Day 1: Suit Up!

Suit Up! Day 1 of the 30 Day Inspiration challenge. A suit and bow tie combo make for a simple but fun door dec to welcome your residents in. Check out this tutorial to create something that's surprisingly quick and easy. @theraguide

 

 

It’s finally here- the official launch of our 30 Day Inspiration Challenge! With summer in full swing, we’ve been having a lot of fun welcoming our incoming freshmen through New Student Orientation. Some snappy dressed future residents in bowties and a pin we posted a while ago through Pinterest inspired today’s theme!

 

 

What you need: 

Suit Up! Day 1 of the 30 Day Inspiration challenge. A suit and bow tie combo make for a simple but fun door dec to welcome your residents in. Check out this tutorial to create something that's surprisingly quick and easy. @theraguide

You’ll additionally need this printable template*, a glue gun, a trusty pair of scissors, and a sharpie. *The template should be printed to fit onto a regular 8.5×11″ sheet of paper.

Steps: 

Suit Up! Day 1 of the 30 Day Inspiration challenge. A suit and bow tie combo make for a simple but fun door dec to welcome your residents in. Check out this tutorial to create something that's surprisingly quick and easy. @theraguide

1. Using the printable template, cut cardstock and scrapbook paper to size. Place template Piece A on the left side of the white cardstock, and fold over the corner of the piece to look like the image shown. Secure the piece to the cardstock with glue. Cut off the extra scrapbook paper hanging off the side of the cardstock.

2. Place template Piece B as shown above, folding the top left corner down toward the edge of the paper. To create the 3D effect, don’t press down or crease the scrapbook paper. Add a dot of glue to keep the corner piece secure.

3. Evenly space two buttons apart from one another on the scrapbook paper and glue down.

4. Using template Piece C, bring the two edges together and form a hollow circular tube. Secure the edges with one dot of hot glue. On the opposite end of the glued down edges, press down to create a crease. You should end up with a shape similar to the picture. Repeat this again with the the other Piece C.

5. Place the two Piece Cs together toward the top edge of the cardstock. Center the pieces and glue them down. Take the third button and glue it on top of the newly formed bow.

Suit Up! Day 1 of the 30 Day Inspiration challenge. A suit and bow tie combo make for a simple but fun door dec to welcome your residents in. Check out this tutorial to create something that's surprisingly quick and easy. @theraguide6. To finish up, write the resident’s name down on the lapel of the suit with a sharpie.

Bulletin Board

  • Must Have Job Skills in 2013: Check out this article by the Wall Street Journal. Identify leadership and involvement opportunities on campus that can help residents develop these skills and gain invaluable experience.

Hall Decorations

  • Carry on the theme throughout your hall by making larger versions of the bowtie shown above.

Program Ideas

  • Formal Friday: Plan a dinner outing for the first Friday of the semester. Encourage your residents to dress up and have dinner as a group at a restaurant close to campus. Think of it as a way to celebrate the end of the first week of classes.
  • A Business Affair: Contact your campus career center or a Human Resources professional from a local business. Set up a time for residents to learn how to put together a resumé and cover letter, how to interview well, and how to find a campus job or an internship.
  • Philanthropy: Coordinate a donation drive and fundraiser in your residence hall to collect business attire. Organizations such as Dress for Success have locations throughout the country and provide resources to disadvantaged women.
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3 thoughts on “Day 1: Suit Up!

  1. Any ideas for making dresses for a girl’s door tag? Love the suit for the guys!

  2. Pingback: Dressed to Impress | The RA Guide

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