Are you looking for the best DIY ideas for teen gifts? Teenagers always love to make and receive fun and unique gifts, so we pulled together the best list of creative ideas to make for them. The teenage years are the most beautiful, fun and merry part of our lives simply because they are the phase of a person’s life to still be a child and adult at the same time. This means being able to do childish things but decide like an adult. Like choosing something to give for a gift for instance – which gift would you want? What colors should you choose? In what style or manner? If you are searching some handmade gift ideas for teens, you have come to the right place! And if you are a parent trying to find out the best gift to give your teenage, look nowhere else because we have here a list of the coolest gift ideas for your teenagers!
1. Ribbon Tassel Keychain
Such a busy and easily distracted person I often search my purse for my keys, phone, sunglasses, or lipstick…. Pretty much, I spend a lot of time searching for things every day. I used to have a big leather keychain on my car keys and I loved it because it was bright and easier to find in my giant bag. Sadly it wore out and I have yet to replace it. For this months challenge for 12 months of DIY the material is ribbon and while digging through my ribbon stash I decided to make a ribbon tassel keychain for my keys.
This ribbon tassel keychain is a great scrap buster for anyone who creates. I used lace, sequins, embroidery thread, gold thread, and various widths and types of ribbons. This ribbon tassel is pretty easy to make, but I will share how I made mine, just in case you need it.
2. Yarn Wall Hanging Photo Display
I want to share another super fun DIY we created that goes perfectly with our prints from the Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer! A few weeks ago we made the cutest DIY Photo Lamp. It turned out awesome. Now we’ve made a DIY Yarn Wall Hanging Photo Display and we can’t wait to share it with you. I’ve talked about how much I love IVY ZINK Photo Paper because you have the option to peel the back off and adhere them to your favorite surfaces. We adhered them onto the DIY Photo Lamp but for today’s project, we’re simply hanging them onto this beautiful and stylish yarn wall hanging. Come here to see how we created it!
3. Dinosaur Phone Tripod
Let’s kick off the list with this super amazing dinosaur iPhone tripod! The cutest gift you could ever think of, this DIY idea is just a hit! You can even try and come up with some other animals or characters of your wish! Teenagers would just love them all!
5. Secret Stash Book
What a fun surprise! Teens are a little secretive in so many ways. This is something that will definitely make them happy. It’s not just a book, but a secret place to stash your valuables, or just something pretty awesome to have hanging out on your bookshelf. You could also fill it with candy, money, bookmarks, or anything else practical for whoever you’re giving it to.
6. DIY Laced Cement Votive
One of the bravest effort you can do for a gift is a DIY lace cement votives! This is perfect for summer nights spent outdoors.
7. DIY Make A Pixie Dust Necklace
While perusing the aisles of my local dollar store recently, I came across a package of 8 tiny bottles of glitter in the nail art section. My initial thought was that they would be perfect for adding some sparkle to small projects. Thinking about it more, I realized they would be perfect to turn into pixie dust necklaces. Give these as gifts or as party favors for kids and teens. You can even make them into less-girly “wizard amulets” by using dark or neutral colored glitter (like copper), a black ribbon and silver or black beads – perfect even for boys.
8. Marbled Clay Rings
I’ve come to a realization, and I have a confession: I am a litterer. A ring litterer that is. Ever since I started doing the multi-ring stacking trend, they are scattered all over my house, as I take them off to work outside, do the dishes, or hop in the shower. So far I’ve been lucky, and I haven’t had any mysteriously disappear, but I thought it might be a good idea to keep some ring dishes throughout the house to insure it stays that way. And what’s an easy and cheap way to make a ring dish? Why, out of clay of course!
9.DIY Neck Candy
It looks really affective and the clay even has tiny glitter pieces worked in.
10. DIY Star Trek Hand
This is another project that was inspired by Martha Stewart. We were looking online for some easy Halloween projects, and came across these plaster/alginate hand molds. We’re onto the Voyager segment of our yearly binge-watch-all-ST-all-the-way-through tradition (one of us has been a convention-going Trekkie for most of her their life), so have Star Trek on the mind somehow more than usual.
11. DIY Feedbag Tote W/Leather Straps
The idea for the feedbag was born out of necessity. After buying a vintage tote bag from a flea market, we ended up using it as a stash for all our smaller knick-knacks, all the while lamenting that our newly fashioned carryall didn’t have straps.
After a trip to the leather store, we solved our dilemma pretty quickly and got this cute tote in return. Enjoy!