DIY Gifts For Teens By Teens

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Christmas Gift Ideas Welcome back to year six of our Festive Christmas Event where we team up with a bunch of talented blogging friends to bring you a plethora of creative ways to celebrate your holiday season. The blog post today shares four DIY gift ideas for teens made by teens themselves. They are some pretty cute ideas.

We will be baking some cookie recipes for you, sharing some party games, making some handmade gifts, doing some ornament crafting and sharing our Christmas movie family fun ideas. There will be breakfast recipes and as always our decorated Christmas Trees which is always a fun tour of homes.

New this year are Gift Guides. We are right there with you shopping from home due to Covid 19 and we understand how hard that can be. So, we have been busy little Elves doing tons of research to create fabulous Gift Guides to help you with your holiday shopping. You can see my ideas for kitchen gifts here and teen gift ideas here.

You will find new ideas every Monday and Wednesday between Oct. 19th through Nov. 18th. Scroll all the way down to find all the ideas linked at the end.     These gifts were made by three of my cute grand daughters. They choice the ideas out themselves by looking at all kinds of posts from Pinterest and made them their own.  


Photos of teen crafts


Here are some additional gift idea posts:


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Four DIY Gifts For Teens


Idea #1 – Wood Bead and Alphabet Bracelets Supplies:


Supplies For Bracelets



  • To start measure the string loosely around the wrist and add four inches. Cut.
  • Insert the string into the hole of a bead and tie a knot around the bead at one end of the string. This is to hold the other beads on as you put them on the string.


bead with string


  • Starting with the wood beads of your choice string about 6-8 depending on the size of the wood beads you are using. You may need to add more depending on how you want the bracelet to fit.
  • Add the alphabet beads in the word or name you have chosen. 


Bailey Bracelet


  • Add more wood beads to finish the bracelet.
  • Insert the end of the string into the starting bead’s hole and tie a knot around it.
  • Optional – Put a little dab of glue on the knots to hold.


Display of bracelts


We put each bracelet in a nice bag and will add a cute bow to give at Christmas time.


Bunch of bracelets


  Idea #2 – Ceramic Ring Dish (Hydro Dipping) Supplies:


supplies for making ring dishes



  • Fill the plastic container with enough water to fully immerse the ceramic dish into.
  • Spray the spray paint on top of the water in circles. (You can use multiple colors or just one.)


plastic container with water and paint


  • Lower a dish into the water and swirl it around to get a nice design. It can be as light or dark as you want.


hand making ceramic ring dish


  • Set the dish aside to dry.


ring dish


  • You can continue to use the remaining paint in the water to do another dish or two or you can use the stir stick to remove the paint.
  • To make more just add more paint to the water.


Beautiful ceramic ring dishes


  Idea #3 – Embroidery Hoop Bulletin Board Supplies:


bulletin board supplies



  • Separate the embroidery hoop and paint, if desired.


painting hoop


  • Using the inside of the smaller hoop draw a circle on the cork. Cut out.


embroidery hoop


circle on cork


  • On the back side of the fabric adhere the cork circle leaving a few inches of fabric around the cork.
  • Placing the small hoop on the table add the fabric, right side up, on top of it centering the cork underneath. 
  • Place the top hoop over the bottom hoop and tighten the screw. Pull the fabric taut and then continue tightening the screw.
  • Cut the extra fabric off.
  • Add any type of push pin you would like.


blue bulletin board


orange bulletin board


To make the push pins pictured we used a 3/4 inch cover button kit. Follow the instructions on the package and glue on a thumb tack to the back.  


Idea #4 – Picture Holder Mirror Supplies:


supplies to make mirror and photo hanger



  • Paint the wood circle and clothespins in the colors you desire. Let dry completely.


painting clothespins


  • Using the E-6000 glue center and attach the mirror to the painted side of the wood circle.
  • Place the clothespins around the edge of the wood circle with the clip part of the clothespins out. Make sure they are all evenly spaced.


putting a mirror and clothespin hanger together


  • Place a bit of glue on half of the bottom side of the clothespin that will attach to the wood circle. Let all the glued pieces dry thoroughly.
  • Glue a loop of ribbon on the top of the backside of the wood circle to hang.


cute girl in a mirror


  I hope these ideas will give you some ideas of what the teenagers in your life might enjoy making for their friends. My grand daughters sure had fun making them and they know who they are going to give their items to.



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Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.


  1. Great ideas! I think the heart is my favorite.

  2. All these DIY gift ideas are super cute! I think any teen would love them!

  3. All four are really cute ideas! I’m far from being a teen and would love to receive a dipped heart dish – so pretty!

  4. These are all great ideas. The bracelets are so cute! Wonderful ideas for teens to craft and give.

  5. All such great ideas!


  6. These are some great ideas! Thank you for sharing!

  7. These are so sweet! Who better to know what a teen might want to receive than a teen – clever!

  8. very nice !

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  13. Creating DIY gifts for teens by teens can be a fun and creative way to give personalized and meaningful presents. Teens can design and decorate phone cases with paint, markers, or even decoupage using pictures or magazine clippings. Personalize it with the recipient’s favorite colors, patterns, or quotes.

  14. Creating DIY gifts for teens by teens can be a fun and creative way to give meaningful presents to friends or family members. Compile a scrapbook filled with photos and mementos of shared experiences and special moments. Alternatively, create digital photo collages that can be printed or shared online.

  15. Creating DIY gifts for teens, by teens, can be a fun and personal way to show appreciation and celebrate special occasions. Craft bracelets, necklaces, or earrings using beads, string, and charms. Create unique pieces tailored to the recipient’s style.

  16. Creating DIY gifts for teens by teens can be a fun and thoughtful way to show appreciation and celebrate friendships. Create a photo collage or scrapbook filled with pictures and memories of your friendship. Include captions, inside jokes, and mementos to make it special.

  17. Creating DIY gifts for teens by teens is a creative and thoughtful way to show appreciation for friends or family members. Create a photo collage using printed photos or digital images. Arrange the pictures in a unique pattern or shape and frame it for a sentimental gift.

  18. From Printing Services Manchester! Oh wow, I love the creativity these teens brought to the table! It’s so refreshing to see DIY gifts that are not only trendy but also made by teens themselves. The personalized touch they add to each project really makes a difference. Can’t wait to try some of these ideas for the upcoming birthdays in my family!

  19. As a teenager myself, I’m always on the lookout for fun and unique DIY projects. This blog post is a goldmine! The gift ideas are not only budget-friendly but also a great way to show off our individual styles. Kudos to the teens who shared their awesome creations – definitely feeling inspired to get crafty this weekend! From Elite Printing Solution.

  20. These DIY gifts are not only perfect for teens but also great for anyone who appreciates handmade, thoughtful presents. I love how these young creators have incorporated current trends into their projects. It just proves that creativity knows no age! Can’t wait to make some of these for my friends – they’re going to love them! Custom Packaging Services.

  21. It’s so heartwarming to see these teens channeling their creativity into thoughtful gifts. In a world dominated by store-bought items, it’s fantastic to encourage the art of handmade presents. The step-by-step guides and tips shared here make it seem so doable. Definitely bookmarking this page for future gifting inspiration! Custom Printing Services.

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