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17 Cool Gifts to Make for Tweens and Teens {10-17} Years Old


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, gift card snow globe, mustache jewelry, hand bag, iphone case, electronic case, texting gloves, scarf and wallet.

As always, the Tip Junkie Homemade Gifts site has hundreds of pictured tutorials with free patterns for Homemade Gifts for Kids 10-17 years old, so you can always search there if you’re looking for something specific. {wink}

Easy Things to Make

iPhone Case Gift

1.  Studded iPhone Case DIY {Stylish Technology} ~ Studded anything is such a huge trend right now! This post features a great tutorial on how to create a studded iPhone case that is both super stylish and will help to protect your phone. Easy and inexpensive to make!

2.  Quilted Camera Case ~ Keep your little pocket camera protected with this adorable quilted cover.  Fabric scraps are perfect for this project.  You could also use this tutorial for sunglasses, ipods, Nintendo DS’s,  and Kindles.

Mustache Necklace

3.  Clay Mustache Necklaces {diy} ~ Fimo Soft and Fimo effect clay were used to make these ‘stache necklaces using a layered technique.  There’s a front, top and side seam.

Mustache Ring

4.  Mustache Ring Tutorial {Rings} ~ Mustache everything is so trendy right now, this is a fun DIY mustache ring tutorial! Great for all ages to wear and could even make a great gift! With a little time and this fantastic tutorial you’ll have a statement mustache ring you created yourself!

Statement Ring

5.  Button Statement Ring ~ These big and bold statement rings are fantastic!  You can pick up a package of 8 ring flats at Michael’s for only $3.19.  Use your E-6000 glue to adhere the buttons to the ring flats.  That’s it!  Easy peasy.

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.

Sequin Crafts to Make

7.  DIY Sequin Tote {Accessories}  ~ Learn how to take an inexpensive canvas tote and turn it into a stylish, glam tote! Super easy to do by following this great tutorial! Perfect as a run around town tote!

DIY Bath Bombs

8. Cupcake Bath Bomb ~  This little cupcake looks good enough to eat, but DON’T.  It’s actually a bath bomb.  Perfect for a friend having some stress or a teacher who needs a little relaxing.

Teenage Christmas Presents

Fingerless Gloves

9.  Texting Gloves Crochet Pattern ~ Keep your finger tips free for easy texting with these adorable gloves.  The index fingers and thumbs are buttoned open to keep your fingers free to use your phone.

Fringe Crafts

10.  Spring Fringe Scarf ~ Knit a gorgeous scarf for young women.  The bright colors are perfect for teenagers.  Chinese Knotting Cord is the secret behind the tangle-free fringe.

Flat Iron Holder

11.  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

12.  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!

Gifts to Make

13.  Gift Card Snow Globe ~ This could be one of the cutest ways to give a gift card.  Although ideal for Christmas time, you could use different colored bobbles and theme it for a birthday, Valentines Day, etc.

Money Gift

14.  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.
Team Beanie Hat
15.  Varsity Beanie ~ Show your school team spirit with this adorable Varsity Beanie!  Simply sew on a varsity letter (you can purchase from a fabric/notions store) to a new or old beanie hat.

DIY Wallet
16.  Shirt Cuff Wallet {Clothing Repurpose} ~ Check out this clever way to repurpose an old unwanted dress shirt into a cool wallet! An easy project that will only require the shirt cuff and your sewing machine. Perfect wallet for a teen or tween!

DIY Leather Cuff

17.  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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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}

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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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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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