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Pinterest's 15 Most Popular Pins Of All Time

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 04/17/2012 12:32 pm   Updated: 04/17/2012 3:32 pm

New social media darling Pinterest is growing by leaps and bounds. Experian recently ranked the site as the web's third most popular social network (behind Twitter and Facebook), up from seventh place in November of 2011. Impressive!

So what are people sharing on Pinterest? With a majority of female users (estimates range from as low as 58 percent to a whopping 97 percent), the site is overflowing with tasty recipes, pretty photos and cute craft ideas. According to Pinterest data directory Repinly, 29.5 percent of the most popular pins come from the food and drink category; the category of DIY Crafts receives the next-highest amount of pins, at 13.4 percent of total. Indeed, Repinly shows that the most-repinned posts usually feature attractive photos of edibles that link to or are captioned with the items' recipes.

Take a look at the slideshow (below) to see the most popular pins of all time, based on stats pulled from top pinners' public profiles and posts. For more gorgeous Pinterest fun, check out our slideshow of the 27 prettiest pinboards you need to follow. If you want to start pinning like a pro, check out our guide to the 11 handiest Pinterest tools.

What's the coolest, prettiest or tastiest thing you've ever found on Pinterest? Share with is in the comments, tweet at us (@HuffPostTech) or email us (technology@huffingtonpost.com).

[hat tip, The Next Web]

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  • #15 - Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

    <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/24980972902922359/" target="_hplink">Original pinner: Michael Wurm {inspiredbycharm.com}</a>

  • #14 - Fancy Up-Do Photo

    <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/69383650478661626/" target="_hplink">Original pinner: Jelena F.</a>

  • #13 - Inspirational Quote

    <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/3166662207836841/" target="_hplink">Original pinner: Chalisa Lynn</a>

  • #12 - Oreo Layer Dessert Recipe

    <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/127578601913771758/" target="_hplink">Original pinner: Laura Ficken</a>

  • #11 - Simple Sweet Treat Recipe

    <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/17240411043010353/" target="_hplink">Original pinner: Aliyah Prontaut</a>

  • #10 - Raspberry Lemonade Recipe

    <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/90072061267146340/" target="_hplink">Original pinner: Katie Whitten</a>

  • #9 - Fruit Popsicles Photo

    <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/30680841181208128/" target="_hplink">Original pinner: Jessica Hawley Gamer</a>

  • #8 - Candle-Holder Instructional Photo

    <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/282530576592856960/" target="_hplink">Original pinner: Anneliese Clark</a>

  • #7 - Summer Sangria Recipe

    <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/54958057922471691/" target="_hplink">Original pinner: Carolyn Vinh</a>

  • #6 - Frozen Yogurt Drops Recipe

    <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/168603579769708318/" target="_hplink">Original pinner: Jillee</a>

  • #5 - Frozen Strawberry Mojito Recipe

    <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/24980972902866633/" target="_hplink">Original pinner: Michael Wurm {inspiredbycharm.com}</a>

  • #4 - Disney's Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe

    <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/200480620881860689/" target="_hplink">Original pinner: Kim Gonzalez</a>

  • #3 - Lovely Framing Compositions

    <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/168040629816002285/" target="_hplink">Original pinner: Danielle Magnuson</a>

  • #2 - Rainbow Fruit Kabobs Photo

    <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/44895327504849613/" target="_hplink">Original pinner: Emily Clawson</a>

  • #1 - Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread Recipe

    <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/238550111481940397/" target="_hplink">Original pinner: Mandy W</a>

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