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12 FUN DIY PROJECTS TO SPICE UP YOUR RES ROOM

You can (literally) do it.

In a world where people are daring to be different and continuously re-purposing the old to the new, frequent change has become increasingly inevitable. Don’t let your Res room get lost in time! With many students moving into their own places, we decided to put together a list of some unconventional DIY projects to ensure your room is as remarkable as you are:

Himmel Geometric Sculpture

Geometric Star

The beauty of DIY is the crazy supplies that end in a gorgeous project, and the Himmel Geometric Sculpture is no exception! Made exclusively with cocktail straws, wire, and optional spray paint, this sculpture can spice up any room.

Get the full scoop here:
http://ashandcrafts.com/himmeli-geometric-sculpture/

Crate Bookshelf

Crate Bookshelf

If you’re on a vintage vibe, check out this crate-made bookshelf, easily customized and sure to fit any classic decor.

Get the full scoop here:
http://www.taramichelleinteriors.ca/blog/2015/8/20/diy-crate-bookshelf

Honeycomb Shelf

Honeycomb Shelf

This honeycomb shelf is not only super original and soothing to the eye, but also made extremely simply with the use of Popsicle sticks.

Get the full scoop here:
http://makeanddocrew.com/diy-honeycomb-shelves/

Stepladder Side-table

Latter Side Table

Surprisingly stylish, check out this stepladder side table. Made from an old wooden step ladder, this project is especially notable because you can choose the size of the ladder needed for storage, full-size or simply a few steps.

Get the full scoop here:
http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2014/04/stepladder-side-table.html

Marble Mugs

Marble Mugs

We aren’t solely here for your storage needs! Check out these gorgeous marble mugs. They can be easily made with nail polish, and are sure to add some colour and class to your kitchen and mugs.

Get the full scoop here:
https://www.babble.com/home/marble-mugs-using-nail-polish/

Pebble Place Mats

Pebble Placemats

Back at it again with spicing up the kitchen, next on our list are these pebble place mats. They’re super simple, and after being completed are sure to be one of the most unique pieces in your kitchen or dining area.

Get the full scoop here:
http://www.muyingenioso.com/salvamanteles-utilizando-piedras/
That and more pebble design ideas: http://www.topinspired.com/top-10-beautiful-ways-to-decorate-with-pebbles/2/

Painted Vases

Painted Vases

Not only are these vases a way to get rid of your empties add colour to your room frugally, they can be used in virtually any room, and for much more than just flowers! These vases can arguably be used in all sections of a place from a toothbrush or soap holder, to a place to keep your spices, the sky’s the limit with this fun painted project.

Get the full scoop here:
http://rusticweddingchic.com/diy-painted-vases

Fake Sea Glass

Seaglass

Another fun glass project; turn any glass bottle or object into seaglass! The smooth, gorgeous, coloured glass to ideal to update any glassware object.

Get the full scoop here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-fake-sea-glass-at-home/

Ice Dyeing

Ice Dying

Like tie dyeing but so hot right now! Ice dying is a really cool abstract art procedure, doable on any pieces of fabric, which is sure to have you running around dyeing all of your possible clothes, pillows, and other available fabric. It’s. Just. So. Cool. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Get the full scoop here:
http://www.bloombakecreate.com/2011/02/ice-dyeing/

Mouse Pad

Mouspad

And alas, we can’t complete this list without a funky school accessory, and with DIY mouse pads you can customize a mouse pad to your personal style and express yourself while working. This example is made from the brand Supreme’s logo, but again, the sky’s the limit here, and with very simple and affordable materials, what are you waiting for?

Get the full scoop here:
http://thecraftedlife.com/diy-floral-mouse-pad-for-spring/

Flower Letters

Flower Letters

Looking like they’ve been taken straight out of Vogue or from a Kardashian family event, these flower letters are to die for, and incredibly cheap with the use of dollar store faux flowers. I’m surprised we haven’t seen more of them, and suggest hopping on this trend before your friends get to it.

Get the full scoop here:
http://blog.lulus.com/general/blooming-monogram-diy/

Gemstone Soaps

Gemstone Soap

Not the simplest of projects, but for the ambitious DIY-ers, there are gemstone soaps. With hard work comes a great reward and these soaps are a prime example- with their twist of colours they are sure to be a conversation-piece and an undoubtedly intriguing part of any room.

Get the full scoop here:
http://honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-gemstone-soaps-my-makerskit-collaboration/

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