These fun and thrifty teen crafts will add a little colour and style to your daughter’s bedroom décor — and as an added bonus, they’re great fun to create together.
There are few things teen girls love more than makeup and jewellery — and this sweet homemade jewellery board gives them every opportunity to admire their earrings and necklaces on a daily basis!
- Old photo frame
- 1/4 metre of chicken wire
- 3 small door knobs
- Staple gun
- Remove the glass and backing from the frame and paint in your desired colour.
- Cut the chicken wire so it is slightly larger than the inside window of your frame.
- Attach the chicken wire to the back of the frame using a staple gun.
- Drill holes for the door knobs then attach to the bottom of the frame.
Paint chip bunting
This fun craft bunting is ideal for boys’ and girls’ rooms and it’s a cinch to make. Select one colour and stick with various shades within, or go multicoloured for a bold effect that brightens the room!
- Guillotine or scissors
- Hole puncher
- Paint chip samples from a hardware store
- Cut triangles out of the paint chips by cutting from the top corner to the bottom centre on both sides.
- Punch holes in the top left and right corner of each triangle.
- Arrange the colours in your desired pattern.
- Thread together and tie at each end, allowing at least 20 centimetres on both sides for hanging.
- Hang on the wall or across a window.
Pretty woollen chandeliers
A perfect activity for a rainy afternoon, these pretty woollen chandeliers look gorgeous when clustered together in one corner. Just be warned, it can be a messy process getting to the end result — but they truly do look spectacular!
- Craft glue
- Mixing bowl
- Rod or pole for hanging (curtain rod hanging between two stools works well)
- Blow up balloons to various sizes (only blow to half-capacity if you wish to achieve a circular shape).
- Place a rod or pole between two chairs/stools to create a DIY drying station. Place a plastic rubbish bag or disposable plastic tablecloth underneath as a drip floor.
- Attach balloons to the rod.
- Tie wool around the stem of the balloon and allow the remainder of the wool to hang down. Make sure the balloon is suspended and not touching the surrounding balloons.
- Cover each balloon lightly in Vaseline (so that the wool does not stick to the balloon once it is dried and popped).
- Mix half a bottle of craft glue with roughly 1/2 cup of cornflour and 1/4 cup of water.
- Dip the wool into the glue mixture, squeeze out excess and begin wrapping around the balloon vertically and then switch to horizontally. Once you have covered a good part of your balloon, cut the yarn and tie off to a surrounding piece. Ideally, do this near the stem of the balloon so it won’t stand out when hanging.
- Allow yarn chandeliers to hang for at least 24 hours in a dry, covered area (any less than 24 hours will not allow enough time for the glue to properly harden!).
- Pop the balloon and tap the coils of wool to get rid of any of the dried glue crystals. Hang and enjoy!
Source: Nicolle Spitulnik