DIY: Vintage Vision Board

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.)

White Spray Paint – Amazon US – $4.99

White Spray Paint – Amazon UK – £6

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!

Twine and 50pc Peg Set – Amazon US – $9

Twine And 50pc Peg Set – Amazon UK – £5.59

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!

Peace,

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32 thoughts on “DIY: Vintage Vision Board”

  1. tuva’s world – Adventurous 17 year old swede, sharing my passion for traveling and cultures

    This looks so good, have wanted to do something similar so will actually try to recreate this, thank you!

    1. crystalsandcurls – 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.

      Thank you 🙂 I definitely recommend giving it a go, it’s got a prime spot in my room 🙂 x

  2. I. M. Fletcher – Belle Isle – Tagline: It's easier to apologize than to ask permission.

    That’s a neat idea. I made a vision board once but it was just posterboard with a gluestick and some magazine photos. I didn’t do it right, though. I think for it to work for me, I’d have to put an orange or some other offering in front of it each day until it comes true.

    1. crystalsandcurls – 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.

      Thank you so much 🙂 Definitely give it another go, they’re really useful when they do work!

  3. Diva Named Dom – Just a girl on a full time journey of procuring the best version of myself. I consider my hometown, South Florida, paradise. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stay a while! www.DivaNamedDom.com

    I love this! So cute! I’m big on manifestations. I tend to journal and literally sketch what I want. It’s amazing comparing what you once wanted your life to resemble to what it has turned out to be! Love the idea to give as a card!

    Dom | http://www.DivaNamedDom.com

    1. crystalsandcurls – 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.

      Thanks Dom 🙂 It’s really weird isn’t it? Sometimes you can literally look back at it and go “oh shit i made that all happen” xx

  4. Chloé/ La Fashion Bubble – My instagram @lafashionbubble xx

    Nice post. Also I recently created an Instagram account called @lafashionbubble. I hope you will follow me on Instagram so that we can connect 🙂

  5. Hannah – Hello there! My name is Hannah and I am a 22 year old lifestyle blogger who loves travelling, coffee and social media. Welcome to my corner of the Internet.

    I made a vision board for my phone background with lots of photos of my goals for 2019. So far it seems to be working… xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – 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.

      That’s actually a really good idea – you always see your phone background, so what better place to have all your inspo?xx

  6. What a stylish idea. Motivating and great decor. I love it but definitely need to think about what I want to manifest and how to make it look all aesthetic

  7. seaofwordsx – Christina, 27 years old, blog about my journey in life, loving yourself and mental health 🌸

    I love this so much! I always love how creative you are! This looks so cute. I wish you luck in making your dreams come true I love how the universe always give us what we want at the moment we need it like your mum sending you that text. I hope it all works out. I’m definitely a big believer of manifesting our dreams.

  8. SimpleSerenity – My name is Azra, welcome to my blog SimpleSerenity. I'm from Bosnia and Herzegovina, 24 years old chemical engineering student that works as a beauty journalist. I hope you'll enjoy spending time on my blog and enjoy my content. It would mean a world to me if you would subscribe and leave me any feedback that you have! If you want to ask me something you can email me at simple_serenity@outlook.com.

    It turned out so good, I’m in love with the vintage vibe. Lovely idea and post dear. xx

  9. Rossy Galaxy – Pacific Northwest – I'm a full-time SAHM to an energetic 5 year old boy and I'm married to my best friend. / / I love makeup, photography and cars.

    This looks great! I need to make a vision board so this is good inspo

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  11. stickysituation – An expressive soul who indulges in poetry, art and music.

    I might just recreate this for a friend’s birthday. I always find that presents that have a self-made element to them are much more personal (and people tend to appreciate and love them way more). Great post as always Mia, I have been loving these DIYs lately! xx

  12. Laura – A creative planning and journalling addict who lives in the North East of England, My current passions are my bullet journal, my Traveler's Notebook for memory keeping, my DSLR for taking nature photos, my new watercolour paints and my papercrafting supplies. I also own and run LJDesignsNE on Etsy where I sell pretty and functional goodies to fellow planner and journaling addicts.

    This looks fantastic and is a great visual reminder of your aspirations. I do a vision board to but generally create it in my bullet journal in January. I did a mid year check in with myself about how things were going too so the goals don’t get lost like new year’s resolutions seem to. Good luck on achieving everything you want xx

  13. Laura – A creative planning and journalling addict who lives in the North East of England, My current passions are my bullet journal, my Traveler's Notebook for memory keeping, my DSLR for taking nature photos, my new watercolour paints and my papercrafting supplies. I also own and run LJDesignsNE on Etsy where I sell pretty and functional goodies to fellow planner and journaling addicts.

    Oops, I mean too not to lol. I really need to check my replies for grammatical errors before posting!

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  15. Mari – US – I make beauty and lifestyle content. Makeup reviews, hauls, wish lists, gift guides, book reviews, film reviews, and love tarot reading: { @ https://www.dazedmari.com

    This is so beautiful!!! x

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