Home DIY Projects + Tutorials How to Make an Inspiration Board with Microsoft Word

Happy Valentine’s Day lovers! What a fantastic day to get married. Yup, V-day has gotten us all inspired, so we thought it’d be fun to put together a special wedding inspiration board to honor this most loved-up of days.

It’s just the thing if you’re planning to tie the knot on February 14th with cupid at your side. And if you’re not? No worries! Just put together your own inspiration board. Here’s how:

Quick disclaimer:
I used a German version of Microsoft Word to craft my masterpiece, but don’t be scared off — you can achieve the same sort of magic by following the visual cues on your own computer.

Step 1:
Open up a new Microsoft Word page and insert a photo you’re inspired by – it can be anything, just make sure that it features your wedding colors. For the Valentine’s Day inspiration board I started with this photo of a gorgeous headpiece by Teeki.

 

Valentine's Day inspiration Board step 1

Step 2:
Now draw a color swatch by selecting the shape of your choice from the start menu. Since it’s Valentine’s Day I went with a heart (cupid is thrilled). Next, using the format menu, turn your shape into a solid color.

Valentine's Day inspiration board step 2

Step 3:
Look at your inspiration picture and change the color of your shape to match one of the colors in your photo. Make sure to get rid of the outline using the option in the format toolbar.

 

Valentine's Day inspiration board step 3

Step 4:
Create three more hearts (or circles or squares; we don’t mind), and change their colors to reflect those in the photo.

 

Valentine's Day inspiration board step 4

Step 5:
Look around the internet and fill the space with other images that match your color swatches. Try to get a bit of variety — flowers, hair, shoes, cake and details — for the best results.

Valentine's day step 5

Step 6:
Fill the area with seven or so images, save and grin; your inspiration board is finished!

Valentine's Day inspiration board step 6

Valentine’s Day Inspiration Board:

 

Valentines day wedding inspiration board

Sources:
First row: Red Riding Hood Poms - Pom LoveRed White Heart Rattan Lover Fairy Lights - Marwin Craft, Love sign — iTagStudios, Flowers – Aaron Phillips Second row: Headpiece – Teeki, Red bow shoe clips - Maryanka Studio, Table setting – Blush Printables Third row: Wedding shoe heart stoppers - Mon Amour Boutique, Raspberry stripe straws - Pebbles in my Pocket, Teacup – High Tea For Alice, Stationery – Parrot Design Studio

But there’s no need to stop there. Play around with different color combinations and pictures until you’re all inspired out.

Warm pink tones:

Valentine's Day inspiration board peach copy

Sources:
First row: Table setting – Blush Printables, Bouquet – Jessie Owen, Table setting – Midwest Family Life, Flowers – Aaron Phillips Second row: Orchids – Venson Kuchipudi, Jewelry – High Tea For Alice, Headpiece – Teeki

Cooler pink tones:

Valentine's Day inspiration board pink copy

Sources:
First row: Headpiece – Teeki, Cupcake – Incredible Toppers, Invitation – Parrot Design Studio, Headpiece – Teeki Second row: Boutonniere – Flower Factor, Rustic love pendant - Vanessa Handmade Unconventional Jewelry

 

Many, many thanks to all of the wonderful creative minds who’ve allowed us to use their images.

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