Wednesday, August 22, 2012

TpT Banner {Tutorial}

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create your own TpT {TeachersPayTeachers} banner using PowerPoint. Banners are great for promoting special, new, or seasonal products on TpT and they can help your store look more professional. Right now in my TpT store, my banner is promoting my Back to School packet and I will probably change it in the middle of September to promote a Halloween product I am working on. Click on the image below to check out my back to school banner in my TpT store.

{Out of respect for my digital artwork, please don't copy this exact design!}
It may not show up quite yet... I'm still waiting for it to be approved by TpT, because I made a few changes to it.

To make your own banner, open Powerpoint, click on Design, and then Page Setup.

This next part is SUPER important!!!
*TpT Banners can only be 706px by 90px, which is 
9.81 inches by 1.25 inches.* On the Page Setup screen, change 
the slide to the following dimensions.

After you change the dimensions, this is what it will look like in PowerPoint.

Have fun and add shapes, color, images, and text boxes to make your banner look appealing. Click {here} to check out some great clipart and font resources. Try to make your banner original and unique to your store... don't be tempted to copy someone else's design.

When you have finished your banner, save it as a JPEG File Interchange Format {a.k.a. picture}. 
I always save stuff like this to my desktop so I can find it easily.

Next, make sure you are logged in to your TpT account. If you aren't a TpT seller and would like to become one, click {here} and sign up for the Seller Upgrade {don't worry, it's free}.

Then click on My Sales: Dashboard.

Towards the bottom of the page {kind of in the middle-ish area} you will see Marketing & Promotion. Click on "dress up your store..."

In the Profile Page Leaderboard {a.k.a. banner} section, you will see the Choose File button. Click on it and find your banner JPEG. Then, enter the link you want your banner to take customers to and click on Save Changes. BTW: It can take up to a few hours for your banner to appear on the site, because it has to be approved by TpT.

Even though this tutorial was for PowerPoint, you can really make your banner in any design program, as long as you can resize your artboard to:

706px X 90px 
9.81in X 1.25in 
24.91 cm X 3.17cm

I am excited to see how your TpT banners turn out! 
Leave a link to your TpT store in the comments section below and I'll be sure to check them out! 


Miss Kindergarten said...


Anita said...

I can't wait to try this...but my Powerpoint is measured in!?
Mrs. Bremer’s Kindergarten

Lindsey (The Teacher Wife) said...

Anita: These are the dimensions in cm: 24.91 cm X 3.17cm

Good luck!!

Miss Nelson said...

I've been wanting to know how to do this! Thank you very much! Trying it as soon as I get home.

Anita said...

Thanks so much...I see the cm measurements now in your post, were they always there {'cuz if so I feel dumb!}
Here's a link to my beautiful new header...I love your blog{s} :)

Sue said...

This is awesome. Thank you for the idea and directions. I will give it a try.

theverybusykindergarten :)

Julie @ The Teaching Bug said...

This is great! I wondered how to do this. I am your newest follower!

applesandabcs said...

I had no idea how to do this! I am going to get working on it! :) Thank you!
Apples and ABC's

Rachelle said...

YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kelly Teaching Fourth said...

Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Teaching Fourth

Mrs. Saoud said...

You got the right stuff! Thank you!

Miss Nelson said...

Thank you again. I'm trying to resize my side button on tpt because it's cut off a bit. Do you know the dimensions for 160 px by 200px? I may be a little early but just checking.

Sharon said...

Hi Lindsey!! I love your new blog....bc I am a education student and just started a new blog to document my process in becoming a teacher in hopes that it will help me be an awesome blogger when I get my own classroom. I'd love to see a post about doing a blog heading. I did one, but I think it took me waaaaayyyy to long and it should be much easier. :)

Teach With Laughter said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial. You can see my first banner here:

Teach With Laughter

Wise Guys said...

This rocked. Simple and easy to follow! I pinned your blog and have shared on facebook. Here is our banner on our tpt storefront:

jen ormsbee said...

