DIY: Dorm Christmas!

One of the biggest struggles with being at college is being away from home during the holidays. I love seeing my house get beautifully decorated, listening to Christmas music and being surrounded by my family. While I cannot bring my immediate family to college, I find that decorating the dorm is a great way to get into the spirit of the season! Here are some tips, tricks and maybe even some new ideas to decorate!

Get your own tree! A mini tree is perfect because it does not take up that much space yet you can still go all out with lights and ornaments. Why not try something different than a classic green tree (like Kaitlyn's pink tree) to spice things up even more?

Another great DIY activity is making your own ornaments. At any craft store you can purchase ball ornaments that you can open up and fill with your own ideas. I filled one with tinsel and a gold snowflake yet the other with gold balls. Both very different looks, but both look great on the tree. Glue ribbon around to further complete the look and finish with a big bow on top and string to dangle your ornament.


My room mate made the ball pictured below. She took a plain ornament from Salvation Army and completely covered it in multi-colored glitter to give it a cool, yet different effect. Do not be afraid to experiment and make every ornament your own! The more personalized they are the more your tree will feel like one from home.

The ever classic snowflake - a college DIY'ers dream. Simple, essentially cost free and is open to so many different creative elements. This is one of my favorite tutorials on how to make a 6-pointed snowflake. Simple and easy! Try making some with scrap booking paper, or better yet outline them in glitter to really make the snowflakes stand out. 

Be as creative as you can be and have the best holiday season during finals! 


  1. This Christmas decoration ideas are great! I feel the same way about being away from home during the holiday season. But these seem like festive yet easy ways to bring holiday cheer to the dorm!

  2. This is really cool. Maybe I'll try it next year before finals roll around