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Christmas Crafts for Teens: 14 Festive Ideas for DIY Holiday Fun

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Looking for Christmas crafts for teens? These types of hands-on activities are fantastic ways to get in the holiday spirit and spread cheer.

Get your DIY skills going and have some creative fun with your teens using these cool ideas for Christmas fun!

Christmas crafts for teens including Christmas blessings jar, DIY evergreen wreath, gnome, bead bracelets, and reindeer pot decoration.

14 Christmas Crafts for Teens

Crafts can be amazing ways to get your teens engaged in Christmas fun. Hands-on activities (like easy crafts) let your older kids relax and get creative without feeling babyish or silly. In fact, it can even be a fun way to get the whole family involved in some terrific quality time during the Christmas season.

Teens and tweens, however, do enjoy DIY projects that can become fun crafts, like homemade ornaments, Christmas decorations, Christmas cards, gingerbread houses, and more.

You know your teen (or tween) best. Take these great ideas and talk about these easy Christmas craft ideas. What are they interested in the most? And what finished product would they like to see?

These 14 creative and fun DIY Christmas craft ideas that are perfect for teenagers to make during the holiday season. From DIY ornaments to holiday-themed decorations, there's something for every teen to enjoy. 

Variety of Christmas crafts for teens including gnome, felt Christmas trees, DIY mistletoe, bead bracelets, ornaments, and more.

1. Felt Christmas Tree Garland by XOXO Bella 

Learn how to create a festive felt Christmas tree garland. Perfect for teens, this project is simple and enjoyable. Plus, you get a gorgeous decoration to enjoy during the festive season for years to come.

2. Felt Christmas Tree Centerpiece by Crafts by Amanda

Create your own festive forest with these simple DIY felt Christmas tree centerpieces. Ideal for teens looking to add a great addition of holiday cheer to their room.

3. Christmas Gnome Craft by Two Kids and a Coupon

This next Christmas craft is just the thing for teens who love gnomes. Make a Christmas gnome out of a paper plate, pom poms, and felt. 

4. Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments by Strength & Sunshine

Make your own Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments with just 2 ingredients! Perfect for teens to create and personalize as a festive DIY craft or thoughtful Christmas present. These simple holiday crafts have become one of our favorite craft projects. And we have so much fun spending time making them together!

5. Peppermint Ornaments by The Best Ideas for Kids

Make your tree shine with these easy-to-make peppermint ornaments! Teens can get creative with their favorite cookie cutters to create a variety of festive crafts.

6. Bottle Cap Christmas Tree by Ann’s Entitled Life

Make a stunning lighted bottle cap Christmas tree with this easy DIY tutorial. Finally, teens who love to collect bottle caps can put them to use. These fun Christmas crafts can be enjoyed for years to come.

7. Jingle Bell Bracelet Craft by Single Girl’s DIY

Teens can help spread holiday cheer with these DIY Jingle Bell bracelets. Easy to make with only two supplies, customize with ribbon and personalize to fit any size and style.

Christmas crafts for teens including DIY evergreen wreath, reindeer pot decoration, gnome, and Santa hat with jingle bells.

8. Christmas Heishi Bracelet Set by Artsy Fartsy Mama

Here is another bracelet craft idea. These Christmas Heishi Bracelets are trendy and easy to make. I'm going to have my teen boys make a few of these bracelets for me 😊 And I'll be so excited to get them on Christmas morning!

9. Felt Mistletoe Ornament by Tikkido 

Mistletoe is a classic Christmas decoration. These step-by-step instructions will show you how to make your own. Hang the felt mistletoe on the tree or in a doorway for a classic Christmas touch. Teens hoping for a special moment under the mistletoe will love this project.

10. Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts Clay Pot Reindeer by Creatively Beth

Teens can make their own Dollar Tree Christmas clay pot reindeer ornament in 30 minutes! With mini clay pots, paint, wiggle eyes, chenille stems, and a pom pom nose, you can create a Rudolph-inspired reindeer just in time for Christmas.

11. Pickle Jar Christmas Terrarium by Sustain My Craft Habit

Discover an easy and adorable Christmas craft idea that teens can make with friends. Learn how to create a Christmas terrarium using a glass pickle jar. 

12. DIY Christmas Wreath With Vintage Toy Cars by Lovely Indeed

Teens are at the age where they don’t play with toys anymore. Grab a sentimental toy like a car and make this DIY Christmas wreath. It’s a great way to display a childhood favorite. 

13. Clothespin Christmas Advent Wreath Craft by Kids Activity Zone

You never grow out of counting down to Christmas. Teens can make their own clothespin advent wreath with just a few simple supplies.

14. How To Make Giant Christmas Ornaments From Plastic Balls by Simplify Create Inspire

Get teens involved in Christmas decorating. Learn how to create stunning oversized Christmas ornaments from plastic balls, perfect for festive home decor and entertaining. These crafts are some DIY Christmas ornaments you can enjoy for many years.

Christmas crafts for teens including peppermint candy ornaments, cloth Christmas trees, and bead bracelets.

Which of These Christmas Crafts for Teens Will You Try This Year?

These DIY Christmas crafts for teens are delightful! It's the perfect time of year to get your tweens and teens in a great project or two. My boys and I will definitely be making those peppermint ornaments and Christmas gnome craft.

We'd love to know which of these easy Christmas crafts for teens will you be making this holiday season (or if you have other ideas). Please share in the comment area at the bottom of the post.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and festive holiday season!

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