HOW TO // 5 steps to create a vision board

Hello my dear pumpkins and happy Monday! Today, I am sharing with you how to create a vision board. What is a vision board you may ask? A vision a board is a collage [virtual or real] full of inspirational photos or/and quotes. I personally love to create vision boards to feel more inspired, motivated, to be more productive and to remember what I want to achieve in general! On top of that, mood boards help me be more creative in my Instagram photos and content in general.

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Here are some examples of vision boards I created and that I use as my lock screen. Today, I am going to share with you, step by step, how to create a vision boards like these ones.

Now if you want to know how I create a vision board, then keep on reading. Don’t forget to check out my previous post: COLOURFUL SMOKEY EYE MAKEUP TUTORIAL

How to create a vision board:

Choose an app/a board

So depending on where you want your vision board to be, you’ll have to choose where you’re going to make it. I use the online application “Canva” which is free and is a staple application for any blogger to be honest. You can of course use Adobe indesign or photoshop if you have them. However, Canva is more for beginners, it’s easy to use, is pretty versatile and is for free.

If you want to have it live, you can either choose a wooden board or even you wall, just depends on what you want.

State your objectives

Next step, you’ll have to choose what you want to achieve or create within the next months depending how often you change your mood board. I do it every 5 months maybe.

Some of my objectives that I want to include in my vision board are:

  • Go to Quebec City
  • Go to the beach in Lebanon cause I miss it [that won’t be too hard]
  • And, take lots of product photos at the beach/pool [I think I can find a photo for both objectives since both revolve around the sea/pool/summer]
  • Clear my acne [my current struggle]
  • Create more editorial, creative, summery makeup looks
  • Buy more plants/decorate my apartment better
  • Take more vintage inspired photos for Instagram [I found some photos I want to recreate]

Choose your photos

This part is purely creative and depends on your taste and what you like. I take my inspirational photos from Pinterest. I find so many things there.

I actually save all of the photos I like so when the time is right and I need to create a vision board, I already have a few inspirational photos that I can choose from.

When I search for photos, I choose photos that remind me of my objective so now, let me show the photos that I found for the objectives I stated above. This part is the longest because you’ll have to choose and select photos that have the same vibe and that basically follows the same style as you. For instance, I’ve been loving vintage photos, photos with a brown/orange tone so that’s what I’ll be searching for. Also, your photos don’t need to explicitly state what your objective is, it could be indirect, something that only you will understand.

all images were retrieved from Pinterest

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Source: Urban Outfitters Home Instagram page 


You can of course add photos that has nothing to do with your objectives. Add maybe photos that just inspire you or puts you in a good mood. Any photos that can motivate you is a big yes!

Add your photos

Now we go in the creative part of the vision board, that’s step where you’re going to order your photos on your blank canvas [virtual or real]. See which photo should go next to which photo, which one should go in the back, in the front, right, left, tilted, straight. Some photos may not fit with your vibe, hence, you’ll have to leave them behind or replace them with others photos.

In that part, you can also add filters to some photos to make them look more coherent with your other photos.

Select a quote/choose a font

“No one is you, and that is your power”

That part is purely up to you and if you want to add a quote. I like quotes because they motivate me and sometimes inspire me. A quote could also remind you of an objective you want to achieve. On top of that, writings just tie everything together and clash with the dozens of photos going on. So basically, quotes can look aesthetically nice in a vision board, especially if you choose a right font, that go will with the vibe you chose.


In this part, you can add extra photos/sticker/designs just to make your collage more creative and nice. Also, this part will allow your collage to be more coherent and to tie the whole photos together. For example, I decided to add a cactus plant sticker. I thought it looked nice with the overall board. I also added a paper background in the top left, just to add more texture to my design.

How to create a vision board: Voilà

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And voilà. Now your mood board is done, you can clearly see your objectives with the photos you chose. But also the overall mood the vision board gives you [the colors and style] can inspire you. Mine remind me that I love the vintage vibe and I want my Instagram feed to look like that.

That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading this post and if you did, don’t forget to give it a ‘like’ and to follow my blog.


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    • Joy🌻
      June 10, 2019 / 2:06 pm

      They are!! thanks for commenting xx

  1. June 10, 2019 / 10:18 pm

    I love mood boards! I have one in my phone that I created with Pic Jointer! Fantastic post. ♥️ xx

    • Joy🌻
      June 12, 2019 / 10:02 am

      Thank you so much <3

  2. June 10, 2019 / 11:23 pm

    I get the concept of a vision board. I have just never used it.

    • Joy🌻
      June 12, 2019 / 10:02 am

      yeah I understand! personally, I create it because I love creating stuff like that and putting as my lock screen! :p

  3. June 10, 2019 / 11:53 pm

    how lovely! vision boards are such a fun thing to sit down and work on, love em xx

    • Joy🌻
      June 12, 2019 / 10:01 am

      yes agreed!! thank you xx

  4. June 11, 2019 / 7:55 am

    Good tips and I love what you’ve created with your vision board x

    • Joy🌻
      June 12, 2019 / 10:01 am

      Thank you so much!!

    • Joy🌻
      June 12, 2019 / 10:00 am

      They are very inspirational!! thanks for reading and commenting xx

  5. June 13, 2019 / 7:34 am

    I actually never created vision board before. Thank you so much for doing this post, I can’t wait to make my own one. I’m so excited. xx

    • Joy🌻
      June 13, 2019 / 9:09 am

      creating a vision board is so fun!! thanks for reading and commenting xx