DecoArt College Dorm Note & Card Holder

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by Michaela Spiggle, DecoArt

DecoArt College Dorm Note & Card Holder

Never miss a get-together again with this note and card holder. Personalize it with your name, your monogram, your sorority, anything you want. This DIY dorm décor is perfect for the social butterfly to keep track of all those party invitations!

Note: Let paint dry completely between each painting step.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Sand the edges of the message board and letters if they’re rough. Then, use a 3/4" flat brush and Calypso Blue to paint all of the shutters except the middle section. Rinse the brush and let dry completely.
  • 2
    Download and print project template/pattern. Use a pen to trace and transfer it onto the Calypso Blue section. Then, use a #6 flat brush and Purple Cow to paint on the template. Rinse the brush and let dry completely.
  • 3
    Use a 3/4" flat brush and Lemonade to paint the middle section of the shutters and some of the letters (since we’re using the name Zoe, we’re painting just the Z and E). Rinse the brush.
  • 4
    Use a 3/4" flat brush and Wisteria to paint the O. Rinse the brush and let dry completely. Use a #1 round brush and Wisteria to paint a line through the Z and the E. Rinse brush.
  • 5
    Once the letters are dry, use a glue gun to attach the name to the top of the shutters.
  • 6
    Show us how this looks in your dorm! #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours

Project Supplies

  • •Nicole™ Crafts Wood Shutter
  • •DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint in Calypso Blue, Lemonade, Purple Cow & Wisteria
  • •Nicole™ Crafts 9 inch x 13 inch Transfer Paper & Tracing Paper in White
  • •Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush in Flat Wash Size 3/4, Round 1 & Flat Shader 6
  • •Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun, Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc., Sandpaper & Pen
Download Project Template