25 Fabulous Fall Crafts for Tweens and Teens
Written by: Marybeth Bock & Nancy Reynolds
It’s FALL – the absolute perfect time for your teen to slow down a bit, take a break from their unrelenting schedule and do something fun and creative for a change!
And, just in case your tween or teen thinks they’ve “outgrown” crafts… think again! We’ve rounded up a bunch of super fun, super cute, and super easy crafts that are anything but childish or hokey!
So, grab your teen, head on over to the nearest craft store for supplies, and plan a fun afternoon of crafting. It’s a great way to spend quality time together. Check out these 25 totally fab fall crafts for tweens and teens!
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1. Book Page Pumpkin
This Book Page Pumpkin is SO cute and crazy easy! All you need is an old book, glue, scissors, and spray paint. Finish it off with a stick for the stem, and a ribbon to add a pop of color – that’s it!
Find the How-To at Creations by Kara HERE
2. Fall Macrame Rainbow
How cute would this Fall Macrame Rainbow look on your teen’s bedroom wall? It’s actually pretty easy to make, (only 5 supplies are needed), and such a cute gift idea!
Find the How-To at Big Family Blessings HERE
3. Wood Slice Owl
Whooooo wouldn’t love a whimsy wooden owl like this hanging around their house this holiday season? Natural wood slices can be purchased on Amazon if you can’t find them in a local craft or hardware store. The rest of the supplies consist of canning jar lids, bottle caps, and old utensils – so simple to create this cutie hootie!
Find the How-To at House of Hawthornes HERE
4. Step-By-Step Pumpkin Painting on Canvas (Easy for Beginners!)
This easy fall pumpkin painting is perfect for tweens, teens, and even adults. It’s easy enough for beginners! It makes an adorable fall or Thanksgiving decoration for your teen’s bedroom or to pass along as a fun gift! (30K shares on Pinterest!)
Find the How-To at Feeling Nifty HERE
5. Cinnamon Stick Candles
For teens who love candles in their bedroom (older teens), these Cinnamon Stick Candles are the perfect project to bring the scent of fall straight to their bedroom. This craft also makes a pretty Thanksgiving centerpiece! Plus, they’re easy to make – just position cinnamon sticks around each candle. and secure with a rubber band. Then cover the rubber band with twine or ribbon, and hot glue it in place.
Find the How-To at Homes Stories A to Z HERE
6. No-Sew Fabric Fall Wreath
This cute-as-can-be fall wreath only requires 7 supplies! It’s super easy to make AND really inexpensive because you’re using scrap pieces of fabric. Your tween or teen will love hanging this on their bedroom door or even the front door to welcome guests all season long.
Find the How-To at Needle Pointers HERE
7. Woodsy Glittery Pinecone Garland
If you live in a place where pinecones are plentiful, then this is the craft project for your teen. This adorable glittery pinecone garland will look (and smell) great hanging on your teen’s bedroom wall. Add twinkle lights to really make it fun!
Find the How-To at The Sweetest Occasion HERE
8. Wood Beaded Pumpkin (Takes 30 minutes to make!)
This pretty Wood Bead Pumpkin comes together in under 30 minutes! I know… crazy, right!? Plus, it’s only three supplies, so it’s inexpensive, too! How cute would these be on your Thanksgiving table or even on your teen’s dresser or desk to dress it out for fall?
Find the How-To at DIY with My Guy HERE
9. No-Sew Pumpkin Poms
These DIY, No-Sew Pumpkin Poms are so fun and adorable, your teen might want to make a bunch for friends, and family or even string them together for a festive garland to hang on his/her bedroom wall. Seriously… too cute!
Find the How-To at Not Quite Susie Homemaker HERE
10. Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder
These easy-to-make candle holders are perfect to add to a Thanksgiving table or for your teen to decorate their bedroom to give it a warm autumn glow. Mason jars can be found in craft and dollar stores, and you can use faux leaves or your teen can use real ones. Use glue or Mod Podge to adhere the leaves on the outside with a sponge brush or fingers, and tie a raffia ribbon around the top.
Find the How-To at Spark and Chemistry HERE
11. Fall Sign with Button Letters
The best thing about this craft project is how personalized your teen can make it. Let them choose what word they’d like to paint and decorate. Some suggestions are: Fall, Grateful, Family, or their last name. Let your teen’s creativity be the guide!
Find the How-to at Ribbons and Glue HERE
12. Hand-Painted Wood Pumpkins
How fun are these adorable Hand-Painted Wood Pumpkins? Your teen will have a blast making painting pumpkins with different color schemes. These are easy enough for tweens and teens who don’t have a lot of crafting or painting experience.
