15 DIY Crafts to Make and Sell
But figuring out how you can put those skills to work can be a little bit tricky. What do you make? How can you offer something new and special?
If you’re a crafty person but you don’t know where to start when it comes to products you could make and sell online, you’re in the right place.
We’ve gathered 15 simple,
Bath bombs have been increasing in terms of search volume since early 2015, and today, the market for these fizzing bathtub creations are more popular than ever before. And what’s even more interesting: You can create a wide variety of scents and products for extremely low startup costs.
The few basic ingredients for these beauty products (baking soda, epsom salts, food coloring, to name a few) can be purchased in large quantities for cheap — meaning high margins for you.
Video tutorial: How to make DIY bath bombs
DIY candles make for a versatile product that can be sold
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As more and more consumers strive to incorporate safe, organic cleaning products into their daily lives, you have an opportunity to capitalize on this movement by creating and marketing your own,
Tutorial: DIY gemstone soap
Printed throw pillows
Did you know the home decor market brings in about $62.5 billion each year? It’s true. That’s why entering this segment of the marketplace makes a lot of
Video tutorial: Printed throw pillows
Resin jewelry is simple to make, and a getting started kit is relatively inexpensive. With a bit of patience and an eye for design, you can create beautiful,
Tutorial: How to make resin jewelry
Customized dinner napkins or hand towels
For the home decorator that loves details, customized napkins or hand towels are an important design piece. With minimal sewing skills and a few
Tutorial: Creating custom made dinner napkins
The keychain is an accessory that never seems to go out of
Did you know that the average person uses about 425 plastic grocery bags a year? As more and more states strive to cut down on plastic bag use, tote bags are becoming more important than ever before. From the grocery store to the coffee shop, these versatile
Tutorial: Make a polka dot canvas tote bag
Holiday ornaments or gift tags
For many families, buying new holiday decor each year is a tradition. While holiday ornaments only make sense during a specific time of year, you can also build off this skill to create similar products like personalized gift tags, napkin holder embellishments, etc. that you can sell
Tutorial: Make your own clay ornaments
Who doesn’t like plants? Put them in a pretty container, and you’ve just upgraded a space significantly. Creating unique planters that speak to different tastes and styles can help shoppers achieve the look they’re going for at home and at work, and often times, these can be built for very little (while still looking like
Tutorial: Create your own concrete planters
By sharing your artistic creations or by making personalized wall decor, you allow consumers to decorate their homes with pieces that are distinctly them. See what you can create that’s unique, marketable, and missing from the current wall art marketplace.
Tutorial: Custom string art wall decor
Fun, cheerful magnets are an easy gift to give — and they’re extremely
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As of 2013, the average amount spent per child per year on toys within the US was about $371, according to Statista. That’s a decent chunk of change. By creating handmade toys for children of different ages, you can share your creations with little ones who love your products for years to come. And you don’t have to be a manufacturer, either. With some cloth, paint, and stuffing, you can be on your way to toyland.
Tutorial: Create a DIY dollhouse pillow
Look around, and you’ll notice that just about everyone has a smartphone or tablet within arm’s reach. Because we tote these expensive pieces of tech with us wherever we go, it makes sense that people are willing to invest in a decent carrying case or accessory to keep it safe. With a willingness to learn a bit of sewing, you can create cases for electronics that are both stylish and useful for an
Tutorial: Make your own leather iPad case
DIY Crafts: Your Gateway to
Whether you’ve been crafting for years or it’s something new you’d like to experiment with, these DIY project ideas offer some simple ideas that you can dive into right away. From toys to candles, the possibilities are endless: get inspired and start your
Once you’ve made your crafts, be sure to check out these beginner business resources: