I’m a crafty kinda girl. And while he wasn’t always the most willing participant, I often involve Ben in my crafting. Yes, even now as a teen. While many of us seem to do more crafting with our kids when they are younger, there really is no reason the crafts can’t grow up with our kids.
I especially enjoy making beautiful Christmas-themed crafts and DIY projects, and I think there are many teens who enjoy the same. It’s not always easy coming up with ideas to keep the hands of our teens busy, so I spent some time gathering some that I thought would set most on the right course.
If you have a teen (or maybe you enjoy crafting yourself), I think they (or you) will enjoy this collection of 50 DIY Christmas Crafts for Teens. I’ve divided them up into 3 categories — ornaments, gifts, and home decor — to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.
No-sew Quilted Ornaments – Ben and Me
Salt Dough Ornaments – Ben and Me
Paper Ornaments – Red Ted Art
Unicorn Ornaments – The Best Ideas for Kids
Dried Orange Slices – Red Ted Art
Burlap Angel Ornament – GymCraftLaundry
Star Photo Frame Ornament – Messy Little Monster
Pomegranate Suncatcher Ornaments – Brainy Beginnings Network
Embroidered Snowflake – Swoodson Says
Book of Kisses – Blue Bear Wood
Geometric Ornaments from Christmas Cards – What’s Up Fagans?
Felt Stars – Apple Green Cottage
Cutest Homemade Snowman Ornaments Ever – Crystal and Co.
Polka Dot Glittered Ornaments – Catch My Party
Decoupage Santa Sleigh Map Ornament – GymCraftLaundry
Contact Lens Peppermint Lip Balm – Ben and Me
Nourishing Hand Lotion – Ben and Me
Coconut Lime Salt Scrub – Ben and Me
Finger Knitted Santa Hat – Red Ted Art
Peppermint Candy Cane Soap – Blue Bear Wood
Reusable Fabric Gift Bag – Buggy and Buddy
DIY Snowman Mug – Messy Little Monster
Christmas Slime – The Best Ideas for Kids
Handmade Christmas Cards – The Crafty Classroom
Printable Holiday Cards with Coloring Pages – Moms & Crafters
Ribbon Flowers – STEAM Powered Family
Easy Coconut Ice – Eats Amazing
Tin Can Mini Christmas Cakes – Eats Amazing
Christmas Tea Trees – Prudent Penny Pincher
Wood Signs – The Crafty Classroom
Christmas Home Decor
DIY Christmas Wreath – Messy Little Monster
DIY Christmas Potpourri with Printable Labels – Thrifty Jinxy
Farmhouse Style Advent Calendar – Teach Me Mommy
Glitter Seashell Candles – Blue Bear Wood
Terra Cotta Christmas Tree — The Best Ideas for Kids
Faux Stained Glass – You Clever Monkey
Frosted Glass Luminaries – Blue Bear Wood
Wooden Christmas Tree – Crayons and Cravings
Milk Bottle Penguin – The Inspiration Edit
Homemade Christmas Stockings from a Sweater – What’s Up Fagans?
Christmas Table Nature Craft Table Decoration – Mother Natured
Santa Hat Christmas Wreath – Spaceships and Laser Beams
Candy Cane Wreath – Mommy’s Bundle
Santa Mason Jars – Having Fun Saving and Cooking
Easy Glitter Votive – Mary Martha Mama
Winter Candle Luminaries – The Usual Mayhem
Painted Christmas Rocks – Deco Art
DIY Jesse Tree – The Homeschool Collective
Miniature Christmas Village – What’s Up Fagans
Hymnal Wreath – Flourish
Magazine Christmas Trees – Home Designs 99
Dollar Store Christmas Candle Holder – Coupon Closet
Which of these DIY Christmsas Crafts for Teens will you or your teen try first? I’d love it if you shared with me in the comments or came by my Facebook page to share a picture of your finished project!