In today’s post: Find 30 fun and easy crafts your teens are going to love! DIY clothing ideas, jewelry, decor, accessories, artwork and gifts.
Craft Ideas for Teens
Help teenagers take a break from their devices and unleash their creativity with DIY craft projects. You’ll find tons of cool crafts in this post, such as:
- Pretty handmade jewelry
- Fun DIY clothing projects
- Cool DIY projects for decor items
- DIY accessories
- No-stress, easy art ideas
- Gorgeous DIY gifts you can make for friends
Jewelry making is one of the most popular crafts for teen girls. They’re going to love how cool these DIY jewelry crafts turn out!
Wire wrapped bead rings are quick to make and turn out beautiful. This inexpensive project that only requires beads and jewelry wire, making it perfect to do with a group. Tutorial from Dollar Store Crafts.
This leather wrap bracelet looks fancy, but it’s actually pretty easy to make! Fantastic step by step instructions make this a great beginner project. Find the tutorial at Golden Age Beads.
Make a pretty cuff bracelet using colorful yarn and straws! This easy project would be great for summer camp; it’s perfect for tweens and older kids as well as teens. The same weaving technique could be used to make headbands too. Learn how at One Little Project.
Perler beads aren’t just for kids – teens can use them to make cool Perler bead bracelets by melting some of the beads to vary the look of these DIY bracelets. Get the tutorial at A Girl and a Glue Gun.
DIY Crochet Cord Bracelets are a sophisticated step up from friendship bracelets. This tutorial shows you exactly how to make them, as well as how to add an adjustable closure. Tutorial from All About Ami.
This beautiful necklace is made from polymer clay beads you can make yourself! You can find clay in a huge variety of colors and making the beads is so easy you can’t mess it up. Get the how to at Delighted Momma.
You don’t have to sew to make your own clothes. These fun projects turn basic items like plain shoes or an old t-shirt into cool additions to your wardrobe.
Grab an old sweatshirt, some rubber bands, and bleach from the laundry room to make a trendy bleach tie dye sweatshirt, one of our favorite teen crafts. Get the instructions at It’s Always Autumn.
Upgrade a pair of cheap flip flops with stretchy braided straps. This idea is easy and inexpensive, the perfect craft for teens. Learn how at Make it and Love it.
Get the look of vintage skater shoes without the hefty price tag by making your own geometric stamp. Get the tutorial at Happiness is Homemade.
Learn how to turn an old tee into a cute DIY workout tank with these easy to follow instructions, from Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth.
Tie Dyeing a t-shirt is a classic summer craft for teens! Learn everything you need to know, including tips to make sure your shirt turns out amazing, at Sarah Maker.
DIY room decor is the perfect way to spruce up your room! Check out these easy ideas for unique decor projects:
This trendy hexagon shelf is made from jumbo popsicle sticks! It’s perfect for adding some interest to a small wall area. Tutorial at Inside the Fox Den.
Find (or buy) a small piece of driftwood to make this cool boho inspired jewelry hanger. It’s an easy DIY wall art project, but you will need a power drill. Learn how to make it at Sustain My Craft Habit.
This macrame rainbow wall hanging is made from rope and yarn. You can customize the colors to match your decor! Get the tutorial from At Home With Ashley.
Here’s another fun craft made with yarn: a hanging wall photo display. Clip up your favorite photos with mini clothespins. Learn how to make it at A Little Craft in Your Day.
Dip dyed succulent pots are an easy way to bring some greenery into your room! You can get the cool ombre color effect in just a few minutes. Tutorial at I Spy DIY.
Art can be intimidating, but these art ideas are easy to follow and you’ll love the results.
Watercolor Resist Art uses rubber cement to outline a design. Paint inside the outlines with a cheap watercolor kit then remove the cement for a pretty, no-stress painting. Tutorial at It’s Always Autumn.
Make your own backgrounds for these gorgeous DIY watercolor prints using markers, water, and a plastic bag! This is another easy, inexpensive craft that works great for groups. Learn how at It’s Always Autumn.
String art is bright and colorful and fun to make. Learn the easiest way to make it at Sugar Bee Crafts.
Turn an old t-shirt into a cute fringed bag. You don’t need a sewing machine – just a t-shirt and scissors. Learn how to make it at Oh The Things We’ll Make.
This fun DIY clutch is made is made from a dollar store placemat. You’ll need a hot glue gun, a hair tie, and a cute button to finish this easy DIY project. Tutorial at Creative Ramblings Blog.
If you used to love making friendship bracelets, these macrame keychains will be right up your alley. You can dye the macrame cord any color you’d like. These would make great gifts for friends! Get the instructions at Pretty Life Girls.
This cute knotted headband is the perfect craft for teens: easy, inexpensive, and adorable. You’ll cut up an old t-shirt to get the strips used in the headband. Learn how at Craftsy Hacks.
Making stuff is fun, and making stuff to give people is even more fun. Check out these crafty gift ideas for teens:
An Explosion Box is a super fun craft to make as a gift for a friend! Paper gets folded and layered into what looks like a box – but when you take off the lid all the layers “explode.” Fill each layer with photos and notes. Tutorial from It’s Always Autumn.
These pretty marbled mugs are made with nail polish and water. They only take a few minutes to make and turn out absolutely gorgeous. Instructions at Strength and Sunshine.
Lush Inspired DIY Bath Bombs are easy to make, and turn out both pretty and fragrant. They make a great gift, but you might want to make some for yourself too! Learn how to make them at MuffinChanel.
These gorgeous marbled clay ring dishes are made from oven bake clay. Get the step by step at A Beautiful Mess.
Making a blanket can seem intimidating, but fleece blankets are super easy to make and everyone loves snuggling up with them! Fleece goes on a really great sale a couple times a year so the supplies aren’t all that expensive. Learn 4 different ways to make a fleece blanket from It’s Always Autumn.