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64 Amazing Crafts For Teenage Girls

Updated on September 6, 2017
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I love arts and crafts. I used to volunteer teach an elementary art class and love sharing tutorials for fun crafts to make with kids.

Teen girls have made some of the nicest crafts that I've seen. Not only do they make items for themselves, they make gifts for friends also. Teenage girls like to make items that are a bit more difficult and they like to be able to use the things they make, either to wear or use in their room.

You'll find ideas for wearable and decorative crafts for teenage girls in this article. All the projects that I have included in this article have a picture of the item and the name and address of the site where the craft instructions can be found.

The tutorial for making the t-shirt pillows shown above is found at Rachel Ray everyday. This is a no-sew project that allows you to use the t-shirt again.

1. Super Easy DIY Painted Shoes

2. Anthro Inspired T-shirt

This unbelievably fashionable top is made using an inexpensive store purchased t-shirt and a flour sack towel. Find out how easily you can make an Anthro inspired shirt by going to Tatertots & Jello for the tutorial. This tutorial has very good pictured explanations that are super easy to follow.

3. Midi Rings

midi rings worn between first and second knuckle
midi rings worn between first and second knuckle

Be the first of your friends to make and wear these beautiful midi rings. Follow the instructions at Creative Soul Spectrum to make rings like these for yourself and as gifts.

4. Rag Bag

You see a great example of how easily a fashionable bag can be made, starting with an old bag, using imagination and fabric strips. The tutorial for the bag shown here is found at HappyTogether. Consider using fabric glue to attach knotted fabric strips to a bag that isn't made of mesh.

5. Washer Pendant Necklaces & Keychains

I really like these washer pendants and this site, A Path of Paper, is where you'll find them. There are many more examples shown here. The tutorial for making transforming the washers is written about in the first paragraph on that page.

6. Funky Tie Dyed Socks

Be sure to check out this super easy way to tie dye socks using Sharpie markers and alcohol. Very simple to make, but oh so stylish. Go to Juggling with Kids for the tutorial......easy enough.

7. Ruffled Cuffs and Collar

This Chanel inspired fashion is yours if you go to the site Ruffles & Stuff and follow the tutorial for this terrific project. Be sure to take a look at this site.....you'll be glad you did.

8. Perler Bead Bowls

Imagine all the things you could use these pretty bowls for, especially as small storage bins for the dresser or desk. Find the tutorial for making these perler bead bowls at Yesterday on TUESDAY.

9. Dreamy String Art

At the honey & fitz site, you'll find a fantastic pictured tutorial to lead you step-by-step in making this beautiful string wall art. This is a perfect gift to make for yourself or to give to someone who will be dorm room living.

10. Wire Wrapped Marble Pendant

wire wrapped marble pendants
wire wrapped marble pendants

Make these beautiful wire wrapped marble pendant necklaces by following the tutorial at ArtyZenStudio. You'll find that these unique pendants much easier to make than the picture appears.


11. Painted Tennies

You'll find a terrific pictured tutorial at duitang which shows you the exact steps you'll take to paint tennis shoes like the ones shown. Easy and so unique.

12. Ear Cuffs

Be sure you visit and check out the directions at PUNK PROJECTS to see how the ear cuffs are made. It looks like the wire goes through the ear, but....

13. Chic Beach Wrap

With only one yard of fabric you can so easily make a beach wrap like the one shown above, by following the tutorial at BRIT + CO. When you find out how easy it really is to make this wrap, you'll want to make one in different colors.

14. Magnetic Bulletin Board

By using fabric that coordinates with your room, this magnetic bulletin board will be useful as well as decorative. For the directions to make this project, go to CountryLiving.

15. Lace Belt

lace fabric belts
lace fabric belts

Give your jeans a shabby chic look with this attractive lace belt. For the tutorial,go to the VERSUS website.

16. Polka Dots Flower Hairpin

These are so very easy to make that you can have colored flowers for every outfit that you wear. Go to 365 Days of Crafts or the instructions.

17. Fashionable Foot Jewelry

Make your own fashionable foot jewelry by following the pictured tutorial at How to Make Foot Jewelry. An easy and fast craft that will allow you to make foot jewelry for a simple or elegant outfit.

18. Fabulous Flip Flops

Dress up a pair of plain flip flops by adding attractive fabric. You'll find out how to do this by going to Southern Sky Craft Studio for the tutorial. Easy!!

