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74 Awesome Crafts for Teenage Girls

Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

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Have a Fun Girl's Day With DIY Projects!

If you want to upcycle old items into fun projects that fit in with your current interests, revamp a few pairs of shoes, or get inspired with jewelry ideas, I think you'll enjoy the craft ideas I'll be sharing with you below! Invite your friends over for an outstanding afternoon of DIY projects that are sure to last. Let's get started!

Make bobby pin earrings, like those shown above, to match any or all of your outfits.

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1. Marquee Lights

See your name in lights! This marquee craft takes about three hours to complete, but it costs less than ten dollars to make. You'll create the letter patterns on your computer. Find the instructions at We Lived Happily Everafter.

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2. Instagram Photo Cube

I know nothing about Instagram, but I know you teen girls understand what it's all about. I've included this photo cube here in case it's something you might like.

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3. Marquee Letters

You can see that I can't get enough of these marquee lights! Imagine this DIY hanging in your dorm room at college or on your bedroom wall at home. The tutorial, with step-by-step photos, is found at Love Grows Wild. According to Liz, the author, it is an easy project that only takes a few hours—including paint drying time.

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4. T-shirt Pillow

Girls, you can create your own cute t-shirt pillow. It's a fun and easy project to do. If you don't sew consider using fabric glue to make your pillow.

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5. Zipper Bracelet

Some of these projects are just amazing. I think this is one of them because it's hard to believe that the bracelet is made with a zipper!

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6. DIY Tank Top

Before you know it, the weather will start warming up and you'll be ready to update your wardrobe. Re-design a tee shirt or two into cool tank tops.

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7. Pretty Pens

You'll love finding your own pens because they'll be the only "pretty" ones around. Make these super easy but gorgeous pens to give as gifts to friends, teachers, parents, or anyone for that matter! Everyone will wonder how you did it and appreciate the upgrade you made to the ordinary pen.

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8. Fashion Sunglasses

Add color to any outfit with fashion sunglasses you can easily make. Buy inexpensive black framed sunglasses and Washi tape at the dollar store and create.

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9. Studded Wrap Bracelet

When you start making these studded wrap bracelets, I think you'll want to add studs to your leather purse, belts, shoes, or anything else you can get your hands on. This project is a very attractive way to decorate plain leather.

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10. iPad Stand

Not only can you make one of these iPad stands for yourself, you can also make one for everyone on your gift list. Corner Window Crafts shares how to make this outstanding and useful craft.

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11. Laced Denim Shorts

My granddaughter came home from Indianapolis with a pair of denim shorts that she had trimmed with lace insets. They were so nice that when I saw the tutorial by BARE magazine, I had to share it.

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12. Glitter Ombre Sneakers

This glittered sneaker project is a whole lot easier than it looks. Make these beauties to add a bedazzled touch to your outfit!

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13. Ruffle Shirt

A t-shirt re-do is much simpler than you would imagine. It's a very easy project that you can learn to do with Tea Rose Home. This is one of my favorite craft ideas. You can create a few different variations to match the season or put an outfit together for a special occasion!

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14. Lace Boot Socks

You're going to love making and wearing these lace boot socks. I love how the delicate fabric peeks through the top of the boots to add a feminine touch.

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15. Mini Fabric Lamps

Dress up your bedroom décor with mini fabric lamps. It's simple to put together with clear plastic cups, string lights, and fabric scraps.

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16. Fleece Flower Pillow

Add nice big flower pillows to your bed for added flair. These pillows are easy to make and look very expensive.

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17. T-Shirt to Shrug

This is an impressive remake of a t-shirt that I think is a very nice wardrobe addition. It's a lovely up-to-the-minute style that you can easily make yourself.

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18. Unicorn Dreamcatcher

Make a unicorn dreamcatcher for yourself or to give as gifts. Make these using yarns and ribbons in your friend's favorite colors. Find the instructions at Hello Wonderful.

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19. Sweater Boot Toppers

Use these sweater boot toppers to change up your boot's look. Upcycle your old sweaters to create a different type of clothing accessory.

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20. Make Your Own Jean Skirt

What fun you'll have making your own jeans skirt. Dress it up by wearing boots or heels, or down wearing sandals and a t-shirt. Super easy to do.

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21. Faux Woven Pillow

I love the looks of this faux woven pillow. This would make a great gift to give to your friend or Mom.

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22. Sharpie Tie Dye Shoes

Make your own Sharpie tie dye shoes in fun colors! A fun girls night project.

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23. Perler Bead Bracelets

These Perler bead bangles are very attractive. With all the bead colors to choose from, you could easily put together a set of bracelets for a number of different outfits.

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24. Crayon Tissue Cover

Can you imagine how pleased a teacher would be to receive a gift like this crayon tissue cover from a student? It's a very impressive gift idea.

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25. T-Shirt Dress

Turn a flannel shirt into this fun, flannel dress in a color you love! Imagine all the variations possible with this project.

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26. Sea Glass Bracelets

These sea glass bracelets would be a lovely and delicate gift idea. Making a beautiful piece like this for yourself would be a great skill to learn.

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27.Emoji Jars

This is a quick and easy project. Make emoji jars by going to Our Messy Table.

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28. Studded T-Shirt

Redesign your t-shirt with this unbelievably easy method. I love it! Be the first of your friends to wear this shirt and listen to the compliments pour in.

