Popular Humor Pins on Pinterest – What Makes People to LOL


Make someone laugh, and you’re probably going to get them to share. Laughter is one of the most easily and powerfully accessible emotions on the internet. You’ll rarely be able to get someone to burst out in anger or cry in sadness; but you can easily get someone to laugh suddenly and unexpectedly.

It’s hard to design humor. Instead of trying to make it happen, have an attitude of trying to capture humor when it happens. When a co-worker says something funny for example, write it down and create an image out of it. Or if you think something funny, have a journal nearby that you can use to jot down ideas.

Here are a few examples of funny pictures that got a lot of traction in Pinterest’s “Humor” section.

When Life Gives You Lemons …

This photo is hilarious, because it completes a sentence everyone has heard in an unexpected way. Comedians know this as a twist. Taking a common idea and giving it an unexpected twist is a good way to come up with funny ideas.

This pin got over 2,000 people to like it! Out of just 8,000 repins, that’s quite an achievement.


Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/257690409898121390/



This is one of the most repinned photos of all time in the humor section, with over 25,000 repins. Its attraction is simple: It makes the baby look like it’s grinning hugely.

This is a great example of a moment you can’t really plan. When you see it, you know it – So just take out your camera and capture the moment.


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The Cutest Dog on Pinterest

This photo is very plain and simple. It’s a picture of a dog – An outrageously cute dog. People love photos of dogs, cats and babies online. There are sites with millions of visitors that do nothing but gather cute cat and dog images.

This photo got over 15,500 likes. Again, with photos like these, it’s more about capturing the moment than creating the moment.


Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/56506170294168687/

Sleep Ninja

This image really paints an image. When you read it, you can literally see her jumping out of her bed. You might also flash back to times in your life when you did the same. The key word here is “like a ninja,” which really makes this line come alive.

If you’re using a text-based humorous image, see if you can throw in words that create mental imagery. This image got almost 13,400 likes.


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Dude … You’re Not Adopted (And Controversy)

Market research firms have proven it again and again: People are drawn to faces. Women are especially drawn to baby faces. Faces with strong expressions are especially hard to look away from.

This image combines all these principles in an image that’s nearly impossible to ignore. The words match the image perfectly. It’s a joke, illustrated with baby actors that couldn’t have been more realistic.

If you find a good image on the internet, see if you can find a line, thought or joke that goes well with it. Alternatively, if you find a joke you like, see if you can find a picture to go with it.


This image also caused a bit of controversy because some people are offended by the perceived message that being adopted is a bad thing. This controversy possibly contributed to this image’s popularity as well. Of course, many can look at this picture and relate to it as the joke is a frequent childhood occurrence. It’s not intended to say, being adopted is bad, but a statement from one sibling to another that ‘I couldn’t possibly be related to you’.

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I’m So Glad You’re Home!

Here’s another great example of superimposing text on the perfect image. The joke is quite old – But add it to the right image and you really dimentionalize it.

If you’re trying to get an image to go viral in your niche, try finding a joke in your niche to start with and add an image to it. For example, if you’re in the cooking industry, you might Google “cooking jokes.” Find one or two you like, then find an appropriate image and you’re set!


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Toilet Paper Origami

Do you have a devious side?

Don’t be afraid to let it come out a little. Deviousness or prankster-ness is an oft underestimated force online.

Here’s a great example. This image got over 10,000 repins. Someone suggested that you could fold other people’s toilet paper into origami.

You can bet that gave someone pause…and perhaps sparked a few ideas.


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Life Was Easier …

This image was posted some time ago, when Apple and Blackberry were still battling it out in the marketplace. This took something that was really hot in the news and turned it into a funny image. If you’re using humor to get more repins, try to tie in current events somehow. That way you tap into an already existing vein of interest.


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When I Yawn

When you take an experience and greatly exaggerate it, it’s often very funny. This photo does that by poking fun at how people think they look when they yawn. It’s also a good example of using an internet meme, which is kind of like a running joke with the internet community.  This photo got more than 10,000 repins.


