One of the best ways to create and publish Pinterest pins quickly and efficiently is to learn how to create Canva templates for Pinterest.
By creating templates, all you need to do is change the images and text of each pin for fresh content—that means you can make fresh, ranking pins in a matter of minutes!
In this complete guide, I’m going to show you how to create Canva templates for Pinterest, step by step, so even as a beginning blogger or creator you’ll be creating Pinterest templates and publishing epic Pins in no time!
Why Should You Know How to Create Canva Templates for Pinterest?
If you want to increase your website traffic and conversions with Pinterest (and you absolutely should), you should be creating and publishing fresh Pinterest pins consistently.
Pinterest has announced that they favor fresh content very strongly now and the algorithms are getting pickier. That means that without fresh content, it’s going to be much more difficult to rank on Pinterest.
You can find out more about what Pinterest prefers for pin in their best practices.
You won’t be able to use the outdated techniques of pinning pins to a million boards repeatedly to force your rank anymore.
Unless you want someone to professionally design your Pinterest pins for you, you need templates to create pins with any amount of efficiency to be successful on Pinterest.
Why Use Canva for Pinterest Pin Templates?
You don’t have to use Canva. You can use any design software out there. But if you’re a beginning blogger or even an experienced one but you don’t have a design background, creating Pinterest pins and templates can quickly become overwhelming.
The Canva app is easy to use and beginner-friendly so you don’t have to waste precious time trying to unravel depths of complicated design tools.
Basically, anyone can login to Canva and just start creating.
Canva has made it easy for you to create your templates. They have a “Pinterest Pin” template you can use to customize ready-made designs or build your own pin from scratch.
Canva’s Pinterest pin templates are already in the recommended size according to Pinterest’s best practices (1000 x 1500 pixels), which means you don’t have to worry about customizing the size of your pin for Pinterest, unless you want to.
What Are Pinterest Pin Templates?
Templates are basically a set design that you can customize for each pin. Pinterest pin templates are similar to a pattern for sewing, or a stencil for drawing.
By learning how to create Canva templates for Pinterest, you are setting up “stencils” of pins where you can simply add photos and text and have fresh pins created in a matter of minutes.
Let’s Look at How to Create Canva Templates for Pinterest
You can create as many Pinterest templates as you want, but if you’re learning, I’d recommend that you start with 5 pin templates that you can use for each blog post. Once you get the hang of it you can create more.
First, you need a Canva account. It’s totally free to sign up and they have a lot of amazing features on their free plan. If you know you’re going to use Canva long-term it’s totally worth it to upgrade to the premium version, but you can create amazing looking pins without upgrading.
You’ll need to login to Canva. From there, you’ll end up on the Canva homepage.
Select the “Create A Design” button in the top right corner. Select the “Pinterest pin” template.
You’ll be taken to a blank white canvas where you can create your first Pinterest pin template.