Dollar Store DIY Challenge DORM ROOM Decor Edition!

Dollar Store DIY Challenge DORM ROOM Decor Edition!



everybody and welcome back to my channel and in today's video we are doing the dollar store DIY challenge dorm room edition I did five DIYs if I was a freshman in college again and I had my dorm I would definitely be doing these these DIYs turned out really really cute they were all very inexpensive obviously because they were from the dollar store if you are new here to my channel what's up you guys my name is Blair please feel free to subscribe and make sure to go turn on the post notifications so you guys don't miss out on my upload so for the corkboard you guys I actually had this in college and it was my favorite thing in the entire world because it made me so happy everyday just looking at all my fun memories so my junior year when I had this in my apartment I only use three boards and then my senior year I actually added on an additional three board so it literally took up my entire wall and I'm not kidding you you guys would be so surprised how positive you'll feel when you were surrounded by photos that make you feel really happy being a freshman you can get homesick so surrounding yourself with a bunch of photos will definitely make it a little bit easier this is footage from my 8 tips to make 2018 your best year yet video I'm just showing you guys how I put up the foam board and I use command strips because you don't want to damage the walls I'm pretty sure you don't want to get charged fat so this is a great way to basically have like a huge faux cork board at a really decent so I was walking around the dollar store and found this amazing wire trashcan and I knew I had to do something with it and then I found this rope and I was like oh my gosh this is perfect I'm gonna weave it through however I was not taking into account how many actual squares were on this trash can and this actually took forever but I have a solution for you guys so it'll go by way quicker so when I started out weaving I was going over and under every single square in the basket and I started off by just doing a little bit on the left to kind of sit what's tough about this rope is one it's super super long so every time I would feed it through it would take like quite a while and then – it was pretty thick so I couldn't just like weave it through a bunch and then pull it all I had to like literally pull it through every single hole pulley if that makes sense so I started off by doing the entire first row and then when you're going to the second row you're just gonna go down one into the left and then you're gonna keep feeding it through like you have been if that's the style that you want so now on to my tips for making it go by a little bit faster I ended up switching my patterns which definitely saved a lot of time instead of going over under every single one I ended up starting to skip a couple like at a time and then as you can see by the bottom I was going up and down which definitely was a huge time-saver so overall I think this trash can it resembles the sea grass baskets that I was trying to achieve and it kind of gives that boho vibe so going along with this boho vibe I think every dorm room needs a plant however they do run very expensive so we are going to make one for a way cheaper and if sunlight is an issue in your dorm room you won't have to worry about keeping it alive which is even better this is my favorite DIY in this video so let's get started the first step in really transforming the trash can into one of those seagrass baskets is to make handles so I just got to 24 inch pieces of the rope and made sure they were centered and tied them on so then I found this in the gardening section and I have no idea what this is but I thought it would be perfect for like fake soil because I don't want to do something that's gonna be messy at all so I basically just cut multiple strips to help it lay flat and then I laid my basket on top to cut it out so it would fit the size so we're gonna go ahead and save that piece for later but you could just make sure that it'll fit in the inside so now on to the absolute best part I found these amazing palms and they look so real and they just really complete the look so right now I am just putting them in the basket and kind of measuring to figure out how high I want them ideally I would have liked to use wire cutters but I didn't have any so here I'm just breaking it off now on to filling the basket I'm just taking some newspaper just to take up any excess space I picked up these foam rectangles and these are what's going to hold the Palms into place so they don't move everywhere I ended up having to cut one in half just so they would fit once you kind of figure out where you want them please just go ahead and put them through the foam and get them all set up and just a tip it looks the most natural if you stagger them and make them all different heights and then I went back in with the newspaper to fill in any of the holes just to make sure everything is secure and not gonna move around now on to adding the fake soil you're just gonna put this on top of where your holes are and you're just gonna guesstimate kind of where they are based on where they show in the foam so here you can see me just kind of peeking to see where the hole was and then guesstimating and drawing it on to make it easier for the palms to go through I just took some of my scissors and made some quick little holes and then I just place that back in the basket now it's time to add the palms back in so I just put there bit of fake soil and back into the foam so once you get everything through the holes just go ahead and push that soil down and it'll help make it look more realistic and that completes the face grant I think this gives an incredible aesthetic to your new dorm room and the best part is it's transportable so you can easily bring it to an apartment when you move out and you don't have to worry about keeping it alive and I just think it looks so cute also if you're wanting it to be different heights you can easily add a plant stand which would bring it off the floor a little bit more for the next DIY I picked up this desk organizer I think this was used for like paintbrushes or something I'm not really sure but all we're gonna do is just add a layer of spray paint I chose to do the rose gold I'm really loving that color right now Bea could do whatever color fits your dorm room and it also is actually really great for organizing I could fit a lot into this thing and they'll clear the clutter on your desk these geometric little objects are super popular right now they run about $30 from West Elm so we are obviously making them way cheaper here all I needed were some wooden dowels and some hot glue and this was great because I only needed one pack and it they do go a long way so all I'm going to be doing is basically hot gluing some shapes together I started out with just a triangle and then I built up from there I had all the points to meet in the middle as you can see here so I ended up cutting some of the dowels in half so I could have different sized triangles as you can see here this one is a little bit more narrow it just adds a little bit more dimension and switches it up a bit also what's great about them is you can hang them on the wall if you want or you can leave them on a desk as like decor or on a shelf or you could even put a little plant in them and make basically like a terrarium I did want to mention that I chose to not include the price of the spray-paint into these DIYs but it was $5 but really quickly I just wanted to come on here and say thank you guys so much for thirty-five thousand subscribers that such a milestone for me and I just wanted to thank you guys so much I'm doing it giveaway on my Instagram I'm giving away a Cal pack suitcase perfect for summer with everybody traveling and going and exploring new places and it's like the cutest color ever you guys are so amazing and you've helped me grow my channel so much make sure to go check out that Instagram it'll be linked down below if you are going to college this year good luck it's gonna be great you're gonna have an awesome time I hope this video helps you out and get you inspired and gets you ready because when I was a freshman or what I was going into my freshman year of college I was soaked about my room stuff like that's like my thing so I was like planning it all getting it all together super super early over summer so I know the feeling of like being super excited for college and like your dorm room and everything thank you guys so much for watching this video I hope you guys enjoyed make sure to tweet me or Instagram DM me or something if you guys try these out I'll see you guys in next video bye guys

