DIY decor for teen bedrooms and fun decorating ideas for older boys and girls. Get crafty with your room decor with these easy, cool and creative wall art ideas, bedding, frames and hanging art tutorials. Step by step tutorials teens can make themselves, these crafts also make awesome DIY gifts.
Have you always loved the classy, sassy, artistic images on tumblr? Are you wondering how you can bring them to life? We thought you do! Since 2007 tumblr has brought us many creative ideas that are so beautiful we even make them wallpapers to our computers, or print and frame them! But what else can you do? Well, you’d love how we came up with a list of tumblr inspired DIY crafts you can easily make and have fun with! Perfect projects for teens, tweens and teenage boys and girls, these fun and crafty DIYs make cool room decor and super DIY gift ideas.
Is your lighting lacking in the cool factor? Most bedroom lighting is pretty dull, at least when you buy something affordable in stores. However, add a little DIY creativity, and you can make something far superior to anything you could ever buy. If you are looking for cool DIY lighting ideas for teens bedrooms, tween rooms or fun lights for teenagers media rooms or dorms, these DIY projects should do the trick nicely. With everything from lamps to hanging lights and chandeliers, these do it yourself lights are fun to make and awesome to look at.
Looking for some fun DIY projects that you can make with just a little creativity and a few sheets of paper? Try these DIY origami projects for some simple but awesome craft ideas that are cheap but really cool. They make awesome desk and room decor and are neat gift ideas to make for your friends.
Why do we fold paper? Is it fun? Sure. Is it artistic? Of course. Is it the most unique way of expressing yourself? No. But there is something way more deeper than just plainly folding paper to form art. For teenagers that have low self-esteem, origami can be a great help in terms of therapy. — even to those who are suffering from depression due to peer pressure. We can read a lot of stories from people that have been helped by this craft. So. We fold because it is somewhat a medicine.
In fact, we’d love for anybody to come scroll this list of the most creative and fun to make origami’s may you be suffering from any kind of stress or just really want to do something entertaining this weekend!
In some tropical countries, a garland is commonly used to honor a guest or to give a salute to a student that is finishing a certain stage of his education. But you can surely make a good use of this if you are having a pool party soon!
Flowers are always wonderful to see. They have the ability to brighten up someone’s day just by sitting there. Make your own flowers a be someone who lightens up somebody’s day with these flower origami!
I LOOOOOVVVVEEEE Cherry Blossoms! I have always dreamed of going to Japan and see this wonder. But for the mean time that we are saving to fulfill that wanderwish, let’s endulge in this beauty of paper cherry blossoms.
Looking for some fun and inexpensive projects for teens to make at home? Check out these cool dollar store crafts that make awesome DIY gifts and creative room decor. From cleverly painted mugs to bags to shoes, you are sure to find something you have to make this weekend!
Are you one of the little girls who’d obsess with their Mom’s teacups when you were still little? Well now that you have grown a little bigger, I’m sure something like a teacup candle will make you giggle!
Do you have a collection of pennies but aren’t antique enough to make money with? No problem! You can still actually turn them into gold within the boundaries of your house! Little you know but you can make really good stuff out of them like rings, flower vases, necklaces, frames and even table! Do you want to know how? Then take a look at how the following items are re-purposed or made with pennies! Continue reading “29 Super Cool DIYs With Pennies”
Love tie dye? We do, too, so we put together a list of the best tie dye crafts and projects we could find on Pinterest and from our favorite DIY bloggers. From creative, colorful socks and shirts to cool room decor ideas for teens, we have the perfect projects for you to try out this weekend. Easy craft tutorials for stunning patterns and designs you can tie dye at home.
Pink, Blue, Red, Green, Orange and Purple are probably the most popular colors for teenagers. This is no surprise as this is the part of our lives where we get to live life as carefree as we can be and as colorful as we want to be by starting to figure out our style, our personality, our own characteristics and dream about what we want to be in the future. While there are a lot of teenagers who only love to focus on one color like the very popular “Pink Ladies”, there are teenagers who would love to have a splash of color reflecting their charm and charisma. So, if you are the latter, you are very lucky to be finding this post as we have here a list of all the DIY Tie Dye projects you can make to pop-out from everyone else and show how unique you are! Start scrolling!
