DIY Family Vision Board DIY: Inspire, Create and Make it Happen!

How to Make a Family Vision Board that will Inspire Your Family Year Round

By Renae Gonzalez, publisher of Macaroni Kid Brentwood, Calif. December 26, 2022

A new year means new goals! Here we are with everyone in the family having their own set of goals. But how do you turn those aspirations into something achievable for the whole bunch? Enter the family vision board - a project that's both entertaining and impactful. Bringing the entire crew into the creation process not only makes it enjoyable but also lays the foundation for a year of shared triumphs. So, if you're keen on blending creativity, teamwork, and goal-setting, join us on this kid-friendly adventure. Let's make this year one to remember!

Here's how to make a family vision board:


Step 1:  Brainstorm with your family 

  • Think about what you want to accomplish as a family in the upcoming year. 
  • Have everyone make a list of ideas and then share with each other. 
  • Narrow down all of the ideas to a few that you decide as a family are the most important to focus on. 

Step 2:  Gather supplies

You do not need much for your vision board . . . and there are no rules! Here is a suggested list of supplies -- but be creative! You can use whatever materials you'd like.

  • A poster board
  • Magazines and pictures
  • Stickers / embellishments
  • Tape or glue
  • Scissors

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Step 3: Look for inspiration

Now the fun part! Find pictures, words, or sayings among the magazines and pictures you've collected that remind you of your family's goals and bring you inspiration. 

  • Macaroni Tip: It works best to cut out all the items you'll need for your board first and then do all the arranging and taping on your board all at the same time.

Step 4: Tape or glue your cutouts onto the board

Now that you have all of the items you want to place on your board, it's time to put them in place. I always group pictures that are alike in some way - for instance, all travel pictures go together. Organizing this way helps when you're looking at your goals on your board daily. 

  • Macaroni Tip: Start gluing or taping on the bigger pictures first. These take up more space and help fill up your board. It's easier to put smaller pictures on top and rearrange the smaller images. 

STEP 5: Add stickers and embellishments

  • Stickers, gems, a border . . . the sky's the limit. Add some flair!

STEP 6: Display in your house for your whole family to see 

  • This may be the most important step. See, this board is not magic. But there is magic in making it together and having it somewhere that you will see it every day. Putting travel on the board, for instance, will not instantly get a trip booked. 
  • But looking at it daily will remind you that your family thinks travel is important this year. It might make you finally come up with a savings plan for that trip you've been wanting to take, or decide as a family to not eat out this week because that money can be redirected towards a vacation fund. 

Making your vision board become a reality takes a lot of hard work - by everyone! But as a family, you've taken the first step by identifying your goals and creating the board. Now imagine how much fun this time next year will be when your board has come to life. You've got this! 

Watch the video below to see the step-by-step process of creating a family vision board: 

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