17 University Dorm DIY Projects To Snazz Up Your Room And Save You Money

Learn how to make your own paper trays and save some cash for buying food!

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If you’re headed back to Uni, or going there for the first time, you’ll know that getting the most bang for your buck becomes an integral part of student life – whether it’s getting the most out of your grocery shop or the best out of your travel card.

To help all newcomers and avid DIY-ers, we gathered a list of super handy money-saving university dorm DIY craft ideas to help you as you settle into your new abode. From sprucing up the room with some easy decor, or making useful stationery items, take a scroll through these university dorm DIY ideas, and get creative.

After all, the more cash you save, the more you can spend on important things. Like pizza. <3

(PS. These totally work even when if you’re not a student too!)

1. Write a word you like on some cardboard (or trace a cool font from the web!) and wrap in yarn to create some cool wall art

Cr: diycandy

Instructions here.

2. Washi tape is your best friend. Decorate plain and not so pretty tables with rows of tape or cover chair legs for a dash of colour

Cr: eliseblaha

Instructions here.

3. Get your hands on some rope or yarn, and wrap around old cans or jars to create a sophisticated pen holder, toothbrush holder, or minimalist decor

Cr: thegildedhare

Instructions here.

4. Declutter your sea of cables by using paper binders as cords at the side of your desk

Cr: lifehacking

Instructions here.

5. Make a simple desk tray to keep all your papers organised

Cr: instructables

Instructions here.

6. Add homemade pom poms to regular blankets or towels for a fun vibe

Cr: David A. Land

Instructions here.

7. Turn simply bookends into mysteriously floating shelves, and make use of wall space

Cr: via Pinterest

Instructions here.

8. Make a dreamy canopy for your bed so you always drift off into the sweetest dreams (also, this looks very swanky)

Cr: apartmenttherapy

Instructions here.

9. Buy some basic boxes and label them with artsy labels to keep your books (or other things!) neatly organised

Cr: sistersuitcaseblog

Instructions here.

10. DIY some pretty fairy lights using paper cups

Cr: rhiannonbosse

Instructions here.

11. Add some calming scents to your room or closet with these easy DIY lavender pillows

Cr: via Martha Stewart

Instructions here.

12. Make your own flip calendar using a few gift tags and some paint/felt pens – it’ll be extra fun to turn over every day

Cr: homemadebycarmona

Instructions here.

13. Go for a classy decorative touch with these hexagon room decorators

Cr: sistersuitcaseblog

Instructions here.

14. Create some floral wall art and a light beautiful bed head board alternative using fake flowers

Cr: sweetteal

Instructions here.

15. Use clipboards as a way of rotating some sweet free art you may print out at the uni library

Cr: Matt’s Macintosh

Instructions here.

16. Add a pop of colour to a simple desk chair to spice up your study area

Cr: via HGTV

Instructions here.

17. And if you can get your hands on an old ladder, use it as one super stylish bathroom or bedroom storage stand.

Cr: natalme

Instructions here.

Happy Crafting!

Have any other ideas of your own? Let us know in the comments!

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