If you follow me on Instagram already, you know that I made a trip to Ikea a few weeks ago and picked up a Kallax shelf for all the DIY craft supplies that I’ve collected over time. Actually I drove by myself, got lost on the way, had to drive back home and then made a second trip with Michael where I made it to Ikea but that’s not the point.
September marks the end of the summer, a new season and most importantly for some it’s the first month of school! I remember moving into a college dorm room one year and it was a real challenge to make it feel like home. Especially when you’re already missing home! AND it’s no secret that I love creating DIY wall art to brighten up any small space. Over on Brit + Co, I shared how to create DIY watercolor wall art for your college dorm room. It’s a budget-friendly Anthropologie hack so you can save your money for important things… like pizza. Hop over to Brit + Co for the quick dorm room decor idea.
Ok guys, it’s that time of year again! If you’re heading back to school, sending your kids off or none of the above, with September right around the corner now’s the time to stock up on all the pretty stationery and office supplies. I’ve rounded up 10 DIY ideas for back to school organization so you can start the year off right. A few projects on the list (like a DIY makeup organizer) can be re-imagined for school supplies so don’t let that confuse you.
The beginning of a new season always feels like a chance to hit refresh and start over. Even if you’re not headed back to school this fall, it’s time to get organized again and get into work mode! Do you guys remember the Anthropologie Wall Organizer I made for Brit + Co? It’s still one of my favorite DIYs —it was so easy to make (no power tools!) and it’s still going strong. I wanted to give my wall organizer a color upgrade to fit my style and repainting it was so simple.
If you want to give this DIY update a try, take a look at my tutorial for this Anthropologie wall organizer hack, if you haven’t already. It’s a simple project and it’s so useful for storing random clutter or cute little office supplies like washi tapes that are easy to lose. To give it a color update, you’ll need a paintbrush and acrylic paint in your chosen colors. So easy!
Load your paintbrush with your chosen color and paint a box, including the sides. You don’t need to use painters tape around the box — just paint carefully and slowly to stay in the lines. You will need at least two coats of paint and you’re done.
As a craft blogger, my work space is in need of a major intervention so I’m slowly adding more storage solutions. I’ll be sharing more DIYs with you so we can all organize our studios/workspace/dorm rooms together!
What do you guys think? I love how switching up the colors makes it feel fresh and way more my style!
There are two things that are ON FIRE right now — marquee lights and flamingos! So when I spotted this Flamingo Marquee Light ($50) I had to create a DIY copycat version on Brit + Co that was more, shall we say, budget-friendly. My version of the DIY Flamingo Marquee Light is a surprisingly simple project and I’m in love with the end result. It’s pink, it’s bright and it lights up my life! It’s all on Brit + Co.
Psst, have you seen my other DIY copycats? This wall art and this desk organizer is for those of you, like me, who have champagne taste on a beer budget.
Aloha! Don’t you wish we were sipping piña coladas on an island right now?! Actually sipping piña coladas anywhere sounds good, I’m not picky. The bright florals of sunny Hawaii inspired these DIY Hawaiian floral hair pins I shared on Brit + Co. It’s the next best thing to making a floral crown which if you’ve ever tried it, is actually harder than it looks. Not these floral hair pins — they’re super easy and affordable and it’s a kid friendly craft too. A floral hair accessory you can wear all year round! Check it out on Brit + Co.
Summer is all about camping trips, picnics in the park and sitting in the sunshine! It’s my favorite season for obvious reasons (hey that rhymes!) so I made a project to go along with it. This DIY portable game board on Brit + Co is the perfect companion to your outdoorsy adventures! We LOVE board games around here and this game board doubles as a tote so you can throw your essentials in. Talk about fun and functional. Catch the details for this super simple project on Brit + Co.
Do you have basic white bed sheets that could use a little upgrade? I was inspired to give my bedroom decor a colorful makeover with a simple DIY pom pom blanket — they’re pink, they’re fluffy and they’re HUGE! I shared this tutorial on Brit + Co and the finished project is one of my favorite DIYs.
BUT I want to keep it real with you, my blog readers, sooo these pom poms started falling apart pretty quickly 🙁 UGH the frustration, we were finding little yarn bits on the floor every morning! It could have been that I didn’t tie the yarn tightly enough or the type of yarn I used or that pom poms should only be on items that are used lightly. Who knows?! All that said, I really loved the way it looked so I’ll try again by adding pom poms on a throw blanket this time with stiffer yarn and I’ll definitely tie it up real tight! If you’re a brave soul and you want to try this DIY, it’s on Brit + Co.
We all love snapping pics with a phone but some of us love a good ol’ film camera too! If you have a Holga or Instax Mini, I created DIY braided camera straps with sassy sayings like Oh Crop! — it’s all on Brit + Co. You really can’t beat the natural light leaks and cool effects that come with instant or film cameras but those basic black straps they come with? UGH the worst. These straps are easy to attach so you can capture more beautiful memories like a true artisté! Check out Brit + Co for the how-to.
Flamingos are definitely IN this season from home decor to fun accessories to party decor — these pink feathered friends are all over the place! I, for one, am loving this tropical bird trend popping up everywhere so I made super simple DIY Flamingo Drink Tags for Brit + Co to get ready for all those backyard BBQs and pool parties that we’re sure to have. It just takes a few things you can find at the dollar store to make personalized drink tags for all your flamingo-loving pals. Honestly so easy! Head over to Brit + Co now to get the party started.