47 Comments

  • Sydney Anne

    June 12, 2019

    That cork board is so fun, such a cute DIY!

    Reply
  • Raiane Alves da Silva

    June 12, 2019

    Como eu queria morar nos EUA

    Reply
  • Melanie Ramirez

    June 12, 2019

    you inspire me and I do all of your life hacks

    Reply
  • Olivia Halloran

    June 12, 2019

    Ok ima be honest. She had no idea what she was talking about with the plant 1. That's not how you make it look the most natural. It should be comjng from one point in the center and 2. Those aren't palms 😂

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  • Gacha Duck

    June 12, 2019

    If my dollar store was that neat and nice

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  • Blair K

    June 12, 2019

    For the geometric shapes, they sell them at dollar store

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  • Michael Capps

    June 12, 2019

    16$ ? Girl get a real plant for that much

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  • aeriya

    June 12, 2019

    what dollar store do you shop at?

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  • Bobateababy18

    June 12, 2019

    Where did you get the palm leaves?

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  • Julia Zaimaj

    June 12, 2019

    Ya but they are crappy materials

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  • Betsey Audibert600

    June 12, 2019

    Did anyone notice that she said guesstimate

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  • Mehzabin Ahmed

    June 12, 2019

    I got so inspired by the DIY's shown here. I liked this vid!

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  • Natalie Luna

    June 12, 2019

    Where did you get the plants 🌱

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  • muy desprolija me dieron ganas de comprarlo antes q hacerlo!

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  • car the way

    June 12, 2019

    Was that a plant or a coconut with leaves?!?!

