Looking for DIY Christmas gifts for your teen daughter, granddaughter, or sister? Find cool ideas in this roundup of inexpensive Christmas gifts you can make yourself!
DIY Christmas Gifts Teens Will Actually Like
1. DIY Macrame Friendship Bracelets
These DIY macrame friendship bracelets only require hemp, string, scissors, and tape, plus beads or any embellishment of your choice. With pretty easy-to-find supplies and basic knot tying and string skills, you can definitely make one for each teen in your list. It’s an easy-to-make craft you can do with youngsters.
2. Paracord Bracelets
It doesn’t have to be summer to rock these stylish (and easy to make) paracord bracelets. In fact, it’s great all year round and perfect for the outdoorsy teen in your list. It’s also pretty simple and perfect for a novice paracord project. If you want clean and simple paracord bracelet, then this project is for you.
Is your teen into a tactical paracord bracelet? Check out my favorite Stone Mountain Gauntlet.
3. Artful iPhone Cases
Admit it, most (if not all!) kids are hooked on mobile phones and I’m sure any teen would love to have an artful accessory for theirs. Only make sure to choose their favorite color to make it even more special.
4. Candy Bottle Gifts
Nobody ever really outgrows their love for candy, so these festive bottles will surely make any teen’s Christmas merrier. Grab some empty soda bottles and fill it with your teen’s favorite candy to show your one-of-a-kind thoughtfulness.
5. Lucky Lollipops
We are positive your teens would rather receive cash this Christmas. Why not give it a twist to still show your effort with your present? Make origami flowers with paper bills and arrange them in a pot with sweets. We can already hear your girls going awww!
6. Painted Camera Strap
Try these camera straps that are cool and artsy, just like a teenager should be. Your photographer buddy will surely love to add this painted camera strap to glam up his/her camera. I think this is perfect for both the young and old.
7. Nautical Stripe Bracelets
Truly, when it comes to DIY crafts, the possibilities are endless. Just like how you can turn cheap acrylic bangles into cool fashion statements with these nautical stripe bracelets.
8. Simple DIY Photo Frame
A simple craft that can be done in so many ways. It’s also another simple DIY to showcase your creativity which is bound to beat the traditional square photo frame.
9. Recycled Denim Bags
Pull out outgrown denim and transform them into something as fashionable as this. You’ll make any teen proud to be bringing these recycled denim bags anywhere.
10. Comic Book DIY Coasters
Here’s something your teenage boys would consider super cool: comic book DIY coasters. If you’ve got that NERDtacular teen or the comic fanatic on your list, well, you’ve just found the perfect gift for them.
11. Chocolate Cash
Chocolates are great but chocolates with cash are the best! If you run out of crafting ideas, I guess this chocolate cash idea would work to impress any teen this holiday.
12. DIY Suede Tassel Bracelet
Charm your way into winning over a fashionista teen on your list this season. These cool funky tassel bracelets are so cute, no one would be able to resist them.
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13. DIY Telephone Bookends
The bookworms will love definitely dig these DIY telephone bookends. It will add a vintage touch to a teen room’s decor and you’ll be proud you made it.
14. Handmade Bags
These handmade bags allow any teen to carry some little essentials everywhere, and that idea alone makes this a sure hit. You can use old scarves and coats to make these cool bags.
15. Rhinestone Embellished Scarf and Gloves
Scarves and gloves are classic Christmas gifts. Glitz them up by gluing some rhinestones on ’em. These rhinestone embellished scarfs and gloves will keep her warm and in style this holiday. Who would not be merry with this kind of present?
16. Little-Zippered Bow Pouch
This cute little-zippered bow pouch is an easy-to-sew project because you can make a bunch of these in no time! If your goal is quantity and style, then you can definitely achieve it with this project. Naturally, it ensures you of having a perfect gift for every teen girl on your list.
17. Comic Book Magnets
Who can resist those sound effect words: WHOMP – WHAM – WHACK! They’re all classic! These comic book magnets will bring classic novelty to your Christmas gift that any comic fanatic will surely enjoy.
18. Secret Stash Book
This secret stash book is one for teens who enjoy spy and detective games. They’ll love the secrecy this gift offers. But what’s even great about this is you just found a way to make good use of your old and obsolete books in the house.
19. Candy Bouquet
If you need homemade Christmas food gift ideas, this one should be perfect, especially for last-minute. A candy bouquet is a perfect gift for anyone, and I mean ANYONE, who has a sweet tooth. This is bound to become a lovely surprise.
20. Sharpie Decorated Mugs
Personalize a boring cup or mug by drawing on them or adding inspirational quotes. Though mugs are last-minute gifts, you can add a very personal touch with your own handwritten notes and quotes.
21. Ugly Christmas Sweater
Don’t we just love to endearingly pick on our teenaged sisters, nieces, or daughters? Here’s a fun DIY gift you will surely have loads of fun making. We’re pretty positive she’ll sport your ugly Christmas sweater gift. She may not show it but we all know they appreciate your effort–at embarrassing them!
Want inexpensive homemade Christmas gift ideas for several teen friends and family? Watch this video from Moroccan Touch for 5 DIY gift baskets under $20 for the holidays:
That’s all, fellow homesteaders! Super cool DIY Christmas gifts ideas for teens that’s making me giddy with crafting passion and anticipation! Teens can sometimes be difficult to shop for and can even be more difficult to make things for. These homemade Christmas gifts should cover your search for inspiration. Get crafting today and try two or more of these amazingly fun and easy DIY Christmas gifts for teens!
Did you enjoy our list of DIY Christmas gifts for teens? Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 18, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.