How to Transfer Photographs to Canvas for a Vision Board

Vision Board

A vision board is a photographic way to show your goals and dreams. I learned about it in college while taking my entrepreneurship classes. It’s highly motivating and allows your to visualize your goals just as the name suggests.

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Canvas Medium for Vision Board

Pick Your Medium

For my medium, I have chosen tiny 6″ x 6″ by 1.5″ deep canvas that I will align on my wall to mimic an Instagram feed. I encourage you to get creative with your medium! Some suggestions and ideas include but are not limited to: collage on cork board or poster paper, a digital background on your computer with photos and empowering words, collection of items that you hang or put in shadow boxes, and the list goes on. You don’t have to stick with the traditional poster board and magazine picture cut outs. Your vision board is an outlet for you to spark your creativity and inspiration to chase your dreams.

Make a List of Your Goals

Making a list for your vision board should encompass all of your goals that you want to achieve in the future. Whether those goals are personal, financial, or materialistic find the best photos to represent them. I suggest getting on Pinterest and making a board to start gathering photographs together. The following is an example of what I have on my vision board. I chose the following nine goals because Instagram goes by three’s, however you can have as many items on your list as you like.

  1. Super Yatch
  2. Pool
  3. Home Theater
  4. Salt Water Aquarium
  5. Mini Mansion
  6. Fancy Car
  7. Home Gym Room
  8. Home Yoga Room
  9. Travel Locations

Materials

This project cost me about $30 to make!

  1. 6 x 6 x 1.5 Canvas or Poster Board, etc.
  2. Mod Podge photo transfer Medium
  3. Foam Brush
  4. Lazer Printed Photographs on Regular Paper
  5. Scissors
  6. Small bowl of water
  7. Kitchen Towel
  8. Mod Podge Finish

Step 1: Prep the Photographs

You will want to cut the photographs to the size of the canvas or print them exactly to size. You will also need to print these photos with a lazer printer on regular printer paper (not photograph paper). I went to my local library to printer my photos out. If you want to have the exact image you will need to photoshop it to be flipped, especially if there are words on the image. In the example above you can see I have flipped the words “hustle, baby”.

Step 2: Apply Photo Transfer Medium to Blank Canvas

The first step is to apply the photo transfer medium evenly to the blank canvas covering the entire canvas surface. I would suggest adding double the amount shown. I felt that when I added more transfer Medium that the photo was less susceptible to getting holes.

Step 3: Add the Photo

To apply the photograph to the canvas, flip it up side down with the white side of the paper facing up and make sure that it is aligned correctly before pressing and smoothing it out on the canvas. You can smooth it out with your fingers but I suggest using something like a pen put on its side or credit card to help you smooth the photograph out.

Step 4: Let it Sit Overnight

You will need to let the canvas sit over night in order for the transfer to process. This will give it enough time to fully dry. I would even suggest letting it dry for two days.

Step 5: Apply Water and Gently Rub

Next you will want to take water and slightly dampen the canvas. This will allow you to gently rub off the excess printer paper. I suggest being very gentle when rubbing off the printer paper. You should slowly add more water as needed to rub the paper off. This process will take a while to do correctly and to not harm your photograph. To help remove the paper from the canvas, you can also use a wet cloth to help wipe away the remaining pieces.

Step 6: Finish with Mod Podge

This step is optional, but I finished my vision board canvases with mod podge to help protect the photo and make it easier to clean off dust later on. I also found that this step helped to prevent the dry paper from showing up on the photo if there were any very tiny pieces left. I fully removed any hanging pieces of paper and wet the picture while adding modge podge evenly over the photo.

Step 7: Ready to Hang

As I mentioned, I wanted my vision board to look like an Instagram feed. To achieve this look, I hung my pictures in rows of three by three columns. I positioned them about an inch and a half apart from each other all around. I hung mine next to my home office desk so that I can look at it whenever I feel burnt out and it picks me right back up!

Conclusion

This project was fun but there were some pro’s and con’s. One of the biggest problems I ran into was that I had to redo six of my photos! They developed too many holes from rubbing the paper off. If you do have to remove the lazer ink from the canvas, do the following. Apply baking soda and water together to make a paste and then let it sit on the ink. It will wipe and scratch away with ease. I was expecting it to transfer perfectly but it is still a cool project. I hope to find a better method in the future for transferring photos to canvas!

