August 12, 2016
Living in a small dorm can be tricky. You want to fit all of your stuff in there, while staying organized and keeping it livable. Luckily, we live in an era where geniuses post their DIY ideas on the internet. Here are five ways to get crafty in your new dorm.
SHOWER CADDIES AREN’T JUST FOR YOUR BATHROOM
Buy a cheap shower caddy at Target and hang it on your wall to hold school supplies, beauty products or even food.
KEEP YOUR SNACKS HANDY
With late-night study sessions at a max, you’ll need to have snacks handy and organized. Use an over-the-door shoe organizer to store snacks for those moments when you need a break — or maybe an incentive.
MAKE YOUR OWN MARQUEE LIGHTS
Instead of hanging normal string lights, get together with the roommates and illuminate your names or fun words in the style of old movie theaters and circuses. Use cardboard letters from a craft store, string lights from Target, scissors and spray paint.
CREATE UNIQUE BOTTLE LAMPS
Decorate your dorm with a one-of-a-kind DIY lamp using an empty bottle. Top it off with a cheap lamp shade or a cover of your own design with a make-your-own lamp kit from craft stores or Amazon.
KEEP THAT PET YOU MISS BACK HOME CLOSE TO YOU
Moving away to college often means saying goodbye to old friends — which are sometimes pets. Make your own Mod Podge photo transfer pet pillow using Mod Podge, wax paper, fiberfill and sewing supplies.