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25+ Clever Art and Craft Ideas for Teens

If you’re a crafty teenager or know of one then you’ll appreciate this round up of creative craft ideas for teens to make. From upcycled clothing, painted mugs to photo display ideas and more, these arts and crafts ideas for teenagers are sure to spark their creativity!

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The Best Craft Ideas for Teens

Yep, that’s right, we’ve gathered the very best and coolest craft ideas for teens. Everything from upcycling projects like turning an old tshirt into wall art or using nail polish to make a marbled coffee mug to jewelry oganizers and DIY coasters can be found in this list.

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Upcycled Clothing Crafts

Tshirt into Wall Art
This super quick project turns their favorite tshirt into a piece of wall art.
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cool crafts tshirt wall art.
Faux Cacti Garden
Create your own little cacti garden using mismatched socks and a few materials you already have at home.
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cool craft faux cacti garden.
Stencil Bleached Shirts
Create your own pattern or design with this bleached shirt tutorial.
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cool crafts bleached shirts.

DIY Hair Accessories

No Sew Scrunchie
If sewing is not for you learn to make this no-sew scrunchie.
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DIY Hair Clips
Make your own hair accessories with this hair clip tutorial.
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Handmade Jewelry Organizers

Sweet Seashell Trinket Dishes with Mod Podge
Learn how to create beautiful seashell trinket dishes crafted with mod podge and printed paper napkins.
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Boho-Inspired Jewelry Hanger
Use a piece of driftwood or a branch to make this boho-inspired jewelry hanger.
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Jewlery Bowls
Make your own mini bowls to hold your jewelry or knick knacks.
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Clay Statement Necklace
Make your own statement necklaces with marbled clay.
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Cool crafts statment necklace.
Woven Bowl with Yarn
This is an easy to make woven bowl that’s made out of yarn and a paper plate.
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cool crafts woven yarn bowl.

Crafting with Pictures

Beach Photo Jar
Capture your summer memories with this DIY Beach Photo Jar.
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A Beach Photo Display Jar!
Photo Booth Canvas Art
Recreate the photo booth experience by making your own canvas art using your favorite pictures.
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Cool crafts canvas art.
Handmade Photo Coasters
Share your favorite travel memories with these handmade photo coasters.
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Rock Photo Holder
Paint rocks with your favorite colors and patterns then turn them into mini photo holders.
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Cool crtafts photo holder.

Dressing up Mugs

Marbled Nail Polish Mugs
All you need to for this cool craft is a mug, nail polish and water!
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Pretty Cherry Blossom Mug Painting
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Books and Journaling

Diary Cover
Design your own diary cover that’s inspired by henna tattoos.
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Cool crafts diary cover
A DIY Beachy Bookmark with Paint Pouring
With a bit of paint pouring and a few beachy charms, your teen can craft beautiful bookmarks for themselves and their friends!
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DIY Floral Notebooks
These handy notebooks are fun to and easy to make and then have for journaling or sketching.
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No Sew Elastic Book Band
Using scrap denim to make practical and adorable elastic book bands.
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Birch Bark Painted Decorative Books
Turn thrift store books into a decorative work of art with this simple painting tutorial that's perfect for teens!
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Happy Hamster Printable Bookmark Craft
Get creative with our adorable hamster printable bookmark craft.
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DIY Wall Art Projects for Teens

Cross Stitch on Canvas
Put your favorite quote or song lyrics onto canvas with this easy cross stitch craft.
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Toilet Paper Mandala
Use toilet paper rolls to make cool mandala art
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Cool crafts toilet paper mandala.
Lawn Flamingo Taxidermy
This lawn flamingo taxidermy tutorial is silly and fun.
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Cool crafts lawn flamingo.
DIY Wall Hanging
Draw your own mandala design and attach it to a cardboard tube to make a beautiful paper wall hanging.
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Cool crafts wall hanging.
Hanging Mirror
Use items from the dollar store to make a hanging mirror for your bedroom.
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Cool crafts mirror.
Easy DIY Painting on Canvas – Follow Your Dreams
This easy painting project including simple blending techniques and gold foil for an inspirational piece of art.
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Macrame Crafts

Check out these cool macrame crafts for making a fishtail keychain and a rainbow wall hanging. We also have a whole collection of DIY macrame kits for beginners here.

Macrame Keychain
Follow this step by step tutorial to make your own macrame mermaid keychain.
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Cool crafts macrame keychain.
Macrame Rainbow Wall Hanging
This DIY macrame rainbow is super easy and you can easily change it up with your favorite colors.
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Cool crafts macrame wall hanging.

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More Crafts Ideas for Teens

We also have this round up of cool paper crafts for teens to check out as well as our favorite craft kits for adults (which would also be great for teens!).

And if resin crafts is more up your alley, then check out this DIY galaxy inspired resin bracelet.

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Friday 19th of February 2021

So many cool ideas here. I especially like the cross stitch on canvas and I am no teen. ;)

Jane and Sonja

Monday 22nd of February 2021

That's one of my favorites too, Mary. Thanks for stopping by!

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