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50 Craft Ideas to Make and Sell for a Profit

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50 Craft Ideas to Make and Sell for a Profit

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!

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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1576055876_7837.jpgMake 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.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1058398008_tlfu.jpgMake 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.

List of Online Fabric Suppliers and Printers
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1491406724_pkvj.jpgMake 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.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1422883053_to1x.jpgUnpaper 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.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1522000974_epgz.jpgEco-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 on the environment. With these reusable grocery bags, you can make them personalised to make the shopping of the customers much more enjoyable.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1316794658_f3jv.jpgWashable 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!

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.326325206.jpgMake 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!

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1318994751_rhlb.jpgMake 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!

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1715153467_c581.jpgMake 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!

View the tutorials here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1783101300_cw0f.jpgMake 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.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.988003287_4uvw.jpgMake 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.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1749486358_3v12.jpgNaughty Cups
Mornings are usually quiet and peaceful – make them more entertaining and alive with these naughty cups!

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1380040452_tg43.jpgUmmmm… Well, Every Boy Needs This…
Yes, of course they need this.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.502506224_i2b2.jpgAdult Size Bean Bags
Sometimes, the usual living room chair just gives us backaches 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?

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1161791281_rj1s.jpgHandmade Raw Concrete Pots
Using a concrete pot for plants is better as it lasts longer, doesn’t break easily, and is resistant to climate change. It can also be decorated.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1058290819_n6o4.jpgHandmade Recycled Note Paper
If there’s something we sure know should be recycled, that would be papers!

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1270768144_bmo7.jpgHand 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.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1489682698_khyp.jpgBaby 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!

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1827212511_8i0s.jpgMum & 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.

View ideas here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1002725866_nvfm.jpgMDF 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 yummier! Instead of asking the cake attendant to put the message on the cake itself, people can just use laser cut bamboo cake toppers!

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1701316830_5kqp.jpgNursery Wardrobe Dividers
If you’re minimalist and organised in nature, you can make many of these 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.

View ideas and tutorials here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1829148137_r2mp.jpgPersonalised 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 putting his or her name on it. You can also add other accessories, like a headband or a bib, that match the blanket!

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1502679593_8ofe.jpgHandmade Baby Rompers
Making a handmade baby romper is much more flexible as you can decide what kind of style is better. Oh, how lovely it is to dress a baby like a doll!

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1696491802_drn6.jpgBaby Shower Games
What makes 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!

View ideas here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1522437194_6umr.jpgBalloon Party Decoration Packs
Almost all children love balloons! Especially if they’re formed into animals! Or flowers! Or a cartoon character!

View ideas here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.996520982_koka.jpgThank 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!

View ideas here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1786738319_82yn.jpgFamily 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.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1300407383_bctk.jpgBride 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.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1280619451_bkfl.jpgWedding Garters
The materials needed for wedding garters aren’t expensive. Making them wouldn’t take so much of your time either.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1518540633_8a4f.jpgBath Bombs
How beautiful it is to soak your body in colours, especially after a whole day of stress!

View the tutorial here.
Bunting definition and meaning | Collins English DictionaryBunting
Sometimes, people use papers on this – but papers aren’t waterproof and are usually being disposed of 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.

View the tutorial here
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1721152671_4mqt.jpgOrganic 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 organic ones.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1219472086_a60d.jpgQuilted Play Mats
Typical play mats are made with foam or plastic, which actually aren’t budget-friendly. With these quilted play mats, mothers can just wash it.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1695555540_h9ko.jpgPersonalised Drink Bottles
It just feels good to see your name on a bottle, right? Because it shows it’s exclusive for you.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1684370610_t78l.jpgMonogrammed Duffel Bags
The same as with the bottle. Monogram on duffel bags or any bag shows ownership.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1549510058_gs3g.jpgCustom Wedding Portraits
Custom wedding portraits are a beautiful souvenir for the newlyweds. And it’s cute!

View ideas here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_570xN.1539794615_czby.jpgWedding Favors in Bulk
There are a lot of expenses but it’s mandatory for the newlyweds to give something to their guests. For those with a limited budget, this kind of wedding favour is better because they can just give the money to you and you just have to depend on the amount and the measurement of each favour according to the given budget.

View ideas here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is bluesky_planners_for_bloggers-6.jpgPersonalised 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!

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is FWKUUZCISYTEOTQ.LARGE_.jpgPalette Picture Frames
A classic frame for the lovers of a classic!

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is fe570dd0b2b82f43436aacd5b732b2c6.jpgPottery Fruit Bowls
If you love pottery, you can make a lot of bowls of different sizes and designs and sell them.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_340x270.1373990509_exd1.jpgFlower Crowns
Flower crowns aren’t just for Coachella! Some women even wear them on any occasion – even weddings!

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 20520237fb956f1260f199b7ad8f8538.jpgClay 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.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is glass-concrete-new-glass-and-concrete-ocean-sculptures-by-young-glass-fiber-concrete-countertops.jpgCrushed 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.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 22bd2ea4b8010b960b43ec796bf35153.jpgMetal Roses
Metal roses are a good decoration to every household. They can give a classy and elegant ambiance to it.

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Comic-Book-Magnets-3.jpgComic 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!

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_340x270.1224899956_d8fj.jpgBeaded Bracelets
Who says bracelets are only silver and gold?

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is il_340x270.1270912773_iqxc.jpgVelvet 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!

View the tutorial here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is society.jpgArts 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!

View ideas here.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is digiseller_colors.pngDigital Products
Not all people know how to build a website, use software, do a 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!

View ideas here.

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