Thank you for posting this :) I look forward to each entry!!

Deana said...

I LOVE this tutorial!!! I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to make a banner and this was so easy to follow. You are awesome!

Primary Punch Store

Primary Punch

Stephanie said...

This is GREAT!! I will have to try it soon!! Thank you!!

Aimee said...

I am loving this blog! So far, you have had tutorials for 2 things (the page up arrow and the TpT banner) that I have been wondering about.

Thank you sooooo much!

Primarily Speaking

Mrs. M said...

Thank- you so much!

Can you also provide a tutorial for the image we can upload on tpt? The one at the left hand side of our tpt store page? pretty please? :)

Amy Grout said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog!! Your directions are extremely clear and easy to follow. I've been trying to create a banner for my TPT store since I started in July with no luck. Thanks to this post, I was done and had it uploaded in less than 10 minutes. Thank you so much! I am your newest follower and can't wait to see what else I'll learn from you.
Adventures In Teaching

Linda said...

I did it!! I've been trying to figure out how to do this since last December when I opened my store! Thank you so much!! You're amazing! Here's a link to take a peek:
TPT Store/Linda-Kamp

I can't wait to see what you'll teach us next time!


Christi said...

I would love to know the dimensions for 160 px by 200px. Do you think you could pass them along? (That is if you know them.)


P.S. I am your newest follower!

Rachel Seymour said...

Oh, yay!! It worked! I have wanted to do this for so long! Thank you!! :)

Here's my link: A-B-Seymour's TpT Store

Rachel :)

Mrs. Reed said...

Thanks so much for this great tutorial! It was so easy to follow along. Im your newest follower!

Here is a link to my TPT store:
My TPT Store

And my Blog:
Flying Into First Grade

Emily Kate said...

We're fairly new to TpT and I didn't even realize this was something you could do with your TpT store to make it look more professional and personalized. Thank you!

Lori Rosenberg said...

Thanks so much! I pinned the turorial so I'll never forget how to do it. Your directions are perfect! Here's my link:

Ѽ Lori
Teaching With Love and Laughter

Lori Rosenberg said...

I checked out everyone's banners! They all look great!

Ѽ Lori
Teaching With Love and Laughter

Miss Cosby said...

My banner is waiting for approval! Thanks so much. :)

You Might Be a First Grader...

Linda said...

Hi Lindsay,
I was wondering how long it takes for approval? My banner still is not showing. I tried to resubmit it as I think I may have done it incorrectly. When I went back in there was no file showing. Now when I try to upload a file and click "save" it disappears.
any advice?
Thanks so much!

Leah Mathis said...

I have made my first one! I am waiting for approval. Thanks so much for your help! Let me know what you think! :)

Leah @ Learning 4 Keeps

Sue said...

Here is the header I made for my tpt store. Thanks for the information.


Nicole Heinlein said...

Yay! Just finished and uploaded my new banner. Thanks for the awesome directions!

Teaching With Style

Mrs. Mariano said...

Wow! This is very informative! Thanks!

dmamec said...

Thank you so very much! This was EXACTLY what I needed! I am digging in to TpT after a few years of thinking it was a good idea but not knowing how to get started...thanks for helping me get my store up and running even better!

Just Wild About Teaching said...

thanks for the helpful! i am your newest follower...drop by =)

Primary Possibilities said...

Great tutorials!! Thanks!! I am now a follower!! Come check us out..... Merry Christmas!!

Sandra said...

Thank you for this awesome tutorial!! :)
Here is the link to my store:
Sweet Times in First

Shayna Aldrich said...

Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to start making tons of banners for all occasions!

mkizz said...

Thank you for sharing these helpful tips! I recently started posting to TpT and have been wondering how to do this! Check out my site here, I would love feedback.

Mrs. Martinez said...

Thank you! Very easy to follow...I appreciate it!

Rebecca Kay said...

Thank you for all the great blogging input! I just started my new blog last week and I think you've answered all of my TPT banner and blogging questions in one fabulous spot! :-)

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

Thank you so much for explaining how to do this! It took me ten minutes using your directions!!! Thanks so much!!!
melissa :)

Tiffany Robles said...

Thanks for the help and tips!

Jennifer Moses CCC/SLP said...

Thank you for your excellent directions. I'm recommending you on my site.

Here is new store::

AHyman2 said...

Great tutorial! THANK YOU!

Lisa G. said...

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU so much for your help! This was so fun :)

Here is a link to my store:

Connecting the Dots: A Kindergarten Blog

Table Talk with C and C said...

Thanks for sharing this helpful tip on how to make a banner!! I look forward to making my TpT store looking more professional!! I am your newest follower!

Table Talk with C & C

Tara said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I going to have to give this a try!

Wife of the Prez said...

Thank you! I got a link to this from TpT forums. This was perfect. Simple and concise! I can't wait to see my banner once it is approved!

Caren Hickman said...

Thanks for the clear instructions! Created my own banner this morning! Can't wait to see it on my site:

Nancy Alvarez said...

I am creating a TPT Seller Resource Wiki. I would like to include a link to this tutorial but I did not want to add it without your permission. The link will lead back to this page on your blog. If you have any questions please e-mail me at Thanks.

Susan Hogan said...

This was great! Thanks!!!

Katie Loftin said...

For those of you that asked about the profile page banner (the 160 px x 200px one) I used an online calculator to figure it out. It said you should make the picture's width 2.13 inches & the height 2.67 inches.

Timothy Eller said...

Thanks for this amazing post

Lauren Copeland said...

This ROCKS! Thanks :)

The Sweetest Thing
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Hailey Deloya said...

This was so helpful! Thank you!! Hailey from Autism Tank

Ms. Sewell said...

Sooooo helpful! Thank you!

website design said...

Thank you so much! You made this very easy. I have been trying to add this to my blog! I love your blog. You have help me with so many things!
website design

Jennie Setili said...

Thank you! That was so easy and such a big help!

Kendra Passarelli said...

This is AMAZING!!! Just what I needed! Thank you so much!!

This Little Ladybug

Meredith Long said...

Hallelujah! Totally amazing! Thank you so much! So helpful!


Courtney said...

So helpful! Thank you!


AHyman2 said...

Fantastic resource - I've bookmarked it! Thanks! Mr. Technology (

Hello Literacy said...

Thank you so much! This is just what I was looking for! Do you also know the dimensions for the squareish banner on the side left of our store? Thanks, Jen

My Carolina Classroom said...

Needed this~ Thank you!

miss kotter said...

Thank you for this tutorial! I just used it to help me with my St. Patrick's Day sale banner! The directions were perfect.

Library Lady said...

YOUR IDEAS are AMAZING!! keep 'em coming!
Library Lady

Twirly Whirly Teaching said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I'm new to TpT and I've been wanting to put up a banner...thanks so much for including the dimensions!

Katie Johanne said...

Your posts have been so helpful! I used many of your tutorials for my new teaching blog:

The Scoop On Primary

AND I added a link to my TPT store -- thank you for sharing, I'm a new follower!


CJ wms said...


Miki said...

Thank you so much for this post. A friend of mine paid someone to do this for her-and now I can show her how to do it herself! It is really awesome for you to share this information.

butterfliesanddaydreams said...

You rock!! I am trying to get my blog and TPT store up and going. I have spent the last few weeks trying to learn on my own and don't want to pay someone to do it because I want it to look like me :) I am absolutely following your blog because this post I happened to find on google must be the tip of the iceberg :)

Cynthia Shay said...

Thank you very much! This was a great tutorial!

ABCs and IEPs said...

I've been trying to figure this out for over a YEAR! Thanks to this tutorial, I just did it in five minutes! Thank you SO much!

SpeciaLKuhnEducator said...

Thank you so much for the help.

Here is what I created:

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