I’；m dropping my oldest daughter off at college this month and we’；ve been busy all summer getting things ready for her new dorm room.
Dorm rooms present special challenges， so I’；ve been researching fun DIY Dorm ideas on the web this summer. Here are some of the ones that I’；ve foundpersonalized gifts for girlfriend， along with a few tutorials I’；ve featured here in the past. Enjoy!boudoir pillow cases
1.Photo Quilt @ Polka Dot Chair
2. Dorm Room Photo Pillow @ Polka Dot Chair
3.？How to Make a Memo Board @ Polka Dot Chair
4.Crate Seats @ Tupelo Honey
5.DIY Cork Board @ Carolina Charm
6.？DIY Hanger Jewelry Holder
7.Spa Towel Wrap @ Centsational Girl
8.？DIY Decorated Cork Tiles @ Polka Dot Chair
9.Paper Heart Wall art @ HoneyBee Vintage
10.Cookie Sheet Magnet Board @ Crate Paper Blog
11.Mod Podge’；d Fabric Jewelry Box @ Modge Podge Rocks
12.Reading Pillow @ Polka Dot Chair
13. Sprocket Pillow @ Cluck Cluck Sew
14. How to make a quilt from start to finish @ Diary of a Quilter
15. Canvas Pot Holders @ Birch Organic Fabrics Blog
16. Patchwork Memo Board @ Polka Dot Chair
17. Chevron Pencil Cup @ Kibbles ‘；N Knits
18. Vintage Suitcase Charging Station @ Design Sponge
19. Photo Transfer Canvas @ A Beautiful Mess
20. Drawstring Dorm Laundry Bag @ Sew 4 Home
21. DIY Polka Dot Hat Boxes –； Great for Storage
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If you are considering decorating or remodelling one of the rooms in your home, rather than just paint all the walls in a neutral colour such as white, you might like to consider having a theme. You can choose anything you like, but whatever it is, it is wise to do some careful planning beforehand. In the current economic climate not many people have a lot of money to spend on decorating a room, but if you sit back and think for a moment, there are actually many ways to brighten up your room whilst having a budget in mind.
Here's a strange little project that takes advantage of a cool technique I've been refining and exploring: sewing with backwards painted vinyl. This instructable will go through the steps I used to create the toy monster in the bottom image. Try experimenting with backwards painting and using this method on your own creature designs! Once you've made the "fabric", it can be used with any stuffed animal pattern, or even for making clothing and accessories.