No, sorry this skirt isn’t really made because you’re then going to be a SPY like Mrs. Smith (oh Angelina and Brad’s divorce is going to be the end of the world!!!) but this one is a tutorial inspired by the crafty mind of I SPY DIY.
Looking for the best DIY ideas for teen gifts? Teenagers love to make and receive fun 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 a teenager looking for gift ideas, 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!
Love rainbows? So do we! Who is not to love crafts with rainbows, then? Bright and super colorful, these DIY rainbow crafts just make me smile. Cheery and creative home decor, fun DIY gift ideas for teens, awesome ideas for accessories and wall art. All come with easy to follow step by step tutorials and are perfect for beginning and expert crafters alike. Have some fun this weekend and try out these cool crafts ideas, the best rainbow DIYs around.
This melted crayon art is all over the internet and people are loving them! This artwork is perfect for bringing a lifeless wall to life. You’ll be surprised how easy to do it is! Click the link above for the full tutorial!
Let’s admit it, somewhere in our hearts we find a little joy in lighting a candle and watching it melt at our heart’s content. Well? Do just that with this rainbow taper candle holder project! Click the link above for the full tutorial.
You’ll probably miss a portion of your teenage life if you do not have a dream catcher. But if you are wondering where to find one, no need to treasure hunt as you can make your very own, customized dream catcher! Hit the link above the image to know how!
If you love rainbows, you probably adore clouds too! Bring your favorites together in this wall decorative that will not only exhibit your love for the vibrant colors of the rainbow, but will also signify your fondness of the clouds! Click the link above for the full tutorial.
Who’d dare wear this rainbow gumball necklace without being happy? NO ONE! So if you want to pass on that positive vibe onto everyone, this necklace is your perfect companion! Click the link above for the easy how-to.
A bright, colorful, fun crochet granny square perfect for blankets, throws, bags, cushions or mats will probably leave you wanting to create a rainbow themed room, kitchen or living room! Click the link above for the full tutorial.
If you ever feel gloomy, this jar of rainbow origami stars will surely lighten your mood up! It’s super easy and simple to do! Click the link above to know how you can fill your own jar of colorful origami starlets!
If you looovvveee rainbows as much then I’m guessing you badly want to have a pair of these leggings! Well it’s super easy to have one! Just click the link above the image and you’ll be walked through the whole process. Simple!
This Japanese inspired origami artwork is an excellent past-time activity! Not only that, you will be soothed and amazed by how beautiful the finish products are! Click the link above for a step-by-step how to.
Washi tapes! So trendy these days! — and for some good reason: they are an excellent art material that would transform your artwork into one magnificent piece just like these washi tape organizers we have here! Learn what box has been used to create these organizers by clicking the link above!
How fun is this rainbow mobile that looks like thunderbolts dropping from a cloud? If you ever get stuck at home on a rainy day, this project will keep you busy for a while! Hit the link above for an easy how-to.
I have always adored lanterns from since when I was a little kid. It reminds me of beautiful summer nights when I am visiting the parks with my cousins, and fancy nature-themed restaurants that love to put a lot of lanterns on a tree. This rainbow paper lantern will surely bring all the lovely vibe into your own space! Check out the link above for the tutorial!
Looking for some cool new ways to display photos or a creative DIY gift ideas? “A picture paints a thousand words.” but photo projects are worth much much more! That is why we here at DIY Projects for Teens are excited to bring you a list of photo projects we really liked! These are the DIY projects that would bring your personal touch to your room, showcase your character; your interests, the people you love, things, time and places that define you, your music, your dreams, and the list goes on. Photos bring us glimpse of the past that can never be brought back but can definitely be relived through beautiful photo projects! So! We know you’re now excited so let’s begin! From cool ways to display your Instagram photos to pretty decor projects and DIY photo frames, we have the perfect ideas for all your pictures. Scroll down and enjoy these awesome DIY photo projects and picture frame ideas!
