How to Make Cheap Cool Crafts for a Teen's Room

Teenagers need a space where they can feel safe.
Teenagers need a space where they can feel safe. (Image: Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

In any household, your bedroom represents your sanctuary and escape from the rest of the world. This is especially true when it comes to teenagers. Teenagers have to deal with stress and anxiety from school, exams and selecting colleges, to pressures from friends and expectations from parents. A teenager's room really should make him feel comfortable and safe, and adequately represent his personal style and tastes. Creating simple crafts to decorate her room can make her feel more excited about her space.

Things You'll Need

  • Magazine pictures, photos
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Laminate paper
  • Cork board
  • Fabric
  • Staples
  • Frame
  • Hammer
  • Nails

Collage Storage Box

Cut out pictures from magazines and snapshots of friends and families. Collect any image you like or word or phrase from magazines. Place your collection in a large pile.

Go through each image and trim around it, cutting away uneven cuts or hanging bits of paper. Arrange your trimmed images and words around the top and sides of your collage box. Take your time experimenting with various presentations.

Apply a thin layer of glue to the back of each image, pasting it firmly in place to its ideal spot on the box. Continue in this fashion until you've covered the box completely. Allow the glue to set.

Measure all the sides of your box and cut laminating paper to those exact dimensions. Peel off the backing from each sheet of laminating paper and apply it to the sides of the box, applying it inch by inch. Go slowly and take your time when you do this, as wrinkles or mistakes are hard to remove from laminating paper. You now have a box for storing keepsakes, trinkets and other treasures.

Chic Cork Board

Measure the dimensions of your cork board. Cut a piece of fabric that is 2 inches longer and 2 inches wider.

Spray the exterior surface of the cork board with adhesive. Press the underside of your fabric against the gluey side of the cork board, smoothing out any wrinkles.

Flip the corkboard over and staple the ends of the fabric to the back of the board so that you secure the fabric on tightly.

Purchase a frame that is the exact dimension as your cork board. Consider going all out and selecting something bold and ornate. Install the cork board in the frame and hang it on the wall.

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