I have met so many amazing women who love crafting and tell me about their crafts that make money from home. Not only do they sell at craft fairs, but they’re able to sell via their own blogs, flea markets, and even on local Facebook buy/sell/trade pages.
If you’re in the United States and you’re considering selling at craft fairs, then you NEED this amazing group of crafters. You can get guides and maps or join up to get the best local info!
You can craft in your free time and sell them for a profit!
It got me thinking about crafts that make money from home. I did a little research into some fairly simple crafts that make money easy!
The internet is AMAZING! You can enjoy your hobby, and profit from it financially!
A Tip About Selling Crafts Online UK OR US!
The best places to sell crafts online:
- Etsy (Click here for your first 20 listings free!)
- Your OWN Blog
- Open A Shopify Store
- Local Facebook Groups
Hands down, the first thing I would do if I wanted to sell crafts online is to create a blog and install a theme with e-commerce capability. With your own blog, you are able to promote your content ALL over the internet, including social media.
MILLIONS of people buy through Pinterest every year, and with a blog that you own, you control who sees what content and when.
45 Super Simple Easy DIY Crafts That Make Money From Home
Here are some unique ideas I found around the blogosphere to get your creativity flowing! These range from simple DIY crafts to larger handmade projects.
I’m a sucker for all the cute decorations I find at flea markets and fairs, and I love supporting other artisans, so if you think of an idea and you think it’s amazing, I say go for it! You never know who might buy it.
It could be a super easy way to earn extra cash from home on your own terms in your spare time.
These incredibly easy project ideas include DIY gifts like picture frames and home decor. Any of these crafts would be great to start with!
Easy DIY Crafts That Make Money From Home | Home Decor
Easy Crafts That Make Money From Home | Crochet Flower Garland by Jen Port for Heart Handmade UK
Jen Port from Color N’ Cream made this gorgeous crochet garland for The Craft Cafe a few years ago! It’s one of the most popular crochet patterns on this site and I’m sure that you can see why.
Easy DIY Planters by Ayda Algin for Heart Handmade UK
This planter project is one of my favourite projects ever! Ayda from Cafenohut always creates the most inspiring posts. You can see more of her tutorials in the FREE Craft Magazines, or right here on the blog.
Fluid Art Clock via MyBluprint
Using a mixture of acrylic paint and resin, you can make a gorgeous swirling clock design to sell!
Finding vinyl records will not be a problem, all you need to do is go to thrift stores and buy the CHEAPEST ones there. Not only will you be able to upcycle records that are covered in scratches, you are doing the world a service!
Mitered Corner Cloth Napkins via MyBluprint
These napkins are such a great idea! You can find beautiful fabric and make napkins to make and sell.
An excellent way to promote your new venture would be to feature fabulous parties and table settings that would look IDEAL with your napkins!
Mason Jar Bathroom Storage by Lolly Jane
I’m a HUGE fan of mason jars and all of the different ways that you can use and repurpose them. They make for beautiful storage in the Craft Room or even to fill with gifts or handmade beauty products.
I’m in love with the colour palette used in this project! I also happen to think that it’s a cute idea to add a little visual interest to your walls.
How To Make DIY Faux Crystal Knobs via Rain on a tin roof
Last year, I discovered some drawer knobs in Anthropologie that looked JUST like these. When I discovered these DIY knobs, I was BLOWN away. These are a guaranteed seller.
Easy Popsicle Stick Hexagon Shelf via makeanddocrew
Oh my goodness, this craft is even suitable for kids! Although, it could get messy when it comes to varnishing. Get your Gorilla glue and popsicle sticks.
Easy Crafts That Make Money From Home | Confetti Candy Bowls via Tell Love and Party
A few years ago I was banned from buying any more crockery because our home is so FULL of beautifully patterned dishes that I find. Now, the bowls are all chipped from the dishwasher so we need some new ones. I, however, don’t really like matching sets. Mismatching is my game so I LOVE the possibilities with these bowls!
Opening your own store full of DIY, dishwasher safe dishes is such a great idea. I think you could sell coffee cup sets to keep shipping costs a little lower if you’re selling online.
How To Make A Needle Felted Cushion via Fall for DIY
Creating custom needle felted pillow cases is an adorable idea for your handmade store.
DIY Donut Pillows via Mademoisell
‘No sew’ is one of my favourite sub categories of crafting! If you don’t know anything about me, I’m a chronically ill disabled lady with very little energy on a day to day basis. The easier the crafts, the better!
When it comes to your Handmade Store, think about how easy it is to make a product and whether or not the finished product would look amateurish!
Beaded Trivet via carnetsparisiens
Another one of those insanely simple craft projects but, with a lick of paint you can make it look super chic and stylish!
