How to create the perfect vision board for this school year


This school year is going to be the best yet! Not only do you get the chance to try out for the dance team, but it’s also the season to catch *every* football game and snap some IG-worthy prom photos. Keeping all of your goals in one place is the perfect way to keep track of everything you’re going to accomplish this year. Need a starting point? We’ve found some of the best supplies and tips for your next vision board.

Find the perfect location

You definitely want your vision board to be a daily reminder of the motivation you need. That’s why it’s essential to place the board where you’ll be sure to see it often. If you find your desk to be your favorite place to work, place your vision board above it. Or maybe you prefer to hang it on the wall opposite your bed, so it’s the *first* thing you see when you wake up in the morning (you’ll get inspiration every day)!

Look for ideas

Before you start creating your vision board, you’ll need to decide what to put in it. Sometimes you can find materials in the most unexpected (and totally free!) places. GL magazines are a great starting point. Find those old issues around the house and cut out any photos and quotes that catch your eye. And of course, you can never go wrong finding inspiration on Insta and Pinterest. Your vision board will come together in no time!

Get visual inspiration

Once you’ve gathered your supplies and found the *perfect* spot to put your board, all you need is a little inspiration. When looking for images and photos to add to your board, think about your goals for the school year, whether it’s joining the group or going on a senior camping trip, and find visuals that match. Everything is good for your vision board, including all the clubs you want to join, upcoming league games and weekends you plan with your team. You can even put some style inspiration on the board with pictures of different clothes that catch your eye or accessories that you’re ready to wear.

It’s all about aesthetics

With your sense of aesthetics, there is no doubt that your board will be visually pleasing. To achieve this effect, design your board around your favorite colors. So whether you’re a blue bb, green girl, or just looking for a totally different shade, whatever you include should stick to similar shades. Creating a color palette for your board will make everything look more organized and effortlessly chic. You can even check out famous social media aesthetics for inspiration (maybe you want to live out your dark college dreams this year!). You can create these vibrations on your board to cultivate a unique style that suits you.

Create a border

Cute band, $2

A border is the perfect touch to make your board stand out. The added splash of color will create a bright, cheerful and organized look. For an easy and effective frame, try using washi tape. . If you’re a fan of rose gold, check out these washi tapes or if you prefer lots of color, check out these fun designs.

Compile your resources

Etsy, $20

Gather as many supplies as possible, from fun pastel markers to small pieces of colored paper. Anything can be useful for your vision board, the possibilities are endless, so go all out! Checking your old arts and crafts drawer is definitely a good first place to look for cute pens or fun stickers. If you don’t have a ton of art supplies, Etsy has some fun journaling and scrapbooking kits that will be perfect for your vision board (check out these paper packets for some cute background inspiration!).

Add the final touchs

Walmart, $8

Once you’re done adding all the pictures, consider placing fun stickers, embellishments, and other little things on the board. Not only are they great for fitting into small empty spaces, but they make your vision board pop. If you’re looking for 3D quality, puffy stickers are the way to go…and this fun pack has something for everyone! Pens can also add extra detail to your board (who doesn’t love inspirational quotes and personalized messages?).

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You decide to create your own vision board? We want to see *all* your photos! Be sure to tag us on Instagram @girlslifemag for a chance to be featured!

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