16 Easy Crafts That You Can Sell To Make Money
If you’ve ever thought of making crafts that you can sell we’ve got a great roundup of ideas for you! These are projects that are sure to make a profit!
How often do you go to a craft show and think “I can make that?”
Well you sure can.
You can make crafts that you can sell and offer them on Etsy or on your own website. Or you can set up a booth at the next craft show and sell your creations!
But what crafts should you make?
We’ve got lots of ideas on what will sell well and we’ve gathered up lots of crafting inspiration for you. These are just a few of the DIY crafts that you can sell for a profit.
You may need to invest in a few supplies to get started or you might already have all these things on hand!
I see you, you craft hoarder!
P.S. – this is a great way to fund your craft room!
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How to Be Successful at Selling Crafts
Do some market research!
If you attend craft shows you can easily see which booths are the most popular and you can probably see which products are the most popular.
Check Etsy and Amazon Handmade to see what items are most popular.
Be sure to add your own unique flourish to your crafts too. Thats’ what makes them special.
Make sure you order supplies in bulk if you’re planning to make enough crafts to establish a booth at a craft fair. You can start off sampling a few things out of the supplies that you already own but if you’re planning to sell you’ll need some inventory.
It might also be helpful to pair up with another crafty friend for your first couple of shows. If you’re feeling unsure about what you’re selling you can split a booth and see which things are more popular.
Home Crafts that You Can Sell
All of the ideas that we’ve included are for easy crafts that you can sell and make a profit with. These are also great projects to make and give as gifts and all of our ideas are meant to inspire your creativity.
Of course there are lot’s of crafts to sell, but here are some to get you started.
Wine Cork Utensil Holder
This is an easy craft to make and makes a great utensil holder or pencil holder for your desk.
If you’re anything like our family you have no shortage of wine corks. (wink, wink)
If you don’t have a stash you can easily find them in bulk on Amazon or ask at your favorite restaurant and see how they recycle their corks.
This is an easy craft that you can vary the size and design on, and it just takes a few supplies to get started.
Etched Wooden Spoons
If you haven’t tried a wood burning tool yet then you’re in for all kinds of fun. It’s one of those tools that will have you looking for projects to make.
With a little bit of practice you’ll be able to write (or trace) lettering but before you move onto that you can easily make geometric shapes.
The only limit to this project is your imagination. You can make swirls or geometric patterns. You could even write some cute sayings on the spoons, or personalize them.
Don’t forget to decorate both sides of the spoon!
Personalized Cork Trivets
Remember when I said you’d want to learn how to etch everything?
Well our experiment on etching coasters did not turn out this pretty so we’ll refer you to this tutorial so that you can see how to make them Instagram worthy.
We’ll give you a hint – use a pencil to draw on your designs first instead of just trying to freehand it!
Macrame Wall Art
This is one of our favorite wall art projects and it’s so easy to make. You’re going to be really surprised when you see what she used as the base for this!
Macrame is a really hot style for boho decor these days and you can dye string art in many colors – you might want to try an ombre effect.
Macrame of all kinds is a great series of crafts that you can sell.
Wall Art Jewelry
Here’s a beautiful piece of art to inspire you. You can use scrap lumber from other woodworking projects or you can purchase pre-cut shapes.
This is a beautiful example made with stained wood but you could also paint the shapes and make some bright colors that might look good in a nursery or child’s room.
Another option would be to use different pieces of metal. No end to the inspiration here.
Pom Pom Pillow
Not only is this a fun and colorful pillow but Kailo Chic has got more bright and retro crafts than you can surely imagine.
Start with this pillow and keep exploring because you’re going to find all kinds of fun on her site.
But making pom poms is a fun and easy craft – you can find our tutorial on Pom Pom Making here and then you just need yarn and a pillow to get started.
This is a clever DIY and little dishes are always a popular gift.
These are great to use for jewelry holders since they have a figurine in the middle of them to hang and separate jewelry.
Another project that can stimulate your imagination once you get started on the project.
Faux Crystal Jewelry Dish
We’ve got a great tutorial on how to make these gorgeous jewelry dishes. They were a fun and easy project and you’ll be surprised at the supplies that we used to make them.
Depending on what colors you like there are lots of different ideas on how to make these.
And don’t worry, we’ve already moved on to the next challenge so you won’t have any competition if you decide this is one of the crafts that you can sell. Do it – and send us a photo!
A Rope Vase
This is a project that takes very few supplies, just some time and care when you’re making it. These can be made in numerous sizes and colors. You can embellish them with tassels or pom poms, paint or dye the rope, or add leather handles instead of rope ones.
In a vase size these are great for pencil holders or just to add some visual interest to a bookshelf.
You could also wrap rope around a trash can or pot and have a nice flower pot!
These marble mugs have been everywhere so we know that they’re popular – and we also know that they’re super easy to make. Try them out and then try your hand at marbling some other items and see which ones appeal to you.
Garden Crafts That You Can Sell
Here are a few ideas for gardens or for pots. You can use these for inside or outside projects.
These are easy to make garden markers and will easily mark the rows of vegetables in a big garden, but they can also be plant markers.
You can make herb markers or flower markers and sell them along with a pot and seeds for a nice gift idea.
We have found so many puns to put on pots. Al you have to do is check Pinterest or Etsy to see all the fun plant puns that so many creatives have come up with.
You can easily paint and finish the pots and sell them alone or with a plant included.
Succulents have been very popular in home decor for quite some time. They are great plants to use in low light areas and they can be found in very small sizes.
Create an assortment of succulent planters, add a little plant and you’re ready to make some money. This is another craft that we’ve tried and think it definitely falls under crafts that you can sell!
Bath and Beauty Crafts that You Can Sell
Sugar and Salt Scrubs
Bath and beauty products are always popular and all you need is a great container and a cute label to mix up some scrubs and sell them for profit.
We’ve got lot’s of recipes for you to start with – try putting them in a mason jar and adding a pretty ribbon!
Roller Ball Perfume
This is such a pretty presentation for perfume. You can embellish it with fresh herbs or fruit rinds or even think about putting some crystals into your perfume.
Rainbow Bath Fizzies
These might be a lot of work to get all the fabulous colors but aren’t they just incredible?
A little more than just a bath fizzy, these are super special because they feature all the colors of the rainbow. Be sure to read the tutorial and then make your rainbow in the colors that you love the best.
Lip Balm or Scrub
All natural bath and body products are becoming more and more popular. Many people want to understand the ingredients that they’re putting into and onto their bodies.
When you can use only 3 ingredients to create a lip balm you are golden. It will be easy to describe and inform your customers about your balms.
Before You Go
We sure hope that you found some inspiration for crafts that are easy to make and that you can sell for profit.
The best ideas are going to be the ones that are unique to you so use these ideas as an inspiration and then personalize your crafts to your audience.
Follow us on Pinterest and on Instagram for lot’s more ideas and inspiration!
And let us know in the comments below what your favorite craft is or send a photo so we can check it out!