DIY Paint Chip Wall Art.

My roommate and I have finally gotten an ideal setup for the furniture in our room, but during the rearranging, all of the wall decor got torn down, so we were able to start fresh. Prior to the extreme dorm makeover (back when our beds were six feet tall and we had a huge, ugly wall of furniture) I had the stereotypical paint chip wall. While I will admit they are cool I had two problems with it: The wall was just overwhelming – it was too loud and really didn’t go with the rest of the room! It felt overdone. Everyone has…

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Easy DIY: Boot Cuffs

In the fall and winter my wardrobe is pretty much down to a science: sweater, jeggings, boots. In other words, it can get to be a little monotonous. But no fear! Accessories like scarves, head bands and boot cuffs! The latter being my latest obsession. About a month ago I was looking on Etsy so I could buy a pair, but all the ones I liked were upwards of $20! And that’s just not in the college girl’s budget. Being the crafter I sometimes pretend to be, I took matters into my own hands. I pulled out some old wool yarn and…

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DIY Yarn Pom-Poms

Today marks the first day of snow here at UIUC, which means that the hats, scarves, and gloves have come out.  So chances are a lot of you are digging out last winter’s supplies, making emergency trips to the store, or if you are particularly crafty, perhaps you’ve been crocheting or knitting your own. Regardless, adding pom-poms to spruce up your usual winter gear is cheap, easy, and quick. They are beyond simple to make, and each one only takes a minute or two, so you can whip out a whole bunch in no time at all. If you note in…

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Easiest Holiday Toffee Recipe!

There are some treats that just scream Christmas to me: sugar cookies, peppermint bark, and toffee. I was home a few weeks ago which meant I had the luxury of using my kitchen, which is something I really miss while I am at school. The first thing I made is butter toffee, which is one of my all time favorite recipes. Toffee is a ridiculously easy thing to make, but it’s equally impressive. People always overestimate how hard it is to make, assuming you need a keen eye and special tools, but you don’t. Besides the physical ingredients all you need is…

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DIY Dorm Decor: Flowered Mirror

Keeping up with my back to school posts, I thought I would share two super easy DIY’s that you can use in your dorm room (or anywhere else, for that matter!) I am super into decorating my dorm, because let’s be honest – the dorms are an awfully depressing place to be. Between the greyish carpet, off white walls, and dim lighting – those rooms can make the cheeriest person frown. Luckily, that’s where these crafts come in! A bit of spray paint, a hot glue gun, and a spare hour or two and you’ll brighten up the confines of…

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