Last year, one of the drawers in my desk converted into a craft drawer. I never thought I would need or want that many craft supplies in college, but it was one of my favorite parts of my room.
I realized that crafting in college is necessary if you are in a sorority, if you want to decorate your dorm room, if you like giving gifts or if you want to relax one night and let your creative energy roam free.
After looking through my craft drawer and organizing it a little bit, I came up with a master list of craft supplies for college ladies.
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Duck Tape: One, because Duck tape fixes everything. Two, because they now come in so many fun patterns!
Mod Podge: This is like a magical glue substance! There are so many uses for it and it especially works well with glitter.
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Scrapbook paper: I use scrapbook paper for everything. Everything. From making cards to decorating those canvases to actual scrapbooks, the list goes on.
Picture Frames: Picture frames are good to have on hand for gifts. I picked up a few at the dollar store and they’ve been great so far.
Puffy Paint: So crucial. Especially if you are a T-shirt decorator or a notebook decorator. This is also wonderful if you have to decorate items for Big/Little week for a sorority.
Thank You Cards: Handwritten cards stand out so much and they can be really sweet for friends or family that send you things while you’re away at college. Also, writing them to professors who give you recommendations is good too!
Acrylic Paint: For your blank canvases, for poster-making, for banner-making, and for many more projects.
Gift Bags: Essential for gifts, of course! But sometimes I forget to purchase them to have on hand.
Old Calendars: This is my number one decorating tip: use old calendar photos to create a wall collage like no other. You can also use these like you would cut out pictures of magazines.
T-shirts: I think this one is self-explanatory. Use them for sporting events, sorority events, group bonding projects and more!
Clothespins: You never know what you will need them for! I also used them to hang photos around my room using a piece of string and some ribbon.
Cork Board: Cover with wrapping paper or fabric and you have an instant, fun decorating piece. Hang photos or important information on you cork board and place it over your desk.
Push pins: These go along with your cork board, but you can also use them to hang calendars or other things on your walls. (Housing/Residence life most of the time don’t notice.) Plus, these button ones featured above are too cute.
Paint brushes: These work well for banner and poster making as well as making canvas art.
Mason Jars: There are many DIY projects with mason jars out there. Use them as a vase for fake flowers, to hold pens, to hold food or other goodies for a gift or put candles in them for table centerpieces.
Party Streamers: For going crazy in your dorm room for roommates’ birthdays or parties!
Ribbon: Make anything cute by adding bows or ribbon. I added some to some wall decorations I’m going to share shortly.
Tissue Paper: Great for gifts and wrapping presents, but also for crafts like these candle holders.
Wrapping Paper: This is another one of my go-to craft supplies. I always like to cut out patterns on wrapping paper to use them for collages. I also cover cork boards with wrapping paper to make them stand out some more.
And 20 things later, we are left with a pretty full craft drawer! What would I find in yours?