Find the How-To at Megan Plus Five HERE
13. Easy No-Sew Burlap Pumpkins
Just a handful of supplies are needed to make these precious No-Sew Burlap Pumpkins and look how adorable they are! Pick up the supplies with your teen and spend an afternoon together being creative and carefree!
Find the How-To at Confessions of a Plate Addict HERE
14. Two-Step Fall Wreath
This super easy fall wreath comes together in just ten minutes and it makes such a cute door or wall hanging! Take your teen to the nearest craft store and buy a grapevine wreath of any shape you like and a pre-made garland. This one pictured with the tiny pumpkins is perfect for fall. Lay out the garland on the wreath and attach it with floral wire. Hang with a ribbon, or just with a loop of wire. So simple and so cute!
Find the How-To at Our Home Made Easy HERE
15. Fall Bucket List
Does your teen want to make sure they check every fun fall adventure off their list? Then this Fall Bucket List is the craft for them! Such a fun idea and would make an adorable gift, too!
Find the How-To at Craftaholics Anonymous HERE
16. Easy Dollar Store Fall Gnome
This Fall Gnome Wreath is just about the cutest thing we’ve seen and it’s super easy to make, and costs just over $10 to make! You and your teen will have so much fun making these in different colors!
Find the How-To at The Navage Patch HERE
17. Pinecone Owls
Take your teen on a weekend hike to gather the supplies needed to make these adorable owls. Pinecones, acorn cups, and leaves are all available to purchase online as well if you’re city dwellers who live far from nature’s fall bounties.
Find the How-To at Broogly HERE
18. Real Fall Leaf Decor
Bring all the beautiful colors of nature indoors with this colorful leaf project. Just gather up the prettiest leaves you can find and glue them to a pretty backdrop – it’s that easy!
Find the How-To at Just a Girl Blog HERE
19. Paper Pumpkins
Learn how to make these gorgeous paper pumpkins! These pumpkins also have a special place on the underside for LED candles to add a warm glow to your teen’s bedroom at night!
Find the How-To at Heart-Filled Spaces HERE
20. Leafy Clay Dish
This simple Leaf Clay Dish is perfect to hold little things like rings or keys and it will make your teen’s room fun and fall-ish. The sky is the limit when it comes to colors – they can use bright orange, red or light brown. Perfect for gifts, too!
Find the How-To at The Best Ideas for Kids HERE
20. Fall Sunflower Jars with Dollar Store Flowers
The cool thing about this craft is that any jar will do – canning jars, peanut butter, jelly, or even salad dressing bottles will work. All your teen has to do is clean and paint them with chalk paint and wrap them with burlap ribbon and a bit of lace. Then add faux flowers and fillers bought from the Dollar Store.
Find the How-To at Crafting in the Rain HERE
21. Wine Cork Pumpkins
This Wine Cork Pumpkin Craft is easy enough for any crafting beginner as long as they can work a hot glue gun safely! It’s super easy, inexpensive, and fun to make.
Find the How-To at DIY Candy HERE
22. DIY Fall Pumpkin Pillows
These DIY Fall Pumpkin Pillows require a bit of sewing (nothing your teen can’t handle), but they’re so worth the extra effort! When it comes to fall crafts for tweens and teens, this one is just too cute!
Find the How-To at Lilies and Loafers HERE
23. Paper Pumpkins
These little Paper Pumpkins are so much fun to make! You can make them in different colors or even different patterns – so the sky is really the limit on the different variations! Such a cute way to spruce up your teen’s bedroom. They’re also adorable to attach to gifts or use as place cards at your Thanksgiving table.
Find the How-To at DIY Inspired HERE
24. Bandana Turkey Wreath
This adorable turkey wreath is just the thing to add some bright pops of color to your teen’s bedroom door, mirror, or even the front door. Most of the work is just tying on the bandanas and gluing them to a wire wreath form. So easy and so cute!
Find the How-To at The Country Chic Cottage HERE
25. Dollar Store Fall Garland
This DIY Dollar Store Fall Garland couldn’t be any easier to make and the outcome looks like you spent a ton of time and money on it. Your teen can really give their bedroom a fall look with this simple garland!
Find the How-To at My Creative Days HERE
Marybeth Bock, MPH, is Mom to two young adults and one delightful hound dog. She has logged time as a military spouse, childbirth educator, college instructor, and freelance writer. She lives in Arizona and thoroughly enjoys research and writing – as long as iced coffee is involved. Her work can be found on numerous websites and in two books. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
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