DIY Inspiration Board

Am I the only one who has a serious love/hate relationship with Sundays? The last day of the weekend, but the first day of a new week.

I like to use my Sundays to relax and prepare myself for what’s on my agenda for the upcoming week. One thing that helps me stay positive is an inspiration board. I’ve had a private inspiration board on Pinterest for a while. I love finding positive quotes and things that make me smile and revisiting them when I need a little extra inspiration or motivation. (Especially on Mondays!)

I decided to make a physical inspiration board so that when I’m working at my desk I have something positive right in front of me.

This project was almost too easy and was so inexpensive! The only thing I had to buy were the dowels which were less than $2 a pack.

For this project you will need:

  • Wooden dowels (I used 40 dowels total and picked up 2 packs from Joanns for under $4)
  • Painter’s tape
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure or ruler
  • Spray paint (I used this leftover paint I had for another DIY)

I wanted to have my inspiration board a decent size, so I made it the length of two dowels.  I unrolled some painter’s tape and laid two dowels end to end near the edge of the tape and cut the tape at the end of the dowel.

Roll the two dowels until they are completely wrapped in the tape. Once they are completely wrapped you should have a long stick.

I used 40 dowels to create 20 long pieces.

Next it’s time to figure out the spacing. I spaced each dowel about 2 1/2 inches apart.

Use a little dot of hot glue to secure the dowels together. Repeat this until your board is the size that you would like. If any of the ends are uneven, carefully trim them down with sharp scissors or wire cutters.

After you’re done gluing, it should look something like this:

I took my board outside and spray painted it over some cardboard. The trick to spray painting is to take your time. I always spray a coat and take a break for 10-15 minutes to ensure the coats are even.

After the one side has been completely sprayed, let it dry for 30-45 minutes before flipping it over.

Once both sides have been sprayed and left to dry for a few hours, it’s time to decorate!

I decorated mine with some twinkle lights, mini clothespins, a to-do list, pictures, a birthday card, and some pretty floral and gold prints.

I am so happy with the way this little project turned out. It definitely makes sitting down for work a lot easier on the eyes and is so easy to switch up.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Feel free to say hello in the comments or to let me know if you try out this project. I would love to see what inspires you. Happy Sunday!

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