Sunday 15 March 2020

I first read about creating a vision board in 'The Secret' in the summer of 2018. I was intrigued, but at the time I wasn't in the right headspace to create one myself. But in the winter of 2019, I finally had the motivation and drive to make one, and I am so pleased with how it turned out!

It was the week running up to Christmas, my flat was pretty hollow as my mum and I were in the process of moving and our Christmas was set to be quite. We decided on having a 'crafty Christmas' – scrapbooking and a little bit of crafting. I decided however that I wanted to make a vision board – something that would be made in time for New Year's Eve, and something that would comprise of all of my hopes and dreams for the year ahead. So I went out on Christmas Eve, bought a big canvas, a glue gun, some magazines and I dug out my crafting box. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day night were spent creating this fabulous vision board... and here's how I did it. 

I'd seen a lot of digital vision boards on Pinterest, Instagram and in various LOA social media groups. Although I loved them, I wanted something tangible – something I could make myself, something I could throw all of my energy into, and something that I could look at each and every day of the year.

I didn't really know what I was doing at first. I'd forgotten to buy a variety of magazines, all of my (200+ Vogue magazines were packed, not that I'd cut them up anyway) and I only had one glossy mag that I didn't mind cutting up a little bit. I had plenty of pretty crafting paper, glitter, photos and pens – so I got to work. I started off in the bottom right corner, my career goals. I wanted to emphasise on my career goals and prospects because I'm leaving university in June (how scary is that?), so I wanted to make sure that getting a good job, success and magazines were a big part of my vision board (hence why it branches out to the bottom left corner also).

I cut out words of things I wanted "get a job, earn £33,000", "graduate", "macbook", "luxury", "I love my body", "move to London", "family, friendship, love, strength" etc... I either cut these from the single magazine I had, or I wrote them myself onto pretty scraps of paper.

Pictures I glued to my canvas were a mix of photos I had taken myself, and photos cut from magazines/printed off from the internet. I used a photo of my old bedroom looking pretty as I would like to get my new bedroom looking just like it, I used a photo of a stack of Vogue magazines to represent my goal to work for Vogue, I used photos I took in Harrods of some Burberry bags to represent my want for luxury/high-end fashion items, and I used pictures from magazines to represent things I want to manifest also (interior, shopping, money, macbook).

I then added glitter (lots of it) and tah-dah! 

I glued everything on using a £5 glue gun from Flying Tiger, but for the glitter I used PVA glue.

Creating a vision board is so easy. Simply add words, affirmations, quotes, pictures, magazine cuttings and handwritten notes of EVERYTHING and ANYTHING you want to achieve. Whether you want to make a yearly vision board, a monthly one, or one that will see you through multiple years – it's so easy and so rewarding. I cannot wait to look back on this vision board at the end of the year and see that everything has come to fruition!

Have you made a vision board before? Has this inspired you to make one of your own? Let me know in the comments below!

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