Everyone has heard of a mood board, but what about putting all of your thoughts and inspirations into a binder? I got this idea from a planner girl on YouTube named Cori A.K.A. The Reset Girl and I thought it was a great idea to organize my ambitions, thoughts, and inspiration. In this post, I’m going to show you how to create a mood board binder of your own!
Start with a Binder
I had my old ivory Carpe Diem planner laying around so I thought I would putt it to good use. You can use any binder you’d like especially if you plan on creating large layouts.
Organize Your Inspirations into Categories
If you wanted to have a large variety of things to get inspired by, create categories. Mine range from shop product inspirations to beauty ideas. From there, I took each topic and turned them into different sections in my binder using scrapbook paper to create dividers.
You can do this by measuring and cutting the scrapbook sheets to fit. I used the acetate dashboard as a template to get my dividers perfectly sized.
Pick Some Pretty Paper
The paper I used is from the Mint Berry collection from The Paper Studio. I purchased it on clearance from Hobby Lobby last year for $5 so I have no idea if it is still available, but you can obviously use any paper you’d like.
After making the dividers, I also took some sheets of glossy printer paper and cut them to size as well. The slick paper was perfect to use because it provided a great surface to stick my print-outs to and could easily be written on with a fine point sharpie.
Once everything was added, I got to work creating headers for each of the dividers. I didn’t want tabs so I printed and cut out my categories and glued them on top of some washi for a layered look.
Gather Your Inspirations
At first, I was only gathering together ideas and such for my shop. Since then, I have added ideas to my home as well. I printed my ideas out from my computer, but inspirations can come from anywhere such as magazines, books, and catalogs.
The bow event boxes are from my Digital Shop to label each topic within the categories. I made and accented it with gold washi tape so they would stand out.
Creating your own mood board binder will allow you to be creative while keeping your thoughts in order. I’ve had a lot of fun using my binder and it has worked out well by allowing me to visually see everything in front of me. The options to make your own are endless so you have complete control over how it looks, how it works and exactly how much time you want to invest in it.
Best of all, it can be used all year long to keep your creative juices flowing! Hopefully, how I have set mine up will show you how to create a mood board binder for yourself.