22 Cool DIY Projects for Teenagers

There are many cool DIY projects for teens out there, here are a few of our favorites. 

1. Hammock Chair

hammock chair

This hammock chair from A Beautiful Mess would look amazing in any teen's bedroom.

2. Yard Dice

yard dice

During the summer months yard dice is an awesome game to play. Making your own set is easy if you follow the directions from Our Hand Crafted Life.

3. Stress Ball

stress ball

Being a teenager can be stressful, but this easy DIY project from A Thrifty Mom can help make life just a little bit easier. 

4. DIY Rainbow Fan

rainbow fan

Having a fan in your room may feel like a boring necessity, but it doesn't have to be boring! Follow the tutorial on Pink Stripey Socks to create a fan as unique as you are.

5. Wire Basket Side Table

wire basket side table

Following Twin Dragonfly Designs' simple to use tutorial will result in this eye-catching side table that you can easily customize to suit your taste and style. 

6. Dominoes Clock

dominoes clock

If you are looking for a fun and unique way to tell time, why not try this quirky dominoes clock created by Sadie Seasongoods?

7. Lawn Dominoes

lawn dominoes

If you are loving the dominoes theme as much as we are, why not follow Michelle's directions from ironandtwine.com to make your own lawn domino set that is sure to be a hit!

8. Wooden iPhone Speaker

wooden iPhone speaker

The beauty of this wooden speaker is the fact that you never have to charge it or put new batteries in it. To make your own version of this speaker check out the plans at woodworkcity.com.

9. Magazine Boxes

magazine boxes

If you or someone you know has a stack of old magazine that will never get touched again, why not make something both stylish and functional with them? These containers, created by Abstract Octopus, are perfect for storing anything small, from jewelry to DS games or anything else that you want to keep safe. 

10. Owl Dream Catcher

owl dream catcher

Both owls and dream-catchers are super trendy right now. Why not combine the two together to create your own version of this amazing dream-catcher owl? Thewhoot.com has a fantastic video tutorial you can follow and they even include ways in which you can personalize your creating and make it uniquely your own!

11. Pocket Hand Warmers

cute pocket hand warmers

We all have that one friend (or perhaps you are that one friend) who's hands are always cold. Why not make some of these adorable hand warmers to help ward off the cold? 

12. Handmade Peppermint Lip Balm

peppermint lip balm

Everyone needs a good lip balm in their life. We love this simple DIY versions from eat-drink-love.com.

13. DIY Knot Pillow

diy knot pillow

Knot pillows are a fun addition to any bed. With the ability to mix and match colors and patterns, this tutorial from littleinspiration.com will make creating your own knot pillows a breeze!

14. Decorated Mirror

decorated mirror

Take a few dollar store items and turn it into this fabulous mirror with the easy to follow tutorial from createandbabble.com

15. DIY Pizza Pillow

PIzza Pillow

If the knot pillow isn't your style, maybe this pizza pillow will be more to your taste! Jennifer from makeandappreciate.com has provided a step-by-step, easy to follow procedure so that anybody can make their very own pizza pillow. 

16. DIY Marshmallow Shooter

marshmallow shooters

Marshmallow shooters are fun for all ages, and if you follow Heidi's tutorial on Happiness is Homemade, you will be shooting marshmallows before you know it.

17. Denim Pocket Organizers

Denim pocket organizers

If you are looking for a fun way to store stuff, look no further! These denim pocket organizers are a fun way to keep track of those everyday,  easy to lose items. To learn how to make your own, check out this blog post from Home Made Modern.  

18. DIY Rope Basket

Rope Basket

Instead of a boring old trash can, Jen from IHeart Organizing created this attention grabbing bin. She shares her step by step instructions here, if you feel inclined to try creating this one for yourself.

19. Wood Slice Owl

wood slice owl

Another great owl design is this one from House of Hawthornes. There's something extra cool about turning one mans trash into another mans treasure, and that is exactly what is happening here.

20. String Art

batman string art

Depending on your personal preferences you could make any picture into string art. We love this batman symbol created by A Turtle's Life For Me

21. DIY Rope Rug

diy rope rug

A rug can add character to any room. This rope rug made by Cami is one of our favorites. She shares her step-by-step instructions here, so be sure to check it out!

22. iPhone Stand

no sew iPhone stand

This iPhone stand is perfect for hands-free usage. The best part is there is no sewing involved! Check out Laura's tutorial on her blog, Wrapped Up In Rainbows. Don't have an iPhone? Simply change the measurements to match with your current Smart Phone and you will be good to go!

22. Cool Map Keychain

cool map keychain

Using a Jenga block and whatever picture you want you can create a one of a kind key chain. We love Sarah Ortega's idea of using a map from a road trip with friends to create an awesome key chain memento. 

About Russ Thompson

Hey I'm Russ and I have been a contractor for over 20 years. I know what the cost of having the right tools and materials for the job. My passion for woodworking and helping others by workshops in my wood shop. I have beginner classes all the way up expert trade classes. Check out my bio for more.

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