This week I wanted to do something crafty and inspiring. I have had a small case of the blues lately and needed something to boost my spirits and get me motivated. While absent mindedly grazing through YouTube I stumbled across this amazing video by Tyler Oakley, in which he created a vision board to help him maintain his goals and values in life, while still creating something fun to hang on the wall. So I wanted to take a crack at it.
YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IqbZPRdNBE&app=desktop
The first thing I did was take a trip to Wal-Mart to buy a poster board ($0.49), a couple of magazines (around $7 to buy two or three, depending on the magazine), and a pack of the giant Elmer’s purple to clear glue sticks, my favorite ($2.99). The trick is to buy magazines with headlines that fit your lifestyle, and topics that interest you.
The next step is to leisurely flip through the magazine, cutting out little bits that stick out or mean something to you. This is the fun part; you can cut out anything you want. Make this something that is personal and meaningful to you.
After you have gone through the magazines and are satisfied with the amount of cutouts you have, you can begin to glue them to the poster board. This is where the true design and aesthetic of your vision board is created. Some like the cluttered collage look, and others the spatial statement look. Find what you like and piece the pictures together.
One thing that I enjoyed about Tyler Oakley’s board, was the theme or main statement that described his board. I followed suit and made a small statement in the center of my vision board reading, “Everything you need to survive… Find it.” To me it means that I need to find what makes me happy and what I thrive in, then make that my focus in life.
Here is my board, and a closer look at a few of my favorite sections.
Here is Sherry’s board, and a closer look at a few of her favorite sayings.
I hope you enjoy this idea and are inspired to make your own!