19. Zipper Rings

zipper teeth fashion finger rings
zipper teeth fashion finger rings

These rings certainly don't look like they are made using zippers, but they are. You'll find the instructions on how to make them at That’s SO CUEGLY.

20. Removable Fur Lined High Tops

We might as we give in and admit that this is becoming a very long winter, with all the snow experiences. So, since the fur top for these shoes is removable, you can make a pair to wear now, and then remove the fur tops and wear the shoes when the weather warms up. Go to see kate sew to see how very easy this project is.


21. Rock Your i-Phone

Make one of these i-phone covers and when you find out how easy it is to make them, make more to give as gifts. Start with a plain cover and add bling. Go to Crafting Rebellion for what kind of glue to use and the instructions.

22. Lighted Raffia Garland

You'll love this lighted raffia garland draped over the bed or across a mirror or picture. Cover the mini lights with red tissue hearts as shown with the tutorial at How to Make a Lighted Raffia Valentine Garland, or make flower blossom with tissue or lace doilies.

23. Ruffly Scarf

You'll be amazed at how easy this scarf is made using yarn and sewing machine. Find the tutorial at Little Treasures.


24. Flower Corsage

organza fabric flower brooch
organza fabric flower brooch

Not only can this be used for a corsage, it could also be glued to a hair pin or barrette. Go to write. click. Scrapbook. for instructions.

25. Fabric Covered Books

Cover your journal or diary or any other reference books with fabric to coordinate with the décor in your room. Go to CountryLiving for the instructions.

26. Bandana Table Runner

Make this as a thoughtful gift for Mom or Grandma Or use square scarves and put your runner on your dresser. To make this table runner, get the instructions at Country Living.

27. Fleece Scarf With Pockets

There are times, especially in the early Spring and early Fall, when this scarf with pockets would be a welcome accessory. Find the directions at DIYYOUR WAY.

28. Denim Pocket Purse

Add a magnet to use this in your school locker, or add a grosgrain ribbon and a velcro strip for closing and you have a nice purse. For the directions for making this project, go to parenting teens. Scan down on the page for this project.

29. Friends Picture Frame

Display photos of your friends and yourself in frames that you have made yourself. You'll get instructions to make the frame at FAMILYCORNER.com.

30. Anthropologie Knockoff Headbands

Colorful headbands made of fold over elastic.
Colorful headbands made of fold over elastic.

Make a headband of every color to match any outfit you have. Find the directions for making these headbands at The Gunny Sack.

31. T-shirt Tote

Do you have a t-shirt that you can't part with, but it really isn't one you can wear anymore? Keep that treasured t-shirt, but make it into a useful tote. You'll find the directions for making this tote at mommypotamus

32. Charging Cell Phone Holder

Made from a lotion bottle, this useful cell phone holder will be a welcome gift. Make it for yourself or for a friend by finding the instructions at Make It & Love It.

33. Doily Lamp

Although these are meant to be lamps, I can see them used as decorations for a prom or homecoming. Go to DOSFAMILY for the directions.

34. Duct Tape Boxes

duct tape covered boxes
duct tape covered boxes

Decorate boxes to hold items to help keep your treasures neat and safe. The instructions for this project are found at Someday CRAFTS.

35. Ideas to Spice Up Your Room

36. Lips Pillow

How neat is this? If you want to make a pillow like this, find the instructions at the Martha Stewart website.

37. Bead Soup Bracelet

Choose the beads that you love to make this bead soup bracelet. Find the directions for this craft at, favecrafts.

38. Mini Drawers

fabric covered mini drawers
fabric covered mini drawers

Use coordinating scrapbooking papers to decorate the mini drawers in this project. For the instructions, go to papervine.

39. Headbands

You can use t-shirts to make these headbands and add buttons or anything of your choice. Make them the way you want to. You'll find the basic instructions at ANNA NIMMITY.

40. BBF Necklace

Get a group of your friends together and make best friends forever necklaces. Use initials or flowers. You can find the instructions for this necklace at THE 36th Avenue.

41. Ribbon Earring Holder

sheer ribbon earring organizer
sheer ribbon earring organizer

How cute is this? Keep your earring pairs together with this easy to make holder. Go to the homework site for the directions.

