45 Easy Crafts That Make Money: Make Thousands From Home

If you’re like me, you love making things with your hands. There are so many different crafts that make money; it can be tough to figure out which crafts to make and sell will be the most profitable. 

We’ve got the answers for you. We’ll show you the best crafts to sell to make extra money doing what you love.

So whether you’re just looking to make a little extra cash selling crafts or want to turn crafting into a full-blown business with profitable crafts, read on to find out more about the 45 crafts that make money!

Quick Picks

woman painting crafts to make and sell

Forty-five options is a lot, and you aren’t limited to just one craft to sell!

But I’m sure you want to know the most profitable online businesses we’ve found in our research.

Here are just a few ideas to get you started and make thousands per month:

Crafts That Make Money

These projects are perfect for anyone who loves to be creative and wants to find profitable crafts to sell.

So get your crafting supplies ready, and let’s get started!

1. Writing

Freelance writing may be one of the best crafts that make money. You can create your own crafty blog- helping others learn new hobbies, write for other crafters, or even write content for other types of creators.

There are all sorts of profitable crafts out there that you could write about – from simple ones that anyone can do to more complex and niche items. You could write for blogs, magazines, social media platforms, and more.

Write about what you like and know about, and you’re on your way to a great online craft business!

Check out Earn More Writing’s FREE workshop to learn more about starting a profitable freelance writing business.

2. Printables

kids playing game color print

Etsy printables are one of the most profitable businesses you can make and sell online. You can make and sell anything from greeting cards to invitations, stickers, and more with printables.

The best part about making printables is that you can do it all from home, with a computer, an easy program to work with like Canva, and some creative juices.

If you want to start an online printables business, I highly recommend checking out the e-Printables workshop. You’ll learn everything you need to know about making and selling printables.

3. Stickers

Making money can be a lot of fun- and profitable if you pick the right craft ideas! Just make stickers to sell, and watch the money start rolling in.

There are endless craft ideas for what you can create with stickers. You can create original art with your own characters or ideas or create fan art stickers, like cartoon characters or movie actors, in your own unique style.

It’s easy to start a stickers business and start selling in an Etsy shop- you can use Canva to create designs and either get a printer to print stickers yourself or outsource it to a company for production.

4. Photos

woman holding profressional camera taking photo

If you’re looking for some creative and profitable craft ideas, look no further than selling photos online!

Stock photos are a great online business option if you have an extensive portfolio of high-quality images, plenty that people could use for blogs or magazine articles.

Most of the ones we use are related to money-making, like people working or creating things, but I see a lot of scenery images.

Other profitable businesses are setting up your own website or online shop and selling prints, digital files, or even physical products like photo books or calendars.

You can even sell feet pics on Fun With Feet; surprisingly, some people are making thousands per month with them!

5. Scented Candles

Selling handmade items is one of the best ways to make money, and your own business selling scented candles could be the best idea for you!

Candles make great gifts and home decor items, and there are endless possibilities for scents, colors, and designs- so there’s a big market for these crafts online.

Making candles is one of the DIY crafts with a relatively straightforward process, and with a bit of practice, you can have a hobby that makes money.

6. Soaps

homemade soaps

Homemade soaps are one of the best-selling handmade items in Etsy shops, and they’re also one of the most profitable crafts you can make.

Not only are homemade soaps lovely to look at, but they’re also packed with natural ingredients that people love.

And because each soap is handmade, each one is unique. Your customers will appreciate the care and attention that went into making their soap, and they’ll be back for more.

7. Body Scrubs

Why not try your hand at making homemade body scrubs? Not only is this a great way to relax and pamper yourself, but you can also make money by selling them in an online store.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to choosing scrub recipes and ingredients. You can go for a luxurious, indulgent feel by using rich oils and soothing botanicals.

Or, you can opt for something more refreshing with citrusy essential oils. No matter your preference, there are plenty of recipes to choose from.

8. Bath Bombs

bath bombs

Bath bombs are perfect for selling online to make more money, and with a bit of creativity, you can stand out from the crowd with unique and fun crafts.

Making bath bombs is easy and pretty straightforward – you only need a few simple ingredients and a little time.

Once you’ve got the hang of it, you can start experimenting with different scents, colors, and shapes to make your bombs unique and interest a wider variety of customers.

9. Face Masks

Face masks are great crafts to sell that turn DIY projects into fast money!

Masks are a lot of fun to make, plus you can make easy batches with a good variety so you can quickly make and sell different styles.

10. Makeup

Free Makeup Samples

If you love makeup and want to make money from your passion, then selling homemade cosmetics in a shop online is the perfect way to do it!

