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DIY Dorm: Welcome wreath adds a cozy touch

The time of year when students move back into their dorms has arrived. How students decorate their rooms says a lot about them. From picture frames to bedding, the goal is to be able to come back from class and relax in a welcoming environment. One of the best ways to add a personal touch to any dorm room, on any floor is to create a custom DIY door wreath.

Easily liven up the hallway and show some personality with a few supplies and a little time. Any of the chosen decorative items can be interchanged with other items. This is a simple and fun DIY to do with friends or wingmates.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Take  inventory  of  any  available craft  items.  Helpful  supplies include scissors, sewing pins and a hot glue gun.
  2. Head to a local craft store.
  3. Locate a 16 inch foam wreath.
  4. Pick  out  decorations: one yard of pink feather boa, assorted flowers, diamond studded branches, 1 yard of white yarn, pack of decorative butterflies.
  5. Pay and get ready to craft.
  6. Wrap pink boa around entire wreath. Cut off any extra boa. Secure with hot glue gun.
  7. Wrap white yarn around 3/4 of the wreath, secure with hot glue gun.
  8. Starting in the middle of the white yarn section, place 10-12 flowers by pushing the stem through the yarn and into the foam. Secure with sewing pins. Leave 1 inch of white yarn on both sides of the flowers.
  9. Push in diamond branches amidst the  flowers,  securing  with  sewing          pins.
  10. Add decorative butterflies using sewing pins.
  11. Place on a wreath hanger and hang.

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