42. Framed Notebook Page

ruled paper dry-erase framed memo board
ruled paper dry-erase framed memo board

A great idea to have this on your desk to write quick notes. Use a dry erase marker to make a to-do list, leave a message, or if giving to someone special, write a message or poem before framing the page. Just frame a notebook page and use a dry erase marker to message. No instructions necessary.

43. Faux Porcelain Frame

This is a beautiful frame that would make a great gift for almost any occasion. Get the directions to make this project at Suzy's Sitcom.

44. Frames With Paper Flowers

The paper flowers give these frames just the unique touch you're looking for.

Tip Junkie is the site where you'll find the instructions.

45. Beaded Glass Framed Mirror

The glass beads added to a plain mirror turns this ho-hum mirror into a decorator piece. See how easy it is to do this quick change by finding the instructions at Craftynest.

46. Stylish Bracelet

Make fabulous bracelets using cardboard. Find out how to make these stylish bracelets at FAB You BLISS.

47. Ribbon Belts

You'll be pleasantly surprise to see how very easy it is to make these elegant looking belts. The tutorial for this project is found at Ruffles & Stuff.

48. Candle Sleeve

I'm including this candle sleeve craft in this article because I not only think this is a beautiful piece for a girls bedroom, it is also a thoughtful gift idea for a mother or teacher. You'll find the tutorial for making this candle sleeve (made with a plastic bottle) at REDO IT YOURSELF INSPIRATIONS.

49. High Heel Sneakers

This would definitely be the answer to how to keep your feet from screaming in pain when spending a day in high heels. Be the first of your friends to go to a party or to the prom with "happy feet," by making yourself a pair of these cool heels. You'll find the tutorial for making high heel sneakers at DREAM A LITTLE BIGGER.

50. Moon Dream Pillow

grey and yellow moon pillow
grey and yellow moon pillow

Another throw pillow for your bed or to make as a gift. Use fabrics and colors that fit your style. Go to 5 Orange Potaotes for the instructions.

51. Nail Polish Pendants

nail polish clear dome tiles jewelry
nail polish clear dome tiles jewelry

Wouldn't it be fun to invite your friends over to make this nail polish jewelry? Find out what you need to have on hand and the instructions for making these pendants at Fluid Motion.

52. Painted Bricks Books

 painted bricks library books
painted bricks library books

Use these brick books as bookends or on a shelf to add to your room's décor. Easy to do with easy to understand directions at PUNK PROJECTS.

53. Scrappy Happy Scarves

I'm sure you have casual outfits that would look great with an accessory like one of these scrappy scarves. And a great thing about it, it doesn't cost a lot to make. Find the tutorial for making these scrappy, happy scarves at Jennifer Jangles.

54. Snowman Tag or Ornament

felt snowman ornament.
felt snowman ornament.

Make the gifts you give one-of-a-kind by adding a tag or ornament that you made yourself. See how to make this ornament by going to the Plushka site.

55. Needlepoint Pendant

plastic canvas needlepoint necklace
plastic canvas needlepoint necklace

These simple, but beautiful, pendants are made using plastic canvas. You'll find the instructions at Crafty Pod. An outstanding project!

56. Floral Monogram

A girl, or lady, of any age would love to display this personal style picture. You'll find the tutorial for making this framed, floral initial at the Mrs & Momma Bird

57. Capiz Shell Chandelier

This doesn't really use the capiz shell. It shows you how to make look-alikes using waxed paper. This is a really interesting and beautiful chandelier, be sure you check out how it is made. It's not difficult and would be so nice for your bedroom. Go to Classy Clutter to see how it is made.

58. Yo-Yo Bracelet

This is a project that will take a little more time to finish, but it will be soooo worth the effort. The easy to understand tutorial is found at FAMILYCORNER.com.

59. Macrame Owl

Make this beautiful macrame owl for your room or to give as a gift. Imagine the unique owl you can make by choosing different combinations of colors, or by making your owl all one color. I think a white owl with brown bead eyes would be beautiful. For the instructions to make a macrame owl, go to MINIECO.CO.UK.

60. Perler Bead Bracelet

Making beaded bracelets with designs is made easy when you have a great tutorial to follow. You'll find that great tutorial at Pink Stripey Socks.

61. Fairy Pixie Elves

Little fairy pixies to make for friends or to keep. Go to Creative Breathing for the instructions.

