How to Find Product Sources on Pinterest

October 10, 2016

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I shared this cool trick I discovered on Pinterest on my Instagram story, but since those disappear after 24 hours, and have had a few questions about it, I decided to share it here, too. So many times, our favorite inspiring spaces on Pinterest, are full of droll-worthy products and pieces that really make the space and are sometimes even the reason we pin a picture in the first place. So I was really excited to find a way to find the sources for these products within Pinterest!

How to Find Product Sources on Pinterest | Chris Loves Julia

Let’s take Sugar Paper’s stationary display that I pinned from as inspiration for our One Room Challenge as an example. I loved the shallow shelves, but I really really loved the straight-armed scones.

How to Find Product Sources on Pinterest | Chris Loves Julia

If you click on the magnifying glass in the upper right hand corner of the photo (you will have to be hovering over the photo for it to appear), it will bring up visibly similar results. This is a great way to find the image source, too, as it will likely bring up the same image pinned from other sources, including the original.

How to Find Product Sources on Pinterest | Chris Loves Julia

In addition to visually similar rooms, a cropping tool will also show up on your original pinned picture. All you have to do is crop the exact product you’re interested in visually similar products will pop up next to it! Including, the product the majority of the time.

How to Find Product Sources on Pinterest | Chris Loves Julia

I love this reading nook I pinned from @kathykuohome, had the most adorable wallpaper. I hit that magnifying glass, and cropped in on the wallpaper to find the source.

How to Find Product Sources on Pinterest | Chris Loves Julia

How to Find Product Sources on Pinterest | Chris Loves JuliaI’ve used this trick to find sources for the prettiest lights, wallpaper, textiles including pillows, throws and bedspreads, and even art hanging in my pinned spaces. Pretty cool, right? Hope this helps!

If you want to check out what I’m pinning first hand, you can follow me right here

What do you think?

  1. Bailey says:

    OMG! I thought I knew everything there was to know about Pinterest, but definitely had no idea about this fun tool.. thanks!!

  2. It does work on my Iphone app, just not on my macbook pro. Thanks for the tip!

  3. Brian says:

    Sounds super useful, but mine doesn’t show that same magnifying glass in the picture like yours. Tried a couple different browsers and installed the Pinterest extension on firefox and chrome. No go. Anyone else have the same issue? Couldn’t really find much searching around for a solution.

  4. It was there all the time and here I was using google to help me find source ! I’ve been living in a lie all this long!
    Wow, thanks for that !

  5. Teri says:

    “Drool” , maybe? Thanks for the tip!

  6. Colleen collins says:

    Julia, when I do this trick on my phone on the app, it does not work. When I click on the magnifying glass, it gives me option to save, like, or send. But does not bring me to the similar products. Does it only work on computer on safari? Or am I doing something wrong. This is a super helpful trick!!! Thanks for sharing. Always drove me nuts loving something but not knowing how to find it. Thanks!!

  7. Becky P says:


    I feel like I should introduce myself. I’m Becky. Love the blog! I’ve been reading for about 6 months. First casually and then like an addict, checking every morning for new posts. Thanks for all the time you put into it. I so look forward to every picture and word. I was planning to ask where the Podcast is (which I also love by the way) but I see someone already has. So just saying “hello” and… see you tomorrow.

  8. Tanae says:

    Thank you for sharing this tip, it will be so helpful!!
    I was curious to know how your whole30 went? You guys inspired me to finally pull the plug and I’m so happy that I did. I learned a lot and feel a lot better health wise. I know you’ve mentioned you have food sensitivities in the past so I hope you are doing better.

  9. Kat says:

    I am a diehard user of Pinterest and did not know this trick! Thank you!

  10. Amy says:

    Same here. Listen to the podcast every Monday morning. Really missed it the last two weeks :(. It’s my favorite!

  11. Beth says:

    Hi Julia, are you guys taking a break from the podcast? I’ve missed hearing it last week and again this morning – I’m not sure if I missed an update about it, or if my podcast app isn’t updating properly. Thanks!

  12. Jennifer says:

    when i saw this on your IG stories, it was a such a game changer! we’re renovating our “new” house right now, so it’s especially relevant. best tip of the year

  13. Kathi says:

    FYI – The today show is using a photo of yours in an article….just in case you weren’t aware:

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