A Step by step guide to creating an online vision board that you can easily print and hang up in your space!
Vision Boards! Also referred to as an inspiration board, dream board, motivation board , or goal board. What are they? Do the work? And how can you create one of your own. Let me start off by saying … Yes! Do they work! If you allow them to. And to give you a quick definition of a vision board: It is simply
A vision board is where you visually put down anything and everything you want to manifest in your life. I myself am not new to the world of vision boards. Over the years of creating them I have picked up some knowledge that I am happy to share with you. Keep reading to find out how you can quickly and easily create your vision board.
I also have a free download you can grab that will help you plan your vision board – filled with sample categories you can include in your board, tips and best practices, and a bonus list of positive affirmations. Click here to grab the free download.
Okay so now how to make a vision board …
Step 1: Create Your Vision Board Images / Visuals Online
Go into Canva, which is the free online design software, and open up a blank document the same dimensions as your frame. Doing this will help you create your visuals to size so you can see exactly what it would look like once it's printed.
Now if you want to keep your vision board solely digital, then you do not need to follow and other steps below. You can download this photo from Canva and save it in your phone, as your desktop wallpaper, or screensaver.
Once you have your vision board all set up the way you want and have all of your visuals that need printing, go ahead and copy it onto a new 8.5 x 11 document also in Canva. And this is just for printing. (Watch the video above to see more detail of what I mean). Print out your vision board images and keep it aside for putting together the vision board.
Step 2: Get Your Vision Board Frame Ready
Step 3: Prepare Poster Board For Your Vision Board
This is what you will use to actually stick your vision board images on. I got my poster board from Walmart, it was only a couple dollars and it actually came in a pack! Last year I actually just used the paper that came with the frame; it was a little flimsy but I knew I was just going to stick pictures on there and wasn't going to put anything too heavy on it. So that’s another option you can explore to save a couple bucks.
Step 4: Drawer Liner Background for Vision Board
This is an optional step – but I went ahead and added a drawer liner to the poster board. This is something I also got from Walmart. It’s something that you use to line your cupboards and your drawers before you put items in there. But I'm using it as the background for my vision board. You want to carefully place this on because it can get a little bit tricky with bubbles in there. So I placed it from one end to the next. I just slowly peeled the backing off and stuck it onto my board.
Step 5: Cut Vision Board Images
Cut out your vision board images and place them in the area you want them to go. You can include any photos, stickers, or other decorative items that you want to add to your vision board. I like to place them on the board first before actually taping them down so that way if I change my mind, I don't have to go through having to redo the background or redo the board.
Step 6: Tape or Glue Your Vision Board Images Down
Now that you have your visuals placed where you want them to go, step six is to go ahead and tape your visuals down. You may also use glue for this step but I like to use double sided tape because it's just a little bit cleaner for me.
Step 7: Frame Your Vision Board
Place your newly designed vision board into the frame that you purchased and hang it where you would like. I like to hang my frames using 3M velcro hanging strips because they're so easy to use and also reusable. Last year I placed my vision board right in my office and I wanted to keep it in that same place this year. The velcro was already on the wall from last year and also on the back of the frame (since I’m reusing that as well). So all I had to do is just stick it right back up where I had it last year.
If you have not checked out my video from last year where I gave you five different ways to make a vision board, including Pinterest vision boards and vision board apps, be sure to check it out here or read the blog post here.
This video is still relevant and you can use any (or all) of those ways to make your 2021 vision board. To see a detailed breakdown of my personal 2021 vision board, click here. And also check out my vision board success story by clicking here. I go over the areas of my vision board that I’ve been able to manifest to date. In case you need more convincing that they work. =)