62. Button Heart Pillow

muslin button heart pillow
muslin button heart pillow

For a Valentine's Day gift, you might want to keep the buttons in a red color, but you could definitely make the button pillow, with buttons to accent the colors in your room.To find the instructions for making this button pillow, go to may arts.

63. Flower Decor

jelly bean flower pot favor
jelly bean flower pot favor

I love this as an idea for table decorations, when you need to make a number of them. This could be used at a school function as well as for a shower or even a wedding decoration. You'll find the directions for this project at margot potter.

64. Cocktail Beaded Ring Tutorial

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

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      Ariel blue 3 months ago

      Hi loraine,

      I have got to say I loved that you included so many ideas for room Decor because I know that I am having trouble being able to decorate my room because of all my different likes and dislikes so thanks for all the help your a life saver.

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      Loraine Brummer 2 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Hi Sheila. I'm glad you found projects to make. Sometimes it's hard to decide just what to make because of all the great crafting ideas available. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I see you are from Omaha. We're visiting our son and his family in Omaha this weekend. Baseball!

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      Sheila 2 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Hi! I LOVE all the cool ideas you have shown here! Fabulous article. Way to go girl!!! I've been wanting to do at least 3 projects you have listed here, will be back for the instructions when I get time (after my daughter's wedding in 12 days!!) Hugs!

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      Loraine Brummer 2 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Thanks, peachpurple, for your visit and comment. It seems like there are always a couple new projects to add to these craft ideas for teenage girls. I enjoy looking for them to add to this.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      wow, so many ideas! I don't know where to start with. Maybe, the duct tape boxes, very useful;

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      Loraine Brummer 2 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Hi RTalloni! I just added an Amazon choice for canvas shoes. These come in all sizes, including half sizes. I like it that size 9.5 are available. Most canvas shoes stop their half sizes for any shoes over size 9. I do like the looks of the painted canvas shoes. What fun they would be to make.

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks for this list of craft ideas for girls. Do you have a good source for the white canvas shoes to paint?

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      Loraine Brummer 2 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Thank you, Yvette and Cheryl for your visits and comments. I love to hear that others enjoy crafts as much as I do.

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      Yvette Munro 2 years ago

      I love craft ideas. I majored in Art at school. Thanks for a great hub, so many ideas to try out.

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      Cheryl Paton 2 years ago from West Virginia

      Wow, you've got a lot of great ideas here. I'm sure that teen girls will love making any of these.

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      sha-ron 3 years ago

      I love the beach dress. so many great ideas

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      Shelly Sellers 3 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I love the idea of making a bracelet out of the bottom of a pair of jeans!

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      gods_grace_notes 4 years ago

      What a great selection of girl's crafts, and I love your choice of lens theme. Nicely done!

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      BlowDryBar 4 years ago

      My daughter will love these!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      You have come up with so many adorable ideas. I would love to make a lot of these myself.

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      noner 4 years ago

      I haven't been a teen for years, but now I want to do most of these. I would love to paint/decorate a pair of keds now, and I pretty much swooned over the decorated mini-drawers.

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi you have some wonderful crafts here.. Great for the teenage girl.

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      bornot2b1 4 years ago

      I have a 12YO, she has always liked art and very good at it too (wish she was the same with maths & science!). Your lens has many good ideas (to entertain her). I have just nominated your lens to be LOTD. Let's cross our fingers.

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      Just-a-Day-Dream 4 years ago

      I AM this is exactly what i was looking for in a teen lens THANKS A BUNCH!!!!

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      BetsyC 4 years ago

      I am Mom to an artsy teen daughter. You shared the button headbands from my blog. Thanks! These are all fun ideas for creative girls.

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      Botellould 4 years ago

      The sweet dreams pillows are very cute.

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      KandH 4 years ago

      My "little" girl is turning 13 this month and the big one is almost 15. These are some really great ideas - thanks so much for sharing!

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      ellepartridge 5 years ago

      I am so keen on some of these ideas; others seems a wee bit tacky but I love the board and fabric covered books!

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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      I used to work with teens and I agree, they are great at making crafts

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      Jo11 5 years ago

      Such a great collection of unique and very interesting and inspiring projects - I like the denim pocket purse and the beach bottle necklace ideas especially!

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      ootofthebox 5 years ago

      Yeah I am a teen, 16 yrs old. I love to craft too, btw nice list. I love it so much, it's inspired me to create some creative arts :D