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As a rule of thumb, if your humor photo can make someone burst out laughing unexpectedly, it’ll probably do well. Publish it to your own audience first to give it an initial push. Then get as many repins as you possibly can.

DIY and Crafts Popular Pins Tips


Does your audience like getting their hands a little dirty? If so, Pinterest’s DIY and Crafts section might be a good place to reach them. It’s one of the most active categories on Pinterest, full of people who are doers.

Photos that tend to do well on DIY and Crafts tend to be “in action” photos of people applying some creative principle to something they’re doing at home. Are you creating art or making things easier in your house in a unique way? Take a high quality photo of it and post it on Pinterest!

Here are some of the most successful DIY and Crafts examples.

Melted Crayons

With over 64,000 repins, this image is by far a very popular DIY and Crafts photo on Pinterest right now. This image looks gorgeous and showcases a really unique idea. It’s photographed clearly and was done right all around.

This goes to show you really don’t need a heavy budget to succeed on social media. This whole project could have been done for under $100.


Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/154600199677838775/

Daddy Hands

This photo is simple, yet touching. It has over 36,000 repins and is one of the most popular photos in the category.

This photo is a good reminder for social media users and marketers that sometimes it’s not all about strategy or technique. Sometimes just showing some emotion is all you need to build a connection with your audience.

Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/68719867588/

Glue Gun

This pin shows people how to do something they’ve probably seen in other places before. A lot of people have seen these “writing on the bottle” kind of jars before, but never knew how to do it before. Chances are people have wondered how it’s done. This pin answers that question.

Showing people how to do things they already want to know how to do is a fantastic way to get repins and praise. Over 33,000 people agree.


Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/60869032433376674/

Glitter Keys

Keys are something that people have with them all the time, all day, every day. It’s a chance to really show off your style in a subtle way. A lot of women who see a picture like this instinctively think to themselves: Wow, I’d love to have a key like that.

This pin shows a great example of what a finished product looks like, as well as shows people exactly how it’s done. It also illustrates how to get the glitter to stay on with nail polish.

Finally, the webmaster included a link back to their site. This link was seen by hundreds of thousands of people, making it not just a successful photo, but a successful marketing campaign, with over 31,000 likes.


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Born, Met, Married

If you can make love shine through your images, it’ll probably be shared. This photo showcases a couple’s love for each other in a very artistic and creative way. Piercing pennies from the year you were born, the year you met and the year you got married really shows off two people’s commitment to each other. Many of the 100+ comments this photo got shared this sentiment.

How can you creatively use props to bring emotions alive?

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Glowing Things

Things that glow, spark, explode, flash or look brilliant in other ways catch a lot of attention. This photo does this really well. It teaches people how to make a glowing, sparkling jar by pouring glowstick fluid and glitter inside and shaking it. About 23,500 people thought it was worthy of sharing.

Is there a graphically impressive way you can showcase your product or your ideas? A good example of a retail company doing this would be the “Will it Blend” BlendTec YouTube videos. They made strong graphic attraction the core of their business.


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Telling a story can be a great way to get your stuff out there. Let people into your personal or business life, so people can get a sense of who you are. This photo does this spectacularly. You really get how much life these two people have lived.

Almost 20,000 people repinned this photo. Is there a way you can wrap a story into your photos?


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Color Leaf

Sometimes spontaneity is what gets people to share. Thinking it through too much doesn’t help at all. For example, someone can just take a leaf, dunk it in paint and press it against a sheet of paper – And create one of the most widely pinned photos in Pinterest, to the tune of about 18,000 repins.

Have a crazy or wacky idea? Don’t filter yourself. Just do it and snap a photo.


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Practical Clothes Hanger

Giving practical how-to tips is always in fashion. Especially if you solve a problem that everyone has, with a creative solution they never thought about. Capture that solution on film and you’ve got yourself a winner.

Everyone’s experienced having their clothes fall off the clothes hanger. Most people assume it’s just a problem they have to live with. Not so! This photo illustrates an exact solution. And over 18,000 people shared it.


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Clean Shower Head

Here’s another example of someone solving a solution for their audience. Again, the formula for success is:

1)     The problem is widespread.

2)     The solution is simple.

3)     You can capture the solution on camera.

