DIY Vision Board
I'm a dreamer and an idealist -- someone who can easily slip into their own fantasies of how they wish their life was like. If you're anything like me, I find that vision boards have a special power you never thought could derive from photos on your wall.
That being said, creative projects will be a new addition to my blog, as well as my YouTube channel (you can find the video for this project near the end of this post!). I've always been into arts & crafts since I was little, but I never wanted to share projects that I did at home.. until recently, when I looked within me and the feeling of sharing this aspect of me just felt right. I had so much fun filming my first creative project video and I hope you guys enjoy this segment!
I've had this corkboard for a few years and its purpose has just been a place for me to pin objects that inspire me and that make me happy. For a while, I've been wanting to make a vision board, as I've only read good things about creating a visual you see every day in front of your eyes.
A vision board includes all that you wish to see in your future. Whether that's where exactly you want to live, where you want to go, who you want to be, etc.
I first decided to explore my online vision board on my Pinterest and printed photos of a lofts and a brownstone apartment in New York City. Ever since I picked up a book called 'All the Buildings in New York: That I've Drawn So Far' by James Gulliver Hancock back when I was around 16-years-old, I started falling in love with this beautiful city that was so rich in history. I also knew that it was a place of hustlers, go-getters and dreamers, and I've just felt like that was the kind of place I wanted to live in.
I took a bunch of magazines from my garage and started cutting out words and images that spoke to me, like stay bright, strong, abroad, read, enjoy, DO IT YOUR WAY, and images like a colourful shop and a European city.
If you watch my YouTube video of this project, I've sped up the process of creating my new board for the same reason I can't speak on how you should go about this project.
We each have our own unique aesthetic and the process of creating something that is to your liking involves trial-and-error until you're satisfied or more with the outcome.
One possibly unique thing that I do is use old earrings that I no longer wear as 'push pins' for my corkboard. I think that it enhances the appearance of your board compared to just normal coloured push pins.
I also took an old envelope and glued the word give to where my name and address used to be and now it serves as a little folder where I can put more things.
Here is the final outcome -- my vision board!
(As you can see, I couldn't let go of my 'How to Train Your Dragon' circle)
This was so much fun to make. If you also end up doing this project, make sure to tag me in your photo on Instagram! :) I'd love to see what you guys create!
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