DIY: Motivational Collage Background for Videos

easy motivating wall collage

Hi Kind Friends!

Today I have for you a tutorial on how I made my new motivational collage for my YouTube videos. I’ve been thinking for a long time that my channel needed a regularly background that was not just pretty but also made me feel good.

Let me know if you think I succeeded in the comments! 

Check out the step by step directions below.

1. Gather supplies

For my motivational images I used cards from Rifle Paper Co., cards I’ve been given as gifts, some cut outs from my Lorna Jane agenda, and photos. You can cut out pictures from magazines, buy prints on Etsy, print out images from Tumblr, whatever you prefer!

You will also need something to affix your items to the wall like tape and scissors or sticky tack.

2. Prepare the area for filming.

Set up your tripod, seat, and lightening. It’s important to keep all three in mind when adding items to your wall.

3. Take a test shot (or two).

Add a few items to the wall, guessing where you think the placement should be. Then, take a picture or test footage, moving your arms around, etc. so you can see where the collage should extend to.

4. Make your collage.

Using your test shot of picture as guidance, fill in your collage. Periodically update your test shot so you can see how the collage is progressing. Take note of how the colors in your collage may change your skin tone when being filmed. Everything bounces off of each other!

Enjoy! I have quite a few videos coming up with this new background. If you make videos, I hope you found this helpful.

Related: How to make a motivating wall collage (not for video)

BRB I’m Pinning


Recent Pinterest inspiration. I’ve been spending a lot of time there to wind down after work, along with listening to my new love – Game of Thrones on Audible.

Comment: What do you do to wind down?

Visit Rebecca Kelsey’s profile on Pinterest.

House to Home


This video was a labor of love, yet it’s so simple. The simplest of things take so long! Anyway, I am very grateful to finally be showing you my new video – House to Home. 

As many of you know, Chris and I moved into our first home in October 2013. I was a bit nervous about being in charge of the decorating since I’ve never decorated my previous spaces before. Now that we are six months in, we feel completely settled and happy in our environment. I wanted to make this video to show you how we came to this comfortable point in our home life, I hope it helps you find comfort in your home. 

flowers in my home

The most important part about keep my home comfortable, in my opinion, is that most of the items are used. 

- Places you can get used furniture -

  • Family and friends (you’d be surprised what they don’t mind giving you if you ask)
  • Goodwill (my favorite)
  • Estate sales
  • Garage sales
  • Salvation Army

Things that I needed to be new were things like rugs, lamps (the Tiffany inspired lamp in this video is used but the floor lamps are from Target), pillows, bedding sets. When looking for these items I tried to keep my color scheme in mind as well as the idea of having a lot of light in my home. 

The first thing I bought for my new place was actually my bed set. I purchased it at Marshalls shortly after we decided to move. You can see the haul on At the time I hadn’t told you all that I was moving so I felt really sneaky writing the post. 

Bedding post: Marshalls Home Decor Day Dreaming

- Places I bought new items -

  • Marshalls
  • TJ Max
  • Ross
  • Target
  • Bed Bath and Beyond
  • Dollar Store

I also have DIY elements all over. I love looking at things and thinking “Wow, I made that with that piece of junk that I kept for some reason.” 

It’s just fun! Here I have a compilation list of some of the projects I followed. 

- DIY -

- Related how-tos from my account on – 

how to have a comfy home

Nature is also a really important aspect of my home. I made sure to have florals, plants, pieces of cut down tree (not kidding), and baskets everywhere to help add to the happiness I feel when I look out my window. 

To see more “House to Home” tips, make sure you watch the video at the beginning of this post. Not everything has been written in this post (like my family picture wall).

To see some extra details from our home, check out my bedroom tour and Chris’ gameroom tour. I didn’t show Chris’ gameroom in this video since I didn’t have any hand in decorating it but it may be interesting to you. 

What makes your house feel a home?