What do you have listed out for your vision board and what medium did you or would you use?! Leave your answers in the comments below!

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Daisy and Decor Mug Review

Gifts by Daisy Coffee Mug

About Daisy and Décor

  Gifts by Daisy is a collection of customized gifts by Daisy and Décor started in 2016. Daisy and Decor location is in the Pacific Northwest of the United States where they started off offering art prints for the home. They take pride in featuring handwritten designs on most of their products that they sell through their Etsy Store and eventually through their website. Daisy and Décor currently sells a variety of coffee mugs including: travel mugs, Wedding Mugs, Quote Mugs, Personalized Name Mug, BFF Friend Mugs, Job/Career/Hobby Mugs Bible/Christian Mugs and Family Mugs Mom Dad Sis, as well as art prints, gold foil prints, pencils, penspillows, phone casesValentines Day Decor, Cosmetic Bags, and upgrades. Upgrades include : Rush Orders for $15, Custom Design for $24, and Change Side of Mug for $3.

To Learn more about Daisy and Décor you can check out their websiteInstagram, and Etsy Shop.

I like long romantic walks down every aisle at Target

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Initial thoughts oN “I LOVE LONG ROMANTIC WALKS DOWN EVERY AISLE AT TARGET” MuG

As always, I’m always super excited to open up sponsored gifts to review for my blog and help spread the word of cool businesses! The packaging caught my eye very quickly as I will explain next. I noticed a lot of attention to detail in this product packaging from adding plastic wrapping and a bow on the cup as well making it easy to give as a gift to someone as is or filled with goodies and tied back up again. A lot of thought went into this product.

Gifts by Daisy
PACKAGING

If you’ve been following my blog for a while now you know that I love all aspects of marketing! I’m always thrilled to see when companies put their logo on the outside of a box and have amazing and creative packaging. It’s a perfect way to reach anyone who has held this box or seen it outside the customer’s door step. The extra paper confetti on the inside made it really fun to open up!

Handled with Care

I was also highly impressed by the way this glass mug was packaged. It had the paper confetti, bubble wrap, and then air bag around the mug that was in a separate box from the original cardboard box. They finished it off with a cute little purchase order with a thank you at the bottom of it that has matching colors with their logo.

Gifts by Daisy
PRINT

This mug is printed with “I love long romantic walks down every aisle at Target” on both sides. This phrase comes in two designs. The one that was sent to me and also this coffee mug here. The second design has more cursive and is a little more chic than the design I chose. I chose the design that I did because I thought the handwriting was very neat and tidy. I highly recommend both!

Size

Daisy and Décor coffee mugs come in two different sizes. The mug I received is 15 fl. oz. and they also offer a 11 fl. 0z size.

Daisy and Decor Coffee Mug

Uses

This mug is great for many purposes that you might not have thought of before!

    • Coffee
    • Tea
    • Plant Planter
    • Pen Holder
    • Pins and Paper Clip Holder

 Daisy and Decor Coffee Mug

Conclusion of Daisy and Décor

There are a lot of mugs around the internet but this is the first time I saw really funny and personable mugs. I was super impressed by the thought that went into the packaging and shipping of this product. I absolutely love supporting new and upcoming successful entrepreneurs! Check them out and start supporting start-up entrepreneurs today!

Gifts by Daisy

How to Purchase

To purchase this $16.99 coffee mug visit Daisy and Decor’s Etsy Store Here

Gifts by Daisy
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Sweet Water Decor Makeup Bag Review

Sweet Water Decor Hello Gorgeous Makeup Bag

About Sweet Water Decor

 Sweet Water Decor was founded by Melissa in 2014 to provide chic products that help motivate women with their high quality products. Remarkably, they started in a basement and have grown to become world wide company! They offer whole sale which you can sign up for here. Sweet Water Décor currently sells coffee mugs, travel mugs, makeup bags, pillows, pencils, pens, phone cases, print art, wedding gifts, and wine glasses.

Press

  Sweet Water Decor has been featured in multiple blogs, websites, publications, and more including: Stylemepretty, Pop Sugar, Huffington Post, Pittsburgh Maganize, Justine Maganize, Pregnancy and Newborn Maganize, Brit.co, Pittsburgh Wedding Maganize, Pittsburg Maganize, Women’s World Magazine,  Beverly Hills Maganize, Famadillo, Visions Event Studio, Teach in Fashion, Two Peas in a Blog, Bustle, Borrowed & Blue, Fashion Manic, The Jiva Shop, The PDX Belle, Pretty Office Things, KTLA, Lapalme Maganize, Femmes En Revue, Edition F, Amy Howard Social, and LSS.

