How to Create a Vision Board that Fits in a Drawer

focus Jan 21, 2021

The thing about vision boards is what the hell to do with the giant poster board when I’m all done designing my destiny? A full-size poster board is not a simple thing to store. 


Then I came across a design that you could store away in a drawer.




All the joys of vision boarding without the annoying storage issues.


Let me show you how:


Items you need:


  • An enormous pile of magazines
  • 2 file folders
  • Glue (I used a glue stick)
  • Art supplies (pens or paints or pencils)
  • A printer for personal photos


Start with flipping through your stack of magazines and clipping out any image that resonates with your vision for the year. Don’t overthink this one (and I’m really talking to myself here).  Turn on some music, grab a friend to clip with just whatever you need to make it fun.


After you’ve collected a pile of magazine clippings, take out your file folders. 

Fold back the folders about a half-inch past the tab where you add the label.

Next, apply glue to the folded tabs. Stack the folded tabs on top of one another and press down on the glued edges. 

TA-DA, you have your canvas to create your vision board. Plus, you can fold it up and tuck it away in a drawer for easy access.

Now you can start gluing your inspo photos inside the folders. I printed out a few personal pictures to fill the blank spaces. I also filled in some holes with my colored markers. 


For the creatives, you can just skip this paragraph. I’m a planner and need some sort of “design” before I glue. Last year I took the approach of using the images on my board to create my ideal day. This year I made my vision board a visual representation of my goals for 2021.

Does it work?

I’m always honest with you... I have no idea. But it’s a fun activity to do with your family or friends. Another way to connect and share your hopes and dreams.


I know some people are more visual learners. When working on a goal, they need to visualize the finish line.  


Have you tried creating a vision board? Share your experience in the comments below.


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