10 Easy Dorm DIYs to Try This Weekend

Decorating where you live is an essential part of making sure you feel at home, in every sense of the word. Whether it’s your first time leaving home and living in a dorm or your first studio apartment as a “real” adult, it’s important you feel cozy and peaceful in your space. Of course, when you’re just starting out adulthood, you don’t have all of the resources to hire an interior decorator or have an insane budget. However, you there are a ton of great DIY ideas on Pinterest. To help you get started,  we’ve rounded up a few that you can try this weekend, plus all the tools you’ll need for this project.  

Moon Phase Wall Hang

Calling all astrology-loving students! Follow this simple guide for a gorgeous hanging display of all the lunar phases in a minimalistic marble pattern.

What You’ll Need: Black and white polymer clay, cookie cutters (round, oval, and square), toothpicks, string/needle and thread, and a rolling pin.

Hanging Plant Shelf

Want to show off your green thumb, but afraid of your pot might take a tumble? Here’s an easy how-to for building your own shelf that has a tiny built-in spot to hold your favorite plant.

What You’ll Need: Pine shelf, a rope, a plant pot, a drill, a jigsaw, and a compass.

Zodiac Constellation Wall Art

Zodiac symbols are perfect for adding a personal touch your space, and this DIY plack makes it easy to connect the stars.

What You’ll Need: Up to 12 plywood planks, dark blue paint, white-colored nails (you can spray paint), white string, a small alphabet stamp, a white stamp pad, a constellation print out, a hammer, a paint brush, and scissors.

Batik Dye Wall Hang

Add some boho vibes to your living space with a cozy tapestry that can be hung in your living room, bedroom, or hallway.

What You’ll Need: Some drop cloth or heavy cotton canvas, paraffin wax or beeswax, a crock pot or double boiler, rit liquid dye, a pencil, scissors, gloves, and an old paintbrush.

Fashion-Focused Mood Board

Love CollegeFashionista’s Monthly Mood Boards? Making your own is as easy as grabbing your favorite images and taping them together in an aesthetically pleasing pattern.

What You’ll Need: Some pictures (black-and-white or color) and masking tape.

Modern Gold Wall Hanging with Tassels

This is another quick and easy way to add a California influence to your space. The hanging tassels bring a laid-back vibe while the gold décor adds some modern edge.

What You’ll Need: Macramé cotton cords, household twine, brass tubing, clear braiding bands, and a  wood dowel.

Neon Sign

Love those sassy neon signs you see out on the streets? Here’s how to bring the excitement and bright lights right to your living room with a few simple steps.

What You’ll Need: A mount, an LED wire, a pencil, rubber, a drill or screwdriver, and a hot glue gun.

Hanging Concrete Monogram

The coolest way to hang your keys, hands down. This concrete monogram craft is easy and creates a stunning final product.

What You’ll Need: Shapecrete, a brass hook and screw kit, thin brass rods for an added gold touch (optional), a paint brush, a cup of water, some wax paper, and disposable gloves.

Photo Display

Spruce up your wall with a high-end looking photo frame you can make at home. The gold hoop adds an interesting shape to a gallery wall or desk.

What You’ll Need: A hula hoop, some photos, a ruler, scissors, a pen, ribbon, copper spray paint, a glue gun, and A4 card stock.

How are you decorating your walls? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured photo by @beritelderton.