Create Video Pins for Pinterest in Less than 1 Minute
If you want to increase your traffic with Pinterest, you need to be creating lots of fresh pins that stop the scroll.
Pinterest is a VISUAL search engine and you have to make a statement with your pin images. It is so cool to be scrolling along and see a pin start playing. It is kind of mesmerizing.
Pinterest is favoring Video Pins and they are showing up first in the feed.
So why not try them out?
You don’t have to start from scratch and use complicated design software.
I am Clarita, a designer obsessed with Simplifying Design for non-designers. I strongly believe that with a little guidance, you can create beautiful graphics and visual content, even if you have ZERO design skills.
Follow this STEP-BY-STEP to create 10 Animated Video Pins and start getting more likes, clicks, and sales!
5 Steps to Create Video Pins for Pinterest:
Step 1: Use this set of Canva Templates I designed to make it EASY, FAST and FUN.
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Step 2: Access the Templates in Canva.
Download the PDF and CLICK on the buttons that open the Canva Templates.
CLICK Use Templates button. This will open the set of templates.
MAKE A COPY before using the templates so that you always keep the originals for next time!
Step 3: Edit text boxes to write your headlines and customize colors.
Step 4: Drag and drop your own images
Step 5: Download your Animated Videos!
Let’s dig in and learn how to design video pins from these set of templates, quickly!
I put together a short tutorial where you can see the process in LESS THAN 3 MINUTES. Watch HERE.
Below, I walk you through a quick overview of 5 types of images you can create with these templates.
1. Mixed Video Pin
This image is composed by a static background, some text and literally a video incorporated into a frame. You can use stock footage videos or any of your own videos that you can quickly shoot with your cellphone. Watch me create this pin here.
2. Text Overlay Pin
Use a video for the background and simply add text on top. Make sure your text is readable, and that’s it! Take a look at how to create this type of pin, here.
3. Mesmerizing Doodles
This is the type of pin where you incorporate bubbles, strokes and stickers that create a fun, eye-catching effect. Take a look at this one and how easy it is to create.
4. Moving Background
In this case we use a background with a subtle moving effect that draws your attention instantly. I like to add some sparkle to make pop out even more. Learn how to use this effect here.
5. Animated Text
If you want to create animation in literally one click, this tool is your best friend. There are several effects which you can play around with. Check out how to apply them on your pins.
Things To Know About Creating Video Pins:
- Format: vertical or square format so they look better on mobile feeds.
- Length: 40 seconds or less.
- Don’t waste time on adding sound.
- Always include a call to action.
- Don’t give all the information away.
If you haven’t done any video for Pinterest before, I think it’s definitely worth experimenting with on Pinterest.
Grab your templates here and start creating your Video pins right away! All you need is Canva a some images of your own.
It’s time to experiment with creating some video pins for your Pinterest marketing strategy! Watch the video below and learn how to make your video pins in 3 MINUTES!
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