Monday, August 6, 2012

How to Make Your Own Favicon for Blogger

When I started this blog I had no clue how to do most of this stuff.  It was all trial and error.

I researched and researched and realized that if I didn't want to use a free template or pay someone up to $200 or more to make a header for me, then I would have to do it myself.

I found this really great info from BlogHer, in case you are interested in designing your own blog.  It was so easy!

Now about that favicon.  What to heck is a favicon, anyway?  

I had never heard of one either.  

When you open a window for the internet, the favicon is the little tiny picture up next to the webpage you are on in the tabs.

Pottery Barn has a PB.
Facebook has the famous  f.

So, after I created my header, I started working on the little tiny favicon.
How did you spend your summer vacation?  

      Going to the beach and turning into a beach bum blogger.

Steps to making a favicon

  • Go to picmonkey. (It is an amazing free photo editing website that I use all the time.)
  • Upload the picture/ background color you want to use.
  • If you upload a picture and just want to change it to a colored on "canvas color" and pick your color.
  • Go to "resize" not crop (on the left side of the page). I made my background 50 x 50 (uncheck both boxes for proportion and percentage).
  • Here is the fun part...accessorize! Make it your own...experiment with colors and overlays and fonts {remember it is going to be very small, so keep it simple}.
  • Save it to your desktop.
  • Open up your blog and go to "layout" and click on "edit" by the word favicon.
  • Upload your picture.

I did all this and was getting ready to jump for joy as I figured out another web-geek thing, but noticed that my page still had the orange blogger symbol next to my address.

I told the hubs about it and he said, like it was nothing at all, "Refresh your page." So I did. Low and behold, there it was. There it is. And now I am jumping for joy at figuring out another web thing!

Like I said before - it was easy. Hope these steps save you some time.
Enjoy the thrill (no matter how big or small) of your accomplishment!

Happy designing!


  1. Great tute!! Thanks for sharing this!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Thank you for simplifying this! I can't wait to try it!

    1. You are so welcome! I hope it works for you!

  3. I just did this after following your awesome instructions! Thank you!!! Yay me! Yay me! Now that I have discovered PicMonkey I just need to go update all my photos. :)

    1. You are welcome! Glad I could help. Picmonkey is awesome!

  4. Oh my goodness thank you so much!! Mine turned out so cute!

    1. You are very welcome! I am glad you got to make one!

  5. Thank you for this! Mine turned out really cute.

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