Dream boards (also known as vision boards) are all the rage in Law of Attraction groups everywhere — and with good reason!
Hanging them on your wall, or using them during meditation or journal time is extremely powerful (and downright fun).
Traditional dream boards are physical boards or posters that depict stuff you want to manifest in your life. People put pictures of their dream homes, jobs, salaries, pets, and travel destinations.
With all the crafty people in the world, you can imagine there are some way elaborate and glamorous boards out there!
But if you’re like me and flunked the “cut in a straight line” part of Pre-K, vision boards can be a pain in the butt to put together. So never fear!
We’re putting a 21st century spin on this and making a MODERN dream board! No cutting. No pasting.
This method is what I personally use because I’m not crafty and hello — who has time to print all kinds of pictures out or clip them from a magazine?
How to Make a Modern-Day Dream Board
You may have heard of this little app called Pinterest, right?
Well, consider it your new poster board… A powerful search engine, recipe finding, hair styling bible poster board!
Obviously, the first thing you need to upscale and digitalize your vision board efforts is a Pinterest account.
This next part depends on how far you want to go, but I personally detail EVERYTHING out because it’s such a blast. After all, it’s my future, right?!
You can do this one of two ways:
- Create the mother of all dream boards and Pin everything you desire onto ONE Pinterest board labeled “My Dream Board”
- Create INDIVIDUAL Pinterest boards (i.e. many dream boards!). This is the way I personally do it, because I find it MUCH more powerful to manifest when I focus on one area at a time.
For example I have 7 boards. On my “dream house” board, I Pin all the stuff listed under it (see below). For pets, I pin a slew of pics of my favorite pet, the Ragdoll cat, etc.
- View (ocean, duh)
- Kitchen (all appliances including my dream coffee machine)
- Kids Rooms
- Cats (Ragdoll blue bi-color *be still my heart*)
- Fancy collars
- Pet clothes
- Accessories/pet beds
- Places (giraffe hotel in Kenya)
- Cruises (Alaska)
- Blogs that inspire me
- Income posts from other blogs
- Logos that I like
- Blog images
- Color palettes
- Metaphysical stuff that I want to write about
- Dreamy outfits
My Perfect Day
- Date nights
- Cars (black Chevy trucks – for my husband)
I have to admit, that last one (my perfect day board) is one of my favorites and can be oh so powerful for you, too! Just imagine what your dream day is like from the time you wake up until the time you go to bed and Pin it all!
Who has time to cut all that stuff out? Not to mention you’d have to find it all first!
Pinterest is an easy, free, and limitless way to bring your dream board along with you into the 21st century. Plus, new pins are posted all the time so you can continually add to your creation.
How to Make a Traditional Dream Board
Are you the creative type that would enjoy making a hands-on tried and true vision board that you can hang in your bedroom?
If so, go for it! The traditional “dream board” method isn’t going away anytime soon.
If you want to make a traditional dream board:
- Grab some ink for your printer and magazines.
- Use a poster board or foam core board to get started.
- Title or name your board if you want to.
- Dig in and start gluing on your photos (I used to use glue dots from the craft store because they’re easy!)
- While you’re collecting photos to attach, remember that details are everything! For example, when you picture your dream home… What color is it? How do you want the landscaping to look? What style mailbox will you have?
- Put more emphasis on what you’re attaching to the board rather than making it all look pretty or match.
- You can create separate boards for all of your categories (travel, business, home) or create boards for different periods of your life. If in the next 5 years you want to move, get a new job, and adopt a puppy you can put that on your “5-year” board.
Using Your Dream Board
No matter which method you choose for your vision board, using it is the most important thing! (You didn’t think you were going to just make it and be done, did you? ;)
Personally, I curl up in my bed several nights a week with all the lights off and just my salt lamp and diffuser running and look at my Pinterest boards. That ‘me’ time really allows me to connect with my dream and higher calling!
As I’m scrolling through and adding to my boards, I’m imagining myself in that life. This is key, friends!
For your dream career:
- Imagine yourself kicking ass at the job you would love to have!
- What hours would you work?
- How long is your commute?
- What kinds of people do you work with?
For your dream home:
- Imagine how awesome it will feel to grab coffee from that gourmet coffee machine in the kitchen while looking at the view of your beautiful back yard – or whatever YOUR dream is!
For your “perfect day” board:
- Think about how that day goes… do you get up early? Sleep late?
- Get a massage?
- Eat out?
At the end of the day, the INTENTION and visualization that happens when you use your dream board is far more important than the method.
As you imagine living your dreams, your vibration will raise to a place of gratitude and bring those visions into fruition.
Pro Tip: If you’re looking to add a little spice to your meditation or journal time, try adding your vision board! For example, journal about your DREAM day at work after spending some time on your career board or…
Mediate on your perfect day board and dispel all doubts and limiting beliefs about it!
Next Read: The Truth About Spiritual Health and How to Achieve It in the Real World (seriously, this is important if you want to manifest stuff)