21 D.I.Y projects for your new college life



Here are some of my favorite DIYs featuring items you may not give a second throught before you toss them in the trash. There are some great tutorials on how to make your dorm room feel like less than just a room... It all ranges from dorm decor to tech-savy tips so stop thinking an empty wallet means empty walls and get crafting!



1. Use the left over solo cups from last weekend to wrap your next gift - your mother will be proud.

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2. Any leftovers from flower crown season would look great glued on to a mirror or picture frame.

3.  When an all nighter of drinking coffee has you wired spend your time decorating the walls with this beautiful garland made entirely of coffee filters. Its a much better alternative to studying.
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4. Use basic sewing skills to make yourself a new lunch bag for days when cafeteria food just isn't cutting it.
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5. A trippy and super simple photo effect for your next party.


6. Turn the remains of wine Wednesday into adorable and reusable bathroom containers.
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7. Finally your binders will actually have a useful purpose.
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8. An adorable addition to your bookshelf. You may just be tempted enough to actually read one of your textbooks.
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9. A wonderfully simple how-to on repurposing nostalic CDs into an even more nostalgic and groovy disco ball.
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10. An absolutely amazing idea if youre never quite sure where you had your keys last.
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11. Add a little more color in your day by painting each blade a primary color then sit back and enjoy the show. 
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12. Can you believe this wall art is made from toilet paper rolls in a reused picture frame?
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13. Using a hanging shoe rack for plants is a genius way to save space!
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14. Some paper, a flashlight, and paying attention in an astronomy class is all it takes to have some constellation fun.
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15. Another useful and brilliant way to repurpose all evidence of last night.
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16.  Create a beautiful light up flower garland simply by cutting and painting old egg cartons! 
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17.  All those nights of ordering Chinese may leave your wallet empty but atleast you can make up for it by getting some cool DIYs out of the deal.
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18. Save up all those bottle caps to replicate this stunning windchime.

19. Have yet to try this, but it seems like a great way to set up shop anywhere you like. Popcorn and blankets not included.
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20. Get together some old containers, a water pump, electic lights, then pray to the crafting gods to add some extra zen vibes in your space.

21. Because what toga party would be complete without a plastic spoon wreath?
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Until next time! 
- Andrea