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Are you ready to make money from crafts?! Here are 7 crafts that make money so you can start selling them to make an extra profit. 

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Are you ready to make some unique products to sell online or at local markets to make an extra profit this year?

Today I wanted to give you some fresh ideas for some extremely easy DIY projects that you can easily make in your own home.

Whether you choose to sell them to make extra grocery money or have them as a new display in your home? It’s entirely up to you!

These products don’t need a great deal of startup investment, and in my opinion, are highly marketable and quite easy to make.

Here are 7 things that you can easily make at home! 

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Crafts that you can make and sell for profit.

There are a number of ways you can sell your homemade crafts for money. Just remember, to receive your payments and hard earned money, you will need a PayPal account for your little homemade business.

Start a blog to sell your homemade crafts to make money!

The best way to make money crafting is to create a blog where you sell your homemade products. How do you do that?

For a step-by-step guide and a detailed tutorial, see my guide here.

I go into depth on why being self hosted and owning your blog outright is important when starting a new blog.

But to cut to the chase Bluehost is known as the best self-hosted plan.

Although you can create a blog for free, you cannot run a business from it.

So heed my advice when starting a blog and always go with Bluehost (as I did for my first year blogging).

 

Crafts that sell well

It seems that crafts with bright colors and interesting patterns sell well.

Color-play is a also great way to attract more people to your homemade work.

You should try to also use pastel colors for femininity and bright primary hues such as pink, orange, greens, and yellows, for a more dynamic look.

A third strategy to selling homemade crafts with ease is minimalism.

This means that a lot of white space for the background of your homemade craft should be used to provide fewer distractions from the objects that you are selling.

When it comes to taking photographs of your homemade crafts, the best way to sell your homemade craft can be achieved only through simplicity.

 

Here are the top 7 homemade crafts that make money easily!

 

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1. Polymer Clay for Earing & Keychains.

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You may not have heard about polymer clay before, but polymer clay is a cheap idea to make and sell things for profit.

This type of clay has been around for quite some time and has become a very popular indoor hobby among many artists who make crafts for money. 

Polymer clay is a type of modeling material that can be easily shaped into anything.

You can make interesting sculptures with just one color or combine different colors to create your masterpiece!

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Polymer clay comes in small blocks, which are whipped into pliable doughs by kneading them together until they’re soft enough to mold.

This type of clay is like bread dough; only the consistency varies from very stiff for making items such as jewelry to something more malleable used mainly for face sculpturing.

Different brands will give you varying levels of workability, so if you would like something really easy to start with, there are various colors and materials available such as mica pigment powders and glossy clear varnishes like Crystalac®, including gold leafing paste — the possibilities really are endless!

When you bake polymer clay to form its shape, it actually turns into a hard-like plastic material so it’s super durable and generally you have a lot of control over the shape and how you want it to look. 

Choose some accessories to go with it and you are ready to sell things like earrings, keychains, jar lids, the list of ideas are endless!

You can also find polymer clay in craft stores such as; Michael’s, Joann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, and Amazon and Etsy.

 

2. Marbled Glassware.

 

Who knew that adding new colors and patterns to your old bland glassware would be one of the top crafts that make money!

I love the idea of making marbled glassware to sell. If they are done correctly, it can turn out looking like a work of art! 

Plus, people love to buy unique pieces of glassware, so creating Marbled Glass is a huge opportunity to make more money! 

With online marketplaces like Etsy making selling easy, anyone can get in on this action.

Things you’ll need to make Marbled Glassware: 

    • Glassware or ceramics of your choice
    • A variety of colorful nail polish
    • Disposable plastic container for the tray or plastic tray to reuse
    • Nail polish remover (for easy touch up’s)
    • Painter’s tape (for specific designs)
    • Toothpicks

How to make homemade marbled glassware:

    • Take your ceramic or glassware of choice, and then fill a standard tray (that you don’t mind getting dirty or stained) with water
    • Pour two to three nail polish colors on top of the water
    • Give the nail polish a swirl around with a skewer or toothpick to marble the nail polish (to give it a great aesthetic design)
    • Dip your mug, glassware, or ceramic onto the tray, and it will pick up all the colors for a one-of-a-kind look!

You also make homemade abstract paintings on glassware like this:

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There are really no limits to what you can do with making marbled glassware as a craft to make extra money from home!

 

 

3. Unique Homemade Pillowcases.

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You can easily make money from crafts such as pillowcases for example because they are such a charming way to add an embellishment or personal touch to every room of the house.

This project is perfect for beginners who would like to make crafts for money, as it requires very minimal sewing skills and inexpensive fabric that can be found on any trip to your local craft store.

Things You’ll Need to make Pillows at home:

    • Fabric
    • Scissors
    • Needle
    • Matching thread
    • Sewing machine or hand sewing
    • A clothes iron, to flatten the seams

How to make homemade pillowcases:

    • Making a pillow can be easy and fun! Pick out the fabric you would like to use, cut it in size according to your needs. You’ll need stuffing or an insert for the inside of the pillow too.
    • Next, sew along all edges so that they are sewn shut – this is where creativity comes into play!
    • Decorate with embroidery or appliqués while stitching them on top of each other instead of sewing around every single one individually.
    • Finally, give your new creation some love by inserting stuffing/insert.
    • Stitch up those last few stitches to finish off what will soon become everyone’s favorite spot for naps whether kept or sold. 
    • You can also follow this DIY pillow kit to easily get started!

