Looking for supplies for a vision board?
Below you’ll find the ultimate list of affordable, quality supplies to make a gorgeous vision board you’ll absolutely love.
We all hate buying stuff only to discover later that the quality is crap.
Your dream board will need to last for quite some time, so you’ll wanna get the right supplies from the start.
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Best supplies for a Vision Board
Ready to create the dreamiest dream board imaginable?
Well here’s everything you’ll need to create a truly awe-inspiring & totally motivating vision board.
Note: Doing a vision board party? In most cases you can get these products in bulk for an affordable price here.
The Only List You’ll Ever Need
I promise, I’m DIY impaired. lol. So if I can do this, anyone can. Making a vision board is super simple. All your supplies fall into 3 main categories.
#1| A Base
You need something to build your vision board on. Here are the most popular options:
- A Cork Board – You can usually get a good cork board, medium sized (about 2ft by 3ft) for under $30. A Cork board is easy to hang up and easy to work with because it’s so sturdy. I use a cork board for my personal vision board and I love it.
- A Poster Board – Poster Boards are the more economical option. You can usually get a pack of poster boards for the cost of one Cork Board. Online, they’re usually sold in large packs, which is great if you plan on doing a vision board party, or have other uses for it. If you only need 1 or 2, you may want to shop in-store for them. They’re also fun because you have more options. You can get a plain white one or go for a more colorful option.
- A Planner with Space for a Vision Board – If you’re looking for something portable that you can carry around, then a Planner that contains a Vision Board Section is definitely the way to go. I use and love this planner and so do thousands of other people. It’s a super convenient way to keep track of your big vision and goals. The picture below is of the “Vision Board” Section for the Legend Planner.
- Size Matters – decide where you want to keep/hang your board first, then choose the right size base. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought something online only to find out it was half the size I needed it to be. smh
- Keepsake or Throwaway – Decide what you want to do with it after. If you’re sentimental, you may wanna keep it for a while. In that case, consider going with Poster Board or an option that’s easy to laminate and store.
- Static or Flexible – Do you want the option to add to your vision board throughout the year? If so, the cork board + thumbtacks may be the best option because you can quickly rearrange items on your board.
#2 | Something sticky or tacky
- A Glue Stick – Ah, this takes me all the way back. There’s something very nostalgic about whipping out a glue stick. Plus, it’s perfect for poster board and for the journal. This one appears to be a favorite among teachers.
- Tape – If you’re going for a fun and funky look, you can go with a colorful tape. If your style is more minimalist, double sided tape may be the way to go. This is also a great option for the poster board and journal.
- Push Pins – If you’re going with a cork board then thumbtacks are the way to go. Here’s a small pack perfect for this project.
#3 | Images & Words that represent your dreams
Okay, this is the fun part. You’ll wanna gather some images & words that resonate with you and represent the future you’re creating.
Places to get images/words for your dream board:
- Write your big prayer requests on prayer cards
- Free Vision Board Printables
- Old Magazines
- Canva (A free online design tool)
#4 | Something to hang it up
- Command Strips – many people prefer this option because they usually give a secure hold without damaging the walls.
- Nails – Good ol’ fashioned hammer and nails is another easy way to hang up your dream board.
- Push Pins – If you don’t have (or don’t wanna use) nails, I’ve found that using push pins or thumbtacks work just as well. You probably don’t need a giant pack of 1K+ push pins, so i’d recommend a smaller pack like this one.
Best place to shop for Vision Board Supplies
Now that you know what to buy, the question is where to buy it.
Deciding where to shop basically comes down to convenience.
For that reason, most of the supplies on this list are on Amazon and Prime Eligible. (Snag a free 30 day Amazon Prime trial )
Whether you shop online or in person, you’re likely to see the same quality items for similar prices.
Target or Walmart are other good options.
But, if you’re short on time or prefer to shop from your couch, just head on over to Amazon.
Vision Board Party Ideas
Doing a vision board is fun, but making a party out of it is awesome. Not sure who to do it with? Consider:
- A Couple’s Party – When you’re in a relationship, planning your future together can be an incredibly fun and intimate activity. It can be just you and your spouse, or your “couple friends.”
- A Girls’ Night – Invite some of your friends over and dream together.
