DIY Inspiration + Mood Board

Remember the days before Pinterest when you would collect ideas from magazines and books? I used to have folders for different things that inspired me. Little did I know that I was actually creating physical pinboards. ;) With an overwhelming amount of inspiration coming at you all the time, mood boards are the perfect way to hone in on a specific feel, and display snippets of inspiration.

I tend to be an inspiration hoarder, so I decided to put it to use! This DIY inspiration + mood board displays imagery, text, and a few favorite memories in one place, without all of the clutter. I’m excited to show you how to make your own!

DIY Inspiration Memory Board

What you’ll need

  • frame
  • wire roll
  • wire cutters
  • staple gun + staples
  • mini clothespins



 Carefully remove the glass from the frame, and remove or press down any metal tabs.

2  Measure the amount of wire needed to cover the length of the frame, allowing about 1/2 inch of overlap. Use wire cutters to snip from the roll.

DIY Inspiration Mood Board

3  Staple the wire around the edges of the frame. I placed staples about every 3 inches.

4  Now it’s time for the fun part – decorating!

Print Instagram photos with Kanvess

Since Instagram is where I capture the things that inspire me most, I used Kanvess to print my favorite snapshots.  This app makes it a breeze to order photos directly from your phone! Simply install the application, select which photos you’d like to order, and submit. Within just a few days, you’ll receive perfectly square, beautiful prints!

DIY Inspiration Board

Next, I added tickets, cards, words, and pretty pieces of paper to tie it all together. There’s no wrong way to do this – simply hang what you love. You can swap and move things around until it feels right.  I found these mini clothespins to be perfect for clipping each piece to the wire.

DIY Inspiration Board

DIY Mood Board

A few  themes to spark design ideas for your mood board:

  • A specific color palette
  • Prints and patterns
  • Vacation memories
  • Cards
  • Quotes
  • Illustrations

This frame is also perfect for organizing jewelry!

DIY Jewelry Organizer

Find more ideas for inspiration + mood boards here!

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  1. says

    This is great! I have piles of magazine cut outs, fabrics, and other inspiration I’ve been needing to do something with. I can’t wait to try out this awesome project this weekend.

    • Jillian says

      Hi Jennifer! I purchased the wire at Home Depot – it’s usually in the gardening section. It would be with the chicken wire, and it comes in different sized rolls. Hope this helps! :)

      • Morgan says

        Just stumbled across this diy and I can’t wait to get started! I was curious what size were the squares on your wire? I can’t decide between 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch!


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