How A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E is this? We love it and we are sure that you will too! Show off your creativity with these glowing photo luminaries and we bet people that’ll see them can’t take their eyes off them! Instruction through the link above.
Now this one is a perfect gift for Mom. She can put this centerpiece anywhere she wants but we bet it’s perfect centerpiece outdoors or anywhere where there is a good lighting. We’re pretty sure your Mom will love these!
Oh you are going to love this!!! Instagram coasters you made yourself and images you personally chose! This will surely be the topic of your friends for a while when they see you use these at home or at your dorm!
And this one is a sentimental one. Something you can give to someone you dearly dearly love or something to keep for yourself to be reminded of the people you love the most! This DIY photo quilt is definitely something!!
This is another version of the triangle photo project only that this is totally in contrast with the previous one’s colors. This triangle photo project will make you remember the ocean breeze in a full moon. So if you are the sensational type, click the link above!
Let’s set aside frames for a minute there and let’s be minimalist. How can we exhibit a photo without having to take a huge stone or wood or canvas? Simple! Little photo holders! Check out how they are done through the link above.
Another luminaries collection is this 4 sided frame luminaries that’s perfect for multiple photos in one place. All the materials are found in a dollar store and very much customizable. Check the link above for a walk through!
A collage of photos on a letter, on a pot, on a box — where else could you not put your precious photos? We seemed to teach you to put it on tiles too right? But kidding aside, this personalized photo projects are a touch that melts everyone’s heart.
A breezy looking collection of photos in one frame! How cool is that? And the materials are so cheap too! I bet you already have this in your storage. What are you waiting for? Go ahead make your own version!
And just when you think we are over with Instagram wall ideas – here we are saving the best for last. An Instagram wall that will surely have you in awe you’ll probably end up staring at it for hours! The link above will show you how this is done!
Love string art? Or perhaps you are looking for some cool, creative and easy ideas for DIY room decor? String art is one of our top craft projects ideas for teens, as it is colorful, creative and fun to make. Inexpensive, easy and unique. What more could you ask for? Check out these step by step tutorials to learn how to make some of these awesome string art ideas for your bedroom, living room or apartment. Fun crafts for teens to make at parties or school, too! Learn how today…
Have some old jeans you can no longer wear but just hate to throw away? As a teenager, I don’t have a ton of money to go buy fabric to make all the cool crafts I want to try, so using old denim from jeans is a great way to salvage and repurpose some awesome fabric. Denim, as you know, is super durable, and you can make all kinds of creative things with it. From desk accessories and storage to jewelry and hair accessories to new refashioned items like skirts, those old jeans have some serious potential. Try out a few of these easy to follow step by step tutorials and make some awesome stuff today!
Loving the fun and cool galaxy prints you see everywhere these days? If you love galaxies and stars, then why not paint your world with some of the creative galaxy DIY ideas? From galaxy hair and lipstick to galaxy shorts and shirts, to galaxy fudge and ice cream, these cool projects are sure to impress. These step by step tutorials are all awesomely easy crafts for teens, tweens and adults to make at home. Check out these creative DIY galaxy projects and start getting artistic with the stars!
Need some awesome new decor ideas for your walls? Last month, when I went to this huge craft fair in Texas, I was amazed and mesmerized by all these incredible letters and words I saw for sale. Definitely a cool trend I am liking and wanting in my living room, I did not want to pay the high prices they were asking for their creatively displayable letters. Fortunately, I was with my friend John who likes to build things, and he told me it was not nearly as hard as I think to make most of what I wanted. Enter Pinterest…. oh my! So after hunting for several hours for the best tutorials for making wall letters, I just had to share the best of them with you. From rustic industrial styles to fun, fuzzy pom pom looks to vintage farmhouse florals, these DIY wall art ideas and words for your walls are sure to impress.
