Looking for crafty ways to earn more cash?
If you have talent in arts and crafts, here are craft ideas to make and sell for a profit on sites such as Etsy and Madeit. We have tried to cover all of the areas and have given you an example for you to see people who are currently doing it – and doing it well!
Plus we are now coming up to Christmas – and more people are searching for gifts that are hand-made rather than mass-produced. So there is no better time to get out your sewing machine and start creating!
1. Make Unique Earrings
Earrings are a great craft idea as they are small and easy to post. Think of a truly unique theme and go for it! Here is an example of someone thinking outside the square with earring ideas.
2. Make Unique Cushion Covers
As many cushion cover stores there are, there is still plenty of room for your own unique designs. Whether you buy unique fabric and make them yourself, or go the extra mile and design your own fabric.
3. Make Eco-Friendly Beeswax Wraps
Being environmentally friendly is becoming essential in the family home. Many Mum’s are now substituting plastic wrap for Beeswax Wraps – and they are super easy to make at home – use bright colours and styles to get the attention of customers.
4. Unpaper Towels
The use of paper towels is overrated! These unpaper towels are made of fabric. Thus, you won’t have to feel guilty about trees as well as adding to the wastes that this world holds.
5. Eco-Friendly Reusable Grocery Bags
Even supermarkets are now starting to adopt the use of eco-friendly bags to lessen the plastics that spread all over the world, which actually has an impact to the environment. With these reusable grocery bags, you can make them personalised to make the shopping of the customers much more enjoyable.
6. Washable Duster
It’s such a waste of money to refill or dispose of, so why not make washable dusters instead? It will help people save more money!
7. Organic Handmade Soap
Some soaps have harsh ingredients on them that make our skin dry and irritated. This organic handmade soap will be beneficial especially for those with sensitive skin!
8. Make Soy Candles
Apart from being 100% biodegradable, soy wax candles are better for our health compared to paraffin candles. It’s due to the fact the latter is made of gasoline by-products, and who would want to be surrounded by the smell of the gasoline?
Shhhhh – here is our resource on where to buy Candle Making Supplies!
9. Teacher Appreciation Gifts
When your work or you as a person is appreciated, it will make you happy! So why not give your teachers appreciation gifts? Make a lot, use some, and sell the others! It will boost your teachers’ happiness and interest to teach – and it might increase everyone’s grades too!
10. Macrame Wall Hangings
It is said that handmade crafts are more refined in terms of details – and definitely much cheaper! With this Macrame Wall Hangings, you can use different colours and apply unique styles that can’t be seen elsewhere.
11. Air Plant Terrariums
This is very simple to make. You just have to have a glass container and a plant, and any other decorations you want to put inside. You can also make this customised, according to how your customers want it to be, depending on the kind of terrarium suitable for their interior.
12. Naughty Cups
Mornings are usually quiet and peaceful – make them more entertaining and alive with these naughty cups!
13. Ummmm… Well, Every Boy Needs This…
Yes, of course they need this.
14. Adult Size Bean Bags
Sometimes, the usual living room chair just gives us back aches and discomfort, especially when we just want to chill. So who wouldn’t love a bean bag when you can even sleep comfortably on it?
15. Handmade Raw Concrete Pots
Using a concrete pot for plants is better as it lasts long, doesn’t break easily, and is resistant to climate change. It can also be decorated.
17. Handmade Recycled Note Paper
If there’s something we sure know should be recycled, that would be papers!
18. Hand Sewn Aprons
You see, the aprons that you can see on the market are usually of the same design and style. How can one differ? DIY! To make an apron doesn’t require too much work after all.
19. Baby Bandana Bibs
People prefer quality over quantity, but why choose when you can have both? These baby bandana bibs should be cheaper compared to the branded ones because they’re ‘handmade’ – but it doesn’t mean they lack quality!
20. Mum & Bub Welcome Home Gift Set
You’re helping people not to spend too much on a single gift with this one. You can buy a lot of things, better if small ones, related to parenting or motherhood for a cheaper price and just pick one on each variant and put them in a box – or any container possible.
21. MDF Laser Cut Bamboo Cake Toppers
Celebrating with a plain cake is very old! At this time, cake designs are already very creative – and creativity makes them more yummy! Instead of asking the cake attendant to put the message on the cake itself, people can just use laser cut bamboo cake toppers!
