DIY: Inspiration Board


My first year of University was one of the hardest years for me. I was convinced mid-way through I was going to get kicked out my program because of how difficult it was. I was so grateful at the end of first year when I had made it through final exams.  After my experience first year, I wanted to make something to motivate me during difficult times for my second year at university.

One thing that really helped me first year was reading  quotes, so I decided to create my own inspiration board with all the quotes that inspired me to keep going.


This DIY consists of three things:

  1. A board of your choice 

I chose a cork board because I wanted a board that I’d be able to reuse it again and change the pictures on it.

When you have your cork board, all you have to do is lay it on a flat surface such as the floor, or a desk.


2.Pictures or quotes

If you guys don’t want to use quotes, you can also use pictures. The quotes I used on my board were off of google that I saved onto my phone. Once they were on my phone, I took them to to Walmart to get printed.

With your pictures you’re going to lay them out on top of the cork board in the position that you want them to be in. This is the best part because you can choose to create your board into a collage, or put your pictures side by side. The ways in which you can arrange your pictures are endless!


If you guys want an idea of what quotes I used, here are some of my favourites:tumblr_mdvnkl1PEP1rlzcq5o1_500.jpg



3.A hot glue gun or push pins 

I got these push pins at my local dollar store. I love how well the white tied in with the board. I think it added a really nice touch to the final look.

Once you have your push pins or glue gun all you have do is stick your pictures to the board.


Here’s what mine looked like after following those three steps, and I absolutely loved how mine turned out. I keep my inspiration board on my desk where I complete homework because that’s the place where I find I need the most inspiration. It always helps me finish  my homework reading quotes off of my board.

I hope you guys enjoyed this DIY, thanks for reading!!




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