Category Archives: Tutorials

Inner Child VALENTINE BOX for Valentine Cards

Hello and welcome to a fun little Inner Child project of making a DIY Valentine box. This box is to hold the cards I hop to receive in the Rebecca Hoot Valentin Card SWAP! Who remembers their Valentine box? I remember we created one similar to the one I’m going to show you in elementary school! So fun! Hope you are inspired to create something fun while embracing your inner child!

Creative Journal Your Story 2~ Passionately Curious

Welcome back to Video 2 in the Journal Your Story Series! The prompt is ” Passionately Curious” and I decided to journal about my Great Aunt. She was an amazing person, so full of adventure, love and wisdom. She passed at age 75, when I was 10 years old but I have such a vivid and fond memories of her. How I wish I could sit and talk with her again. I am passionately curious about her life as a young adult and the whens and hows of her life. She loved her parents so much, but I know there were times she lived away from them. I also used this prompt as a way to document my journey with her, what she meant to me and conversations and experiences I can remember. I have an album full of pictures and memories, so I decided to use this one to document.

So what are you passionately curious about? Is it family, other counties, music, art… so many possibilities! I hope you are inspired to create in your journal! Here is a video of my process.

Thanks for watching!

Creative Christmas Series~ Christmas Tea Table Setting

Hello! After a bit of technical difficulties I was able to create a short video of the Christmas Tea Table Setting and use Voice Over! This Ole Gal is figuring this video editing out! The questions that you asked over on Instagram will be answered in another video soon! Thanks for such an MAGICAL week of creating with me! There is no “being behind” on these projects, they can be created anytime! Merry Christmas!

Creative Christmas Series- Christmas Tea (DIY Christmas Crackers)

Hello! Today is the final day for the Creative Christmas Series and we are going to have a Christmas Tea. This will be a two part video. The first video I am making DIY Faux Christmas Crackers to include in the little gifts I will be giving our guests and I show a little sneak peek into how I plan and my paper copy of Pinterest. So I’m off to make cookies, put on Christmas Music and finishing setting the table. We have guests coming! Rebecca

Creative Christmas Series~ Gaudy Christmas Pin

This fun little project is just plain FUN! We all have heard of the Ugly Christmas Sweater, well how about adding a Gaudy Christmas Pin to the mix! They make a great conversation piece. The fun thing about this project you can make them what ever color you like to fit with your party outfit! For example the first half of this video is creating a traditional red and green with a touch of blue brooch. The second half is making one for my daughter which she wanted all red. The one I made for myself is pink and candy themed! So many possibilities! What will you make for yourself?

Happy Creating, Rebecca

Creative Christmas~ Felt Santas

I have made so many of the felt star shaped Santas. The first time I made them I was a stay at home mom with my son. I was watching HGTV everyday, remember when it was all crafting and food? So I was one crafty babe and decided to make all felt ornaments for the Christmas tree. I want to include this story in my December Journal so I also made a Santa without the stuffing. Can’t wait to see what you create, be sure to tag me at #CWRCREATIVECHRISTMAS

I have put together a template to help with the Santa Shapes, you can print it here:

Happy Creating, Rebecca

Creative Christmas~ Bells will be Ringing

Welcome to Video number 6 in the Creative Christmas Series! Today is all about creating with BELLS! I love the sound of jingle bells at Christmas! I was inspired by this project from when I created jingle bell bracelets for my daughter’s girl scout troop when they were going to sing carols at the Austin Library.

In this video we are creating three different Jingle Bell project. I love the pens and pencils you can buy with the jingle bells at the top, in this video I show you how to make your own. We are also going to make a paperclip junk charm. These are so fun because you can theme them anyway you like. Endless possibilities. Most of all have fun and let’s JINGLE ALL THE WAY! Rebecca

Creative Christmas~ Make a Mixed Media Paper Angel Ornament

Welcome to the next video in the Creative Christmas Series. today we will be making Mixed Media Paper Angel Ornaments. I have included a template below with a sheet of music paper, and the ornament size along with the shape of the angel dress. In the video I use a paper doily that can be purchased at any craft or baking shop. If you are unable to purchase one, cardstock or paper can be used as well. Have fun creating your sweet little angel! Rebecca

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Creative Christmas~ Coloring Books: Picking a Childhood Memory

Hello and welcome back to the Creative Christmas Series! Today is all about picking a childhood memory from Christmas and recreating it. For me that is coloring in a new coloring book with a brand new set of Crayons. Every year my mom would give me and my sisters a Christmas Coloring book and a brand new set of Crayons. We would lay on our stomachs under the Christmas tree and color by the twinkle of the Christmas Lights. Also in the video I show a quick flip of my scrapbook I kept when I was about 13 years old. Christmas brings on all the nostalgic feelings! Have fun “being a kid” again in choosing your memory! Rebecca

Creative Christmas Day 2~ Make an Artsy Advent Paper Chain

Hello! Welcome back to the Creative Christmas Series. Today we will be making an Artsy Paper Chain! When I started looking for projects to create in this series, I asked Facebook and IG followers about what they loved creating as a kid. So many mentioned the Paper Chain Countdown where you tear off a chain link a day to count the days until Christmas. So let’s be a kid again and make a Paper chain! I thought it would be fun to add paper bits to each chain link and once I tear them off use them in my journal as the days, for example Day 1, is December 1st. These are super easy and fun to make. See below for the free printable of the round Peppermint Numbers. I hope you enjoy the video and creating!

Let the merry making begin!! Rebecca

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