 

4. Bath Bombs.

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If you love bath bombs but can’t justify the price of fancy store-bought ones, then make your own bath bombs at home! Bath bombs are an easy thing to make and sell.

Or you can use them, the process is simple!

Bath bombs only require a few ingredients such as; powdered citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, Epsom salts, food coloring, and essential oils!

And you can easily make your own bath bombs from ingredients found in the kitchen.

Here’s a quick DIY Bathbomb recipe to make for sale:

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    • Mix together baking powder, citric acid, and cornstarch to form the base of a homemade bomb.
    • Add water (or milk) until it becomes a dough-like consistency then mold into balls with an ice cream scoop or by hand.
    • Roll them over cocoa butter (optional) before you place them on wax paper-lined cookie sheets for drying out overnight at room temperature – this is when they’ll solidify!
    • In the morning time, cover each ball with plastic wrap so that moisture won’t build up inside as soon as you wet down and enter your tub later tonight!

The bathing experience will be much more soothing than just using soap alone because these treats are loaded with homemade love!

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You can also make bath bombs with dried flowers and sell them on Etsy or local craft markets as an easy homemade DIY product!

 

5. Cement Planters.

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Have you ever wanted to make your own planters? Well, this easy homemade crafts to sell is an extremely easy DIY cement planters recipe.

It is the perfect project for anyone who needs a place for their fresh veggies and herbs, and it takes very minimal skill to see through. 

Also, since both succulents and cacti are trending in home decor stores and craft markets alike, making homemade cement garden containers has never been easier.

How to make DIY cement planters as a homemade craft:

    • All it takes are some basic ingredients like water, sand, or soil mix (depending on what’s available)
    • Concrete mix (gray) – which can be found at any hardware store
    • An old bucket with holes in its bottom (for the mold) as well as another bucket that has had all the bottom cut out so they fit inside one another without touching each other.
    • Fill the mold with concrete and allow it to harden for 24 hours.
    • Paint them or leave them be. It’s entirely up to you! 

Cement planters are a bit messy but these would be really easy to market and sell especially if you put some fresh succulents in them as a special added bonus. 

 

6. Reusable Fabric Bags.

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Fashioning a reusable fabric bag is as easy and quick as making your lunch! 

Granted if you are familiar with sewing.

If you would like to make a beautiful and stylish shopping bag to make for yourself or sell at the market?

You can easily make this homemade craft for yourself and then sell the rest because this is one of the easiest at-home DIY projects you can make as a beginner.

Reusable bags are trending and they are not going anywhere anytime soon.

Things you’ll need: Sturdy fabric, sewing threads, needles, and scissors, and a sewing machine if you have one (but it’s not required!).

How to make homemade reusable shopping bags:

1. Cut out the design of the shape that will form into your desired size

2. Sew it up using a sewing machine or by hand, depending on preference and skill level

3. Fill in any gaps with stitches until all seams have been secured together tightly

4. The best fabric to go with would be a sturdy fabric that won’t rip, such as a cotton fabric blend from your local fabric store or upcycled jean materials. 

 

7. Homemade Candles.

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Homemade candles are very easy to make that you can decide to whip one up for just yourself or make a couple dozen in a day’s time. 

One of the easiest ways to make DIY candles for beginners is you can melt down cheap dollar store-bought candles and mix in food coloring and then repour it into a cute teapot or teacup with a wick and let it set. 

Or make homemade candles from scratch!

Try this beginner homemade candle recipe:

    • Mix 15 ounces of melted wax
    • 5 ounces of cocoa butter and 3 tablespoons of vanilla extract
    • Pour the mixture into your favorite container and let it sit with the wick for at least 24 hours before giving it as a gift, enjoyment for yourself, or selling it at the market.

You can easily find all the candle-making supplies you need online at Amazon or candle making kits on Etsy and start selling them in craft markets or Etsy this week. 

Also if the candle is all-natural or vegan that can also be a good selling point!

 

8. DIY Pallet Plaques.

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It is never too late to make your home look more beautiful or help other people make their home beautiful!

With a quick DIY, you can create gorgeous plaques (like this) and sell them on word of mouth or on your own blog!

You only need some household items like wood or pallets (to build the frame), molding materials in different colors as well as paintbrushes or markers for drawing designs onto it.

Then just glue all pieces together tightly before letting them dry completely so they will stay securely attached when hung up indoors OR outdoors depending upon where people would want to put them.

 

9. Easy DIY Fabric Covered Pots.

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You know what they say, “A girl’s gotta do something to keep her hair up.”

Well in this instance she can also use a cute potholder for flowers or succulents on the front porch and make these DIY flower pots to sell for extra cash!

All you need is some fabric and hot glue!

In the time it takes to make dinner, you can cover these pots in fabric and keep them for year-round use. The best part? They’re so easy to make!

This inexpensive homemade craft idea is perfect for making and selling. These cute, crafty pots make great gifts, too!

 

Where Can You Sell Your Newly Handmade Crafts? 

You can publish these handmade goods on your own website or opt to sell them on an online marketplace like Amazon or Etsy.

You can also easily sell them at your local farmers’ markets, craft fairs, festivals, or other local events that you can participate in. 

Plus, you can go the wholesale route and start wholesaling to gift shops and boutiques (locally or beyond).


There you have it! Now all you need to do is pick your favorite at-home DIY project listed above in the article, and start creating and making. If you have any questions, I’d be happy to help you out!

 

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