
Pinterest Pin Design #42
What I like about this pin: This is the course that I took to learn about blogging and how to use WordPress.
Pinterest Pin Design #43
What I like about this pin: Use of a nice script font.
Pinterest Pin Design #44
What I like about this pin: I nice Infographic about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tips.
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Pinterest Pin Design #45
What I like about this pin: The coloring on the pin and the arrow drawing your attention into a peek inside for budgeting tips.
Pinterest Pin Design #46
What I like about this pin: A few landmarks on the pin to depict a travel Blog.
Pinterest Pin Design #47
What I like about this pin: Use of the gray header at the top and the fonts used for Disneyland.
Pinterest Pin Design #48
What I like about this pin: Finally.! 20 Blogtober 2020 Badges that you can download from Canva to let people know you’ve completed your Blogtober Challenge. Bloggers writing one day every day for the entire month of October. Located about 2/3 of the way down the page.
Pinterest Design #49 and #50
What I like about these pins: It’s not too often that I see a border around a pin; however, it makes me wonder what happened to the rest of the border. Both of the pins use nice coloring and the number of features for the blog is centered in the middle of the pin.
Are you Inspired to Create Some Pins?
You made it to the end! I hope these Pinterest pin designs inspire you to design your own eye-catching pins and help you better understand the key components that make up a great Pinterest pin design.
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Here are some more posts for you to take a look at on my website:
Call to Action. Before you go, here’s an action item for you
(especially if you’re a new blogger).
I’d like for you to pick one of the pins from above, pin it, and then create your own version of that pin. Please provide a comment on which # pin you selected and after you’ve completed your pin, I’d really like to see your progress. Perhaps your pin will be featured in a future post of the Best 100 Viral Pins (title to be changed of course, to make it more clickable).