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How to Create a Manifestation Box

There are many ways to utilize the Law of Attraction to shape your reality into the one of your dreams. Some people prefer to meditate and visualize, and others prefer to use more practical methods. Creating your own manifestation box is a great way to get clear on what your dream life would look like, whilst also being a really fun activity.

This article explores everything you need to know about creating a manifestation box and provides a step-by-step guide to making your own. 

What is a manifestation box?

A manifestation box (sometimes called an intention box) is a box which you create and decorate yourself and fill with letters, notes, and objects which link to your dreams.

As you create your own box and fill it with things that light you up, you are working with the law of attraction to connect with the energy of that which you wish to manifest.

What makes the box special is the attention and work you put into it. If you set a strong intention that the box will help you make your dreams a reality, then you will likely experience shifts in your life!

How to use a manifestation box

  1. Buy or make a box that makes you feel abundant and special. You may wish to buy one that is already decorated, or you could use a plain one and decorate it yourself! What’s important is that the box makes you feel excited. This is highly personal to you so take your time choosing the right fit. 
  2. Set your intentions. You might wish to light a candle and play some soothing music and take a few moments to visualise the box as a portal between your dreams and your reality. Know that you are a powerful being capable of creating your life as you wish. 
  3. Write down your manifestations. Include as much detail as possible and write them in present tense to signal to your subconscious that this reality already exists. You can read about how to write your own affirmations here. You can also use a special pen and paper to make the exercise feel even more special. 
  4. Keep adding things when you feel inspired. There is no limit to how many manifestations you can include in your box. As your manifestations begin to materialize, you might wish to remove them from the box and place them in a different box labelled ‘already manifested’. This will help strengthen your trust muscle and prove that this method really works!

What can I include in my manifestation box?


Handwritten affirmations are a powerful way to help shape your reality and call in the things you wish to manifest. Make sure they are optimistic and encouraging.

Here are some examples:

I am a wealthy and abundant individual with a thriving business.

I’m in a deeply fulfilling relationship with my dream partner.

I am healthy, vibrant, glowing, and confident in my body.

Make sure the affirmations you include invoke positive and inspirational feelings within you. They need to be realistic, but also aspirational. Don’t include affirmations that seem too far-fetched.


Crystals are powerful objects that symbolize many different energies and intentions. You can read about different types of crystals here. They can help you connect to the energy of your manifestations and bring a deeper meaning to your manifestation box.

Take some time choosing the right crystals for you. Make sure you get them from an authentic supplier, and it’s also a good idea to check that they are sustainably sourced.

My favorites include rose quartz, black tourmaline, and labradorite.

Photographs and Images

Visual aids are a great way to invoke positive feelings and add a further element to your manifestation box. If you don’t have any photographs of your exact manifestation, you could include cut outs from magazines. 

You might also wish to include a version of your vision board. This is a collage including various words, pictures, and phrases, that makes you feel excited every time you look at it.

If travel is something you want to manifest, find pictures of your dream locations and include them in the box. Equally, you could include pictures of what you’d like your dream house to look like.

Symbolic Objects

These can include personal items that hold a lot of meaning for you. You might want to include special jewellery or keepsakes. It is important that you feel that the item is symbolic of the thing you’re trying to manifest. 

Some people like to include charms, dried flowers, or even gifts from loved ones. It doesn’t matter what the item is, as long as it has a special meaning to you.


Quotes have the power to motivate and inspire us. There are so many amazing quotes out there, so take some time to research the right quotes for your manifestations.

Look for positive language and quotes that boost your self confidence. If you’re short of ideas, check out our quotes section.

Enjoy the creation process

Creating a manifestation box is such a fun activity, so make sure you dedicate lots of time to it.

Decorate it in a way that makes you feel special and include items and affirmations that represent your dreams and desires.

Make the whole process into a special activity for yourself. Play your favorite music, light a candle, and enjoy the experience. You could even do this activity with close friends or loved ones, and make it into a regular habit!

I’ve created my manifestation box. Now what?

You’ve taken the time to create your manifestation box, and included everything you dream of manifesting. Now what?

The final step of this process is to fully let go and trust that these manifestations will appear in your life at the perfect time for you.

We can’t predict what life has in store for us and we certainly can’t know when the best time is for events to unfold, so relax and trust the process.

Learning to surrender and let go is an important part of the manifestation journey.

Know that you are always supported and guided, and focus on feelings of joy, love, and peace. Your manifestations will unfold at the perfect time, as they always do!

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