We’re down to one week. One week until my oldest child bails out of the nest. She’s raring to go, to the point I’m surprised she hasn’t started loading up her car. Which I might hide somewhere.
Once all the necessities are out of the way, it’s time to start thinking about decorating that dorm room. This braided paper wall hanging from Scrapbooks, Etc. would be perfect. It’s lightweight and could be changed easily.
This Scrabble Tile Wall Art from Décor Chick would also work well, made from balsa wood and hung with that sticky, non-wall-damaging stuff that most dorms allow.
I’m guessing photos are a common décor element for college kids, so these DIY Cardboard Hipster Frames from Photojojo would fit right in.
One very common suggestion is to clip photos to a string and hang across a wall. These Decorated and Dyed Clothespins from Madigan Made would brighten up that idea.
Every dorm has a desk and a thirsty student, so these Quilted Coasters from Martha Stewart are both pretty and practical.
Take a little childhood with you into the adult world with this Paper Airplane Throw Pillow from Craftbits.
College students will eventually find themselves all in the same room. Once all the seating options have been exhausted (being a bed and a chair that won’t take long) this floor pouf from Retropolitan would come in handy.
The style of this No-Sew Fleece Robe from Jo-Ann might not say “undergrad”, but it requires zero sewing and could actually be made IN their dorm room. Picture it in school colors.
Kids gotta eat, and with little resources that becomes tricky. College Cooking by Megan and Jill Carle would help expand their options and carry them into basic cooking in their first apartment.
This Peanut Butter Mug Cake from My Happy Place requires a few things most college kids wouldn’t have on hand, but if it were me, I’d make sure to keep them around just for this.
As if waiting to ship her off wasn’t bad enough, my daughter also turns 19 this week. This ride is going WAY too fast!