How to Make a Wish Board


A wish board is a collage of pictures on a poster board that represent things that you want to accomplish in your life or items you wish to own. It can contain pictures of your dream home, a healthy body, vacation destinations, a happy family, a new computer or a special career. Begin thinking of how you would like your future to look. Make a wish board to see your wishes, and make them come true. Wish boards can be a shared family project, business mission or a group activity. Wish boards are also known as vision boards or life maps.

Things You'll Need

  • Poster board
  • Magazines
  • Scissors
  • Rubber cement
  • Picture of self
  • Markers
  • Paper
  • Binder
  • Purchase a foam-board or poster board. The size can vary from 8 ½ x 11 inches to 24 x 36 inches.

  • Cut pictures and words out of magazines. Look for pictures that spark your interest, such as a beautifully decorated home, a person walking in a fitness outfit, a field of flowers or a foreign country that you want to visit. Cut words and sentences out of the magazines that inspire you.

  • Use a marker to write affirmations on the board. A few sample affirmations are "I am happy and grateful now that I weigh ...," or "I am happy and grateful now that I have reached my goal of ...," or "I earn more money than I need."

  • Glue your pictures and words onto the board in random order. Place a picture of yourself on the wish board. Use rubber cement to keep the pictures from wrinkling.

  • Play inspirational music while working on your wish board. Think about what you want, and visualize yourself accomplishing your goals.

  • Hang your wish board in a place that you can see it every day. As you look at the wish board, reaffirm the dreams and goals that you want to achieve. Make it a habit to visualize your future.

  • Review your goals. Ask yourself questions about what you need to do or change to accomplish your goals. Add more pictures to the wish board as your life grows.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make a wish board on an 8 ½ x 11 inch sheet of paper, and keep it in a binder.
  • Have children create a wish board and set goals.
  • Some people prefer to store the wish board in a closet and check on it every six months or yearly.
  • Create a wish board on the computer using a publishing program.

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