DIY: Vintage Vision Board

by Mia M.

Hello, gorgeous people and welcome back to another addition of “Mia trying to get her shit together”. It’s a slow process . . . but we seem to be getting somewhere.

If you’ve been following me and this website for a hot minute, you will be familiar with my love of manifestations. (And by a hot minute . . . I really mean for over a year. If you’ve only been following post-Australia Mia, I’m sorry – that girl is fun, but she does not have her shit together.)

Manifestations are essentially when you will things into your life. Now, I’m not saying it’s like UberEats; you don’t just ring up and pop in your order for dream job, dream house and ooh a couple of extra inches of height. For me, I like to think of it as a bit of clarity; it’s a way for me to sit down, really think about what I want and set some goals. Then, whatever I do moving forwards, I have those aims in mind.

One of my favourite ways to use manifestations is to visualise all my various goals through vision boards.

What We’re Making:

Like this one!

Generally, I make absolutely massive and extensively detailed boards (like I buy a large canvas and absolutely cram that shit), but I only have a few main goals at the moment – and I really wanted to create something that would also work as a cute decoration for my room too. I’d had this idea of repurposing old picture frames into new things for a while, so one weekend I headed down to the secondhand store and got down to it!

The thing I really like about this craft is that it could absolutely be tweaked and turned into any number of other useful things – a memo board, a gift; hell, if you found a small enough frame, I reckon it would be a pretty cute birthday card. (My mum’s birthday is coming up in a few weeks . . . I’m probably going to make a card version and share with you all.)

But whatever – let’s get down to how to actually make the thing.

You Will Need:

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1. A photo frame. Personally, I found a really nice one at a secondhand store – you could buy one new, but . . . reduce, re-use, recycle!

2. Spray paint. You can just use normal white paint if you want – but, if you’re a serial crafter, I recommend picking up spray paint because I find it gets used way more than you’d think. (Plus, it’s cheaper and quicker to apply.)

3. String/Twine. (Another thing that comes in useful way more often than you’d think.)

4. Tape & Super-Glue.

5. Wooden Pegs

There’s actually a really good value deal on twine and pegs together on Amazon!

Anpro 812cm Jute Twine String And 50 Psc Mini Wooden Pegs, Brown Hessian Twine String For Photos - Christmas Card Holder, Arts Crafts Gift Twine And Clips - Gardening Twine String
Anpro 812cm Jute Twine String And 50 Psc Mini Wooden Pegs, Brown Hessian Twine String For Photos - Christmas Card Holder, Arts Crafts Gift Twine And Clips - Gardening Twine String

What You Need To Do:

If you were particularly interested in what’s on my vision board and what it all means, I did include a ‘lil explanation at the end of that video so feel free to watch it. (Or don’t – it’s a free country. I think.)

To sum it up . . . I want the main things every little girl wants. A cute room to live in for the next year, enough money to afford to live (through a reliable job where I can earn said money) and a couple of cool tattoos. I’m easily pleased. (Not to mention, pretty happy with my current lot… I don’t want anything more than what I need to keep being able to live here next year.)

Want to know something really funny? A couple of days after I set all of this up, my mum text me about a potential remote opportunity at her workplace! See, they bloody work!


(Pin these for me!)

If I’ve got you well and truly in the DIY mood . . . well, then, my job here is done! I just exist to randomly drop in and inspire you to whip out the glitter.

Nah, I’m kidding – if I’ve got you into the DIY mood, make sure you’re giving my DIY Pinterest board a follow. I share all the arts and crafts.

Did you guys enjoy this craft? Would you give it a go yourselves? Are you big believers in vision boards and manifestations? Let me know your thoughts down below!


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About Mia M.

I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

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tattoo lover, plant hoarder, DIY addict and overall stoner grandma

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