Labeling Photos for Pinterest

Pinterest is a virtual “pin board,” a place to pin anything you see online that inspires you or that you love and think you’ll want to remember for a future project or just for fun.  You can read more about what Pinterest is in this previous PINTEREST post.


Labeling a Picture for Pinning:

Recently, Kate at Centsational Girl gave a brief tutorial on how to add wording to a photo with Pixlr, without totally blocking out the photo.  I followed her great directions and it was super easy to do.  I didn’t include a tutorial here below…just click over to the link above to read Kate’s tutorial.

So here’s how my first try at labeling pics turned out using Pixlr.  (Click any link title below for the tutorial.)  I won’t be labeling every photo in a post.  I’ll only label one photo in each post just in case someone does prefer pinning a photo with a description of what the post is about.

Tutorial: Make a Beach or Seaside Table Decoration from Wine Bottles

Shell Craft

I’m going back through some of my old tutorials (it’s taking a while) and creating labels like the ones you see here.  Then I’m adding that labeled photo to the tutorial post.  So, if you see a tutorial or something else you find helpful here at BNOTP and you wish to pin it to Pinterest to save for future reference, hopefully I’ll have a photo labeled in the post that’s just perfect for pinning.   Of course, you are always welcome to pin anything you see here, but I hope these “labeled” photos will help save you some work and time as you pin. 🙂

Découpage a Faux Pumpkin with Your Favorite Fabric or Pattern

Pumpkin Decoupaged with a Favorite Fabric Pattern

Tutorial: Pottery Barn Inspired Garland—Make Your Own for 1/3 the Cost:


Hide Those Ugly Metal Swing Chains

Hide Metal Swing Chains with Cord Covers

Wish to pin the tutorials above?
To pin any of the tutorials I’ve referenced above, you can:

1. Pin the photo here


2.  If you want your pin to take you back to the original tutorial post, just click on the link that’s shown above each photo in this post.  That link will take you back to the original tutorial where you’ll also find the labeled photo to pin.  That’s probably the better way to pin any of the tuts above because your pin will always take you straight back to the original tutorial itself.

Hope you find these “labeled” pics I’ll be including in future tutorials helpful.

For additional blogging tips, check out these posts:

14 Free Photo Editing Sites
9 Tips for Better Blog Photos
Favorite system for watermarking photos for blog
Type Accent Marks, Currency/Math Symbols & Unique Punctuation for Blog Posts
How to make a Blog Button with Grab Box Underneath

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  1. Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest says:

    EXCELLENT, that’s going to be a huge time savor for many – thanks for taking the time to go back and label so many awesome and incredible tutorials, etc. You are fab. Have a great weekend!

  2. Youaretalkingtoomuchdotcom says:

    Great tips! Going to share on my Facebook! I am going to attempt to start doing this as well. Love, Me

  3. The Aud Author, Audrey says:

    I like the idea, however, I often save photos from blogs onto my boards simply for “eye candy” and the text would interfere with that, right? For instance, I’ve pinned your porch onto one of my boards directly from your blog but I’d be less likely to do that if there’s writing on the photo. Sooooo, I hope you’ll continue using “unmarked” photos as well for those of us who simply like to look. 😉

  4. I just “Followed” you. 🙂 A couple friends told me I’d get hooked when they suggested I start “Pinning” a few months ago. They were SO right. One of the ways I use it is to “Pin” a recipe I want to try later from a blog. They tended to get lost when I bookmarked them but now I have a picture to remind me in my “Food to Make” section. My daughter and I are going to cater the dessert reception for my son’s wedding in May. We’re both “Pinning” lots of great ideas for cupcakes and cakepops for the wedding. Of course, most of mine are just pictures that make me happy. Thanks for the tutorials. 🙂

  5. SO HELPFUL! You seem to read my mind! I just started and am still working on pinning just for my view at the moment. Pinning tutorials would be VERY HELPFUL! Susan, did I miss the post you talked about a little while ago about how you were going to do a blog post on how you write a post, watermark and save the pictures then posting from start to finish? I try to keep up but anyway but I may have missed it when I was out of town. My ears immediately perked up because I really need input on the process. I think I have done many things “the hard way” and it would be heaven to do it with the ease you seem to do it.

  6. Dirt Princess says:

    Very good tips. Especially with all the copyright issues!

  7. Charlotte says:

    I love your tutorials and this post. Please send an invite to pinterest to me @

  8. Celia M. c. says:

    Thank you for sharing these great tips, xo HHL

  9. Excellent post, Susan. And now I’m pinning……..Sarah

  10. Shirley@Hospitality Designs says:

    Thank you for presenting this..It makes total sense…I have basically pinned for my own reference so far.

  11. Great tips, thanks.

  12. How are you labeling your pictures?? I’ve just been invited to Pinterest and find it fascinating but looks like a lot of time. Starting seems confusing…so, I’m enjoying just looking at everyone else’s pins.

  13. Joy@aVintageGreen says:

    Thank you again (and again). Your posts are full of how to make things work better in blogging. I loved trying out the transparent/text on a picture. What are great way to start a tutorial post. I have appreciated, and continue to appreciate the research you do on editing/presentation/collages replacement problem (Picnik goodbye issues). I do put a link back on my posts when I discuss something you have pointed out and that I then tried out, always successfully thanks to your very clear directions. Plus, you have great tutorials on so many decorating ideas. Joy

  14. That is a great idea. And so is that swing chain disguise! ~Bliss~

  15. ❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ says:

    What a great idea!

  16. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us, Susan.

  17. Good tip, but the graphic designer in me wants you to use a different font for your pictures……maybe the font that matches your blog header??

  18. {oc cottage} says:

    oye vey yes! the labeling! it is SO crazy making to find the coolest picture…yet there is NO information! m ^..^

  19. I kinda agree with some of the previous posters. I add pictures for inspiration. I would be less likely to pin something that has words all over it unless I was looking for it for a DIY project specifically. Awesome tips though!

  20. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    It appears her blog is down this morning. Hopefully it will be back up again soon.

  21. FYI – The link to Centsational Girl’s tutorial seems to be broken/changed. (Or, perhaps it’s just moi)

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