Craft Your Way Through College

Are you excited about going to college?

The first day of school, the new campus and new friends, there are so many first experiences waiting for you. This also includes a dorm room that is going to be your home away from home for the next few years. Trust me, your days in college will forever be the best days of your lives. But we want to put the cherry on top of this already delicious cake, by helping you settle in your dorm room and make your new home the perfect place for some fun and study time.

As you count down to this new phase of life, check out these impressive DIYs that could make your dorm room the best one on the campus. All you need is a few regular arts and crafts material, some unused items at home and some good music to get crafting.

Washi Tape

DIY for doors using washi tape featured on NONAGON.style(DIY source)

The honest truth about dorm rooms is that they are very basic in structure. It will not immediately feel like home. So you will have to add some of your personality to your new room. Imagine your new room like a blank canvas, so let’s paint it pretty.

Washi tape is the ultimate crafting tool. It is easy to use and remove, and it comes in so many colors and patterns. You can create patterns on the door and even create a washi tape headboard to make your room extra special. Add colors and show off your talents to your new friends. It could also be a great way to make new friends!

DIY headboard using washi tape featured on NONAGON.style(DIY source)

 

Cardboard Boxes

DIY organizers using cardboard boxes featured on NONAGON.style(DIY source)

Sure you can buy organizers from the market, but having a personalized organizer is so much more fun. Use any available cardboard boxes at home, the best source of which is your regular cereal boxes. Upcycle them by wrapping with beautiful gift wrapping paper, and for the rest of the instructions check out the DIY source links.

DIY organizers using cardboard boxes featured on NONAGON.style(DIY source)

 

Crates

DIY bookshelf using crate boxes featured on NONAGON.style(DIY source)

Get nifty with crates by repainting them in your favorite colors and stacking them together to make a gorgeous rustic looking bookcase. You could use it to stack books, as a shoe rack or even simple storage under your bed.

DIY bookshelf using crate boxes featured on NONAGON.style(DIY source)

Mason Jars

DIY pen holders using mason jars featured on NONAGON.style(DIY source)

Mason jars can be used for so many interesting DIYs. Since you would be spending a lot of time on interesting projects at school, study time should not turn boring. Make these cute emoji pen stands using mason jars or other useful items like a tissue paper holder. These DIYs are really simple and will help you get even more excited about going to school.

DIY tissue paper holders using mason jars featured on NONAGON.style(DIY source)

 

Driftwood

DIY dorm room decor using driftwood featured on NONAGON.style(DIY source)

Room decor is important as it creates a connection with the space. Bare walls might make you feel lonely, but cute things like this gorgeous driftwood wall hanging or the jewelry hanger will make the room feel so much more personal. Don’t worry if you don’t know what your dorm room looks like. Use your favorite colors for the piece and it will look just perfect in your room.

DIY dorm room decor using driftwood featured on NONAGON.style(DIY source)

 

Skateboard

DIY dorm room decor shelf using skateboard featured on NONAGON.style(DIY source)

If you love to skateboard, chances are you have an old one lying around in the garage. It is difficult to part with your old things, so take it with you. Re-purpose your old skateboard into something that you can use in your new room. It will have a sentimental value, while making your room look super cool.

DIY dorm room decor shelf using skateboard featured on NONAGON.style(DIY source)

 

Toilet Paper Rolls

DIY phone stands made using toilet paper rolls featured on NONAGON.style(DIY source)

Now this is something we can never run out of, so grab a couple of them and get crafting. These cute phone stands will look adorable on your study table. They will not take up too much space and you can make a new one anytime you want. Also, a shared room will always feel cramped, so keeping things organized to avoid last minute panic will be important. Use these toilet paper rolls to organize stuff like wires and make your days at school more efficient.

DIY cord organizers made using toilet paper rolls featured on NONAGON.style(DIY source)

 

Pom Pom

DIY small colorful rug using pom poms featured on NONAGON.style(DIY source)

Pom poms are the cutest things for DIYs. They add so much color to the space and can be used in so many different ways. Check out these DIY sources to make a cute colorful rug for yourself, or these beautiful bookmarks. They are an easy way to add pops of color to your room and turn any dull corner into a vibrant space.

DIY bookmarks made using toilet pom poms featured on NONAGON.style(DIY source)

 

Fabric

DIY mouse pad made using fabric featured on NONAGON.style(DIY source)

I am sure you will have plenty of old and unused fabric at home. Use your old clothes, table cloth, bed sheets, anything that is not in use at home anymore and make cute things out of it for your dorm room. I love the idea of the floral mousepad. It will be a pretty addition to your study table. Also, mostly the dorm room beds will not have a headboard, or at least not a pretty one, so to decorate the wall above your bed, you can make your personalized headboard, like in this image below.

DIY wall decor made using fabric featured on NONAGON.style(DIY source)

I still remember my college days as if they were yesterday, and carving out a personal space makes a lot of difference. The more comfortable you are in your room, the more productive you can be at school. So go ahead and try these DIYs to make your new home truly your own.

All the best for school!