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I’ve been doing vision boards for years. I’ve always been fine using poster board and foam board, up until a couple of months ago when I fell in love with these canvas pin boards at TJ Maxx and decided to up my vision board game.
I love using boards for inspiration. Not only are they useful and motivating, they’re like functional artwork! Here are a few ways I’ve used vision boards, and a couple ideas I have for that empty second board.
I’ve been doing dream boards for over a decade and have found them to be a powerful manifestation tool. Every new year I attach magazine clippings and print outs onto a poster board that I hang in my work space to remind me of my goals and inspire me throughout the year. I also take photos of my dream boards, which are fun to look back on and remember the goals I’ve had over the years and what I’ve accomplished.
When I started the biz, I started using foam board to put together ideas for our monthly subs. Having a visual of all the ideas grouped together helps me to imagine what our customers will see when they get their package, make sure all the items are cohesive and look good together, and edit as needed.
In the photo above, the board that I’ve been filling up is actually a current project I’m working on with the shop. Laying samples of our product out like this gives me a better picture what we have in the shop, the holes we need to fill, and plan for new product we want to create. The same could be done with ideas, event planning, you name it.
One of my goals for this year is to build up my wardrobe. I really want to put together images of the style I’m going for, images that represent the way I want to show up for myself and in my life. A board will help me to see the big picture, so that when I go shopping, I’m not just randomly buying whatever cute thing, but intentionally looking for pieces that fit that particular vibe.
With home decor, I can’t look at an empty room and know exactly what to fill it with. But I know what I like when I see it, so a board would be a great place to collect ideas, play with the different images and see what works together. It’s like a home decor rough draft before putting down the money.
Now, I know some of you are probably thinking that this is exactly why Pinterest was invented. I use both! Because as much as I love social media and tech, for some things there’s just something about a physical board that just hits different.
I can’t find a link to these exact boards pictured, and a browse through Amazon turned up a lot of great options, but none in this style, unfortunately. But click here for the super cute round clear push pins I used.
Do you use vision boards? Do you have boards for any other purposes besides the ones mentioned here?