8 Cool Things to Make for Tweens {home made gifts}


Cool things to make for tweens 10 to 12 years old can be simple and affordable. These home made gifts and toys are perfect for tweens and include pictured tutorials for bracelets, headbands, bookmarks, bobby pins, and iPhone covers.

As always, the Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts site has hundreds of pictured tutorials with free patterns for Homemade Gifts for Kids 2-12 years old, so you can always search there if you’re looking for something specific. {wink}

Cool Things to Make

Colored Bobby Pins to give

1.  Colored Bobby Pins ~ These budget friendly, simple bobby pins can add a pop of color and sparkle to your tweens lovely locks on any day!  I particularly love the glittery ones and I guarantee these will be a huge hit!

Scrapbook Paper iPhone Cover

2.  Scrapbook Paper iPhone Covers ~ What tween doesn’t love to change their iPhone cover to match their every outfit?  This gift idea is affordable, easy to make and sure to please your tween.

Popsicle Stick Bracelets

3.  Popsicle Stick Bracelet ~  These adorable and unique bracelets are made out of popsicle sticks, scrap paper and modge podge.  Your tween will LOVE them!

Bookmark with Ribbon Accent

4.  Corner Bookmark with Ribbon Accent ~ The bookmark was created by folding a 4?x3.25? piece of cardstock in half and sewed along the top and right edges.  The left side and bottom need to be left open so it can slide over the page.  Super easy and a lovely gift!

Handmade Christmas Gifts

Flower Cuff Bracelet

5.  Flower Cuff Bracelet ~ Inspired by a bracelet at Gymboree, this tutorial for making a flower cuff bracelet is fabulous.  I love how it turned out and is such a fun embellishment for your little tweens wrist!

DIY Bow Headband

6. Bow Headband ~ This is a quick and easy tutorial for making a fun hair accessory.  The fabric bow is made using hot glue, and then hand stitched onto the headband.  This is a simple and fun craft perfect for gift giving!

 T-Shirt Bracelets

7.  Knotted T-Shirt Bracelet ~ These T-shirt bracelets are cute and comfortable.  So instead of throwing out those shirts that got the tiny hole in the front {where do those come from anyway?!}, turn them into gifts.

No Sew Fabric Flowers

8.  No Sew Fabric Flower ~ I love fabric flowers and this simple tutorial on making some really cute and versatile flowers using fabric scraps is perfect for gift giving.  It can be used to embellish shoes, on a belt, as a bracelet, hair clip, head band or brooch.  It’s so versatile!

Things to Make and Do:

Thanks Ladies. I just adore these homemade gift ideas! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {knuckle bumps}

Christmas in July home made gift

We’re continuing our Christmas in July with more amazing pictured tutorials for homemade gifts, DIY decorating, free printables, and recipes.

Homemade Christmas Crafts Homemade Gift Ideas

If you love these homemade tutorials– then you’ll find a THOUSAND more just as creative over on the Tip Junkie Christmas and Homemade Gifts site!

Also, don’t forget to check out the Tip Junkie Facebook page for even more crafts, activities for kids, creative ideas, and free tutorials. It’s a great place to ask questions on how to make things or for specific tutorials that you are looking for. I’ll be happy to find them for ya!

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