DIY Christmas Gifts Teen Girls

5 DIY Christmas Gifts Teen Girls

Christmas is a time of magic, joy, and giving.

When it comes to finding the perfect gift for teen girls, the challenge can be real.

With the latest trends always in flux and each girl with her unique style, hitting the mark can seem like shooting a moving target.

Yet, despite what’s hot on TikTok or trending on Instagram, one thing never goes out of fashion – the personal touch of a DIY present.

DIY Christmas gifts beam with thoughtfulness and originality, offering a double whammy of pleasure.

Not only do you get to express your creativity and put your heart into making something special, but the recipient enjoys the fruits of your labor.

Teen girls, who are crafting their own identities, especially appreciate something made just for them.

This article will guide you through five fabulous DIY Christmas gift ideas that are perfect for teen girls.

From personalized phone cases to stylish room decor, these ideas are sure to fill hearts with holiday cheer.

They cater to a range of skills, so whether you’re a DIY novice or a seasoned craftsperson, there’s something here for you.

Let’s dive in!

5 DIY Christmas Gifts Teen Girls

DIY Personalized Phone Case

Overview of the project

In the age of smartphones, a phone case is an extension of one’s personality and style.

A personalized phone case isn’t just about protecting a device; it’s a prime opportunity to flaunt individuality.

This project lets you customize a one-of-a-kind case that mirrors the teen girl in your life like no store-bought version can.

Materials needed

· A clear phone case that fits the recipient’s phone model

· Permanent markers, acrylic paint, or nail polish

· Adhesive decorations like stickers, gems, or glitter

· Mod Podge or clear sealant

· Paintbrushes

· A piece of white paper to sketch your design

· Optional: Printed pictures or patterns

Step-by-step instructions

1. Start by sketching out your design on paper.

It’s easier to erase and start over than to fix mistakes on the case itself.

2. Once happy with the design, place the phone case over the sketch to use as a guide.

3. Begin decorating your case, using markers, paint, or nail polish.

If using paint, allow each color to dry before applying the next to avoid smudging.

4. Add adhesive decorations such as stickers or gems if desired.

5. Once the decoration is complete and fully dry, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge or clear sealant to protect the design.

6. Allow the case to dry completely before wrapping it up for gifting.

Tips for making the most of your DIY personalized phone case

To ensure the longevity of the case, keep layers of paint and glue thin to avoid peeling. Try using themes the teen is fond of, such as her favorite band, book, or animal. For a unique effect, consider using glow-in-the-dark paint or stickers.

Variations and customization options

The sky is the limit when it comes to customization.

Here are some ideas:

· Use a photo of the teen or their pet by printing it and securing it inside the clear case.

· If the teen is a fan of literature, take a page from a damaged book of their favorite novel and use it as a background.

DIY Friendship Bracelets

Overview of the project

The ultimate symbol of connection and affection, friendship bracelets have been a hit among all ages for years.

They are colorful, and fun, and serve as a wearable reminder of a cherished friend or family member.

This project channels creativity into a gift that’s both fashionable and sentimental.

Materials needed

· Embroidery floss or thread in various colors

· Beads with large holes

· Scissors

· Tape or a clipboard

· Measuring tape

Step-by-step instructions

1. Cut several strands of embroidery floss about 24 inches in length.

Use colors that the teen likes.

2. Tie a knot about 1.5 inches from the top of the strands to secure them together.

3. Tape the knot to a table or clip it to a clipboard to keep it steady as you work.

4. Choose a bracelet pattern.

The simplest is the candy stripe where you tie forward knots using strands from left to right.

5. Introduce beads by threading them onto the string and tying knots around them to keep them in place.

6. Once you’ve reached the desired length, tie another knot to finish.

7. Braid or twist the loose ends so the bracelet can be tied onto the wrist.

Tips for making the most of your DIY friendship bracelets

Maintain even tension throughout to keep the pattern consistent.

If you’re including beads, make sure they’re suitable not just for the bracelet’s aesthetic but also comfortable for the wearer.

Lastly, be patient.

It might take a little time to get the hang of the knotting techniques.

Variations and customization options

There are countless patterns to choose from, including complex ones like chevrons, arrows, and waves.

Personalize by incorporating charms, or spell out a name or message with alphabet beads.

DIY Jewelry Organizer

Overview of the project

Jewelry organizers are a game-changer for the accessory enthusiast.

