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5 Easy, Inspirational Crafts To Help You Get Motivated & Stay Positive

Where are all my creatives at?! This round-up is for you and anyone who longs to embrace their artsy side. If the year is starting off a bit slow for you, or your new year’s resolutions haven’t turned out in the way you had hoped, I’m sure these inspirational crafts I have for you will spark the change you need!

The only thing better than easy, relaxing crafts are inspirational crafts that are easy and relaxing too. Crafting is nothing I take too seriously. It’s therapeutic and allows me to create something that is entirely my own.

The 5 crafts I included here require no artistic skill, just a few supplies and your creative switch turned on! You can do most of them with materials laying around the house. So get yourself set up, put on some music, grab a glass of wine (if that’s your style), and get crafting… and inspired!

Vision Board

 

5 Easy, Inspirational Crafts To Help You Get Motivated & Stay Positive

Supplies:

  • 1 piece of cardboard, poster board, or cardstock; any size you prefer
  • Magazines, newspapers, or printed images
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Vision boards allow you to put your fragmented dreams and goals onto one surface, turning them into a complete concept. It gives you a “vision” of what you are aiming for, which in turn, allows you to accomplish more. When you can see and feel what you want, it is easier to pursue it!

Pictured here is the vision board that I created for Glamorously You. It embodies the brand, audience, and emotional aspect of what GY currently is, as well as the vision for what I want it to be (charitable, jet-setter/worldly, etc.).

To create it, I grabbed a piece of cardboard from the recycling bin, cut out some words, colors, and photos from magazines, and got gluing! The best part? It was super fun to do and it only took me about an hour. Now, it’s sitting on my desk (Glamorously You HQ/my “corner office”) where it inspires me every day to work hard so I can make those visions a reality!

 

Planner Decorating

 

5 Easy, Inspirational Crafts To Help You Get Motivated & Stay Positive

Supplies:

  • Planner or calendar of your choice
  • Stickers
  • Washi tape
  • Colored pens and/or markers

This is one of my favorite weekly activities! Every Friday, I take about 10 minutes to decorate my planner for the upcoming week. I’m definitely not as good as some other people are (check out the search results for “planner decoration” on Pinterest and you’ll see what I’m talking about), but it is just so satisfying to use up all my stickers and make my planner look pretty!

Keeping a planner or calendar is the most important step in becoming a more organized person. They lay everything out for you and help you to better manage your time. So, why not make it look appealing too? I am a very visually-driven person, so when I open my planner on Monday mornings to see fun stickers and bright colors, it lifts my mood and makes me want to start checking things off!

There are some awesome sticker books made just for planners in Michaels and online from Etsy. Pick the ones that are right for you and get planning!

 

A Jar of Good Things

 

5 Easy, Inspirational Crafts To Help You Get Motivated & Stay Positive

Supplies:

  • 1 mason jar or clear container
  • Scraps of paper (number depends on how long you plan on contributing to it)
  • Pen
  • Stickers, if you wish to decorate the jar

There are so many good things that happen to us on a daily basis that simply get tossed out of our brains. Wouldn’t it be nice to write those things down to remember? That is what this inspirational craft is all about!

All you need is a jar, scraps of paper, and some optimism. Write down a good thing that happened once a day, once a week, or whatever works for you. The goal is to have a jar filled with good things by the end of the year!

I did this all the way back in 2013, and it was so easy to do. I set up the jar in a place where I could see it and left a little basket of scrap papers with a pen next to it. Every day before I went to bed, I would pull out a scrap and write down something good that happened that day – a good grade, a good night of tips at my waitressing job, a compliment someone gave me, whatever made my day a little brighter.

At the end of the year, I dumped out all of the scraps and could appreciate what a great year I had. The best part is that you can seal the jar after the year is over and make it a keepsake. I love looking back at mine still!

 

A Scrapbook of Inspiration

 

5 Easy, Inspirational Crafts To Help You Get Motivated & Stay Positive

Supplies:

  • 1 empty scrapbook, sketchbook, or notebook
  • Magazines, newspapers, or printed images
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape

This is similar to a vision board, only it’s a scrapbook! If you are a more private person that prefers to keep your goals and visions to yourself, then this one may be the best for you. As I mentioned earlier, when you have a physical object that represents your goals, it is so much easier to visualize them and make them a reality.

Take an empty notebook, sketchbook, or scrapbook and fill it with images, colors, and words that inspire you. If you think a vision board is great, try a whole book filled with your visions!

 

Bullet Journaling

 

Supplies:

  • 1 bullet journal, sketchbook, or notebook
  • Colored pens and/or markers

This inspirational craft is a huge trend right now! A bullet journal is a mix between a planner, a diary, and a personal tracker. It’s meant to be super visual and the secret to major productivity.

When creating your bullet journal, search the web for some ideas and think about what would be best for you to include. I personally love these ideas:

Money savings chart

5 Easy, Inspirational Crafts To Help You Get Motivated & Stay Positive

Source: Pinterest

 

Mood tracker

5 Easy, Inspirational Crafts To Help You Get Motivated & Stay Positive

Source: Pinterest

 

Special birthdays tracker

5 Easy, Inspirational Crafts To Help You Get Motivated & Stay Positive

Source: Pinterest

 

Inspirational quotes

5 Easy, Inspirational Crafts To Help You Get Motivated & Stay Positive

Source: Pinterest

 

Bucket List

5 Easy, Inspirational Crafts To Help You Get Motivated & Stay Positive

Source: Pinterest

 

Check out my Journal Love board on Pinterest for more ideas on how to improve your bullet journal.

