7 DIY Ideas for Teens
My teenage life got way cooler when I learned some DIY projects. I was able to choose projects I loved and to create them just how I wanted. What made it even better is that my friends adored them. Envisioning and making your own creations come to life can be such a confidence booster, not to mention time well spent. Below are some of my greatest DIY projects.
- Letter Art Using Thumb Tacks
This is one of the easiest, fastest, and cheapest DIY projects to make. Use foam core boards, cut them halfway, glue the pieces together, and then on top glue your letter printout. Carefully cut out the letters together with the board. Afterward, decorate your letters using your tacks on your color of choice. Start from the edges moving inwards. And when you are done, your letter art will be ready for display.
- Flower Vase Filled With Pink Smoke
Have you ever felt that your flower vase does not match the beauty of your flowers? I used to feel that way until I discovered flower vases filled with pink smoke. They are perfect!
Using a glass bottle, remove all the labels and soak the bottle in warm water for 20 minutes. Allow it to dry and touch up any blemish with rubbing alcohol. Spray paint on the bottle in a ventilated area. Then, turn the bottle upside down and paint the bottom in a circular fashion to obtain the fading look. Allow it to dry, and your vase is ready. By the way, according to the Jewish community, yogurt containers make great flower vases.
- Sharpie Mug
Sharpie mugs are awesome! You can design whatever you love on your cups using art. First of all, clean your mug thoroughly using alcohol as well as removing all price stickers. Sketch out your design on a piece of paper. Then, using sharpie paint pens, paint your design on your mug. Wait for three days till you paint completely dries then bake your mug for an hour at a temperature of 425 degrees. Let it cool inside the oven, and your sharpie mug is ready.
- Galaxy Print On a T-Shirt
According to Tehama County Department of Education, college t-shirt logos can be a great mental asset for mentoring students to think of a better future. Designing your own tee is awesome. Take your t-shirt and insert a cardboard so that no paint seeps to the front or vice versa. Using a sponge, dab small amounts of paint then spread it on the t-shirt to create your design. Now, put white paint on your toothbrush and drag it downward towards you to splatter your stars across your t-shirt. Your t-shirt is now ready.
- Leather Bound Journal
My journals help me keep memories and experiences I will always treasure. They also make excellent personal gifts. Making a leather bound journal is super easy. I use a paper size of 7 by 9 and fold it halfway. Poke four holes on each crease and sew them together. Reinforce the front and back pages by gluing with hardcover leather and your journal is ready.
- Hot Summer Cutouts Shirts
Don’t feel like buying a new set of clothes? Why not redesign your existing shirts? Try the hot, classy, and stylish summer cutouts. I will go for my favorite; the triangle. You will need a knife for cutting and a laser level for getting the lines straight. Using a pen, trace your design on your shirt and cut out each shape. Then seal each shape by stretching the fabric. Your summer cutout is ready to expose some flesh.
- Donut Bangle
Is your favorite bangle turning old and rusty? Why not redesign? A donut bangle is just perfect for you. Take your bracelet and apply pink nail polish mimicking the donut glaze and allow it to dry. Make irregular lines using different colors to make sprinkles look alike. Allow it to dry, and your bangle is ready.
The Final Word
Whether you follow the tips in the list above or you come up with your own projects, you will never go wrong with DIY. It encourages creativity and reduces boredom, and you never know where it could land you.
Bio: Sarah is the editor of thediyhammer.com. Inspired to be creative from an early age, she is always coming up with her own DIY projects, big or small, and draws inspiration from other imaginative minds. She is always encouraging others to be more innovative, especially when it comes to home improvement.