7 DIY Videos You Need To Watch Before You Decorate Your Dorm
Your dorm is a reflection of who you are as a student. Dorm decor reflects your personality, whether that is soft and feminine or eclectic and fun. Some of the best ways to display your personality are to create small DIY crafts. We’ve taken the best 7 DIY videos you need to watch before you decorate your new dorm and filtered them by every major category, from wall art to organization.
Click through the links and share your favorite video with a friend. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
1. Wall Art
From tapestries to posters, wall art is a simple and easy way to display your personality. To create your home-away-from-home, personalize your wall art and make your dorm feel warm and cozy. Another great way to display your DIY greatness is to create a flower headboard we showcased in our DIY dorm projects article.
Check out this video from HGTV Handmade for more inspiration.
Sometimes organization is the last thing on a student’s mind, but there are so many benefits to having a well-organized dorm room. One of our favorite hacks is to purchase a shoe organizer and stick your snacks inside for easy grab and go items when you are on your way to class.
We also found this amazing BuzzFeed Nifty video with 27 dorm organization hacks that you can implement right away. Check out the amazing shoe hack to organize your favorite sneakers and boots using a tension rod. Don’t worry, you can angle the rods for your heels, too. Check out the video below.
3. Photo Gallery
Creating a photo wall is a great way to be reminded of the new memories you are creating at school alongside family photos and pictures of your friends who are away at another university. There are tons of different ways to display your own personal gallery. You can add lights, create a framed display, photo collage, or use fishing line and wood clips to display your favorite photos.
Here is a great video you can watch to spark some inspiration from Lily Ardor.
Your headboard is a great way to create the illusion of more vertical space in your dorm. Additionally, a great looking headboard can create the perfect look for your dorm bed that ranges from elegant to preppy. If you are in the market for a new headboard and buying new is in your budget, we suggest our favorite designs from Room 422.
For those of you who are more interested in a DIY project, check out this video from The Sorry Girls where they take us through three great ways to create your own headboard for a fraction of the cost. You don’t even need to use power tools for these bad boys! Check it out below.
5. Desk Supplies
Nothing screams HELP like a desk that looks like a full-blown disaster. Luckily, there are tons of hacks available to students just like you who are looking to increase their organization on a budget. In this video from Xao Vang, you will find tons of ways to reorganize your space and achieve Dalai Llama level serenity.
For most of these items, you can head to your nearest dollar store or hit up Amazon Prime and ship right to your dorm.
6. Macrame Wall Art
We have said it before and we will say it again, macrame is all the rage for dorm decor, but they can run pretty expensive through some vendors. If you have the courage and the drive, you can create your own DIY macrame wall art that fits your style and budget. Our favorite video from Chelsea Sadler.
We love this particular video because she shows you in easy to follow steps just how to achieve the perfect look you want and alter her own model to get the look you want.
How can you save money in college using gadgets and hacks in your dorm kitchen? This video isn’t as many DIY hacks as it is dorm/life/gadget hacks. You might find you learn a ton of new info and inspo from this video and purchase items from this video that will go a long way for the entire school year. From tailgating to cooking, check out these amazing dorm kitchen and item hacks.
When it comes time to design your dorm and buy items to help you along the school year, don’t forget these awesome DIY hacks you can implement to supplement that budget and maybe even make your life a little easier.
What was your favorite DIY video? Let us know in the comments! Don’t forget to share with a friend and tune in for our new website launch on May 1st! Happy crafting!
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