Thursday, August 27, 2015

DIY Dorm Decor

I have officially gotten settled into my dorm room!!! Obviously I made it nautical themed because that is my favorite. I will be sharing with you lots of pictures as to how I set up my room soon. Though I am still figuring some stuff out as to where to put things. So today I thought it would be fun to share a DIY dorm decor post. I made one of these for my room and they are super cute. I love them because you can completely customize them. So lets get right into it...

1. A Long piece of wood (Can find pieces like this at Michael's) 

2. Paint brush, paper plate & acrylic paint of your choice

3. String & mini clothes pins (can find at Michael's) 

4. Stickers and any other decorations you would like

5. Scissors & a ruler

5. Two small eye hooks, drill & 2 screws 

6. Pictures of what ever you would like :) 


7. Wire (flexible with about a 20 gauge) & wire cutters  

8. Optional supplies: Mod Podge & rubber feet

Step 1: Paint the front and side of the board (you don't have to do the back) & clothes pins

Step 2: Once the Board is dry you can start decorating!! This part is completely customizable to what ever theme your room is or what your interests are.  

Step 3 (optional): Seal your board with Mod Podge to make it look glossy & stay looking nice.

Step 4: Drill a hole on both sides near the ends of the board. Then screw the two eye hooks into either side.  

Step 5: Drill two screws into the back of the board centered in the middle. Then take the wire and wrap it around the screw to create a hook!

Step 6: Drill a small hole in the back of each clothes pin to thread the string through. 

Step 7: Take the string and tie it to both eye hooks. Then take different lengths of string and tie that to the piece that goes all the way across. On the end of each piece of string that hangs down tie the clothes pin to it!

Step 8: Hang the pictures off the clothes pins and you are done!! You can hang this cute pictures holder in your room with command hooks. 

I hope you enjoyed this DIY & have fun making your own dorm decor. I love this because it's completely customizable and you can hang adorable pictures off of it! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions or what your dorm room theme is ;)

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