St. Patrick’s Day Pinterest Ideas

At Customized Girl we really can’t get enough of Pinterest. It’s a great visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests. We love to use Pinterest as a marketing tool but also to research the newest trends in custom apparel.  The best part about Pinterest is the endless ideas for entertainment and party planning.  With the greenest holiday around the corner, we made sure to collect the best and most interesting St. Patrick’s Day Pinterest ideas.

Ideas For St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is considered one our biggest holiday’s in custom apparel and we want to give our followers not only the most unique designs but one of a kind ideas to celebrate the holiday to it’s fullest. We’ve collected all of our favorite recipes, decor, and custom shirts for St. Patrick’s Day and organized them all onto our St. Patrick’s Day pinterest board.

This board is an amazing resource for everything St. Patrick’s Day! You can easily find everything you need to plan the perfect party for adults and even kids.  If you are still struggling to think of the most perfect additions to any event or party then make sure you check out this board! Customized Girl’s pinterest page is a great source for custom gifts and holiday ideas!

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Mardi Gras Ideas For The Perfect Soirée

Mardi Gras is almost here!

As many know, Mardi Gras is the party of the year. It’s the last hurrah before the start of Lent and everyone jumps on the opportunity to celebrate. There are so many activities and events to participate in when heading to New Orleans that it can be overwhelming. A lot of researching and planning must be done to make sure you enjoy every minute. At Customized Girl we understand your desire to plan the perfect event and we want to help you achieve that goal!

One of the best resources for any kind of planning is Pinterest. We love to use Pinterest every day not only as a marketing tool but to research the newest trends in custom apparel. Pinterest is a great resource for planning any event and we do our best to give our followers one of a kind ideas. We’ve collected all of our favorite tips and tricks and stored them on our Mardi Gras board!

For those not in the Big Easy but who still want to celebrate, the only way to mark the holiday is to party and we have plenty ideas to help you do just that! Our Mardi Gras board also includes decorating tips, amazing Mardi Gras shirts, and delicious recipes. No matter if you are hitting up Bourbon Street or planning to celebrate at home, we want your Fat Tuesday to be extra fatty so take a look at our Mardi Gras pinterest board and start planning!

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Last Minute Ideas For Christmas

Christmas is a week away and the panic is starting to set in. Last minute errands, attending multiple parties, then checking and rechecking that you got gifts for everyone on your list. There’s no need to worry because chances are you’re not the only one stressing out. Customized Girl understands the stress and anxiety that come with the holidays and we want to make sure you get to enjoy all the festivities that come with it.

As many know, Pinterest has become the ultimate DIY and event planning resource. We cannot get enough of Pinterest at Customized Girl and we use it every day  not only as a marketing tool but to research the newest trends in custom apparel. During our research, we’ve collected and stored amazing ideas and touches that will make your Christmas extra cheerful and bright. This board includes decorating tips. ugly sweaters, and delicious recipes.  Stop your stressing and take a look at our Christmas pinterest board!

Still in need of some last minute gift ideas? Here is a list of all the custom products we offer at Customized Girl that are great gifts for this holiday season!

Christmas Sweaters

Custom Ornaments

Christmas Pajamas

Custom Stockings

Custom Santa Hats

Christmas Aprons

Custom Bags

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Get Ideas For Thanksgiving with Customized Girl’s Pinterest

What are your big plans for Thanksgiving? Of course some of these plans will include watching the parade, football, skimming some Black Friday ads, and obviously the feast of all feasts. While the meaning of Thanksgiving is to spend time with your family and relax, the whole day can be completely overwhelming. Everyone wants their Thanksgiving holiday to the best and with so many details and only one day to get it all done, Customized Girl wanted to make sure you achieve your goal by providing unique ideas for one memorable Thanksgiving.

We’ve put together a Thanksgiving Pinterest board full of amazing tips and tricks to make your Thanksgiving truly special.

On this board you will find delicious recipes, do it yourself decorations, Thanksgiving apparel, and arts and crafts for all the kids in the family. Pinterest is a great resource for planning any event and we do our best to give our followers one of a kind ideas.

If you are still struggling to think of the most perfect additions to your holidays then make sure you check out this board! Customized Girl’s pinterest page is a great source for custom gifts and holiday ideas!

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How to Market Your Custom Apparel Storefront on Pinterest

On our first edition on how to market your custom apparel storefront we discussed marketing on Tumblr and now we will have tips and tricks on the best approach to Pinterest.

What is Pinterest?

