A vision board is a visual representation of your dreams and goals. It goes well beyond just cutting and pasting images on a board….it is a tool that helps you focus on what’s really important in your life.
How to make a Vision Board
Suggested Art Supplies-It is recommended to have a background surface that is thicker like a poster board, stretched canvas or canvas board. Other items you can use include scissors, glue, black sharpie or markers, images and words cut out of magazines or printed off, photographs, decorative papers or stickers. You can paint your background with acrylic paints or choose poster paper that is a colour you love. You can also make a vision board online in apps like Canva or PicCollage and have it as a screen saver on your phone or computer.
- Figure out the theme of your vision board–What do you want to invite into your life? What goals are most important to you this year? What are you grateful for? What symbols, words or phrases motivate or inspire you? What are the experiences you want to create in your life?
- Gather Images and Words–Set a timer for 15 minutes to gather images and words. Flip through magazines and pull out full pages of images, colours or words that you are drawn to. Don’t try to cut out the images at this stage. You can do the same thing on Pinterest or with online images….scroll through and pin images that speak to you. Don’t think too much during this stage…just let your subconscious lead.
- Choose the images and words for your board-Once you have images and words…now you can narrow them down to the most important ones. You might start to see themes that surprise you with the images you found. What images go together in terms of colours? Cut out the ones you want to use.
- Put it all together-Keep your board simple. Focus on 1-2 goals or themes. Leave breathing spaces around your images so your board is not cluttered. Add in fun details with paint or drawings. Repetition of images and colours throughout your board is powerful. Try to choose a few colours that go well together as your main theme.
- Place it somewhere where you will see it everyday-This board is for you to use! Put your vision board up where you will see it everyday. I like to have mine near my desk so I look at it when I am on the computer. Other people like it near their bathroom or closet so they see it when they are getting ready for the day. You can also take a picture of it and have it as a screen saver on your phone or computer.
This is also a fun thing to do with kids! They love pulling images out of magazines. I find with kids it is better to have specific questions for them to answer like….. What do you want to be? Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? You can then look for images that answer those questions. Check out this blog post on how to do this process with kids.