Making one yourself not only assures that you can adapt it to the number and type of jewelry pieces the teen owns but also allows you to echo her style and room decor.

Materials needed

· A wooden frame or an artist’s canvas

· Paint and brushes

· Small hooks or knobs

· A hot glue gun

· Chicken wire, corkboard, or fabric (depending on design choice)

· A staple gun (if using chicken wire or fabric)

Step-by-step instructions

1. Paint the frame or canvas in a color that suits the teen’s room.

2. Let the paint dry completely.

3. If using chicken wire, cut it to size and use the staple gun to attach it to the back of the frame.

If using a corkboard or fabric, affix it tautly within the frame.

4. Attach hooks or knobs where necklaces or bracelets can hang.

5. Use the hot glue gun for extra embellishments, such as decorative trim or fabric flowers.

Tips for making the most of your DIY jewelry organizer

When arranging hooks or knobs, plan for different lengths and sizes of jewelry.

It’s also useful to add a small shelf or a pocket for additional storage options.

Variations and customization options

For a rustic look, consider using reclaimed wood or driftwood as a base.

In contrast, for a modern touch, metallic paint and geometric patterns can make the organizer stand out.

DIY Room Decor

Overview of the project

A personalized room decor item is always a hit.

Whether it’s to hang on the wall, keep on the desk, or place on a shelf, these treasures reflect teen’s taste and infuse their space with warmth.

Materials needed

· Wooden letters or shapes

· Acrylic paints and paintbrushes

· Mod Podge or sealant

· Decorative paper or fabric

· Embellishments like sequins, beads, or buttons

· A strong adhesive

Step-by-step instructions

1. Paint the wooden letters or shapes with a base coat of acrylic paint.

2. Cut out pieces of decorative paper or fabric to fit the front of your shapes.

3. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to adhere to the paper or fabric, then let it dry.

4. Add another layer of Mod Podge on top to seal everything.

5. Glue on additional embellishments for texture and dimension.

6. Allow it to fully dry before gifting.

Tips for making the most of your DIY room decor

Consider the color scheme and theme of the teen’s room when choosing materials.

Adding personal touches, like their initials or elements that reflect their hobbies, will make it even more special.

Variations and customization options

If wooden shapes aren’t your thing, consider making a decorative pillow or a string art piece.

Use the teen’s favorite quote for added inspiration.

DIY Bath Bombs

Overview of the project

Indulging in a soothing bath can be a quintessential part of self-care for a teen girl.

Homemade bath bombs transform a regular dip into a luxurious experience, and making them yourself means you can tailor the scent and color to the girl’s preferences.

Materials needed

· Baking soda

· Citric acid

· Epsom salts

· Essential oils for fragrance

· Food coloring

· Water

· Coconut oil (melted)

· Bath bomb molds or silicone ice cube trays

Step-by-step instructions

1. Mix the dry ingredients – baking soda, citric acid, and Epsom salts – in a large bowl.

2. In another bowl, combine water, essential oils, melted coconut oil, and food coloring.

3. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing continuously to prevent the mixture from fizzing.

4. Once it starts to clump together like wet sand, press it into the molds.

Pack it tightly to ensure the bath bomb holds together.

5. Let the molds set for at least 24 hours before gently removing the bath bombs.

6. Wrap each individually in plastic wrap or decorative tissue paper for gifting.

Tips for making the most of your DIY bath bombs

Using a spray bottle for the liquid mixture can help add it gradually and evenly.

Choose essential oils based on the benefits you want to provide, like lavender for relaxation or citrus for an energy boost.

Variations and customization options

Get creative with layers of different colors, mix in dried flowers or herbs, or add a touch of glitter for a sparkling bath experience.

Personalize with a tag that lists the ingredients and scent.


Homemade gifts come with an intrinsic value that can’t be found on store shelves.

For a teen girl, receiving a DIY Christmas gift that reflects her personality and interests is incredibly meaningful.

It shows you not only took the time to craft something by hand but also that you cared enough to consider what she likes and values.

Whether you choose to make a personalized phone case, friendship bracelets, a jewelry organizer, room decor, or soothing bath bombs, each of these gifts offers an opportunity for creative expression and ensures that your gift will truly stand out this holiday season.

Making DIY Christmas gifts can spur a season-long activity of crafting and creativity.

Maybe even involve the teen girl in your life in the making process – it could become a cherished holiday tradition.

So, roll up your sleeves, gather your materials, and let the season of giving (and crafting) bring you even closer to the teen girls in your life.