Make your room POP with these dorm decorations.
Dorms can be very boring and they all look the same. So this year try some of these ideas to spice up your room and make it personal to you!
My roommate and I did this last year and we loved it! Its a great way to be able to identify your room from the outside and give the door some character. All you need is cardboard letters of you and your roommate’s initials, some of your favorite scrapbook paper, scissors, and glue.
Once you’ve traced and checked to see if it fits, cut the paper and then glue onto the cardboard.
For some extra shine, you can use Mod Podge as a finishing coat on top of the paper.
Here I used different canvas sizes to create a small gallery wall for my room.
The first one is the easiest way to personalize your room. Find a quote that you love and use a pencil to lightly stencil it on to the canvas.
I used an acrylic pen in black to trace the quote. After letting the pen dry, I went back and drew a thicker line on all my downward strokes. You can find out where to draw a second line by drawing in the air.
Then let that dry and come back later to fill in the blanks.
The second piece to our small gallery is SO simple. All you need is your canvas, Mod Podge,and a piece of thin paper that you like. I found this amazing white detailed paper at ACMOORE.Lay out your paper on top of your canvas and cut around it. Make sure to cut enough to cover the sides of your canvas.
Then all you have to do is Mod Podge over the paper and let it dry, so easy!
Finally, to add some sparkle to the wall, I used small confetti to decorate my last canvas.You can use any confetti you want, I used stars. I add a gradient effect, I used two different sizes of stars.Start at the bottom an draw a line on an angle about half way up the canvas. Then cover the section below the line in Mod Podge and sprinkle your confetti on top. Repeat this step until the white is barely seen.
I switched to smaller stars about the line I drew but used the same Mod Podge method. Make sure you wait for the Mod Podge to dry between each layer.