To Learn more about Sweet Water Décor you can check out their websiteInstagramFacebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Sweet Water Decor Makeup Bag

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Initial thoughts on Hello Gorgeous Makeup Bag

I love the how this bag should a one sided design printed with the capitalized word “HELLO” and contrasting cursive small writing word “gorgeous”. I was really impressed by the size of this bag, it’s a lot larger then I had imagined and it’s the perfect size to pur your makeup necessities!

Size

The Hello Gorgeous Makeup bag is 8″ by 9″ with a 1.5″ bottom which allows you to hold up to big makeup items such as pallets and multiple long brushes.

Sweet Water Decor

Uses

This bag is the perfect size for many uses beyond makeup! It’s 1.5″ bottom allows you to use it for items such a :

  • Makeup
  • Makeup Brushes
  • Jewelry
  • Hair Products
  • Pens, pencils, and Paper

Material

This makeup bag is made from Cotton Canvas. It make it easy to clean and is super durable.

Makeup Bag Care

Since this makeup bag is made from cotton canvas, you can hand wash it in cold water as you need. To take an extra step to keep your bag clean I would suggest putting any powders or brushes in a plastic baggies before putting it in the makeup bag.

Gold Zipper

I love the gold zipper detail on this makeup bag! The shiny gold zipper slider is super easy to open and close.

Hello Gorgeous Makeup Bag

 Conclusion of Sweet Water Décor

I am in love with this bag!! I am going to use it as a travel makeup bag to the office, my car, and to the beach to freshen up between getting into the water and laying in the sun.

What I’m putting in my bag:
  • Mini Smashbox Trio Eyeshadow
  • Eye Cream
  • Foundation
  • Foundation Beauty Blender
  • Contour Brush
  • Contour Trio Kit
  • Eyeliner
  • Brow Powder
  • Brow Brush
  • Mascara

How to Purchase

This Sweet Water Makeup Bag costs $20, but if you sign up for their newsletter you can receive 20% off your first purchase! To purchase this makeup bag visit their website here. I have happily become an affiliate with them so by purchasing anything on their site through my links you are supporting this blog which is greatly appreciated!!! They offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50 using the discount code: FREESHIP.

Sweet Water Decor Makeup Bag

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DIY: Create Your Own Gold Glitter Word Cut Out Decoration

Word Cut Out Glitter Decoration DIY

Spring Gold Glitter Decoration!

Spring is almost here so I decided to get a little decorative! This is a very simple diy project and only requires one night to put together. My friends and I couldn’t stop looking at it because it was so sparkly with gold glitter! This Spring sign is from Target. However since it does not appear on Target’s website I have linked a similar cut out word that is just as cute and says Love. You will need the following supplies.

Supplies:

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Spring Word Cut Out Decoration

Step One

The first step is to color or prime the entire sign with gold sharpie. I did this because I did not want to be able to see the green underneath the glitter. The second time around I would definitely use gold spray paint instead because it was hard to get in between the nooks and holes with the gold sharpie where the gold spray paint would easily cover.

Gold Sharpie Word Cut Out Decoration

Step Two

After priming the entire sign with gold sharpie or gold spray paint, you will want to use Mod Podge as an adhesive for the glitter. I find that Mod Podge helps most of the glitter stick to the sign and precents a lot of it falling off. I used an old makeup brush to put the Mod Podge on the sign.

Spring Gold Sharpie Word Cut Out Decoration

Step Three

Before I started to gold glitter my sign, I put the sign on a big plate so that I would not get it all over my counter tops and it would be easier to clean up afterwards. This really helped contain the gold glitter to my work area. Next, I poured gold glitter over the entire front and let it dry for about twenty minutes. Then I repeated step two with the other three sides allowing it to dry in between glittering each side. TIP: You will want to shake off the excess and reapply Mod Podge in areas that are not fully covered in gold glitter.

DIY Word Cut Out Gold Glitter Decoration

 Finished!

This project cost around $12.58. This is an awesome deal compared to similar signs at Francesca’s that are not as sparkly and are sold for nearly $16 full price as shown here.

