Top 10 DIY Christmas Gifts Teens Can Make

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If you’ve got teens looking for Christmas gift ideas for their friends, check out my teen-approved Top 10 DIY Christmas gifts teens can make! Not only are these gifts budget-friendly, but they’re also fun-to-create boredom busters for teens on Christmas break. (Not that I would know anything about that.)

Christmas Gifts Teens Can Make

1. DIY personalized coffee mugs.

These DIY personalized coffee mugs would be a great homemade Christmas gift for grandparents – or even your teens’ friends. I’m still not quite used to my kids having friends who drink coffee. That makes me feel so old.

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2. Anthroplogie coffee mugs.

If you’ve got a particularly artistic teen, these Anthroplogie-style coffee mugs are another fantastically creative homemade Christmas gift idea.

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3.  Crayon candles.

All you need to upcycle old crayons into funky Christmas gifts for friends and family are some wax, candle wicks, and some decorative jars. You may even want to create your own jars by pairing some Mod Podge with recycled jars you already have to create these adorable crayon candles.


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4. Sugar scrub.

Teens girls love beauty products as much as their moms do. That makes a homemade sugar scrub, packaged creatively with ribbon, a scoop, and printable tags, another excellent DIY Christmas gift idea.

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5. BFF phone case.

Invite your teen girl to use this tutorial to make matching BFF phone cases for her and her BFF.


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6. Vintage bleach t-shirts.

Many of these ideas have leaned more toward teen girls, but these cool vintage bleach t-shirts are a DIY Christmas gift idea even teen guys can get into.


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7. DIY washer necklaces.

Confession time. When I saw this on my friend Samantha’s blog a few years ago, I ran out and bought all the stuff to make these amazing handmade washer necklaces – and it’s all still in a drawer in my kitchen. Who knows – this may be the year we actually make them. They really are super-cool! I love the finished look.


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8. No-sew elastic bookmarks.

Pair this idea for easy, no-sew elastic bookmarks with a book by a favorite or new author for an exciting, budget-friendly Christmas gift!


9. Mod Podge tile coasters.

These Mod Podge tile coasters look like so much fun! And, they’re so versatile. Your teen can cover them with characters from her friend’s favorite band; book or video game character; or just a cute, colorful print.


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10. Customized notebooks.

These Customized notebooks were listed in a round-up of back-to-school ideas, but they’d make a fun personalized journal for your teens to make as Christmas gifts for their friends, too. Pair them with some of my favorite colorful, erasable pens and you’ll be set.


Do you and your kids enjoy making homemade Christmas gifts? What are some of your favorite teen-friendly ideas?

Christmas Gifts Teens Can Make

This post is linked to Top Ten Tuesday, the Hip Homeschool Hop, and Finishing Strong.

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