Thursday, August 20, 2020

dorm room decor ideas

We've had our two college age sons home doing online classes since March this year, and while we've loved having them here, they're ready to get back to campus. They'll have a hybrid in-class and online experience until the Thanksgiving holiday when they transition to fully online classes. With some universities starting classes again, I thought I'd share a project I created for my daughter who’s returning to college next winter. Attending BYU is a lifelong dream for this girl! I’m so proud of her and I wanted to celebrate her exciting achievement with some fun dorm decor that she can proudly hang in her new digs next year.

DIY Dorm Room Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Her school colors are navy blue and tan. Since the walls in her dorm room are a light beige (pretty close to tan), I decided to stick with navy and another coordinating blue color. I started by punching out her school letters with the Alphabet Punch Board. To give them a bit more emphasis I punched out two sets of letters Bazzill cardstock, one in cornflower blue and one in navy. Then I adhered them so that the darker blue creates the look of a shadow.

DIY Dorm Room Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in the tops of the letters for hanging.

We R Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch Board

Next, I made some pennants with my Banner Punch Board to give the garland that classic college feel.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

I made some tassels with the new Tassel Loom and some yarn I picked up at my local craft store in my daughter’s school colors.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

Last, I made some extra large pom poms with the Jumbo Pom Pom Maker and strung them together to make a garland with a tassel at each end.

We R Memory Keepers Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

DIY Dorm Room Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I hung both the pom pom garland and the school letters garland up with some fairy lights to complete the look.

DIY Dorm Room Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I love how easy it was to create this fun decor with my stash of We R tools, and I can’t wait to help my daughter get settled in her new dorm room next year. (Though I may shed a few tears on the drive home). Enjoy the rest of your week, and happy crafting friends!

DIY Dorm Room Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

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