how to create a vision board

How to Create a Vision Board: I think the former scrapbook fanatic in me loves any opportunity to craft. On a deeper level I love the idea of taking the time to truly reflect on my dreams and desires and the opportunity to manifest my future.

Before I restarted my blog one of my most popular posts was the one on vision boards. Today, I decided to do an updated post on why and how to create a vision board.

I love, love, love a good vision board.

I created my first vision board during undergrad after learning about the law of attraction and watching The Secret documentary. Since my first vision board I’ve made one at the beginning of any big venture. I created a vision board when I graduated from undergrad, when I started my first job, and I made one when I started law school. Below is the vision board I made when I graduated from undergrad, I currently attend one of the law schools I put on my board! (proof that thoughts really do become things!)

vision board


To create a vision board you’ll need: scissors, crafting supplies, and magazines. I like to go to my local craft store (coupons in hand!) and purchase card stock (I get a large piece to serve as the base of my vision board), stickers, letters, and some type of adhesive. Magazines can be purchase from any convince store or grocery store. But, for my vision board I took some old magazines from my parents house (#ImOnALawStudentBudget).

Vision Board Supplies

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Once I’ve gathered all my supplies, I find a quiet space and flip through the magazines to find things that inspire me. I cut out pictures, quotes, article titles, and sometimes sections of articles themselves. When I made my current vision board I thought about the next three years of my life; places I want to go, milestones I hope to accomplish, and the type of life I want to lead. All the images I selected corresponded to what I hope the next three years of my life look like in some way.

Finally, I arrange all my clippings on the card stock (my Type A personality peaking through) before gluing them on.

diy vision board

My vision board is currently hanging above my desk, where I spend most of my time. Seeing it every day allows me to reflect on it everyday. Since making my vision board I’ve traveled to a few new cities (I even did an international trip, it was amazing, maybe I’ll blog about it later) and I got engaged! I’m still working on that GWagen though! If you found this post helpful, please pin it using the image below!



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  • Reply ~ CARMEN ~

    Such a great idea! I have so many magazine lying around, I should make a vision board! :]


    March 28, 2017 at 3:22 PM
  • Reply Syd

    I love vision boards! So excited to find someone who loves them too

    July 13, 2017 at 3:13 PM
  • Reply Lisa

    This is a great way to find your focus for a blog and other areas in ones life. Having it where you see it every day is a great reminder and will help your achieve your goals!

    July 13, 2017 at 4:13 PM
  • Reply simplygyaps

    That is juat what I needed to prepare me doe my driving test 😊

    July 13, 2017 at 4:51 PM
  • Reply Lynn

    I love vision boards. This is a great reminder that I need to create a new one!

    July 13, 2017 at 6:21 PM
  • Reply Julia Elizabeth

    I just educated myself on the law of attraction as well! A vision board is definitely a great idea, I need to get mine started 🙂

    July 13, 2017 at 9:15 PM
  • Reply Arlene @ From Pennies to Plenty

    Your vision boards look great! I’ve been meaning to put one together for so long but never get around to it. Your post is a nice reminder that I need to get on that.

    July 14, 2017 at 2:02 AM
  • Reply Carissa Eva Stephanie Vikis

    I love creating vision boards! I find the whole process so relaxing. From flipping through magazines to cutting and pasting and then you’re left with this amazing end piece! Loved your pictures and your undergrad vision board is amazing! Congrats on the engagement!

    July 14, 2017 at 4:05 AM
  • Reply Anonymous

    I love vision boards, this is so cute!

    July 14, 2017 at 5:35 AM
  • Reply neeliev

    I really like this post! So cool to make a vision board, I never really knew how to get started so this is really helpful, thanks! Oh and congratulations on your engagement 🙂

    July 14, 2017 at 7:36 AM
  • Reply skkf

    I’ve been meaning to create one for a while, will definitely look at this guide when I finally get around to it!

    July 14, 2017 at 10:07 AM
  • Reply justaddgigi

    Thank you! I never thought of doing a vision board, but this seems like a fun (and motivating) craft to do. Thank you for sharing.

    July 14, 2017 at 11:30 PM
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