19 DIY Tween and Teen Gifts


These Cool gifts to make for 10 to 17 years old {tweens and teens} are so great!  I just love these home made gifts that are perfect for tweens and teens and include money gift ideas, triplet tote, texting gloves, iphone charging station, BFF iphone cases, arm knit scarf, instagram frame, jewelry, vintage t-shirts and a spa pampering kit.

Create a new Christmas tradition or do a simple activitiy for kids with these awesome holiday crafts!

Easy Things to Make

BFF Heart Matching Phone Cases

1.  BFF Heart Matching Phone Cases ~ Blinged and studded anything is such a huge trend right now! This post features a great tutorial on how to create matching heart BFF iPhone cases that are both super stylish. Easy and inexpensive to make!

DIY Fabric Phone Charging Station

2.  DIY Fabric Phone Charging Station ~ Follow this clever tutorial to turn fabric scraps into a charging station.  We all have lots of phones, ipods, and e-readers that need charging!  Now we can do it, without seeing all of those nasty, ugly cords!

DIY Instagram Frame

3.  DIY Instagram Frame ~ This picture frame is spot on for kids and social media!  Teens can frame their selfies with their friends.  {{snicker}}

Giant Bow Necklace

4.  Giant Bow Necklace ~ Fimo polymer clay was used to sculpt this gorgeous bow.  Attach it to a long chain for a trendy necklace for teens.

Leather Arrow Necklace & Earrings

5.  Leather Arrow Necklace & Earrings ~ Using a few basic supplies you can create your own stylish and trendy leather chevron arrow necklace and earrings. They would make the perfect accessories for your fall/winter wardrobe.

DIY Bracelet

6.  DIY Rhinestone Wrap Rhinestone ~ How cute are these bracelets?! Using this tutorial you’ll learn how to easily create this trendy bracelet made with rhinestone chain and leather cord. Wear one or several for a layered look.

 Triplet Tote Tutorial

7.  Triplet Tote Tutorial ~ This Triplet Tote is both stylish and funcitonal.  It features three dividers that hold a laptop, notebook, and smaller miscellaneous items.  Perfect for the beginner sewer.

Spa and Pampering in a Jar {free label}

8. Spa and Pampering in a Jar {free label} ~  Here is a fabulous at home spa kit that is sure to pamper! It would also make a fabulous gift for a special friend or family member. Make a kit or two today with these free printable labels!

Sugar Scrubs for Teens

9.  Cherry Sugar Scrub {free printable} ~ This all-natural body scrub has a fresh fruity scent and makes a wonderful gift.  Angie loves using these in the shower because she says the hot water melts the sugar before it becomes too abrasive.  The post also includes a darling cherry shaped gift tag you can download for free.

DIY Tinted Lip Balm in a Locket

10.  DIY Tinted Lip Balm in a Locket ~ Check out this super easy to make tinted lip balm tutorial! Not only is it easy to make but looks and feels great to wear! This could even make a fabulous little gift.

How to Create a Magnetic Makeup Organizer {organize}

11.  How to Create a Magnetic Makeup Organizer {organize} ~ Here is a fantastic tutorial on an ingenious way to organize your makeup! Learn how to create a magnetic makeup organizer board.

Teenage Christmas Presents

Texting Gloves

12.  DIY Texting Gloves ~ Texting gloves are a must these days, so to save a big money, make your own.  The great thing about these, is that you can customize them and make them truly one of a kind.  {{fabulous}}

Flat Iron Holder

13.  Flat or Curling Iron Cozy ~ An easy pictured tutorial on how to sew this flat iron or curling iron cozy from a hot pad.  Don’t you just love this fabric?!

Sequin Crafts

14.  Gold Sequin Hair Bow {Hair Accessories} ~ Here is a super easy project that will leave your hair looking super fab! This stylish little bow is made from trendy gold sequins, but if gold isn’t your thing your local craft store will most likely have this sequin ribbon in a few color choices!

Arm Knitting an Infinity Scarf

15.  Arm Knitting an Infinity Scarf ~ Infinity Scarves are super trendy right now, this tutorial teaches you how to arm knit a scarf.  Easy to do, with stylish results.

Paper Embroidery Hoop Gift Card Holder

16.  Paper Embroidery Hoop Gift Card Holder ~ This embroidery hoop gift card holder is only the beginning of this creative way to present a giftcard.  By the time they get to the giftcard, they will feel like they’ve already gotten one gift.  {wink}

Candy & Money Gift

17.  Candy & Cash Gift ~  A perfect gift for teenagers!  Purchase their favorite candy bars and wrap the money around the candy and attach a cute Christmas ribbon.

Freezer Paper T-shirt

18.  Freezer Paper Bleached T-Shirt ~ Check out this clever way to customize plain t-shirts into trendy vintage t’s.  An easy project that will only require the t-shirt, freezer paper and bleach.  Perfect for a teen or tween!

DIY Leather Cuff

19.  Leather Cuff {diy} ~ This cool snap leather cuff is perfect for the boys and men in your life. It’s easy to make, durable and versatile. All you need is a scrap of leather fabric, snaps and tools. It would make a great Father’s Day gift, birthday gift and Christmas gift!

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

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Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
-- -- 10-12
-- Homemade Gift