Let’s Talk Vision Boards!

Who wouldn’t love a fun arts and crafts project that will also help you achieve your goals? Increase your motivation, confidence, and performance with the help of an awesome vision board! Celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon and Oprah will surely back this up.

First and foremost, do some self reflection and see what matters to you most and then go from there. Then, think about if you want it to be digital or print. Print is pretty straight forward, grab some scrap cardboard or construction paper and browse the internet or magazines for pictures or any sort of clippings you like! For digital, my favorite tool is canva. A website that can do everything and more when it comes to digital art. To start, choose the dimensions you want and they have a ton of free photos for you to add along with text of your choice, or you can search for photos and paste them right on!

The best part…it’s completely customizable! If you want inspiration for your new novel pop on some pictures or quotes about what you’re envisioning for your story. Your story will come to life before your eyes and should make the writing process a bit easier- at least to start! 

Here is a board I created on canva using pinterest photos! I set it as my screensaver just to make me smile. This is more of a life mood board which you can create as well!

Here are some more vision boards for inspiration…

Put it somewhere you will see it everyday as a helpful reminder!

Happy Friday!

Recycled Book Crafts!

Take a break. Boost your mood with some fun DIY crafts (literary inspired of course).

You are more creative than you think, believe me! So why not take the time to try something new? Do you have a pile of old books that you don’t read or are to the point of falling apart? Now is the time to turn them into something new!

Browse our selection of crafts that you can start today!

Print on them

Take your favorite pages and turn them into a new piece of art! Use whatever medium you want paint, ink, or even other scraps of paper. Frame it and bam! Your new favorite wall piece is created.

DIY Book Shelf

How cute! Turn your old books into your own shelf! This one will take more time and construction, but the final results look like they will be worth it! 

Book Balls!

Make your centerpieces from your favorite literary works! These flower-like paper hydrangeas could last you forever.

Bookmarks

Make your favorite bookmark on your own! As we all know the spine is usually the first to go with old books. So take it and create a piece that you can use with your new books!

There are many, many more craft ideas you can do- there are plenty of options out there! I find it so rewarding to take something that would not necessarily be used and to turn it into something new. Let us know if you gave one of these crafts a try!

Happy Friday!

Hang Up Your Literary Favorites

Christmas trees have become a beacon for all the things you love, so you can’t forget about your literary favorites! Browse our list of some of our favorites and get inspired:

Etsy: Oldendesigns
Outlander has become a popular book, as well as television show. Hang your dragonfly (minus the ember) on your Christmas tree this year. 
Outlander Ornament

We couldn’t have a literary tree without mentioning Harry Potter. On this Etsy site you can choose which wand you want to put on display- and they have a lot!
Harry Potter Wands

Another great Harry Potter feature on your tree can be the winged keys. Look how beautiful!
Winged Keys

Have a really torn book and some spare time… create your own ornament!
DIY Ornament

Happy Holidays!