Try these clever and easy architectural letters that you can DIY for your dorm, apartment, bedroom or living room decor. Cool, creative ideas for teen bedrooms, these easy to follow tutorials will show you how to make some easy art for your walls. Spell out your initials, create words, make a statement. Check out the step by step tutorials to learn how to make some today.
Need some colorful and fun new projects in your life? Think pom pom crafts. Whether you are looking for DIY projects for teens, kids or adults, pom pom creations are some of the most adorably creative crafts ever. Easy to make, too, simply use yarn or some pre-made pom pom strings and you will be on your way to crafting some of the best DIYs ever. From room decor to wall art to fun DIY gift ideas for girls, these cute yarn projects will have your friends oohing and ahhing over their beauty.
Are you always wishing you had the perfect, cool lighting for your room? Tired of boring old lamps from IKEA? Well, why not make this awesome lamp that is super cool and has just the enough amount of lighting. It is a cheap craft and an easy one too, one teen can easily make at home. All you are going to need are some clothespins, glue, a dowel and a roll of LED lighting.
Here is a roll of string lights which can be found at the craft store.
Here are clothespins split in half to make the outside structure of the lamp which can also be found at the craft store.
Do you want an easy, cute craft that will stand out in your room? Well, then you should totally make this DIY galaxy in a jar! It is super easy, pretty cheap and is a great gift to any of your friends. You can also write any quote on the chalkboard tape to make it like you. Let’s make it!
Tutorial and Instructions
Here all you need is silver glitter and holo stars
You can get cotton almost anywhere, but you will most likely find it at a craft store
Mason jars are definitely at the craft store if you do not have any
Acrylic paints can also be found at the craft store or at the art store
Are you in the mood to make an amazing, easy DIY craft that will really decor your house and makes an amazing gift? Well, why not make this super cool Starburst mirror that is super cheap and you can personalize with other objects such as yarn and glitter and more! This is a fun, easy craft to make and is great decor and a wonderful gift to family or friends. This is a great gift for teen birthdays, holidays, or just for any special occasion. Lets get started!
Clothespins are easy to find in just about any grocery store and you can even find them cheap at dollar stores!
Decorate your DIY clothespin mirror with jewels, paint, stickers and other cool craft notions.
Watch the easy to follow step by step video to learn how to make this awesome mirror for your room.
So I have decided that although Pinterest is fun to look at, it is not EXACTLY the best place to go anymore when you are looking for something that you will actually be able to make. I am sorry Pinterest, but you favor the pretty pictures and shares a little too much these days and do not care about quality or easy to follow instructions like I do. In fact, I highly suspect some of the Pinterest projects I have seen in the last few months are not even possible for the average human to make at home. Lovely, indeed, but no thank you.
Fortunately, I’ve become a bit of an expert in crafting and spotting projects that we common folk can actually reproduce. I really wanted to find a great list of projects that were cool, fun, pretty easy and cool enough for both teens and adults to make. These ideas are super for fun craft ideas for older kids and even adults, decor ideas that are fun and cool enough for any teen room, dorm or apartment, plus some clever and creative DIY gift ideas that are ideal for teens and adults who are young at heart. Be sure to think about these awesome ideas if you are looking for crafts to make and sell, too. I have seen more than one of these fun DIYs for sale on Etsy.
Yes, it looks so simple it is probably impossible. So I tried this one myself. It is really this easy! Looking for a simple, creative DIY jewelry project you can literally make in minutes, here is your craft. So easy, you can make one for every friend you have, one for every finger, one for every day of the week. Fashion earrings with these cute bows, fashion big ones for a bracelet, make them in all sort of colors of wire. The creative possibilities are endless.
Having followed their latest ideas over the past few months, I think Sugar and Cloth has some of the most fun ideas around these days. Not your average wall art idea, this pom pom wreath is super original, but festive, creative and packed with personality. Why? Because you get to make each individual pom pom, and each DIY pom pom is pretty much a tiny little work of art in itself. Making the pom poms one by one can be a series of fun little projects to entertain you on rainy days, long bus rides, endless waits, too. Put them all together at the end for a fabulously “not square” work of art to all to admire.