Leave in the comments below what word you would cover in glitter and why! 

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Creative and Clean Space for the Work at Home Minimalist

Creative and Clean Space for the Work at Home Minimalist

Creative and Clean Space for the Work at Home Minimalist

It’s so important to have a clean space where you can go to when you need to be creative and work at home ! This sleek minimalist and white space design gives me inspiration for the type of image I want to portray in my blog. I immediately knew it was the desk for me because I’m still a young professional moving around a lot and I don’t want to worry about moving heavy furniture later on.

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West Elm Hello Word ObjectMoving and Assembly

I have to say I’m in love with my blogging desk set up! This is perfect for small apartments or if you like the minimalist décor style. I live on the 4th floor of my apartment building so it’s nice to not have to worry about moving large furniture up and down the stairs. My main theme is white and gold but I have added a green plant for a little extra color. This leaning desk comes with hardware to attach it to the wall so you can feel safe having your laptop and decorations on top of it. This leaning desk came in pieces but was very easy to put together with their picture instructions. It was very helpful that The Container Store included all the hardware and screwdrivers in the box that you needed to assemble the product.

Geometric Shape

It’s so important to have a clean space where you can go to when you need to be creative and work at home!

White Leaning DeskWhite Linea leaning desk // also in Dark wood leaning desk// Hello Decoration // Geometric shape // HP x360 Spectra 2-in-1 laptop //Cursive Writing Chair

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How to Make a Luxurious, Elegant, and Beautiful Bed

How to Make a Luxurious Elegant Bed

How to Make a Luxurious, Elegant, and Beautiful Bed

Today I would like to talk about making an elegant bed! I have never made my bed everyday until this bed set! I fall in love with it more and more everyday. Its so comfy, soft and gorgeous.
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Step One

Choose whether or not to have a valence, its just a added little style or an easy way to cover up your bottom bedframe.After you decide to add a valence or not the next step is to put the fitted sheet on the bed. To minimize wrinkles I threw all of my sheets in the dryer. I bought all of my furniture at Beltfort and have linked (affiliate links are in this post) it as well.

Donna Karan Home Reflection Ivory Queen Fitted Sheet

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Donna Karan Collection Fitted Sheet (Champagne Ivory)

Step Two

Put the flat sheet on. With this bed set as you can see in the below image it has three design lines. I made sure to put that side facing down so when I folded it over you can see the detail.

Donna Karan Collection Flat Sheet (Champagne Ivory)

Donna Karan Collection Flat Sheet (Champagne Ivory)

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Donna Karan Collection Flat Sheet (Champagne Ivory)

Step Three

Add a blanket to your bed. The one I bought feels like velvet.
Donna Karan Silk Quilt Collection

Step Four

I added two Euro Sham style pillows. One pillow case matches my blanket, and the other pillow case matches my comforter that you will see in the next steps.
Donna Karan Rtythm Ivory Euro Sham

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Donna Karan Rtythm Ivory Euro Sham

Step Five

I added two standard pillows which is what I choose to sleep on at night if I decide to sleep with a pillow ( i’m weird and don’t use one sometimes 🙂 haha )


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Donna Karan Collection Standard Pillowcases

Step Six

Next I added two standard shaped pillows in the fabric of my blanket and of my duvet cover.

Donna Karan Home Reflection Ivory Standard/Queen Sham
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Donna Karan Rhythm Ivory Standard Sham

Step Seven

 I bought a comforter to go inside of my Duvet cover. It just slips in and then I buttoned the side up. I really love having the buttons on the side versus the sides folding in or zippering up because if a button falls off I can just sew it back on compared to a broken zipper or falling out comforter when it is being kept in by folded material

Donna Karan Duvet Cover
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Donna Karan Duvet Cover

Step Eight

Lastly I added three decorative pillows that matched my set. I also plan on buying a wooden tray with 3 decorations to lay on top of my bed for added ambiance.

Flokati Fur Decorative Pillow
Sequin Printed Decorative Pillow
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Sequin Printed Decorative Pillow
Flokati Fur Decorative Pillow
Abstract Beaded Decorative Pillow

Goodnight and sleep comfy in your Beautifully made Bed!

Donna Karan Bed Set

Leave in the comments below what color bed you have and what your favorite pillow looks like!

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