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29. Glass Candle Bowl

This glass votive is such a quick and easy gift to make—you'll really be surprised. It's a cool result that you can attain for something so easy to make.

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30. Stackable Bead Rings

You can never have too many stackable rings. Make your own in all the colors available to make an ombre design or a colorful display.

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31. Embellished Baseball Cap

If you love to wear baseball caps, especially on bad hair days, walk out the door with a fun embellished cap to add a playful twist to your outfit!

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32. Sleep Mask

There's no need to be anything but stylish, even when you sleep. If any amount of light upsets your sleep patterns, throw together this whimsical sleep mask to help you snooze. It'd make a cute present to add to a gift bundle or be a stocking stuffer!

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33. Braided Bead Bracelets

This is a different and unique way to make beaded bracelets. I'm impressed with this craft because it puts a new twist on the string and bead bracelet idea.

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34. Alcohol Ink Votive Candle Holders

Learn how to make this beautiful alcohol ink votive candle holder at Bitz & Giggles.

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35. Tote Bag

If you don't have enough tees to make all the crafts you want, go to a thrift store or garage sale to get them cheaply. These upcycled tees would be a great project to "tote" to the grocery store!

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36. Beaded Picnic Favorites

I think these Perler bead fruits and food would make nice keychain fobs. I'm sure you can think of other ideas for using these as well.

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37. Beaded Baubles with Safety Pins

Make this necklace, bracelet and ring using safety pins by going to BRIT+CO.

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38. Yarn Banner

Choose your favorite yarn colors to make banners like these. You'll find the instructions at Creativebug. Beautiful!

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39. Infinity Scarf

The infinity scarf is made using old t-shirt fabric, which means you can probably make a number of them to go with different outfits.

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40. Pocket Purse

Making a pocket purse can't get any simpler than this. Be the first of your group of friends to have a purse like this one! It's a great made-it-myself project.

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41. Animal Print Glass

These animal print glasses would make beautiful gifts or bedroom decor.

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42. Ring Holder

You can easily make an attractive and useful ring holder using the top of a shoe box! You'll never have to hunt for the perfect ring to accessorize an outfit with again.

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43. Perler Bead Valentines

You can even make Valentines with these little Perler beads. Camille Styles shares how to make this fun DIY project. A necklace or bracelet with a number of these hearts would be a nice gift.

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44. Disco LOVE Sign

Make your own disco love sign with sequins and carboard letters. Find the tutorial at popcosmo.

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45. Sequined Heart Headband

Cut your template as a heart, a star, or perhaps as an initial. Then, follow the directions at raegun ramblings to make a sequined headband. Use colors that will match the outfits you want to wear.

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46. T-shirt to Vest

You'll find so many outfits to finish off with this DIY vest. This is a style you can wear all seasons. Make them in a variety of colors.

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47. Top Hat Decor

I just think this top hat is a cute piece of décor that would look great in a girl's room.

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48. Spiral Suncatcher

While making an elegant spiral suncatcher for your room, why not make a few extra to give as gifts? I'm sure it would be welcomed by your friends, Mom, or teacher.

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49. Button Apple Art

Make this back to school button craft as a gift to a favorite teacher.

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50. Washi Tape Workspace

Find the tutorial for making these washi tape workspace projects at BRIT+CO.

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51. Zentangle

You'll become addicted to this form of art after seeing how easy it is to do. Find the tutorial and some starter shapes at Craft Whack.

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52. Neon Dress

This neon dress is so cute. I can see making one of them for a swimming suit cover-up. Here's a perfect summer dress that is cool and attractive for any occasion.

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53. Wire Headband

This beautiful wired headband can be made in any color or print that you desire, but I think that pink is a color that looks great on everyone.

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54. Bath Salts

Homemade bath salts are a really nice gift idea. The Ingredients are inexpensive. When they're put in a nice glass jar or bottle, you have the makings of a thoughtful and unique gift.

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55. Pleated Wrap Skirt

This pleated wrap skirt is as easy as making an apron. You'll love how easy this project is to make!

56. Nail Polish Jewelry

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57. Rag Rug

All you need are a bunch of fabric strips to make a beautiful throw rug for your room. Make sure to select colors that will complement your taste and decorating style.

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58. Beaded Bracelet

This beaded bracelet will be a fun project to do with friends. It is an easy and unique jewelry item that can be made with any combination of beads and colors.

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59. Squeezebox Top

You'd probably have to pay a lot to buy this beautiful shirt at Anthropologie, but you can make a squeezebox top to save yourself a few dollars!

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60. Flannel Cuff Bracelet

Flannel cuff bracelets is are attractive. If you just wore this as your only accessory, it'd still be sure to pull your outfit together nicely.

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61. Pistachio Necklace

You'd never know that this fashionable necklace was homemade, much less that it is made using pistachio shells. They use craft paints to paint the shells, but I think I'd use nail polish. There are so many different colors of nail polish you can use, and the finished "beads" would be nice and shiny.

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62. Flirty Fluorescent Feather Earrings

Can you believe that these flirty earrings were made using duct tape? The colors and prints you can purchase make the tape a great craft supply to have on hand.

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63. Pretty Pencils

Schoolwork, or any writing for that matter, is more fun when you have pretty pencils. You can make your own to create a beautiful stationery set in your office.

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64. Duct Tape Hair Bow

You can find duct tape in the color and design you love to make an interesting hair bow. It's so easy to customize, so you could have many different varieties of tape for friends to create personalized pieces to exchange!