Painted feathers have become quite the popular crafting item as of late, but this arts and crafts idea can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish. You can make solid color jewel tone statement feathers, super simple ombre feathers, or mix in some patterned motif masterpieces like the ones above. Painted feathers are nice to hang in the wall, make a DIY mobile with, use to decorate gift packaging, handmade cards, or just to sit and admire.
I end up decorating my fridge with magnets so I can keep photos and such in view, but I abhor the kind you get in stores. Plus, I end up with an odd assortment that just never looks right. Pretty patterned bottle cap magnets make fridge art not so boring. Make some of these homemade magnets for yourself, and keep some for last minute gift ideas. Cute craft idea that is easy enough for kids and teens but perfect for all ages to make at home. Super easy and cheap. too!
I simply could not believe these bowls were made out of paper until I saw and made one myself.
OK, this is only somewhat true…a diehard fan of paper crafts, I was amazed when I realized I had never seen anything like this yet and just had to make one myself. Super cool and clever design allows you to make fabulous bowls like this out of you got it, paper. Try it out today, these are sure to impress. I made two and imagine all my friends will have a few soon as well. This is a super project for using all those lovely but way too thick for the project you bought them for pieces of paper.
This handmade pillow is a fun and easy room decor idea that is easy enough for beginners and teens to make without fear of a monstrous Pinterest fail. You simply create coils of fabric and use a glue gun to adhere them to your pillow in the shape of a heart. You could make any shape, really, and this heart can also be applied to a canvas to make creative wall art on a budget. Easy to follow Youtube video tutorial shows you exactly how to make this fun craft idea.
Looking for some cool home decor and fashion ideas like the awesome ones from Anthropologie? Love every single thing in the store but only have the money to buy maybe two things a year? I also share that problem, and I was determined to find a way to get the Anthropologie look on a budget. Fortunately, tons of DIY bloggers have come up with some pretty incredible knockoffs of the most popular stuff. Clever DIY Hacks for Clothes, Sewing Projects and Jewelry Fashion make creating a DIY Anthro wardrobe possible for us all. Room Decor? No problem. Learn how to make pillows, bedding and curtains just like the ones you see in stores. Tables and furniture , mugs and kitchen decorations, too. We found more than fifty awesome DIY Anthropologie ideas and cool knock offs we just had to share with you. Check out this list of copycat designer DIYs and get crafting today!
Need some creative room decor but don’t have the budget to go buy all kinds of expensive craft supplies? Check out this cool tutorial for a crafty wall art idea, then. Made of plastic spoons, which can be any color you like, this flower design is unique and really beautiful. Bet you would never guess it was made of plastic party spoons! Easy and fun to make, this mirror will add some colorful flair to your bedroom decor. DIY this one today and be ready to hang it on the wall within hours.
Looking for some cool DIY projects for boys? Yeah, so were we, and everything seems to be done for girls these days, or at least what I found on Pinterest and Tumblr. However, if you dig around on Youtube, Tumblr and even Pinterest, there are some cool DIY gadgets, creative arts and crafts ideas and projects fit for older boys. I don’t know why people usually think of girls when you say “teen crafts” Boys like to make stuff, too. So, we put together a list of fun things to make at home, none are pink, and we have tested just about every one of these cool DIYs ourselves. Explode some chalk, learn how to make all kinds of cool shooting things, craft with paper to decorate your room and make some ultra cool but easy science experiments.
This project is an old one, but there is a reason you still see these around. Learn how to make a ship in a bottle and also end up with a collectible masterpiece and a craft you can be proud of. Perfect for older teen boys or younger children with adult assistance, start this one on a rainy weekend and have some fun choosing what kind of ship you will make.
I am not sure this little nifty DIY needs any explanation at all. Wow your friends and annoy your sister with this super easy DIY bird call that conveniently fits in you back pocket. All necessary supplies can be found at your local fast food restaurant. Get extra!
I think boys might just love all things that glow in the dark. I never get tired of glow in the dark play, and this fabulous rubber egg is easy to make, fun to play with, and awesome when you turn the lights out. Guys and girls alike are sure to love this fun and easy DIY idea.
