Designating an area in your home as an goal station is important for fostering family unity. It makes a huge difference when you have a visual perspective of your family’s homeschool plans, goals, and outputs because it helps you to be more productive as well as accountable. This is why having a homeschool vision board is important, not just to organize your thoughts, but also to encourage you to stay on track. When your homeschool vision board looks appealing to the eyes, you will be encouraged to work more on your projects. If you currently have a plain one, it’s easy to decorate it even with just a few items on hand.
Here are 4 tips for decorating your homeschool vision board
- Gather your essentials
When it comes to decorating, you should have basic items for decorating. Forget the fancy decorations for now and get the items that you need first. Scissors, pins, paint, wood glue, and whatnots are items you should get first because these are the things that will get you started with decorating your billboard. After you have those, you can proceed to the items to bling it out. You can jazz it up with bulletin board borders and loads of other items. Make sure to measure it so you get the right size. Nothing worse than finding the perfect decorations only to discover after purchasing that they won’t work. Having a reward for finishing the plan is a great visual to have on the board.
- Make a plan before you start
Make a definite plan on what you are trying to achieve in your vision board. This way, you will know exactly how to decorate it and use the right materials. It can be overwhelming when you don’t have a proper plan and it will be hard to finish. Making a plan will help give you a direction on where to start, how to do it properly and how to know you’re finished. So before anything else, sit down and jot down what you want to achieve for your vision board.
- Paint it with the colors you like.
The easiest way to design and decorate a vision board is by painting it. Just find the colors you like and paint it on your board. You can either play with different colors or simply choose one. When you paint your board, make sure that the paint you are choosing is suitable for the material of your board. There are some paints that are not compatible on some surfaces so make sure to research on that first.
- Use fabric to decorate your vision board.
Another easy way to decorate your vision board is through the use of fabric. It can be a new one or spare fabrics from old clothes and curtains. Choose a fabric design that looks nice like patterns or stripes and cover your board with it. For example, if you have a board made of cork tiles, using a piece of fabric can greatly help in making it look better. Just cover it like you are wrapping a gift. It’s easy and does not require too much money and time on your part.
Now you’re ready to put your goals and visions on it. Grab some magazines or take some pics of your curriculum. Put them on it with the date you want to finish. Add some pics of field trips you hope to take or extra curricular activities you hope to do. Just like that, you have a visual reminder of what you want your upcoming school year to become!
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