Get creative with different fonts, doodles, and colors in your bullet journal. It’s meant to be a total representation of you!

 

Remember, crafting is supposed to be fun and expressive, so let yourself be free with it! Go crazy with these inspirational crafts and get motivated to be a better, more glamorous you 🙂


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Which of these inspirational crafts are you most likely to try? Let me know in the comments!

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36 Comments

  • Reply candy

    I love to craft but sometimes need some inspiration. You have certainly give me some ideas on how to start once again.

    February 1, 2018 at 10:26 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      That’s awesome! I’m so glad I was able to provide you with some motivation!

      February 3, 2018 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Michelle K Polizzi

    I LOVE this post! I just made a vision board for the first time and its hanging above my desk. It inspires me every day! Vision boards are so great because you can cut out literally anything that inspires you – even if it doesn’t make sense to anyone else. I found a bunch of vintage National Geographic magazine with some great imagery to inspire my travel planning for 2018!

    February 1, 2018 at 10:35 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      I love that idea! I totally agree – vision boards are awesome because they are so personal.

      February 3, 2018 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Wendy Tomlinson

    I love this post, all of the ideas really appeal to me and I already do most of them.

    February 1, 2018 at 11:19 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      That’s great! Keep on craftin’ 🙂

      February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Melissa Javan

    Great ideas. I must do scrapbooking this year, starting with my daughter’s photos.

    February 1, 2018 at 11:25 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      That’s such a sweet idea! Scrapbooking is so much fun 🙂

      February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Emily

    The planner decorating looks so much cooler than my usual doodles, thanks for the inspiration.

    February 1, 2018 at 12:57 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      haha I can say the same for myself! I have zero artistic ability 😀

      February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Renee

    Love the mood tracker and planner decorating!! Genius.

    February 1, 2018 at 4:14 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      I want to try the mood tracker so bad!

      February 3, 2018 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Laura at The Mindful Mom Blographer

    No pun intended, but this is such a creative post! I love the idea of crafting as a way of being intentional. These are some great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

    February 1, 2018 at 6:06 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you loved it 🙂

      February 3, 2018 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Tangela

    I’m loving all of these creative, inspirational ideas. I love to craft. One of the main things I’m trying to do is create a vision board. Plus, I’ve been thinking about Bullet Journaling as well. Awesome, thanks!!!

    February 1, 2018 at 6:07 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      I loved putting together my vision board. It was so relaxing and motivating 🙂

      February 3, 2018 at 10:23 am
  • Reply Zahra Biabani

    I’ve been waiting to end my current planner to start on a bullet journal…. but the end is not coming soon enough! I sooo want to start a bujo, like, ASAP!

    February 1, 2018 at 8:59 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      lol I feel your pain! I get so antsy when I want to start a new planner or journal.

      February 3, 2018 at 10:23 am
  • Reply ShootingStarsMag

    Love all these. I’m a big fan of planners, so I’m definitely all about decorating mine. I’m also doing a bullet journal for the first time this year!

    -Lauren

    February 1, 2018 at 9:18 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      That sounds like so much fun! I’m sure it’s coming along great 🙂

      February 3, 2018 at 10:22 am
  • Reply Miely

    this is so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    February 5, 2018 at 9:20 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Thanks for stopping by!

      February 5, 2018 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Rebecca Strength and Sunshine

    The jars are always a favorite of mine!

    February 5, 2018 at 9:21 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Such a fun and easy one, right?!

      February 5, 2018 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Johanne

    Love all your ideas! I just started my very own bullet journal recently, and I’m so happy I did! It’s fun and I’m actually keeping track of my goals for the first time in my life. 🙂

    February 5, 2018 at 9:34 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Yay! Good for you. Bullet journals are so fun 🙂

      February 5, 2018 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Falak

    Love this, just in time for when I need these ideas, since I just placed an order for my happy planner. 🙂

    February 5, 2018 at 1:55 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Yay! I love my Happy Planner 🙂

      February 5, 2018 at 5:15 pm
  • Reply Linda

    Love these ideas. The vision board is next on my agenda. =)

    February 5, 2018 at 8:27 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Yay! Good luck and have fun!

      February 6, 2018 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Rosy

    I absolutely loved this post! I’ve been meaning g to try a few of this, specifically the vision boards! 😍

    February 6, 2018 at 1:12 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Thank you! I’m so glad you loved it. Have fun with your vision board 🙂

      February 6, 2018 at 11:32 am
  • Reply Marcela

    I’ve made DIY planner where I can track everything that I need.😎 I love vision board but, I’m to inpatient to make it.😳 I see lot of people have bullet journals ☺️

    February 6, 2018 at 11:18 am
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      Nice! I love the idea of a DIY planner 🙂

      February 6, 2018 at 11:32 am
  • Reply Anisa

    I never thought of journalling and planning as crafts, but you’re right! 🙂

    February 6, 2018 at 12:20 pm
    • Reply Nicole DaRosa

      You can make almost anything crafty in my book! lol

      February 7, 2018 at 9:51 am

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