These casual and funky styles are perfect for hanging around your new roomies. You can craft a few of these to distribute to your new dorm mates, because the materials are so cheap, and often free. These hot styles are easy to make, but hard to give away!
This bracelet is made up of beads that you mold yourself out of polymer clay, fish tank rocks and photographs. For ours, we found a photo of vibrant flowers on the internet, then printed them on regular paper right off of our dorm-room computer.
You can use photos of your family back home, your dog...Johnny Depp. These are fun to make on a girls night in.
Wouldn't it be nice if you could match your earrings to every outfit? These fabric scrap earrings take literally seconds to make, and can be adjusted to coordinate.
My favorite look for these is using two different kinds of fabric, cut into different sized squares. You can mix and match the swatches from all of your fabric scrap pairs, and even add charms to the mix.
If there was ever a classic look for college life, it's the hemp necklace. You don't have to be a hippie or a slacker to appreciate the laid-back style of hemp and beads. This look actually requires some work, as you learn the knot-tying method of macramé.
Beach up your look and give it a personal twist by choosing beads that fit you just right.
These phone jack earrings carry the mystical properties of good communication. Have fun assembling these technologically savvy instruments of style. This is a recipe for fashion I invented from my own days in college.
As much as I love my bag, I don't want it chained to me all the time. Make this swift pocket for your bra so you can tuck away your cash. It'll be like the Old West all over again. Our Guide to Sewing shows us how.
Make the transition from classroom to dance floor with this knitted fringe belt. Try a yarn in a neutral color to maximize the use you'll get out of this popular style. Our Guide to Knitting has the free pattern.
This beaded necklace of stars and hearts was designed as a gift for a graduate, but you don't have to wait until graduation to look fabulous. Our Guide to Jewelry Making will show us how to make it.
Our Guide to Sewing describes this as a men's wallet, but why should they have all the fun? Keep all his
credit cards in your
wallet and get the look, too.
This headband reminds me of elementary school, which makes it just funky enough for senior year. I like this one in red best, paired with a black t-shirt and jeans.
Let's face it, toe rings are outrageously priced for something that's going to end up on your smelly foot. Skip the store and craft your own toe ring from craft wire. Our Guide to Jewelry Making will show you how in a few easy steps.