Summer is coming to an end and students are starting to go back-to-school shopping. From futons to notebooks, there’s a lot to buy. Making your mark at your new school and personalizing your dorm is a priority during Welcome Week- especially when you’re a freshman. What better way to standout, than with some DIY projects? These 3 projects will help you get your creative juices flowing before it’s time to focus on your first blue book exam.


Don’t forget to use our custom block M stencil the #UMSocial team created to make your first DIY project as a Wolverine much easier:  M_Stencil.



You can also add white spaces, glitter, or a third color to your M by lining the maize with tape before you paint the blue, then removing the tape after the blue dries.




By following a few simple steps, you have the power to transform your room from boring to a-MAIZE-ing. Use these crafts to experience true Wolverine living in the comfort of your dorm or apartment. If you don’t mind being asked, “Where’d you get all your awesome Michigan decor?” every time you have a friend over, then these crafts are perfect for you. Who doesn’t love a good compliment, anyway? Make sure to upload your DIY crafts to your #Dormspiration Pinterest board and submit it to before August 15th for a chance to win BIG!