Top 10 Things to Pin on Pinterest
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
April 2, 2012
Filed Under Tech and Electronics
Contributed by Info Guru Aurora LaJambre
You’ve asked for and received a Pinterest invitation.
You may or may not have already spent more time than you’ll ever admit scrolling through images Victorian frocks and diet busting deserts. Now your fingers hover over the Create a Board button and you’re getting cold feet. The internet is filled with things to pin on Pinterest, but the go-getter in you wants to make the best pinboards ever.
Start and share your first pinboard today. Here are the top ten things to pin on Pinterest.
10. Dessert ideas
Eye candy is the fuel to Pinterest’s rapidly spreading fire so it makes sense that one of the top things to pin on Pinterest is desserts. If you have a sweet tooth and like to try new things, create a board of mouth-watering sweets. Consider it your mission to make people drool. Every indulgence is welcome from pies stuffed with other pies to crazy rainbow jello.
9. Share the funny
Pinning posters with funny captions serves two purposes: what makes you smile once will make you smile again, and it’s an effortless way to make someone else laugh. Humor can be hard to find when you’re looking for it, but you can start a board and always add to it as you stumble on things from Facebook or funny shops.
8. Home entertaining
It’s so easy to fall into a rut, especially when it comes to our social lives. Use Pinterest to find inspiration for spicing up the next get together you host, and share your own creations after. Find things to pin on DIY pinboards, as well as online party supplies like the hibiscus table skirt above.
7. Style inspiration
Styles change with every season, and it’s not easy to keep up. Fashion accessories, trendy clothing and hot hair styles are among the most popular things to pin on Pinterest. Creating your own style pinboard can help you hone in on your own personal tastes, and find people who share the same style sense. Start with your go-to online fashion stores, pinning seasonal styles you love, and keep your eye out for designs to add from blogs and fashion sites.
Cute serves a similar purpose as funny, in that it makes you feel good inside to appreciate the odd things we do to make already cute things even cuter. Ever since cute animals invaded the internet, the world has had no shortage on adorables. Why should Pinterest be any different?
5. Cool home decorating ideas
If you find yourself flipping through images online or in magazines every time you want to freshen up a space, Pinterest was made for you. Pinning decorating ideas is the easiest way to ensure you won’t forget about them. After a while, scroll through your decorating idea boards. You’ll start seeing patterns emerge that can tell you a great deal about your tastes that you may not be conscious of, including which colors and decorating themes you favor.
Wanderlust can strike anywhere at any time. You may not be able to pack a bag and buy a one-way trip tomorrow, but you can pin images of trips you want to take, like a tour of South America, as well as places you can’t wait to return to. Upload your own images, and pin others from travel sites. Include a note on where your photos are from.
3. Creative Inspiration
People use Pinterest to help them with all sorts of long term creative projects. Authors pin paintings (like the one above by writer Rabindranath Tagore) and images of clothing, architecture and landscapes to help capture the mood of a story or time period they’re writing in. Designers create collages of new ideas that can translate to their field. Cooks pin fresh produce, herbs and other ingredients to capture the colors and textures of the season. Whatever your craft, create a board that engages that side of yourself.
2. What’s for dinner
Unlike dessert pinboards that shamelessly feed a hunger of the eyes, pinning images of food and recipes is a practical way to expand your cooking repertoire. You can create a separate board for specialty meats and cheeses, and every type of cuisine, including vegetarian, Thai and Italian food, or gather them all on one board. Keep this one active. Scrolling through it before heading out to the farmers market and you’ll never get in a food funk again.
In addition to sharing interesting things with others, Pinterest is also a great tool for organizing plans. If you’re planning a wedding, starting a business or moving into a new home, you probably already have a heap of things to pin on Pinterest. Extract your ideas from your head and start organizing them on a board to see how they work together.