100 Cheap and Easy Dorm Room DIY Ideas

Make your dorm room look stylish and organized for less with these cheap & easy DIY projects. You can give your dorm room a creative and personal touch with these budget-friendly dorm room DIY ideas.

School Supply / Office Dorm Room DIY Ideas

DIY Marble Pencil Holder
empty can + marble contact paper
DIY Storage Pails for Supplies
small pails + hook metal rack
Decorative Pencil Holder
(using a toothbrush holder)
Mason Jar Cubbies
mason jars + e6000 glue
Arrow Bookend 
metal bookend + hand saw + wooden arrow + spray paint + drill + screws
Binder Clip Cable Organizer
Cord Labels (source unknown)
wash tape + sharpie + scissors + power strip
DIY Charging Station
ribbon box + power strip + utility knife
Recycled Glass Jars Turned Stylish Office Storage
recycled glass jars +  knobs + scrapbook paper + spray paint + mod podge
DIY Dry Erase Board
8×10 picture frame + patterned masking tape  + dry erase markers
You can get all these items at Dollar Tree
Cookie Sheet Magnetic Memo Board
metal primer + spray paint + fabric + mod podge
Monogram Bulletin Board
bulletin board + craft paint + painter’s tape + stencil + command hooks
DIY Memo Board
canvas + fabric + ribbon + batting + buttons + glue gun + needle and thread
Organizers from Cereal Boxes
washi tape or patterned duct tape + cereal box
Cereal Box Desk Organizer
decorate the boxes with wrapping paper, decorative tape, or fabric
Milk Jug School-Supply Container
spray paint + 1-gallon plastic jug +  X-acto knife, washi tape + foam board + chalkboard label
Mini Desk Marquee Light
foam and poster board + led lights + craft knife + glue gun + spray paint
Marker Holder 
Circle Cork Board
cork board + wood discs + craft paint + adhesive
DIY Paint Chip Calendar
large picture frame + paint swatches + tape + dry erase marker
Shoe Box Storage
shoe boxes + binder clips + shelf lining or wrapping paper + mod podge

Makeup / Jewelry DIY Dorm Room Ideas

Jewelry Tower
cups + saucers + taper candle holders + spray paint + glue
These dishes were found at Thrift Stores, but you can also find similar ones at Dollar Tree.
Tiered Tray
glass taper candleholder + white plate + white saucer
Wine Crate Jewelry Display Boxes
wood wine crates  + wood spools, finials trim + cup hooks + knobs + acrylic and spray paint
DIY Custom Tray {For Less Than $10}
wooden tray + scrapbook paper + spray paint  + mod podge + printed letter or sticker
Makeup Organizer (using a cutlery tray)
Earring Organizer (using an ice cube tray)
Travel Cord Organizer (using eyeglass cases)
Paper Towel Bracelet Holder
paper towel holder + gold spray paint
Paper Towel Roll Bracelet Organizer
paper towel roll + glass taper candleholder + white spray paint
Jewelry Hanger
towel rack + s hooks
Nail Polish Storage
cookie jar with a metal lid + decorative knob (optional)
Magnetic Makeup Board
magnetic dry erase board + gold paint + fabric + magnets + sequin ribbon + glue

Accents DIY Dorm Room Ideas

Kate Spade Rosebowl
round glass candleholder + gold paint pen + flowers
Spring Vase
vase + flat white spray paint + gold spray paint + flowers
DIY Floral Letter
flowers + hot glue gun + sheet of cardboard
Yarn-Wrapped Ombre Monogrammed Letter
yarn + flower embellishments + wood letter
DIY Marquee Letter
large cardboard letter + x-acto knife + string lights + paint
Light Up Initials 
cardboard letters + white LED twinkle lights + gold sticker paper
Ping Pong String Lights
string lights + ping pong balls + Xacto knife
Polka Dot Ping Pong Ball Lights
string lights + ping pong balls + sharpie
Gold Succulent Vases
succulents +  painter’s tape + gold spray paint + cups
DIY Gold Animal Jars
empty jars + metallic gold spray paint + $1 animal toys
Ampersand Art Using Thumbtacks
gold thumbtacks + canvas
DIY Picture Frame Clothesline
1 empty frame + jute twine + mini clothespins + pictures + o hooks
Photo Garland 
photos + ribbon or twine + glue gun
Fringe Photo Garland
photos + fringe trim + washi tape + yarn + clothespins
Picture Frame Key Holder
picture frame + paint + screw hooks
DIY Hook Rack
wood rack + decorative knobs + paint + primer and sealer
Glitter Votive
votives candleholder + spray adhesive + glitter + votive candle
DIY Circle Chain Mirror
round wood + hooks + gold hanging chain + gold spray paint + round mirror + epoxy glue
Washi Tape Tea-Light Votives
washi tape + tea light candles
DIY Pottery Barn Lampshade
fake flowers + lamp  + glue gun + spray paint
You can get a lamp from a thrift store for $5 and paint it any color
Flower Clock
faux flowers + cheap wall clock
Anthropologie Confetti Tumblers
tumbler or stemless wine glass + acrylic paints + sealer
Confetti Wallpaper DIY
colored paper + circle template + Blu-Tack
DIY Pom-Pom Rug 
paper towel roll + yarn + non-slip rug mat
Fabric Poof Ottoman
sewing machine + fabric  + thread. + needle +  polyfill + old towels
DIY Macrame Curtain
rope + tape + wooden dowel

Decorative Wastebasket
decorative paper + tape  +double-sided tape
Hanging Laundry Hamper
pillowcase + embroidery hoop + twine + drill + screws and hook
DIY Fabric Headboard
tension rod + polyester quilt batting + needle and thread + fabric + pins + sewing machine
DIY Polka Dot Cushion
Plain Cushion Cover + gold fabric paint + champagne cork
DIY Temporary Headboard 
cardboard + fabric + craft knife + tape

Storage Dorm Room DIY Ideas

Metallic Rope Throw Basket
round laundry basket + paint + jute rope  + 1 yard felt
Stylish Crate Storage DIY
small crate + scrapbook paper + gold label
DIY Storage Crate Seat
storage crate + fabric + craft paint + ribbon + cushion foam +plywood + chalkboard sign + staple gun
Shopping Bag Organization
Stylish Bins
plastic bin + white spray paint ($1 at Walmart)+ fake leather scraps + leather punch + rivets + washers + rivet gun
DIY Storage Shelving
plastic crates + drill + anchor + screws + metal washers
Chalkboard Drawer Organizer
chalkboard paint + chalk + plastic bin + foam brush
DIY Fabric Covered Bins
dollar store bins + fabric + spray adhesive

Closet and Clothing Dorm Room DIY Ideas

DIY Shoe Rack
cardboard boxes + duct tape
You can easily customize with wash tape, scrapbook paper, and craft paint
Belt Organizer
board + clothespins + glue
Belt Organizer II
shower curtain rings + shower rod
Purse Organizer
curtain rings + shower curtain rod (or you could attach the rings to hangers)
Tights Organizer
clothespins + ruler + glue gun
Scarf Organizer
shower curtain rod + curtain rings + scarves
Hat Organizer
curtain rings + hanger
Tank Top Organizer
shower curtain rings + hanger
Bra Organizer Using Metal Racks or Towel Hook Rack
You could do the same thing with 2-3 of these Dollar Tree hooks
Winter Accessory Organiser
towel bar + curtain clip rings
Flats Organization
plastic clips + hangers
You can also use bent wire coat hangers to
Shirt Organizer (using a soda tab)
Shirt Organizer (using s hooks)