Being crafty never goes out of style and this post will show you 60+ DIY crafts to make money from home.
They are easy, fun, and inexpensive to make. You can get most of the items from Dollar Tree (my favorite dollar store).
Most of us are busy and while making things are fun, we have to also consider if it’s even worth the time, money, and effort. I have put together a list that is cost-effective and time-efficient with video and blog post with step-by-step tutorials.
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Where to Sell My Crafts?
Selling crafts from home is super easy now. All you really need is a working computer, fast internet, and the desire to do it. You can sell your handmade crafts on Facebook Marketplace, Etsy, or even on your own blog.
Etsy is an e-commerce marketplace where 33 million buyers spent 3 billion dollars in 2017. Creating a shop on Etsy is free, however, there are three fees that you have to pay.
You will have to pay a listing fee, a transaction fee, and a payment processing fee. It costs $0.20 to list an item and the item will stay in your shop for 4 months or until the item is sold. Once an item is sold, there is a 5% transaction fee on the final sale price. If you accept payments through Etsy Payments, there is also a 3% + $0.25 payment processing fee.
Etsy is a great place to start, but the fees can really eat up your profit.
2. Start a Blog
While Etsy is a great starting place, it does have its cons. Fees would be the first obvious one. Another con that most people don’t think about is what if Etsy disappears tomorrow? MySpace anyone?
eBay used to be a very popular online marketplace for used items, but now most people shop on Facebook Marketplace instead. Why wouldn’t you? It’s local and you can get your items right away.
When I was selling things on eBay, I saw a lot of big sellers would direct the buyers to their own websites. For the same reason I mentioned above – to avoid paying fees and to drive traffic to the website and away from other competitors.
Your blog is your own and nobody can take that away from you. You can use Pinterest to promote your items and drive traffic to your blog. If you need a step-by-step tutorial, check out my guide here on how to start a blog.
Most of the links below will lead you to other craft bloggers. You can see how they turned their hobbies into a thriving business.
Once your blog is set up (which will take you less than 30 minutes), install a free WordPress plugin called WooCommerce. Active the plugin, set up the account, add the product images and descriptions and voila!
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DIY Crafts to Make Money
Now that we’ve covered the business side of it, let’s look at easy DIY crafts that you can make and sell for profit. You don’t need to spend an arm and a leg for materials. Did I mention that I love the Dollar Tree? I always end up with too many things there.
Here is the list of 60+ easy DIY crafts to make money:
1. Jewelry and Accessories
Making jewelry and accessories can be fun and very therapeutic. I used to be obsessed with making my own jewelry and my earrings always had to match my outfit.
- Beaded Earrings
- Galaxy Color Blocked Marble Coasters
- Diffuser Necklace
- Cactus Ring Holder
- Little Element Jars (sun, moon, earth, and sky)
- Rose Quartz Crystal Pendants
- Love Potion Necklace
- Seashell Necklace & Earrings
2. Scented Candles
I love scented candles and I use them almost every day. Candles sell really well around the holidays. That’s what I would get for myself and people that I am not too sure what to get 🙂
- Lavender Rosemary Crockpot Candles
- Margarita Scented Candles
- Rosemary Pressed Herb Candles in Mason Jar
- Lavender Vanilla Geometric Candles
- Crushed Ice Candles
- Apple Scented Candles with Sprinkles
- Easy Pineapple Candles
3. How to Make Soap
Soap is one of the easiest DIY crafts to make money! You don’t need a lot of tools, and you can get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest.
Here are some DIY soap crafts you can make at home:
- Rainbow Layered Soap
- All-Natural Exfoliating Soap
- Candy Corn Soap
- Cocoa Mint Soap
- Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake Soap
- Natural Salt Soap Spa Bars
- Lavender & Mint Soap
- Watermelon Soap
- Glycerine Gem Stones Soap
- Gemstone Soap
4. Wall Art
I’ve been obsessed with wall art ever since I moved into my new place. They’re super fun and easy to make. Check out the glue art below – even little kids can do them.
- Glue Art on Canvas with Watercolors
- Pebble Stone Baby Bird Wall Art
- Woven Rattan Wall Art
- Glitter Painting Wall Art
- Mason Jar Wood Wall Art
5. Knit / Crochet / Sew
Don’t think of sweaters when you thinking of knitting and crocheting. You can knit basket for storage. It’s a lot easier to knit than a sweater and less time-consuming. They’re super cute and very chic. I have them in my closet separated by delicates, socks, scarves, etc.
- Basket Pattern for Storage
- 15 Free Headband Knitting Patterns
- Fruit Dishcloth Citrus Slice
- Color Block Market Bag Crochet
- Knitted Bean Bags
- Juggling Bean Bag Chooks
6. Cactus and Succulents
I love cactus and succulents and they’re known to be easy to take care of. They cannot die, right? Not for me – I cannot even keep my succulent alive. Check out the cute succulent stamps and painted rocks.
Wedding is a billion-dollar industry with lots of money to be made. You can make invitation cards, save-the-date, wedding gifts, favors, and even jewelry. My sister-in-law spent a lot of time and money on Etsy for her wedding. She gave each of the bridesmaid a personalized necklace and the infinity bracelet. They ended up being my everyday jewelry.
- Wedding Invitations
- Wedding Favor Candles
- Personalized Wedding Hanger
- Cotton Ring Bearer Pillow
- Bridesmaid Proposal Box
- Small Thank You Favor Tag
- Personalized Infinity Bracelet
- Personalized Bottle Opener Keychain for Groomsmen
Macrame plant hanger is the new hipster thing and I just love the way they look. You can also offer macrame night and wine classes (it’s the same concept as paint night) like this Instagram account (trytheknot).
I love everything about Christmas – from shopping for deals to exchanging gifts to spending time with loved ones. Christmas ornaments are great gift ideas for friends, co-workers or just anyone into ornaments. My friend searches for unique ornaments every year for her yearly ornament party.
- Reindeer Puzzle Ornaments
- Christmas Beeswax Poinsettia Candles
- Scented Beeswax Ornaments
- 12 Days of Christmas: Green & Red Wax Melts
- Christmas Tree Soap
10. Bath Bombs / Sugar Scrub
- Popsicle Bath Bombs
- Glow in the Dark Bath Bombs
- Geode Bath Bombs
- Rose Sugar Scrub
- Pink Lemonade Sugar scrub
- Grapefruit Sugar scrub
- Snow Cone Sugar scrub
- Pina Colada Sugar scrub
11. Home & Office
Great way to decorate your house and office with a personalized touch.
- State/Zip Code/ Address Pillow
- Funny Home/Office Sign (Relax We’re All Crazy Here)
- Custom Doormat
- Typography Art Prints
There you have it – a list of 60+ easy DIY crafts to make money. Let me know if you’ve tried any of them.