Crafts That Make Money From Home | Wonderful Birdhouse Key Hooks via Toriejayne
These hooks are one of my favourite projects because I’m a HUGE fan of Torie Jayne AND Washi tape!
Torie Jayne has written a couple of books, most notably, Craft Show and Sell.
Craft Show & Sell delivers all the advice and vision that YOU need to take their brand or business forward into a new realm. Step into the workspaces, shops and online personalities of those global designers and expert makers who have turned the art of craft into a successful business model.
Galaxy Color Blocked Marble Coasters A Kailo Chic Life
Alcohol inks make some BEAUTIFUL effects when swirled on marble and glass. Experiment and create some funky dishes to sell in your online store or on your stand at the craft fair!
Mini Spring Succulent Planters A Kailo Chic Life
How stinkin’ cute are these little planters?! It’s another recycling craft and I couldn’t be happier. You can create little planters out of old egg cups, as long as you add a base.
For the full tutorial, check out the A Kailo Chic Life post.
DIY Painted Bottles homeyohmy
Using paint and washi tape, you can create some stunning designs on jars! You could even make them dishwasher safe by using paint like this stuff.
How To Make DIY Dishwasher Safe Dishes via Delia Creates
Before the invention of dishwasher safe paint, we had to leave the funky dishes to the professionals to create. Now, we can customise, decorate and paint to our hearts content.
You could develop signature designs and sell them exclusively, making hand painted dishes limited edition you can charge a little extra!
DIY Mini Mountain Photo Holders via Sugar and Cloth
I LOVE this little craft project because it is SO simple! You could even make your own clay to cut down on business costs.
Bathtub Caddy by The Merry Thought
These caddies are hugely popular and I know exactly why! People are realising the NEED for better self-care and there’s no better way than a relaxing soak in the tub. Having a little caddy like this is perfect for holding your cup of tea and book while you relax.
Succulent Plant Pots by Passionshake for Heart Handmade UK
How cute is this plant pot project from Aga Tinca of Passionshake blog?! Aga was a regular contributor to the Craft Cafe and created some fabulous projects. For more DIY ideas, check out Aga’s other posts here.
Easy DIY Crafts That Make Money From Home | Jewellery & Accessories
DIY Flower Crown by Mercedes for Heart Handmade UK
Back in 2014 when I started creating Free Magazines, I was THRILLED when Mercedes got in touch and wanted to submit this amazing DIY Flower crown.
NOW is the perfect time to start making and selling these for Festival Season!
Crochet Phone Case by Manuela for Heart Handmade UK
This Crochet Phone Case pattern was created by Manuela from the German blog and store Bleu et Rose/Sunderhuz. I discovered Manuela via DaWanda, the European version of Etsy before it shut down and it was a wonderful discovery!
You can get a sneak peek inside her store via the FREE Craft Magazines, right here on the blog.
Berenice Cabled Headband via My BluPrint
I LOVE this headband! If you know how to knit then there are PLENTY of crafts that you could sell. I know for a fact that I buy knit products because I’m too lazy to make them.
If you want to learn more about knitting for profit, check out this guide!
Trendy Seed Bead Bracelets via MyBluprint
This is a free tutorial but RIGHT now you can access the complete Craftsy/MyBluprint back catalogue for 30 days for $1! There are SO MANY amazing crafts that you can learn on there and then start a business. It’s my favourite place to learn and my first stop when I’m struggling with those knitting stitches or crochet.
Because I KNOW I’m learning from an actual expert!
Crafts That Make Money From Home | Cute Button Bobby Pins via Crafts and Creativity
I’ve been blogging for so long that I remember when this first got published. And that was quite a long time ago.
This tutorial definitely stood the test of time and it’s an excellent idea that the kids could even make and sell.
DIY Raw Stone Earrings by Alice and Lois
These have got to be one of THE best easy crafts to make money! It’s SO simple.
DIY Gem Stone Bobby Pins by tellloveandparty
Oh, these are STUNNING! Go hoking around yard sales and thrift stores for second hand necklaces or even raid some jewellery drawers to find some broken jewellery that you can use!
Ask your friends and family if they have any or even make a post on a site like Freecycle or inside local Facebook groups!
Cactus ring holder via Collectively Christine
This is another awesome craft that you can make with handmade clay! You will need a few more products but the clay would be taken care of lol.
For a more professional finish though I would use THIS CLAY.
DIY Liquorice Allsorts Beads by Crafts and Creativity
I hate Liquorice but I LOVE these beads. Let me tell you a wee secret – I’m kind of obsessed with interiors and accessories if it’s related to biscuits, sweets, ice cream of cupcakes. Obsessed.
Possibly because I’ve been a yoyo dieter for most of my adult life.
