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25 Homemade Gifts for Teenagers


Homemade gifts for teenagers are so fun to make and a great way to keep that connection with them.   These teen gift ideas are so cool and will make great birthday and Christmas presents.

Look no further for DIY gifts for your teen boy or girl as Tip Junkie has you hooked up thanks to the many creative women who joined our crafty community.  These homemade gifts for teenagers include a lap desk, iPhone case, study pillow, phone charging holder, pedicure in a jar and money gift ideas.

Handmade Gifts

Handmade Gifts

1.  DIY Lap Desk ~ This laptop lap desk is ideal for the avid laptop user.  It will prevent you from getting those pesky burns on you legs when your computer heats up.

Gift Card Snow Globe

2.   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.

Free Sewing Patterns

Free Sewing Patterns

3.  DIY Phone Charger Holder ~ 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!

Study Pillow

4.  Study Pillow ~ Customize a pillow just for studying.  There’s pockets big enough to hold books, pens, notebook or even a tablet.  There’s even handles for easy transport from room to room.

Metallic Threat Gem Pouch

5.  Metallic Threat Gem Pouch ~ This post features a tutorial on how to sew a gem zippered pouch. Perfect to store makeup or use as a coin pouch.  An easy project thanks to this fabulous post. Read on to learn how to make one or several of your very own!

DIY Gifts

DIY Gifts

6.  DIY Nail Polish Gift ~ DIY a nail polish gift with a hand sewn pouch that perfectly holds nail polish. Perfect for on the go.

Pedicure in a Jar

7.  Pedicure in a Jar ~ Let’s face it, with the holiday preparation there’s not a lot of time to pamper yourself which makes this pedi in a jar gift the perfect one!  The jar is filled with the essentials needed for a pedicure, and it comes with a free printable label!

DIY Cotton Candy Lip Scrub

8.  DIY Cotton Candy Lip Scrub ~ This DIY lip scrub will leave your lips feeling smooth and refreshed! Made with all natural products you can find at your local grocery store. Then store in a small container. A great way to pampering gift idea!

Fizzy Cupcake Bath Bombs

9.  Fizzy Cupcake Bath Bombs ~ These little cupcakes look good enough to eat, but DON’T.  They’re actually bath bombs.  Perfect for a friend having some stress or a teacher who needs a little relaxing.

Money Gift Card Ideas

Money Gift Card Ideas

10.  Money Confetti Poppers ~ Giving the gift of cash is sometimes better than a gift card as the recipient can spend it anywhere.  Package it in a push pop container and add confetti for a fun gift idea.

Money Balloons

11.  Money Balloons ~ What a fun and unique way to gift money!  Have your local party store inflate balloons with money and confetti.  Imagine how much fun the graduate will have popping the balloons to figure out how much money is inside.

DIY Personalized Gifts

DIY Personalized Gifts

12.  DIY Photo Wall Hanging ~ This is such a great idea for a photo display! We parents seem to take a million pictures, this is a fabulous way to display the best of the best and rotate them with ease! Easy, functional and stylish!

DIY Photo Collage Letters

13.  DIY Photo Collage Letters ~ Learn how to make your own photo collage on letters. This is a great way to document life and make a great gift.

Cool Birthday Craft Gifts for Teens

Cool Birthday Craft Gifts for Teens

14.  DIY Birthday Gift ~ Need a gift for someone that’s hard to shop for?  This unique and creative candy pocket pouch is your answer.

DIY Retro Gum Holder

15.  DIY Retro Gum Holder {free printable} ~ Transform an ordinary package of gum into a cool retro gum holder. Simply download, print, trim and place around package of gum. Easy peasy!

Best Homemade Birthday Gift Idea {and cards} to Make ~ Wondering how to make homemade birthday gifts for your mother, father, husband, sister, brother, child, neighbor, co-worker, friend, or even pet?  Try these beautiful and easy ideas for the perfect gift.

DIY Gift Teen Boy

DIY Gift Teen Boy

16.  Chunky Woven Paracord Bracelet ~ Here is a great picture tutorial where you’ll learn how to create paracord bracelets. Not only are they a cool accessory, but functional too.

Candy & Cash Gift

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

 iPhone Case

18.  iPhone Case ~ Make a manly diy iPhone case with leather.  There’s even a pocket to store student i.d. and cash.

DIY Gifts for Teen Girls

DIY Gifts for Teen Girls

19.  DIY Wrap Bracelet ~ 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.

DIY Tinted Lip Balm in a Locket

20.  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.

DIY Turban Headband

21. DIY Turban Headband ~ Super easy to create and will stylishly keep your hair out of your face! Great for both girls and women!

DIY Raw Stone Earrings

22.  DIY Raw Stone Earrings ~ A simple and easy earring diy using e-6000 glue, earring backs and raw stones. It’s so easy you could make several, one for every outfit.

41 How to Make Hair Bows ~ How to make DIY hair ribbons, baby bows, cheerleading bows for your hair, hair clips, and crochet hair bows.

diy decor

DIY Decor

23.  Faux Fur Stool ~ Make a trendy stool for your teen with hairpin legs and faux fur.  Makes a great statement piece in their bedroom.

DIY Sequin Heart Marquee

24.  DIY Sequin Heart Marquee ~ Real vintage letters are few and far between, but with the help of this tutorial you can make your own heart-shaped marquee! Add sequins to add some sparkle.

DIY Knot Pillows

25.  DIY Knot Pillows ~ Sew a unique throw pillow to decorate your teens room.  Long strips of fabric are sewn to knot together. Super cool!

Teen Christmas List

Top 10 Gifts for Teen Boys  ~  Here’s my Top 10 List of items on eBay that are sure to please the teen boys in your life, perfect for gift giving this holiday season if you’re looking for some gadgets.  Enjoy!

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