How To Make A Mood Board For Creators

August 25, 2018
Hi creative friends, I have been dreaming of Fall have you? As I dream I also love to sketch and doodle. When I have worn myself out with all of that I make a Mood Board. I just bet that many of you have created a Mood Board at some point in your life too. Mood boards are a wonderful tool to use when creating. In essence a mood board is a compilation of inspirational elements that are super helpful in weeding out ideas at the beginning of a design project.






There was a time when I was fearful of a mood board. (that sounds pretty ridiculous doesn't it??) In my mind I had this running narrative that there was some perfect way to make them and that notion alone terrified me. But guess what?? I WAS WRONG! Mood boards can be whatever you need them to be!

Freedom! Personally I love mood boards!

I love making them...in-fact truth be told often times I like making them more than the actual project. A mood board is a wonderful way for me to visualize my project and they always helps me stay on track, they balance my creativity with the reality of the project.

I also just happen to like stickers and glitter...so this is a great way to prime my creative juices and let the colors pop and flow!




HOW  TO MAKE A MOOD BOARD FOR A CREATIVE PROJECT

First I think about what it is I am trying to say and choose images and products that I feel a genuine emotional connection to. When I am making my pompom wreaths I think a ton about colors, seasons, functionality, durability, value, size, quality and placement of the wreath.




HOW TO CHOOSE COLORS

I have discovered that it best not to use the entire rainbow! I just stick to colors that will remind me of the project that I am working on currently. Creating this visual theme to work from helps my concept to look more pulled together.




THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG WAY

I suppose one of the things I adore most about a mood board for Creators is that there is really no right or wrong way to arrange your images! I am strictly working off the variety of sources that I have included to inspire me. My mood board is mine and it can be whatever I need it to be!





SIMPLE SUPPLIES FOR MY MOOD BOARD

Once my mood board is finished I like to place them on an easel or wall. They continue to drive, inspire and direct me. Once a theme, season or marketing campaign is over I put them away.

I have included an abbreviated list of supplies that I used to make my creators mood board and some shopping links as well. However you can most certainly find all of these products at any crafting shop too.





  • Stickers
  • Foam Poster Board
  • Yarn
  • Felt
  • Felt Balls
  • Handmade Pompoms
  • Affirmative phrases






When I create a mood board it helps me hone in on textures, size, shape, colors, patterns and the over feel of the design of whatever it is that I am making. Truly friends try using mood boards for your next project, they work for garden planning too, they are such a fun and efficient way to communicate your design to others or to keep yourself on track!







Thank you for joining me today and may all your dreams come true!




XO
Jemma@athomewithjemma
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Comments

  1. This is a fun post, Jemma. I never think about doing a mood board but it makes a lot of sense. And I do love this project, by the way. Happy wreath!

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  2. So much fun!! I wish I had room in this tiny cottage to make and display these. It's always fun to dream in color!

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  3. lowcarbdiabeticJanAugust 26, 2018 at 6:38 AM

    One word!
    Fun!

    I enjoyed your post, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  4. Let me just say, I love your low tech way of doing this! It's so creative and fun.

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  5. Hello Jemma,
    I started to collect things for a mood board a few years ago and gosh by golly, my mood has changed since then and so often that I can't really keep up! I am working on turning a bedroom into my sewing room. I really want to put up an Inspiration Board as a permanent piece of decor so I am really really trying to reign myself in a bit before I create it! I love too many things, too many styles, too many colors and it's hard to commit. I'm kinda like the dog who's chasing a ball but then says, oh a squirrel!!!!

    Your board is beautiful, the colors are pretty and if I saw it on pinterest of IG I would know that it was yours!! You have a style....I'm still trying to find mine! Thanks for posting, you've given me something to ponder!!! Hugs,
    Linda

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