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Topic: PLEASE HELP!!! Making "Door Decorations"  (Read 556 times)
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« on: July 28, 2009 01:57:27 PM »

Hey All,
So, I'm going to be a resident assistant at my college and one of the requirements we have is to make "Door Decorations" for each of the residents.  I feel like I have a bunch of lame ideas, but I want to make something that will stand out.  I have a lot of paper, paints, fabric, etc. but I'm just stumped.  I can literally make anything as long as it has the residents name and room #.  I was just wondering if anyone that has been to college has seen any cool ones or if anyone has any random awesome ideas.  I have about 70 residents, so it also has to be something that I can make that many times with out going crazy.  Any input helps!

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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009 12:09:39 PM »

I didn't see your post until today so my reply is probably too late to be any help at all.  I'll post anyway though.  I'd love to hear what sort of decorations you ended up making.

My idea is to place a large rectangle of butcher paper, brown paper, whatever-you-have paper on the top half of the door.  I would cover as much of the door as possible.  I'd probably wad up the paper then smooth it out before adding it to the door just to add a little texture.  Tearing the edges of the paper (instead of cutting them smoothly) would also add some interest.

Then I'd head to the computer to print each person's name and room number.  I'd use various large fonts and different colors of ink.  I'd roughly cut them out (rectangles?  interesting blob shapes?) and use a glue stick to paste them near the top of the butcher paper.

Then I'd use the same technique to print a dozen or so fun questions or fill-in-the-blank statements for each door. I'd try to make them fun, like:

The best advice Mom ever gave me is:

I miss my:

Sooner or later I just know I'm gonna:

If I had a million dollars I:

Go ahead!  Ask me about:

My best friends are the ones who:

Warning!  I'm cranky when:

Knock here if you have __________ to share!

I would use various fonts and ink colors and I would print the questions in various shapes and paste them down in an artsy non-orderly manner.  If I had time I'd add some quick embellishments (printed graphics, ribbons, etc.).  I would then attach a washable marker and let each resident fill in her answers. 

I'd probably also add a "Wanna be friends?  Sign here" section toward the bottom.

I dunno.  Maybe my idea is lame but I think it would make the doors interesting and help the girls get to know one another.  It would also be fairly quick and inexpensive to do.

Good luck with the resident assistant job.  I know it can be a challenge!
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