I hope that all of you college-bound lovelies have finally reached your destinations! I’m pretty sure you’re either busy getting comfy in your new abode or are already boarding the 24/7 stress train that is next 3+ months of your life. Don’t worry – this train has stops. And if you think you have no time to create or craft outside of your curriculum, think again. Here are some fun, fast and easy crafts to do in your spare time that you can use to decorate your dormitory or help with the workload.
The gorgeous decor featured above is an old mirror turned into a cork board! This redesign can help you organize and hold onto important papers, as well as the 5% of event flyers you’re actually interested in (I was seriously handed a hundred a day in my zoo of a dorm!) Although the craftster lacks proper instructions, she offers a basic idea of how to create this bulletin board. Check out more here.
This simple tote only takes 10 minutes and does not require any sewing. I love it because I like to sew, but it tends to look jagged and I’m irrationally scared of sewing machines. This tote could carry your books and papers in between classes and depending on the material, could stretch if you need to toss in an extra snack or purchase. Follow the step-by-step instructions here.
The hardest part of my freshman year was adjusting to my new home away from home. To all re-locators, do you feel homesick? Projects like these help you transition from your past into future endeavors. Display your closest memories while adding on some new ones! Very simple project, and you’ll love looking through pictures for the right ones.
Books are not the devil. Maybe monochromatic soul-suckers that leave you in a catatonic state, but not that bad. If they are beginning to haunt your every move, alleviate the evil with these cute bookmarks. This is a fun and quick project that can bring vibrancy to your grayscale book stack. Just tie some ribbons around a paperclip and hey look – that took 2 seconds!
Separate and organize your paperwork for each class with this DIY inbox, made from cereal boxes! You can totally add one or two more boxes if you feel the need to. The simple instructions are found here. Although the steps call for shipping boxes, it’s fine to use cereal boxes of the same size. Just buy 3 Lucky Charms. I will allow it.
Which of these crafts are you likely to take on? Have you made something close to any of these projects before?