8 College-Friendly Halloween DIYs

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DIYs are a fun and (sometimes) an easy way to get into the holiday spirit. Now that Spooky Szn is here, these projects will help you decorate your dorm room or celebrate with your friends! Here are some of the most dorm room friendly crafts:


1. Painted Mini Pumpkins

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Painting pumpkins can be such a fun group activity! This take on the classic pumpkin carving has become more popular recently, but it is also much more realistic for college life. You could do cute geometric designs like in the picture, or you could do Halloween characters. The options are endless!


2. Halloween Treat Bags

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 ​This DIY is perfect for spreading the holiday cheer! Just buy some candy, stuff it in plastic gloves and then tie with ribbon for the perfect treat for your friends.


3. Bat and Ghost Garland


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This adorable DIY uses foam craft balls, tissue paper, googly eyes and twine to create some of the cutest Halloween decorations I have ever seen. I’m practically dying to have this in my dorm room!


4. Door Decorations

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Door decorating is one way to let everyone in your hall know that you are ready for Halloween! Similar to the painted pumpkins, the possibilities for this are endless.


5. Painted Dollar Store Pumpkins

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Isn’t this so cute? Admittedly, this might not be the most practical DIY ever, but at least it’s cute. And hey, who doesn’t have a random DIY sitting around the house? Regardless, this is so chic and I want to do it immediately. Plus the pumpkins are from the Dollar Store, which is perfect for the college student’s budget.


6. “Boo” Banner

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This is a super cute and simple decoration that can really spice up a room. This decoration is also light, which is an important thing to consider when messing with Command Strips and finicky dorm walls!


7. Yarn Pumpkins

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Made with yarn, balloons, glue and pipe cleaners, these adorable pumpkins would make the perfect addition to any decoration collection.


8. Haunted Houseplants

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This DIY might be simple, but it is also super witchy. If minimalistic decor is more your style, then these are perfect for you. Just spray some fake houseplants (I’m partial to succulents) black, and you’re done! These plants are undeniably stylish.