22. Nursery Wardrobe Dividers
If you’re minimalist and organised in nature, you can make many of this using recycled cardboard or anything and sell them for a cheap price! You can also buy new materials and be creative to make them more appealing.
23. Personalised Baby Blankets
How cute babies are especially if they’re rolled in a blanket like this! Like a croissant! Anyway, if you love babies and blankets, you can make a personalised baby blanket by picking a colour that matches the baby’s personality and put his or her name on it. You can also add other accessories, like a headband or a bib, that match the blanket!
24. Handmade Baby Rompers
Making a handmade baby romper is much flexible as you can decide what kind of style is better. Oh, how lovely it is to dress a baby like a doll!
25. Baby Shower Games
What make baby showers alive are the games! If you are the kind of person who thinks outside of the box and is playful in nature, you can provide services like this!
26. Balloon Party Decoration Packs
Almost all children love balloons! Especially if they’re formed into animals! Or flowers! Or a cartoon character!
27. Thank You Cards
It’s the little thing that matters! You can print out thank you cards with the design you want and sell it. It’s that easy!
28. Family Monograms
A monogram of a family name can denote authority. It implies, “This is Williams Family’s house. If you’re not a William, either act accordingly or get out!” Yes, right, sort of.
29. Bride and Bridesmaid Robes
Clothing affects confidence. If you love fashion designing, you can make bride and bridesmaid robes and sell them as a bundle for uniformity.
30. Wedding Garters
The materials needed for wedding garters aren’t expensive. Making them wouldn’t take so much of your time either.
31. Bath Bombs
How beautiful it is to soak your body in colours especially after a whole day of stress!
Sometimes, people use papers on this – but papers aren’t waterproof and are usually being disposed after use. Fabric buntings can be helpful to those that conduct festivals very often. They won’t have to start from scratch, nor do they have to worry about the weather.
33. Organic Nursing Pads
Even though nursing pads are used externally, there is still a tendency that harsh chemicals from them will cause discomfort to women breastfeeding their babies. So as much as possible, mothers would rather use the organic ones.
34. Quilted Play Mats
Typical play mats are made with foam or plastic, which actually aren’t budget-friendly. With this quilted play mats, mothers can just wash it.
35. Personalised Drink Bottles
It just feels good to see your name on a bottle, right? Because it shows it’s exclusive for you.
36. Monogrammed Duffel Bags
The same as with the bottle. Monogram on duffel bags or any bag shows ownership.
37. Custom Wedding Portraits
Custom wedding portraits are a beautiful souvenir for the newly weds. And it’s cute!
38. Wedding Favors in Bulk
There are a lot of expenses but it’s mandatory for the newly weds to give something to their guests. For those with limited budget, this kind of wedding favor is better because they can just give the money to you and you just have to depend the amount and the measurement of each favor according to the given budget.
39. Personalised Planners
People use planners for themselves, and it would feel more personal writing on it if it’s personalised and made really just for them!
40. Palette Picture Frames
A classic frame for the lovers of classic!
41. Pottery Fruit Bowls
If you love pottery, you can make a lot of bowls of different sizes and designs and sell them.
42. Flower Crowns
Flower crowns aren’t just for coachella! Some women even wear them on any occasion – even weddings!
43. Clay key chains
It’s not unusual for people to look for key chains with their names or even just their initials on it. Of course, they want to label their possessions to feel that those are really their own.
44. Crushed Glass Coasters
When a glass breaks, we tend to just throw the broken shards away. Instead of doing that, why not make money from it? Gather all the glass shards and recycle them.
45. Metal Roses
Metal roses are a good decoration to every household. They can give a classy and elegant ambiance to it.
46. Comic Book Magnets
Don’t just throw away your Marvel comic books! Or any other comic books that you won’t read anymore! Make use of them!
47. Beaded Bracelets
Who says bracelets are only silver and gold?
48. Velvet Pillows
Do you know that velvet fabrics are strong? Not just strong, smooth and soft too! And compared to pure cotton, dirt doesn’t stick too much to them – so it can help with acne problems!
49. Arts and Prints
Digital portraits are a thing! They give quality and beauty on our interior, so it just makes sense that there are people who are really fond of spending time looking for arts and prints that blend to their walls!
50. Digital Products
Not all people know how to build a website, use a software, do digital drawing, and the like. So instead of selling products, why not sell your skills instead? You won’t have to spend money, you just have to spend time improving your skills!
What kind of product would you sell?