True Visionary: Create a Personalized Vision Board

Tack up inspiration and style with a personalized vision board.

| March/April 2011

  • Fill your vision board with inspirational photos and phrases that remind you of personal goals.
    Photo By Thomas Gibson/Styling By Ginevra Pylant

An easy DIY project, an inspiration board is a thought-provoking, kinetic piece of personalized art that reminds you to focus on what’s truly important to you. Vision boards are forums where you and your loved ones can post inspirational images and sayings that remind you to focus on your unique set of desires—whether it’s painting your bedroom, planting a spring garden or living simply.

Build Your Board 

Consider your vision board an ever-evolving art project. You can personalize the space and pick and choose elements based on how you and your family intend to use it. We cut a piece of Homasote fiberboard—a recycled, tackable material—to fit a vintage frame and wrapped it in fabric for a polished look, but there are many options out there. You could adhere cork tiles to a wall, hang a ready-made cork board or mount vintage metal trays and attach cut-outs with magnets.

Make a weekly or monthly activity out of clipping and arranging inspirational pictures and phrases. Taking items off the board may be as important as putting them up. Consider how many items you can “check off” your vision board each month.

If you’re planning a vacation, hang photos and articles about the places you hope to explore. If you have a remodeling project in mind, tack up how-to articles from magazines or color combinations that catch your eye. Want a great job? Clip inspirations that suggest abundance in your career. If you have children, you can use the board to teach them about goal-setting. What’s going on in your children’s lives? What images encourage good study habits and their rewards? Is there a piano recital or a swim meet coming up? 

Support Your Vision (Board) 

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