In light of back-to-school season, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite dorm/apartment DIY projects from over the years. For this round-up, I focused on inexpensive tutorials that are ideal for beginners and experts alike. After all, nothing is better than sprucing up your new space on a dime. It’s the best way to make your home feel like your own… or if you just need another excuse to craft up a storm. I know I can’t be the only one.
1. Vintage Photo Plates
I’m such a sucker for edgy elements combined with feminine florals. This vintage photo plate DIY is the perfect example.
2. Copper Triangle Garland
Foil tape is a thing, people. Loving this copper triangle garland DIY at Darice.
3. Marble Hardware Tray
Spruce up your vanity or bookcase with this trendy marble hardware tray.
4. No-Weave Floral Tapestry
Hold on to summer with my no-weave floral tapestry DIY at Darice. This one uses dried flowers, one of my favorite materials (ever).
5. Faux Spool Candle
Show off your love for sewing with this charming faux spool candle DIY.
6. Gilded Feather Art
Inspired by a $20 Target piece, this gilded feather art DIY will cost you less than 10 bucks.
7. Watercolor Pillows
This watercolor pillow DIY is the fool-proof solution for boring pillowcases.
8. Gold Sunburst Mirror
Spray paint, wood, and glue come together to create this gold sunburst mirror at Darice.
9. Embellished Candle Holders
Life is too short for boring candles. Head to We Heart This for this set of embellished candle holders.
10. Floral Eye Trinket Box
Make a floral eye trinket box with paper flowers, paint, and a wooden container.
11. Gilded Moon Clock
Set the tone for your room with this simple gilded moon clock DIY.
12. Agate Night Light
Do adults need night lights? If it’s this agate night light, then yes PLEASE.
13. Studded Block Frame
Show off your summer memories with this studded frame at Darice Crafts.
14. Glass Photo Coasters
For another way to embrace those summer moments, make a set of glass photo coasters.
15. Mason Jar Tea Bag Holder
Keep your tea bags safe and found with this fun mason jar tea bag holder DIY.