So, you’re finally headed back to school after a glorious winter break, refreshed from a month of relaxation and super excited to see your roommate. You quicken your stride to your dorm, practically bound up the steps, swing open the door to your room and… drop your bags in horror! The closet – did it? Did it.. SHRINK?? Your roomie is frantically trying to squeeze her stack of perfectly hung [...]
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FRINGED T-SHIRT SCARF – from AllDayChic.com
Materials: t-shirt, scissors
1. Cut your t-shirt all the way across, just under the armpits
2. Cut roughly 20cm fringes all along the bottom of the shirt (front and back)
3. Stretch each fringe for a longer, thinner result
4. Knot the fringes together in pairs of two.
5. Take one fringe from [...]
Summer is upon us. As the seasons change over, we leave behind the muted pastels of spring and dive right into the pool of neons anxiously awaiting us. With this vibrant color palette comes a new batch of Do-It-Yourself Projects just waiting to be attempted. We decided to start with an updated twist on a childhood favorite: tie-dying. Rather than traditional tie-dye techniques, we used neon fabric [...]
Our first blogger to put her pins to the test is Chloe of Penn State! She went for a project that is perfect for the rapidly approaching summer season.
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The Pin: "The Blooming Monogram"
While browsing Pinterest, I came across this really cute Mother's Day project called Blooming Monogram and I decided I would give it a try. Now, because Mother's Day has already passed, I went in a mo [...]
As you've probably noticed, we at Barnes & Noble College can't get enough of Pinterest. From DIYs using miscellaneous household objects to outfit ideas to study tips, we can't help pinning all day long (don't deprive yourself, check out our boards!). That's why this summer, we're putting our pins to the test. Each week, we'll be posting a new project and our spirited attempt at it.
Be sure [...]
Father’s Day is just around the corner (June 16th, don’t miss it!) and it’s time to get a gift for Dad. Before you run off to try to find the perfect present, we pulled together a list of some great DIYs we've come across. Check them out and share your own favorites!
Gift Bags, Father's Day-Style
Sweeten Dad’s day with a gift bag filled with his favorite goodies. Add a cute touch to [...]
Mashable recently pinned a tutorial on making an amplifying speaker out of a Pringles can. I love this idea because I am far too cheap to spend money on an iPod docking station. I may or may not have broken my last one by knocking it off the table during an intense dance party...
This project costs less than six dollars!
What You Will Need:
1 Pringles Can (minus the Pringles and crumbs)
With a little Pinspiration and creativity making your space reflect cheerful and chic is easier than you think. Little pops of bright colors can help you overcome the dulling effects of the winter months while a color scheme and strategic use of patterns and decorative items can make your room look pretty and pulled together. While you probably can't paint the walls of your dorm or pick the c [...]
There are few things we love more than a good upcycling project. When our Guest Blogger sent us this fun DIY, we were eager to share it with our readers. Keep reading for easy-to-follow instructions that show you how to turn an old T-shirt into a brand new scarf!
What You'll Need:
What You'll Do:
1. Start out decorating the ends of the t-shirt with puff pa [...]
I originally came across this post on Pinterest and knew I had to try it out. It’s a simple craft that helps you organize clutter without throwing away trinkets or memories. All you need is a clean jar (I used a salsa jar) and some glass paint (I chose black). For a decorative touch, I painted the outside with a fun design. Voila! My soon-to-be-recycling became a quaint keepsake jar in a few sim [...]