There’s something about crafting that gives off a sense of accomplishment. Whether it’s simple crafting, such as making decorations to spice up a particular room, or it’s building something completely from scratch, it is something that is very rewarding at the end. Crafting should be something that you find fun and exciting too!
Are you moving into a new dorm room and are having trouble picking out decorations for your dorm, or do you just want to budget your money a little bit and avoid spending a lot? Well, we are here to help you! We have “crafted” a list of DIY decor that you can easily make in the confinement of your own home. If you’re bored during quarantine, this is a perfect way to spend your time, and it could also get you excited for your upcoming dorm move-in day!
Revamp Those Bland, Standard Closet Doors of Yours
Have you ever thought about decorating your closet doors? Well, here’s a new and easy way to do it!
Do you have ugly closet doors? Those standard folding ones with the vents in them? Well, here is a simple solution to be able to decorate your closet doors in a way that makes them stand out! Even though the process involved taking the doors off, they are easy to unscrew and remove to be able to work on, and put back in place to gain some easy inspiration once it is done.
The most complicated part of the process (besides taking the closet doors off) is to pick the fabric that you want to hang onto your closet doors. You can use extra fabric that may be laying around your house, or even old quilts that would make a perfect addition to those closet doors. Upholstery is recommended to give the doors a padded feel to it as well, but if you don’t have any, or aren’t able to order any, that is okay! Use adhesive, or even staples to add the fabric to your closet doors to make sure it is secure and ready so you can screw your closet doors back on!
How to Grow a Brand New Plant by Cutting Off Part of Another Plant
Plants are an easy way to decorate a room, but do you want to expand your collection? Here’s how to grow a brand new plant from an existing one!
Are you a fan of using plants to decorate your room because it feels more natural? Well, we are here to help you spend less money and get what you can out of all your plants. Did you know that just by cutting off a small part of a plant that you can propagate it and grow another one? Neither did we, but here is how you do it!
Some of the things that you’re going to need in order to do this are gloves, a glass jar, shears, rubbing oil, a trowel, potting soil, and a planter. Most plants have little nodes on them, so look on a plant of your choice and find where this small node is, then sterilize your shears using rubbing alcohol to keep your plant healthy, and cut the stem with the node on it about one to three leaves on it.
You are then going to take the stem that you just cut off and put it into a glass jar full of water and place it in an area that is bright where the natural sunlight can get in. Once the root starts growing from the plant, it is ready to be placed into an actual planter, but make sure the root is one to three inches long before putting it in a planter. It’s as easy as that and it’s great for a plant that you really like at home that you want to take with you to your dorm room!
Make Your Own No-Sew Curtains are Perfect for You
No sewing kit or don’t know how to sew? No worries! Here’s how to make your own using tape.
Did you ever think that you could make your own curtains without using a sewing machine? It’s incredibly easy actually and it’s very fun too! All you need is fabric tape, something to measure the fabric, a good pair of scissors, and of course, your personal choice of fabric. While picking the fabric out is probably going to be the hardest part of making your no-sew curtains, the rest of the process is fairly easy.
After you pick out your fabric, measure it out properly according to the height and width of your windows, then carefully cut it. Then, you take the fabric tape and if you want, to make it really neat and tidy looking, you can tape your edges up to give the curtains a finished look. You then have to create the pocket in which the curtain rod will go through and tape it after measuring the rod. Your final step is to simply hang it up! It’s that easy and it makes your room look finished and put together!
Use Corks to Assemble Your Own Necklace Rack
Don’t throw out any corks! They can come in handy for making your own necklace rack to hang on your wall in your dorm room.
Necklaces can be a pain to store because of how difficult it can be to store them. The newest and easiest solution to this issue is to make your own necklace rack right from home! You need very limited materials for this project, so it is super easy and affordable, and also very fun too. You can also have fun with crafting this necklace rack with the colors you wish to use.
To make your own DIY necklace rack, grab a bunch of corks that you aren’t going to use, a small wood board, wood stain, cheesecloth for the wood stain, super glue, paintbrushes, and your choice of paint. You’re going to have to either stain the wood board, or use paint if you prefer, to give the wood plank a pop of color, then you can individually pain the corks. If you want to have a little extra fun with this, you can also make the corks ombre, and paint each one a different shade of a certain color, or just different colors. You then super glue all of the corks on the board, and you got yourself a simple DIY necklace rack!
Hang Your Favorite Quotes on the Wall by Using Wire
Not only can you hang up your favorite quotes, but you can also make the quote into a key holder!
Are you constantly losing your keys? You throw them on the table, on your desk, or even on the floor and then when you need to leave, you’re scrambling to find them. Stop the constant stress when you are running late for class, work, or even a club meeting and make yourself your own key holder using wire that you can also turn into one of your favorite quotes. This can not only be very essential to help reduce stress with running late in the morning, but it can also be a simple decoration that really adds to your room.
All you need is wire and a pair of pliers to get started. The hardest point may be thinking of a quote that you want to create. Do you want it to be simple and sweet, or long and meaningful? This can be the most difficult part of creating this wire key holder. Once you figure out which quote to use, take the pair of pliers and bend the wire to your liking to spell out your favorite quote, and make sure to add a hook so you can put your keys on it! When you’re done, hang it right next to your door in your dorm so you will never forget your keys ever again.
Moving into a new dorm room can be exciting, but trying to figure out how to decorate it can be difficult. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars buying decor for your room, consider making it yourself! Making crafts is a great way to reduce stress and with making dorm decor, it can help you save a lot of money in the long run. Just grab everyday objects in your home and get creative with it! We hope that we helped you decide what kinds of decor that you can make by yourself at home. Is there something that you have already made that we didn’t mention? Let us know in the comments below!
Also, if you want to look at some more DIY dorm decorations, check out our article with even more DIY crafts!