For those of you who don’t know, Pinterest is a platform of “pins” where you can discover ideas, projects, and interests. Pinterest is a very visual website allowing users to really see what they are buying into.  A “pin” is an image you have captured and have added to a board. Boards are an area where you store content and once added they become easily shareable. Pinterest acts as a personalized media platform. Users can browse the content of others on the main page. They can like or repin any content they find and save it on an organized board to keep or purchase in the future. And like Tumblr, Pinterest is free and anything go viral.

Customized Girl has a “pin it” button located below every design but you can always install the pin it widget onto your desktop for all access use. If you are creating an on model or flat images to upload to your product page,  you can also upload these images onto pinterest through the upload option. This is great if you want to direct individuals to your storefront with a different image referencing your storefront as a whole and then adding your storefront URL as the destination URL.

Pinning:

When pinning make sure your image has a title, a small description, and two to three hashtags that describes or organizes your pin. For example:

Like we said earlier, Pinterest is all about amazing images but your product will never be seen if you don’t provide content that will help organize and help your product be found through Pinterest’s search engine. Using the description and hashtags provided in the image above, we have a better chance of being seen when someone is searching “St. Patrick’s Day” even if it is for St. Patrick’s Day shirts, sweatshirts, ideas, parties, etc. The more the better.

Organizing Your Pinterest Page:

Your Pinterest page shouldn’t only be pins of your personal products. You should organize your pins by creating a mini theme for each board you create. Customized Girl’s Pinterest page is a great example of our target niches, seasonal pushes, and any new trends we add to the website.  Repinning content relative to your product gives your products a better chance of being seen and always give users a reason to follow you for more exciting content. Plus no one likes spam. Pinterest is a super useful platform, so enjoy it for your own personal use. Pin your next DIY projects, new recipes, and if you love your storefront designs, then pin those too.

A note about Pinterest boards: they seem to rank really well on Google search results. Think about the search keyword you might want to target, and then name your Pinterest board using that keyword search phrase. As we mentioned, it’s a good idea to fill that board with other relevant pins. If you want it to rank on Google, you’ll also have to link to that board from other places on the web. From Facebook. From Twitter. And from anywhere else that would be relevant, reasonable, and not spammy.

You’ll want your designs to rank well on Google so that shoppers can find them, obviously, but you also want journalists and members of the media to discover your stuff as well. If they have an article to write, chances are they are going to do some Google research. Perhaps that’s how a smart and cool buzzfeed reporter discovered this “Meowy Christmas” Sweater pin of ours when gathering ideas for this amazing post.

Designing For Pinterest:

Users on Pinterest visually scan through pin images very quickly and many pins can be overlooked. Make sure your designs are eye-catching and grab the users attention immediately. They need to use big, bold text with a clear message. Here is some helpful information on what makes a design successful.

If you are selling custom designs, we recommend using a phrase like “[YOUR NAME HERE]” rather than a placeholder text like “SMITH”. On Pinterest, a user might see your SMITH design and think it’s an image of a stock design for someone or something named Smith. But if it says [YOUR TEXT HERE], then it’s clearly a design meant to be customized, which makes it all that more special. This Mom Means Business is a great example of pinning designs that let users understand they can customize this product with their names or dates.

Pin Sizing and Specifications:

Last but not least, sizing! At Customized Girl we are fans of the longer pin images. We use the image guideline of 500 x 1320px. You can pin or use any size, we prefer this size  due to the fact they take up a larger amount of space on any device, making your pin very prominent on the page.

Here are examples of longer pins that visibly do well on Pinterest regardless of desktop or mobile users since the user is always scrolling down to see more images:

 

Useful Tips and Tricks:

You can easily find out what’s being pinned from a website by using the URL http://www.pinterest.com/source/websitedomainname.com/. Just replace websitedomainname with the website domain and you will be able to see the latest pins being shared.  This is great way what to see what customers and users are pinning from your storefront or blog.

Pinterest has recently added a “trending” instant keyword search to their search bar allowing users to see what is trending right at this very moment. This can be very helpful if your specialty is trending and you want to add more products or if you want to jump on the trend by designing a custom shirt that relates to it.

The popular section also allows you to see what is trending. This is the place where you can find pins that are being repined, liked and commented on repeatedly. Here you can find pins your followers will like. You can share it with them to increase engagement

Let us know about your efforts to market your storefront and what Customized Girl can do to help get your products seen!

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Last Minute Ideas For Your Valentine

Valentine’s Day is almost here!  What are your big plans – romantic dinner, flowers, maybe even a surprise? No clue? Chances are you are still struggling to come up with some last minute ideas to please your hunny. No need to worry because Customized Girl is here to help! Our Valentine’s Day pinterest board has a great selection of DIY projects and romantic ideas that will surely impress your significant other.

If you are still struggling to think of the most perfect and thoughtful ideas for Valentine’s Day then make sure you check out this board! Customized Girl’s pinterest is a great source for custom gifts and holiday ideas!

