It’s so crazy to think about, but it is the very last week of 2015. This year has flown by for me, with some fun, some work and some stress, like everyone else. With the new year coming, I have been thinking of ways to improve myself. Nope, I’m not perfect. I had you fooled, huh?! I’m not getting any younger and there are still some things I’d like to do before retirement or old age. I thought I would create a vision board for my 2016 goals and then I thought I would help you to Create Your Vision Board too, in case that’s something you are interested in doing. Will it help? No idea. I’ve never done it before. However, I have heard that they do help, so I’m going to try it out.
The first thing you have to do for a vision board is to have a vision of what you want to accomplish. What are the things that will help you in your life. Your board will not look like mine and that is just great. Think about the things that are important to you. Now, go find some pictures out of magazines or online and cut or print them out. Also, tell someone your goals so they can help you achieve them.
Next, you will need a board that you can write on and attach the pictures to. I bought this magnetic board with a wood frame from Wood Creations for $15, but you can get the pieces at home improvement stores and build it yourself. You can also just use poster or foam board.
If you’re doing a board like mine, you will need some Mod Podge, paint, a paint brush, decorative papers, acrylic sealer and either a paper cutter or scissors.
Again, if you are using a frame like mine, cover the metal part of the frame so you don’t get anything on it. I didn’t so this until the end because it was then that I realized I didn’t paint the inside of the frame. Some days are just like that. Paint the edges of your frame the color you want. I went with gray because that is the color of a lot of my walls.
Cut your paper into 2 inch squares. Two inches is the size of the front of the frame. If your frame is a different size, you will need to cut the paper to match that size. A paper cutter makes quick work of cutting the paper.
Cover your frame in Mod Podge, a few inches at a time, and attach your paper to the frame. Be sure to press the paper down well to prevent any bubbles.
Repeat this all the way around the frame, making sure the papers are all the same direction if there is writing on them. I love the papers I picked. I was going for maps and travel.
When you have your frame covered, allow it to dry completely, add a coat of Mod Podge all over the frame, allow it to dry completely and cover it again. After the frame is dry, spray it well with clear acrylic sealer. Before you spray, be sure the metal part of the board is completely covered with paper. I used painters tape to hold the paper down because it pulls up with no residue.
This is my completely Vision Board. I put a beach house in the middle because that is where I would like to end up. Some of these goals are multi-year goals, but I’m going to be working on them this year. My goals are:
*Eventually live in a small beach house
*Be debt free (multi-year goal)
*Work on some blog improvements
*Improve my photography skills
*Grow a garden this summer
*Work on Christmas and birthday gifts though out the year instead of all in December, thus saving my sanity
*Have daily devotional time (my hubby bought me a great book for Christmas to help)
*Make my first quilt.
Now I can look at this daily and decide what I need to do to accomplish my goals. What are some of your goals this year? I’d love to know. Maybe I can help. If you make a vision board, share it with me and with your permission, I would love to share it on one of my social media pages.
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