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  • Sarah holland

    June 12, 2019

    It's happened, I have come to the spray paint darkside… The cats watching me decor hack & looking worried she's next.

    Reply
  • Oodles of doodles

    June 12, 2019

    Omg there's an american girl doll called Blaire Wilson!!!!!

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  • Jasleen Chahal

    June 12, 2019

    Wow 😮 the best room decor ever I’m definitely gonna try one 😛

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  • Crimson Sky

    June 12, 2019

    Jajajaja

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  • Rebecca Entrekin

    June 12, 2019

    Your dollar store has rustoleum spray paint?!?

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  • Nia Marie

    June 12, 2019

    ❤this looks so good!!

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  • Tij Ramos

    June 12, 2019

    nasobrahan ka sa contour gurl

    Reply
  • Renee Walbridge

    June 12, 2019

    Or you could buy a real plant for $10

    Reply
  • Sunny Side

    June 12, 2019

    Was I the only one her say guesstimate? I’ve never heard that word before lol

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  • A Work

    June 12, 2019

    Should have spray painted the basket first

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  • Diy girl

    June 12, 2019

    I'm new here
    And i like your video 😊

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  • Heidi Alexus

    June 12, 2019

    I have that sweater

    Reply
  • Maria TCHATCHOUANG ZIM

    June 12, 2019

    3:06 not to be rude or anything but the basket u telling us is 30$ is actually 12.99 dollars at Ikea it’s called FLÅDIS…

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  • Kitty and Callie Edits

    June 12, 2019

    I loaf ur language
    “Let’s do this thang.”

    Reply
  • Colleen Kyle

    June 12, 2019

    The last one is actually really smart, and original. I never do DIY's on YouTube, but that one I think I could do. <3

    Reply
  • ohrosie

    June 12, 2019

    You can buy chalkboards for your room at dollarama

    Reply
  • Stefanie with an F

    June 12, 2019

    i like the plant thats a good idea

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  • leah Berthiaume

    June 12, 2019

    I am new my name is Mali a

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  • Eeyore's LoveBug

    June 12, 2019

    YOU LOOK LIKE AN ACTRESS WHOM FOR THE LIFE OF ME I CAN NOT REMEMBER THE NAME OF!! AAAAGH

    Besides that, amazing video! I feel so inspired!

    Reply
  • Jeannette Norton

    June 12, 2019

    What college?

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  • Mary Wilson

    June 12, 2019

    You are hilarious! That garbage can hack is a hoot,it's so bad it's funny! And the leaves sticking out with the basket liner on top😂What a comedian🤣🤣🤣

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  • Madelyn Lipnos

    June 12, 2019

    Guesstimate 😂

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  • lilbitch

    June 12, 2019

    Real plants arent that expensive big ones are like $15-30 and smaller ones r 10 and less and they looks so much nicer than fake ones

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  • Serenity Joy

    June 12, 2019

    I liked the triangles a lot! I've seen them sold at prices I wouldn't want to pay so making them is awesome! 😍

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  • Its Just Rav

    June 12, 2019

    Btw that’s not fake soil, you put then in hanging baskets so the real soil won’t fall out 😂😂

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  • Honey Subs

    June 12, 2019

    they're not palms they're monsters deliciosa leaves smh smh..

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  • Annica Wu

    June 12, 2019

    Tip for the fake plant: Plants grow from one center point so put all the ends of the leaves in the middle. Also rather than having them all stick straight up, bend the ones on the side to mimic a real plant.
    PS: Those are monstera leaves, not palms 🙂

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  • wajahatbajwa1966

    June 12, 2019

    Gosh you are a barbie 😳🌹

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  • F A Y E

    June 12, 2019

    💕👑

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  • Brenda Anderson

    June 12, 2019

    Ayy your blonde like meeeeee

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  • milla z

    June 12, 2019

    Why don't u have 1 million subs yet!! You r so creative and pretty! i love you 😍

    Reply
  • Selina7714 Aj

    June 12, 2019

    I’m makayla Wilson hi

    Reply

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