Whether or not you're in college where there are four seasons, fall is one of the best times of the year. Surround yourself with the scents, cozy feelings, warmth and love this autumn — and more so — with these DIYs.
Feel like you are welcomed home every time you enter your dorm with these door decorations. They'll be sure to stand out from the bleak dorm hallways.
Materials needed: wooden leaf cutout, wooden letter cutout, dark paint (red, orange, yellow and/or brown, gold), paintbrushes, twine, scissors, wood glue, gold glitter spray (optional).
Materials needed: cardboard, scissors, paint, clothespins, photos/scrapbooking paper, hot glue/permanent glue.
The best way to decorate inside your dorm is to hang things on the walls. Try these DIYs to add to your current dorm decorations.
Materials needed: canvas, paints/paint pens, paintbrushes.
Materials needed: canvas, black paint (if canvas is not already black), paint brushes, loose faux fall leaves, scissors, hot glue/permanent glue.
6. Fall Garland
Materials needed: loose faux fall leaves, twine, book pages you don't mind getting cut and ruined, scissors, clothespins.
Mason Jar Crafts
Mason jar crafts add a rustic fall feel to any place. Include flameless tea lights to create that soothing ambiance without getting in trouble for having a fire hazard. Use mason jars as candy holders too, just in time for Halloween.
7. Branch/Twig Candle Holder
Materials needed: mason jar, candy (of your choice), printable, ribbon/twine/tulle (optional for decorating), scissors, tape/glue, scrapbooking paper.
Materials needed: mason jar, paint, paint brushes, candy (of your choice), twine.
"Fall"-ing for Flannel
Nothing screams "fall" more than a cozy flannel. Warm up your space and include this seasonal fabric in your bedding, at your desk or for your hot drinks.
Materials needed: flannel-pattern/plaid fabric, sewing needle, thread (in a complementary color to your fabric), scissors.
Materials needed: flannel (one you won't mind using and never wearing again), scissors, sewing machine (or sew by hand with a sewing needle and thread), blank pillow.
14. Flannel Coasters
Materials needed: flannel shirt or fabric, hard felt, sewing machine/sewing needle (or use fabric glue), thread, iron (optional but ideal), scissors.
Materials needed: fabric glue/hot glue, scissors, flannel shirt or fabric.
Pinecones will be sure to remind you of fall, especially if you are somewhere where pinecones are not as common. Incorporate these into your dorm room today.
Materials needed: pinecones, essential oils (your choice; recommended: cinnamon, clove, peppermint, nutmeg), gallon zip-top bag, large bowl or sink filled with water, oven (with cookie sheet and tray; only if you are using natural pinecones).
Materials needed: plastic cup, acrylic paint, bamboo skewer or disposable chopstick, pinecones, wax paper, oven/microwave, baking sheet and tray.
18. Ombre Pinecones
Materials needed: pinecones, acrylic paint (main color & white), angled paint brush, old toothbrush (if you are taking pinecones from outside).
19. Pinecone Owls
Materials needed: pinecones, felt (in assorted colors), scissors, hot glue/permanent glue, brown pipe cleaners.
Pumpkins are plentiful during the fall and can serve as decorations not just at home, but also in your dorm. Order fresh pumpkins online, go pumpkin picking at an orchard nearby or make fake pumpkins with the DIYs below.
Materials needed: pumpkin(s), paint(s)/paint pens, glitter (optional), paint brushes.
21. Useful Pumpkins
Materials needed: pumpkin(s), carving knife and spoon (if necessary), flowers/plants, pebbles & succulents (for succulent holder).
22. Faux Pumpkins
Paper Bag Pumpkin: hot glue/permanent glue, paper bag, white acrylic paint, pushpin, styrofoam block, rubber bands, flameless tea lights (optional), twine, Spanish moss, hair dryer (optional), paint brushes, paint bowl, craft knife.
Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin: toilet paper roll, decorating material of your choice (scrapbooking paper, newspaper, glitter, paint & paint brushes, washi tape, ribbon, etc.), Modge Podge, branch or cinnamon stick, burlap scraps, twine, hot glue/permanent glue.
23. Geode Pumpkin
With these fall DIYs you can easily turn your dorm room from drab to the coziest one on campus. You'll be ready to curl up under your blankets and watch Disney Halloween movies in no time!
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