Try This Easy Photo Display DIY to Spruce Up Your Dorm Room
You probably know how much we love well-decorated rooms and colorful pieces of furniture. Well, girls, dorm rooms are no different. Just because you’re living in a tiny space for a few months, doesn’t mean you can’t add some chic (yet affordable!) dorm decor to your space and express your style from floor to ceiling! So if you’ve already spent your summer money on cute clothes, textbooks and ’90s-inspired clogs and mules, check out this inexpensive DIY to decorate your workspace with photos.
Materials and Tools:
— hula hoop
— copper spray paint
— glue gun
— A4 card stock
1. Protect your surface, then spray paint your hula hoop. Let it completely dry.
2. Use your pen and ruler to draw a 5 x 5-inch square on a colorful piece of card stock and cut it.
3. Repeat to create 15 more square pieces. Use different colored card stock to create an ombre effect.
4. Glue the 9 x 9-inch photos onto the card stock.
5. Take the ribbon and cut into four pieces. Then glue it to the hula hoop as shown below.
6. Glue the photos to the ribbons and you’re ready to hang your brand new photo display.
First, protect your surface and spray paint the hula hoop using a metallic shade. If you are concerned about ruining your manicure or any rings, I suggest you wear plastic gloves. Next, use a pen or pencil and a ruler to draw a 5 x 5-inch square on a colorful card stock. Cut it out and repeat to create some more squares. I decided to use some dark blue, light blue and white card stock to create an ombre effect, but you can definitely opt for any shade you like.
At this point, glue the 9 x 9-inch photos onto the cardboard, then take the ribbon, cut in four and glue to the hula hoop as shown above. Last, glue the photos to the ribbons, and you’re done!
Hang it close to your desktop and you’ll brighten up your study space in no time!
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!