In this case, how do you clean a dirty shower head? Just follow these directions. Over 3,500 people liked it and over 178,000 repinned it.

Look around you. Are there creative problems you can solve?

The DIY and Crafts section of Pinterest can be an abundant source of traffic for anyone targeting people who care about their home, or feel artistic in any way. It’s also a great way to reach creative women. Be on the lookout for unique things you can share.


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What Makes a Food & Drink Pin Famous?


Food and drink is one of the most popular categories on Pinterest. People love sharing the amazing foods they’ve cooked, as well as the amazing foods that they want to try. Photos that tend to do well in the Food and Drink section tend to look so good that you can almost taste the food on your tongue.

Many of the foods that do well involve quite a bit of creativity. They take an old concept that people are used to, then add something completely new. Let’s take a look at some examples and examine why they were successful.

A Very Popular Recipe

One of the most popular pictures in the Food & Drink section is the garlic cheesy bread photo. Most people love the taste of garlic bread. Most people like cheese. The photo is taken at an active moment, just when you can see the cheese strings and when the bread is tearing.

But what really made this photo popular was – Get this – Its popularity. At a certain point, it just kept getting more repins simply because it was famous. It has over 104,000 repins.


Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/238550111481940397/

Simple Recipes

This recipe for a simple summer drink did spectacularly well. It got over 50,000 pins. People commenting really loved how simple it was to make, as well as how great it tasted. The photo also really brings out the multi-flavored nature of the drink.


Sometimes complex recipes really can work against you. If you can give someone an amazing beverage or food and make it easy, it can really take off.
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Fruit Popsicles

Who wouldn’t love fruit popsicles? The photo really showcases how much fruit is in these popsicles. Looking at the shot, one can’t help but imagine how great these would taste, especially on a hot summer day. These got nearly 7,000 likes!


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No Bake Oreo Cake

This cake is made with zero baking. It looks fantastic on camera, almost like an iceberg. But what really made this photo take off was, again, how simple the recipe is. It’s listed right below the Pinterest photo.

People often think cakes are really hard to make. This cake certainly isn’t. Just mix all these ingredients together. Making hard things easy for people is a great way to gain popularity. This cake got over 48,000 likes and 150 comments!


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Moscato Wine and Raspberry Lemonade

The photography on this photo is nice. But a nice touch – Intentional or not – Was the swirlyness of the ice. The ice cubes appear to make some kind of a tornado. This slight touch turned the photo from an average one to a superb one, netting it over 50,000 repins.


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Chocolate Fruit Cones

These are ice cream cones coated with chocolate on the inside and filled with fruits. The multi-colored nature of the photo certainly helped its popularity, though it’s also important to note that the Pinterest user who posted it had quite a few followers. This photo got over 41,000 repins.


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Chocolate Carmelitas

This is a great example of a photo that you can just about taste. Any cookie or chocolate fan looking at this photo is sure to salivate. With over 41,200 likes, this photo really showcases the power of photography and food. Notice how they got the chocolate, the caramel and the cookie all clearly in the shot.


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Strawberry Yogurt

There are three things that work really well with this pin:

1)     The photography is great. The contrast between the red and the white really makes the strawberries stand out. They look crunchy, even if the reader has no way of knowing what its texture is really like.

2)     It’s practical. People can easily replicate this at home.

3)     They gave alternatives, such as using grapes or bananas.

This pin got over 37,000 repins and around 100 comments.

Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/224124518925434115/


Baked Smores

A lot of people have fond childhood memories of baking smores over campfires as a kid. This photo evokes those feelings splendidly. These baked smores with chocolate are hard not to love.

The photographer deliberately chose to shoot a smore with a teardrop-like shaped chocolate on top. Notice how some of the other smores have flatter tops, but the one showcased has a little more style.
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#10 – Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Now for something completely different, let’s look at something much more juicy, tangy and salty. Looking at this photo, one can easily tell how fattening and yummy this dish is.

This photo has over 34,000 repins.


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These are some of the most successful pins on Pinterest in the Food & Drink category. Use some of these principles to help make your own pins more successful. And keep on pinning!