Going off to college is a huge step, especially if you leave home and live in a dorm room. College can be a stressful time, so here are some fun DIY LED projects to help enhance your college experience.
DIY LED Projects when Going Away to College
String light wall
This LED light project is quite simple, but it can go a long way in terms of decoration. All you need are LED string lights and a wall. Simply hang the string lights on your wall to give it that bohemian-chic look you keep ranting about in class. Some string lights even come with special clips to clip-on photographs, which will give your wall or ceiling a personal touch. Hang them wall to wall, from the ceiling, or over your headboard.
DIY marquee letters
This LED light project is super easy and a great way to add a personal touch to your bedroom. This project involves cutting out a cardboard letter, puncturing it with a pencil, and wrapping it with string lights.
Here are the materials you’ll need:
- Large cardboard letter
- X-acto knife
- LED string lights
Show your roommate who’s boss by marking your territory with your initials, or simply impress them with your fine arts and crafts skills.
Ping pong ball lights
You’re in college, so you’re going to be playing a lot of beer pong. Instead of dunking ping pong balls in alcohol, o
pt to create a ping pong light extravaganza! Just take a set of multi-colored LED lights and a some ping pong balls. Simply slip the ping pong balls over the LED string lights for a colorful creation. These are sure to brighten up your day after hours studying and crying about your future.
Strip flex night light
Your roommate will thank you if you take part in this DIY LED project. Instead of waking up your roommate when you turn on the light at night, create an LED strip flex night light. You can find LED flex tape in a variety of colors and sizes, so customization is easy. Simply follow the edges of your bed frame on the underside of your bed. And let’s face it, this is also a creative way to hide the fact that you’re in college and still afraid of the dark.
Decorating with LED Is Better Than Doing Homework
You have four long years ahead of you, so you want to make sure the place you’ll spend most of your nights is a comfortable place to be. You’re going to procrastinate anyway, so you might as well decorate your room.