- A family activity – A family that dreams together, builds together. Get the kids involved and help them to start thinking forward.
All the supplies for a vision board party are the same as the ones we listed above, just make sure you’re getting them in bulk.
You can also do a potluck style party where everyone is responsible for bringing some snacks + supplies.
What do you put on a dream board?
Before we can decide what supplies we need for a vision board, we’ve gotta know what we’re putting on it
The ultimate goal of a vision board is to help you create the future you desire. A good vision board will inspire and motivate you to focus on and work towards your goals.
So how do you create an inspirational vision board?
Well, for starters, you’ve gotta get clear on what you want for your future.
Here are some questions to that’ll help you get clear on your future goals:
- What are my financial goals? (ex. I want to be debt free)
- What are some of the big purchases I want to be able to make? (ex. A house or a new car)
- What are some of my family goals? (ex. I want to get pregnant)
- What are some of my spiritual goals? (ex. I want to get involved in my local church)
- What are some qualities or skills I want to develop? (ex. Be more disciplined and adventurous)
You get the idea…
This is where you get to dream big and decide how you want your future to look.
How do you make a vision board?
Making a vision board is super simple and a ton of fun…promise. Here are my best tips:
- Set aside some time to make it (preferably a couple hours, especially if you’re still thinking through what you really want your future to look like).
- Gather your supplies.
- Set the mood. (I like to turn on some feel good tunes, get a glass of wine, and have fun with it).
- Paste your images and words to your board.
Voila, you have your vision board done in a few simple steps!
The Secret Sauce for Making a Vision Board that actually works
Where there is no vision, the people perish. (Proverbs 29:18)
Having a vision for your life is essential and a vision board is amazingly powerful. It can be just the tool you need to help you create a future you’ll love.
But it’s not a magic wand. Your dreams won’t suddenly come true because you’ve glued some pictures to a poster board.
It can be so tempting to hang it up and never look at it again… I don’t recommend doing that.
The key to making a vision board that actually works, is using it.
- Pray about it.
- Decide on goals that genuinely excite and inspire you.
- Choose images and words that really resonate with you. For example, if you want to buy a house, don’t just choose a picture of any ol’ house. Find an image of your dream house. One that makes you smile every time you look at it.
- Believe in the vision. Start envisioning yourself accomplishing the things on that board. Allow yourself to dream, imagine, and feel the excitement of having every thing on that board.
- Start taking action that moves you towards those goals.
- Pay attention to the things that are hindering you or the things you’re struggling with. Pay attention to limiting beliefs, any feelings of fear that pop up, habits that need to be changed, etc… Address them.
What to do after you’ve made your Vision Board
Once you’ve made your vision board, it’s time to decide how it’ll fit into your routine. Remember, this isn’t magic. You can’t set it and forget it.
Take time to look at your vision board regularly. Visualize yourself having achieved what’s on the vision board. Take time to pray about it regularly.
You can also use it to evaluate your progress. When you look at your vision board, ask yourself, “how am I working to make these things a reality?”
Asking that question periodically can help you stay focused on what you really want to achieve.
Where should I put my Vision Board?
To be effective, I recommend putting your vision board somewhere you can see it. Some places you can hang your board are in your office (especially if you work from home), or in your bedroom.
If you don’t have someplace to hang it up, you can store your physical vision board in your closet or under your bed (just make it a part of your weekly, or daily, routine to pull it out and look at it).
You also have a couple of other options:
- Take a picture of your dream board with your phone, and make it the background image on your phone.
- Take a picture of your vision board and then print a copy of it. (You can order a print online from places like Walgreens, Walmart, or VistaPrint.) Once you’ve printed it, you can put it in your daily planner or something else you carry around regularly.
Ready to make your vision board?
First off, congrats on taking the time to make your vision board. You’re a dreamer + a doer – that’s a powerful combination! Here’s the link again to grab all of the supplies for a vision board.
You’ll find different size bases + all the other supplies in that list.
Also, don’t forget to grab your free Vision Board Printables.
Now that you have everything you need, you’re ready to go.
Your future’s looking bright girl, let’s get it!
Questions or comments? You know what to do – drop ’em in the comment section below.
w/ light and love,
Matthew 5:14 – You are the light of the world. And like a city on a hill that cannot be hidden.