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13 DIY dorm decor ideas that show off your love of music

September 05 2017, 2:55 PM EDT By Caitlyn Ralph


[Photos by: Creative Me Inspired You, Pinterest, Pinterest, Instructables, Zombies Wearing Helmets, The Flourishing Abode]

A college dorm is the place to finally express yourself—with as many Command hooks as you can possibly find at Target. Listed below are 10 DIY decor ideas that show off your love of music while staying under the guise of those finicky dorm policies.

Read more: 11 crafts for old vinyl records

1. CD wall art

CD art
[Photo by: Creative Me Inspired You]

There’s no reason your old CDs should hide away in a drawer. Use Creative Me Inspired You’s CD hanging tutorial to create some amazing wall art (each column of CDs could be hung with a Command hook rather than a nail).

2. Vinyl bookends

Vinyl bookends
[Photo by: Amy Lulita]

There’s only so much desk and shelf space in a dorm. Keep your textbooks organized among the clutter by creating simple vinyl bookends with blogger Amy Lulita’s tutorial.

3. Band T-shirt mousepad

Mousepad music DIY
[Photo by: The Casual Craftlete]

Display your love of Sleeping With Sirens with The Casual Craftlete no-sew tutorial for an awesome mousepad. Instead of using the craft store fabric mentioned in the tutorial, use an old band T-shirt’s fabric.

4. Vinyl notebook

Vinyl notebook
[Photo by: Stars For Streetlights]

Revamp your school supplies by creating a vinyl notebook using Stars For Streetlight’s DIY tutorial, which includes a step-by-step instruction video to walk you through the process.

5. Command hook vinyl displays

Vinyl dsplay

If you’re not interested in cutting up and transforming your vinyl anytime soon, here’s a cool and easy idea to display them instead: Simply put four Command hooks on the wall to create a frame for the vinyl and then slide it through, allowing you to admire the album covers and easily remove them to play at the same time.

6. Guitar pick frame

Guitar pick DIY

If you’re always that lucky one who catches a guitar pick at shows, this one’s for you. Instead of just keeping them tucked away, create a guitar pick frame like the picture above and hang it on your wall with Command hooks.

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