This DIY bracelet is unbelievably creative and super cool looking. I bet you will be wearing the only one you ever see once you make this awesome tied wristband with n old baseball. Pick one up a thrift store if you don’t have one, because this bracelet is a must try DIY for teen boys. Pick up several baseballs, in fact, as this project is a great DIY craft project to make and sell.
Ever tried searching Pinterest for cool teen room decor for girls only to find that the ideas there are dumb, mostly not even cool for teens or girls? I did and quickly decided it was time to make a list of my own cool ideas for teenage girls bedrooms. Starting with string lights, which make some of the most fun and inexpensive ways to decorate your room on a budget, then ending with a golden stripe zebra rug you have to see to believe (with a few super amazingly cute and fun pinatas thrown in ) this list of awesome decor ideas will have you DIYing something fabulous in no time.
I have seen lots of pretty string light ideas for the bedroom lately, but most of them do not actually show you have to get to cool DIY lighting effect shown in the photo. This step by step tutorial does, and we love knowing exactly how to get the look shown. Yes, girls, this dreamy canopy can be yours for your bed…
Tech charging stations just are not pretty. At least not when you let the tech people design them. We say make your own and add some serious crafting flair to your cord storage. Learn how to make this decorative Jonathan Adler looking box that secretly hides and charges your iphone and other electronics.
Lovely painted votives make a cool statement for room decor if you make lots of them with slight variation in patterns. Add a candle or even glowing LED flames to these awesome little lights. Set up a shelf above your bed to place your new glowing crafts. Super easy DIY idea that is great for beginner crafters like teens.
Geometric patterns go great in teen rooms because you can mix lots of fun ones without looking too chaotic, especially when you stick with black and white ones. We love the look of this curtain and recommend you add a few other black and white patterned items to your room decor.
I am in love with fur these days. Can’t get enough of it or sequins. Furry pillows are now an all time fave so I want at least three in my room. Super quick to make, I had two finished in one afternoon. I have a pink one and a white one. Trying to decide what is next on my DIY decor list.
Teen rooms are supposed to be fun, if nothing else. Try a little bit of kitschy cool on the cheap with this awesome disco ball pinata. Studio DIY started a series of these and I just love, love, love them!
Seriously cute upcycling idea here with this modern geometric patterned bench. Another DIY knockoff that looks like Jonathan Adler, this cute vanity bench can be customized in any fabric you choose. Much easier than I thought, too, to recover something like this. Check out the step by step instructions to learn how to get this for your room decor.
Ombre is oh so in and oh so easy. Paint your own ombre wall art over an entire wall for one of the most brilliant room decor ideas ever. Choose any color you like for you ombre effect and decorate your room with a subtle but cool fading design.
I thought I might be over mason jars until I saw this awesome DIY bathroom decor. I had to have this for my wall. Much easier to make than you would think, these DIY mason jar organizers keep makeup brushes, applications, hair accessories and other small items off the counter, but looking adorable.
Not your average hippy dreamcatcher, you know? I don’t really care for the crazy feather dreamcatchers at all, but this modern simplistic take on the dreamcatcher is super cool. Learn how to make this DIY in minutes, as it is one of the quicker and easier craft projects I have tried lately.
Did I already say I love Jonathan Adler inspired designs or almost anything with a cool, bold geometric print? Add gold and I am officially in love with it. Pretty creative home decor accents like this can really make a statement in your bedroom decor. If you are looking for ideas for older teen girl rooms, this sophisticated tray is a great choice, as she will surely take it off to college, too!
I’ve said it before, but some of the best decor ideas truly are the simplest. I kept a black and white bedroom for two years for this reason. Using a stark contrast like this, even white paper can make an awesome statement when you hang it from the ceiling in a cool mobile like this. Creative crafters take note and follow the easy step by step tutorial to learn how to make this craft for your room today! A fun idea for teens or tweens to make on their own, this project is super budget friendly- you just need your paper and string.