Here we go, Day 1 of Recharge Me in May. I’m not starting off very well either. I didn’t get my Vision Board done because my 14 year old has been home sick all week and I had to get her to the doctor today. She has strep. Best laid plans….

But, I have instructions from my 2011 Vision Board and I’m going to work on my digital vision board on the plane tomorrow as I head to the Mom 2.0 Summit in California. So, if you want to get started, here are some instructions you can follow including a video.

Create A Vision Board

Every year we all set our intentions and every year, by March they are out the door. In 2010, I went through a process of setting my intentions with every intention of reaching all my goals. I even posted them all here so I would be held accountable. Didn’t work!

I just finished reading the Idiot’s Guide to Vision Boards and the free Vision Board e-book by Christine Kane.

My Vision Board Project Supply List

  • Something for the background – could be a bulletin board, foam board, poster board or anything that suits you
  • Tape or glue or anything to use to stick the pictures on your background
  • Magazines or print off photos from the Internet
  • Markers or some type of pretty pens in your favorite colors
  • Anything else that you would like to use. Get as crafty as you’d like or as simple as you’d like.

Vision Board Craft Plan

  1. Write out a list of goals that you would like to achieve (that you would like on your vision board).
  2. Find pictures, quotes, words or headlines to glue to your vision board. Magazines work really well for finding pictures and headlines to represent your goals. You may also use pictures that you have or search for pictures online and print them. What you choose is up to you. I started by going through magazines and cutting out anything that appealed to me.
  3. Separate all the items you found in step 2 into piles for each of your goals (if you have more than 1).
  4. Lay out the items onto your chosen background. Do not glue them down yet. The order is not important. Do what feels and looks right for you. There are many theories about creating a vision board. My personal theory is create your vision board so that it inspires you. It needs to make sense to you and no one else. I left white space so that I could add elements and decorations after. The scrapbooker in me wanted to make it pretty!
  5. Once you are satisfied with the layout of all the items, begin to glue everything down. I adhered all my pictures to scrapbooking paper before putting it on the board. Feel free to be as creative as you would like when adhering your items to the board.
  6. Use the Elmer’s No-Wrinkle Dual Tip Glue Pen to adhere the magazine clippings to the board. The glue is perfect for magazine or newspaper because it doesn’t wrinkle.
  7. Add any additional elements or decorations to your vision board.
  8. Finalize your vision board with your name and label anything that you feel needs a label. I used the Elmer’s 3D 10 Classic Rainbow ‘n Glitter Colors to highlight anything on my board that needed a little glitter. I used the Elmer’s Project Popperz Classic Colors Markers (8 pack) to add my name and put some decoration around some of the goal pictures.
  9. Put your vision board in a place where you will see it every day. This is my completed project:

#RechargeMe May Vision Board

Vision Board Example Video

This video is about 10 minutes long, but I go through and explain in great detail why I chose the different items on my vision board. I won’t be insulted if you do not watch the entire 10 minute video. I created it for anyone who wonders why I chose different items or if you want an in depth explanation of a vision board.

Elmer’s #CanYouTopThis Vision Board Example from Michele McGraw on Vimeo.

My 10 minute detailed explanation of my vision board

Here are some links to other Vision Board posts: