15 Easy Things to Make for Teens {best gift ideas}


Easy things to make for teens 13 to 17 years old.  These home made gifts are perfect for teens and include pictured tutorials for bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, laptop sleeve, gift card holders and sugar scrub.

As always, the Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts site has hundreds of pictured tutorials with free patterns for Homemade Gifts for Kids 13-17 years old, so you can always search there if you’re looking for something specific. {wink}

Easy Things to Make

Easy Things to Make

1.  Owl Sleeping Mask {tutorial} ~ This mod 70’s owl night mask is a hoot!  It’s made from wool felt so it is super soft on your delicate face.  Your teenager is sure to wake up well rested after a peaceful night!

Easy Things to Make

2.  Gift Card Cozy ~ Give your next gift card in this adorable handmade cozy. Dress up the cozy to give as a feminine gift or keep them simple for a masculine gift.

Easy Things to Make

3.  Rock Your iPhone ~ Create a super bling smart phone case using a blank case and flat back gems and cabochons.  You will rock your iPhone with all of these gems.

Easy Christmas Gift
4.  DIY Coin Ring ~ You can make this fun coin ring for literally a few pennies!   With some nail polish and hot glue you can make an instant accessory.  This would also be a cool gift if you used some foreign currency from a recent vacation.

Teenager Christmas Gift
5.  Leather Cuff Watch ~ This is made using re-used suede leather. Great for the boys and men in your life.  Plus, it’s an affordable way to “beef-up” inexpensive watch.

Repurposed Purse to Bracelets

6.  Leather Bracelets {Repurposed Jewelry Craft} – Repurpose a thrift store leather purse into a variety of cute bracelets.  Pick your favorite or give the entire set as a gift.

Fabric Cosmetic Bag

7.  Scrap Fabric Cosmetics Bag {Tutorial} ~ This little cosmetic bag is quick and easy to make, plus it is a fun way to use up some of your extra fabric craps.  Great for a Christmas gift, especially if you stuff them with some little make-up yummies.

Laptop Sleeve for Teenager

8.  Zippered Laptop Sleeve {Tutorial} ~ Since this tutorial is measurement based, you could adapt it to fit an iPad or other electronic gadget, too.  I love that it has a zipper and not just a fold-over pouch.  That fabulous fabric doesn’t hurt either.

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.

Teenage Christmas Presents

Teenage Christmas Gifts

10.  Fabric Flower Bracelet ~ Here is a great tutorial on making a wrapped fabric flower.  You could easily attach it to a handbag, hat, brooch or do as they did in the tutorial and make a bracelet.  Attaching a little charm gives it just the right touch!

11.  DIY Feather Earrings {tutorial} ~ Feather earrings are all the rage right now, especially among teens and young adults.  Make a fantastic pair for a friend and while you’re at it, make a pair for yourself.

Rings for Teenagers

12.  How to Make a Ring: 15 Ring Tutorials ~ How to make a ring is easier than you might think!  Here are several gorgeous ring tutorials that you can make ashomemade gifts or just so spice up your outfit.

Christmas Gift for Teenager
13.  DIY Grandview Bag (formerly known as the Anthro Bag) ~ To be your most fabulous self, every girls need a fabulous bag.  This one should do the trick!

14.  22 Beautiful Necklace Tutorials ~ How to make necklace that are trendy and so much fun to wear.  These beautiful necklace tutorials include how tomake a bib necklace, ones with semi precious stones, fabric, pendant, buttons, bottle cap necklaces, as well as some helpful jewelry making tips!

15.  Felt Hair Bow DIY ~ It’s so easy to make this cute bow.  You can attach it to a clip like the instructions show, or it would also look great attached to a headband.

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I’ve got your back with more Christmas themed pictured tutorials for homemade giftsDIY decorating, free printables, and recipes!

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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!

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