You don't get a lot of creative control over a dorm room decor options that'll make your space standout—and save all you money in the process., so your is where you can really make it feel like your own home. on a college budget, however, is extremely limiting. But don't stress! We've rounded up plenty of affordable DIY
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Stretched Canvas, $16
Here's how you up your school supply game in a totally unique, actually beautiful way. (And no, you don't need to know how to sew or paint watercolor flowers.) Get the tutorial at .
Cork Mousepad, $11
School's way less boring when you make it feel like a party. This fun tray will corral your essentials — and prove crucial for those fourth-meal late nights in bed. Get the tutorial at .
Modge Podge, $6
Turn your dorm room into the boho oasis of your dreams. Get the tutorial at .
Wood Beads, $7
The ultimate way to make your dorm room stand out and feel like home? Add a headboard of your own creation. Get the tutorial from .
All you need is some stickers you love and any old glass jar you can repurpose! Get the tutorial from .
Canning Jar, $3
Want to repurpose a pillow insert instead of buying a new throw? Get the tutorial for this DIY polka dot pillow .
Liquid Dye, $13
Swap out the knobs on your generic dorm dresser with some glam gold clay knobs. Get the tutorial at .
Air Dry Clay, $12
If you're a lit major, you need this wall art. Show off your favorite book and quote in a non-dorky way. Get the tutorial at .
Wood Frame, $33
Add a pop of color, fun, and whimsy to your walls with these mini animal canvases. If you can use a hot glue gun, you can make these. Get the tutorial at .
Plastic Animals, $2
If you love fashion, this is the unique, super-creative wall decor you need. Guaranteed no one else in the residence hall will have one of these babies. Get the tutorial at .
Acrylic Sheet, $34
This pom pom bin is way cuter than that laundry hamper your mom bought you at Bed, Bath, & Beyond. Not to mention, it has super-convenient rope handles for you to carry your load to the machines! Get the tutorial at .
Cotton Storage Bin, $25