Mollie Makes Handmade Awards: Create a winning Pinterest entry

Pinterest Communities Manager, Kate Allchin shares her top tips for creating a winning Pinterest entry for the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards. 

Tips for creating a winning pinboard

Ace the basics

Make sure you have a killer business account with a great profile image and description of your business (what makes your products so wonderful and unique), including your website.

Dazzle us with a strong cover

Your board should have a professional and eye-catching cover image that really showcases your brand.

Get wordy

Give your board a description that makes people want to click on it to discover more.

Sound sourcing

Check your pins click through to their source, be it your website, an inspiring blog, or a YouTube tutorial.

Tell us about your pictures

Give all your pins a rich description to let the judging panel know why you’re sharing this particular content.

How to enter the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards

Create a Pinterest board entitled ‘Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2017’ and pin at least five pictures of your projects, bricks and mortar space, illustrations or creative services from your website or blog. Use the ‘Description’ box of the board to tell us about your business, and the category you’d like to enter. Then, invite us to view it by emailing through Pinterest’s ‘Send Board’ button. Here’s an example.

If you don’t have a Pinterest account, enter by emailing all the info detailed above (attaching five low-res images) to

Read more about the categories, meet the judges and see all the amazing prizes you could win! The Mollie Makes Handmade Awards is free to enter, and open to residents of the UK and Europe. The closing date is 11.59pm BST on 18th May 2017.