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July Social Roundup

Facebook:

Our Facebook friends were all about the USA game and our custom USA shirts! We wish our team would have made it to the next round, but there’s always the next Cup!


USA Will Win custom crop top

See it on Facebook!

Believe in Team custom USA crop top

US

Pinterest:

Our Pinners were all full of cheer this month!  Our top Pins were full of custom cheerleading shirts!

Fear The Bow custom cheerleading shirt


Check it out on Pinterest!

Bows over Bros custom cheerleading tank

Cheer Isn't A Sport custom cheerleading tank

Polyvore:

The trendsetters on Polyvore were all about our striped skull crop top. Check out of our custom skull shirts!

Skull Stripe Crop Top

See it on Polyvore!

Sugar Skull Tank

Bad to the Bone crop top

Tumblr:

Tumblr showed a lot of love to our Matching Best Friends shirts. Our friends on at the TeesandTanks Tumblr shared these and they were a huge hit!

Matching Best Friends Shirts

Reblog it on Tumblr!

Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum Shirts

Matching BFF Shirts

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June Social Roundup

Time for another Social Roundup! See which of our designs were most popular last month on Facebook, Pinterest, Polyvore and Tumblr!

Facebook

Our Facebook fans loved the Donut designs we shared on National Donut Day!

Dirty, DIRTY Junk Food


See it on Facebook!

Donut Believe in Diets
Nom Nom Nom Donuts

Pinterest

We’re guessing this summer heat has our moms-to-be in Pregzilla mode! Check out all of our Pregzilla maternity shirts!

Pregzilla Coming Soon

See it on Pinterest!

Baby Zilla Peek-A-Boo

Pregzilla Destruction

Polyvore

Our Polyvore followers were all about our Best Friends Beyond crop top tank top! Check out more custom Best Friends tees.

Best Friends Beyond

Check it out on Polyvore!

Best Friends Infinity

Best Friends Arrow shirts

Tumblr

Our Tumblr followers must be made up of dancers and daydreamers. You loved our Dancer and Daydreamer tank! Check out more of our custom dance tees!

Dancer And Daydreamer

Reblog it on your Tumblr!

Dancer Definition

Music + Sweat


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May Social Roundup

Time for another Social Roundup! See which of our designs were most popular last month on Facebook, Pinterest, Polyvore and Tumblr!

Facebook

Our Facebook fans were all about our custom Glow Run tees and tanks! Check out all of our custom Glow Run shirts!

Funny Glow Run 5K

Check it out on Facebook!

The Perfect Glow Run Tank

Can't Color Run With Us

Pinterest

It looks like all the Baseball Moms love pinning our custom Baseball Mom tees when they’re not cheering in the stands! See more Baseball Mom shirts!

Proud Baseball Mom Tee

See it on Pinterest!

He Calls Me Baseball Mom

Baseball Mom With Back

Polyvore

Our Polyvore fashionistas LOVED our I Heart British Accents crop top tank top! Check out more custom British tanks and tees.

I Heart British Accents

Check it out on Polyvore!

Ideal Weight Benedict

Distressed UK Flag

Tumblr

The most reblogged design last month? Our Let It Be Flower Ring crop top! Shop our floral crop tops and more!

Let It Be Flower Ring

Reblog it on your Tumblr!

Dazed Daisy Floral

Cali Floral Text


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April Social Roundup

We have gathered a list of our designs that you’ve shared, liked, pinned, and reblogged the most! Here are the internet’s favorite Customized Girl designs:

Facebook

The Relationship Status of our Facebook fans? It would seem a lot of you are dating a baseball player. You loved our Baseball Girlfriend designs!
I Go Nuts For Baseball Butts

Check it out on Facebook!

Baseball Fan Team Colors
Baseball Girlfriend Style

Tumblr

Our Tumblr followers were all about our St. Patrick’s Day designs last month. Don’t forget to send us any photos of your Customized Girl St. Patrick’s Day shirts to CustomizedGirl@eretailng.com!

PS- get ready for the next party with a custom Cinco de Mayo shirt!

I Heart Irish Accents

Check it out on Tumblr!

Keep Calm Leprechaun
Born Irish Distressed

Pinterest

Our Pinterest followers must love to run- and have some fun with it! Our custom color run tank top was a hit across fitspo boards!
Keep Calm Color Run

Check it out on Pinterest! 

Color Run Cray On
Color Me Color Run

Polyvore

Our fashion forward Polyvore followers were all about the Dope Crop Top featuring our trendy cartoon glove hand designs. We love the sets you’ve created with this top!
Dope Crop Top

Check it out on Polyvore! 

Aye Hes Glove
Hashtag Trippin


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