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9 Cute DIY Dorm Decorations You Need

If college teaches you one thing, it’s how to live on a budget. Instead of spending money on expensive dorm décor, you can purchase a few materials at a craft store and make tons of unique decorations. In case you need some inspiration, here are nine DIY dorm decorations that will help you make your space your own.

1. Personalized Photo Map

Display your memories in one place with this clever personalized photo map. Match pictures to states to add even more meaning to your map.

2. Ping Pong Ball Lights

Save money on fancy string lights by making these DIY Ping Pong ball lights instead. For just $16 you can make 100 lights.

3. Wall Collage

Paint or varnish an old frame, buy some wire and mini clothespins, and you’ve got all the materials you need for this easy way to display your favorite photos.

4. Circle Garlands

If you want an easy-to-make project that yields great results, try making these colorful circle garlands

5. Makeup Magnet Board

Keep your makeup organized and add a cute decoration to your room with this simple DIY makeup magnet board.

6. Chevron Wall Art

Chevron is in, so head to a craft store and buy a canvas, as well as paint and glitter in your favorite colors. If you have a color scheme for your dorm room, you can match this wall art to it.

7. Star Light Garland

Light up your dorm room with this garland of star-shaped lights that you can make yourself.

8. Washi Tape Letter

If you love monograms, try decorating wooden letters with washi tape. You can find washi tape in a number of different designs. We love this one from Office Depot ($2.99).

9. Paint Chip Quatrefoil Art

You can find paint chips at stores like Walmart, and as long as you don’t go overboard, you’re free to take samples in the colors of your choice. Paint chips are great for a variety of DIY projects, and we’re especially big fans of this quatrefoil art.

With these ideas for DIY dorm décor, you’ll feel right at home in your new room.

Jamie is a senior Writing, Literature and Publishing major at Emerson College in Boston, MA. She is the Her Campus Life Editor, a National Contributing Writer, and Campus Correspondent of the Emerson Her Campus chapter. Jamie plans to pursue a career in the magazine industry. See more of her work at: www.jamiemkravitz.com