Figurine Trinket Dishes Lulus
Another insanely cute trinket dish that’s a LOT less effort than the clay cactus version above, or the marbled clay version below!
How To Make A Marbled Clay Jewellery Dish via A Beautiful Mess
I tried to make marbled clay and ended up just making like a brown lump. Experimentation may be required before you can actually make a product that will sell!
Cutest Pin Cushion Ever! Via My BluPrint
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!
THREE MAKE UP SPONGES GLUED TOGETHER?! WHAT?!
Why have I never thought of that before?!!?!
This set of Make Up sponges would make 8 cupcakes.
Craft Ideas For Kids To Sell
Friendly Faces Beaded Keychain by Dane Tashima via Parents.com
These key chains can be offered with a customization option. When a customer places an order, the kiddos can paint the faces on! Or you can. Then add beads and additional features like tassels.
Kate Spade Inspired Key Fobs Flamingo Toes
If your kiddo has figured out how to use the sewing machine, this could be a perfect product to add to their shop inventory!
You could always lend a helping hand until they’re more confident.
Macrame Key Chain from BluPrint
Weaving and macrame are still SO popular and SO simple. I learned how to weave last year and Macrame is on my list for this year because I want to make a hanging planter.
When I was a kid, all we did was make friendship bracelets. I could never do the fancy ones but you could teach your kiddo how to macrame!
You could both learn together via the BluPrint tutorial.
DIY Pressed Flower Phone Case this one using pressed flowers
To make pressed flower phone cases, you’ll need to start and collect your leaves and flowers! You want to have a nice selection to pick from and have enough time for them to press and dry properly.
You can EASILY press flowers with the help of paper towels and a big book. I love to press flowers in the back of a giant Reader’s Digest manual and then I put my heaviest pot plant on top of it. Works like a charm every time!
How To Make A DIY Polka Dot Phone Case by cafecraftea
Again… another Kate Spade inspired craft is always going to grab people by the eye balls and that’s exactly what you want to do!
Health And Beauty Ideas To Make And Sell
Crafts That Make Money From Home | Geode bath bombs
I’m going to make some of these for myself. My favourite crystal is an amethyst and I would LOVE a full shelf of them. When I’m making Geodes, I can make myself some bath bombs!
These would also make an amazing Mother’s day gift idea!
Citrus Slice Soaps via Gwyl.io
These look so realistic! Do you think you would be able to recreate your own citrus slices? I love these!
If you like Citrus, check out this fabulous and FREE Citrus Crochet Pattern!
Gemstone Soap A Beautiful Mess
Since (as a family) we decided to try and drastically reduce the amount of single use plastic that we use, I’m going to be making soap. THESE are the soaps I’m going to make! How cool are they?!
How To Make No Sew Sleep Masks!
Another project with my favourite phrase! I’m a huge advocate for a good nights sleep, so sleep masks are always a great idea.
Makeup Brush Roll Made to be a Momma
If you’re handy with the sewing machine, make up brush rolls and cosmetic purses seems to be a pretty lucrative business idea!
DIY Passion Tea Sugar Scrub via A Pumpkin and a Princess
This sugar scrub looks incredible. It looks like it smells delicious. Do I sound like a complete weirdo?
Unlike my husband, I don’t actually taste the delicious smelling shower scrubs and gels!
How To Make Bath Bombs Via CraftsForTeens on Youtube
Bath bombs are HUGELY popular! Are you ready to start your kitchen table business?!
How to Make Sugar Scrub Cubes
These look like cola cubes and pineapple cubes. Now I’m transported back about 20 years and buying sweets in the local shop then having to weigh them.
The little store was so old, think Open all hours! It was like that only smaller!
How To Make Strawberry Lip Balm via soapdelinews
Soapdelinews is one of the best sites to find recipes for health and beauty crafts!
How to Find Things to Make and Sell from Home
My favorite ways to get inspired is to visit local antique shops and also browse around on Etsy.com. You can even sort by best selling to find the most profitable things to consider.
Not that you need to copy anyone else’s idea, but just seeing all the amazing craft items that people are able to make and then put up for sale always fills me ideas of my own!
Helpful Books About Selling Crafts
If you’re a researcher who loves to know everything about a subject before you start, I can personally recommend some incredible CRAFT BUSINESS focused books that you might like to check out!
- The Handmade Entrepreneur – How to Sell on Etsy, or Anywhere Else: Easy Steps for Building a Real Business Around Your Crafts
- The Etsy Productivity Planner
- How to Sell Your Crafts Online: A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Sales on Etsy and Beyond
- Craft Business Power: 15 Days To A Profitable Online Craft Business (you can read this for free during your Audible trial!)
- Etsy-preneurship: Everything You Need to Know to Turn Your Handmade Hobby into a Thriving Business