Makeup makes a great gift, making a broad market for it, but be sure you are careful with guidelines and health restrictions. A safe and healthy brand can go far, but makeup with problem areas can tank your business.

11. Lip Balm

Lip balm can help keep lips soft and hydrated all year round. Why not make your own lip balm to sell and make money online?

You can buy lip balm kits or customize a lip balm recipe with flavor, tint, and packaging to attract more customers.

12. Paper Flowers

paper flowers

With endless possibilities, flowers are a great way to get started in the crafting world and make money. Making them from paper makes them cheaper and more versatile, meaning you can create more and get more profit from them.

Paper flowers are one of the most profitable crafts to sell- people want them for wedding bouquets, decorations, photoshoots, and much more.

13. Silk Bouquets

If you like the idea of creating flowers and bouquets but are also good at sewing, you could take your shop to the next level and offer silk flowers for sale.

Silk bouquets come in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors, so you’re sure to be able to make silk bouquet craft ideas to fit your customers’ needs and have them look more high-end than just paper bouquets.

14. Wedding Rings

2 hands with wedding rings on

Wedding rings are a meaningful and sentimental craft to sell. When you make wedding rings, you can be sure that the quality is top-notch and the design is unique. 

You’ll need some basic jeweler’s tools to get started, but it’s easy to find everything you need online or at a crafts store.

15. Greeting Cards

Digital crafts are becoming increasingly popular, so now is the perfect time to get into these crafts that make money.

If you have a knack for artwork and design, greeting cards are the perfect outlet for your creativity, and it’s a low-cost business idea that you can design on Canva.

Or you can go old school and make cards by hand, which you can make with card stock, scissors, and stickers.

16. Party Favors

wedding favor

Creating unique and memorable party favors is a great way to make money. From simple paper crafts to digital crafts, many options are available for those who want to start their own craft business.

Many craft businesses add party favors to their list of printables or make them available as digital downloads. You can make fun icebreakers and scavenger hunt sheets or go with classics like little lollipops with cute tags on them.

17. Gift Baskets

Gift baskets are a great way to make money from home. You can create them for any occasion, and there is always someone who needs them.

You can start by making a list of all the occasions that people would need gift baskets for and then brainstorming what you could put in each basket to best fit the occasion.

A quick search led me to many gift baskets for bridal parties, wedding showers, and date nights, which I think are great when personalized!

18. Jewelry

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Making jewelry can be a fun hobby that can make money and be used as a creative outlet. One of the best things about making jewelry is that the supplies are relatively inexpensive.

You only need a few tools, such as wire cutters and pliers, and things like wire and beads to put pieces together. Then you can make anything from simple necklaces and earrings to more complex bracelets and rings.

19. Jewelry Stands

DIY projects can bring in a lot of money, and I’ve seen some unique ideas- including jewelry stands.

From wire stands made to look like trees to cute pottery hearts for holding rings, you could use any type of art medium to create beautiful pieces.

20. Personalized T-Shirts

custom t-shirts

Another great way to make money with your craft skills is by creating personalized t-shirts. It’s a massive business for crafts online because you can make just about anything for people and many events.

We love custom t-shirts for family reunions, plus we did create some for our wedding party back in the day, and they were a huge hit!

You can design your shirts or use a service like Spring to help you create and sell your designs, then create an Etsy store to connect with plenty of potential customers.

21. Phone Cases

Many people love to personalize their phones with different cases, so this could be one of the most profitable crafts you can get into now.

Some shops have screen-printed designs on phone cases, whereas others paint the cases by hand- so you have a few ways to create your designs and sell them.

22. Handmade Purses

custom bag girl standing on ledge

Selling handmade purses is a perfect small business idea! Purses are always in style and make an excellent gift for any occasion.

The patterns and styles of purses are endless, so that you can get creative with this one. I’ve seen no dew versions for tote-styled bags, but there are some great sewn bags you could create if you are a whizz with a sewing machine.

23. Plushies

Plushies are one of the most popular items to sell online. You can design and make your own patterns or buy patterns for plushies you think would sell well.

To start, you need some fabric, stuffing, and a sewing machine. You can also crochet plushies, which can be more time-consuming if you’re new to the craft!

24. Keychains

keychains

Keychains are another great craft to sell online. They make great gifts or party favors and can be used as promotional items for businesses.

You can make keychains out of metal links, beads, string, yarns, leather, and much more- it all depends on your ideas and DIY crafts you’re skilled in or want to learn.

25. Bows & Hair Accessories

Another great side hustle to start is making bows and hair accessories. It’s a great business idea for moms who want to stay home with their kids but still make extra money.

There are no-sew options for bows and headbands, or you can sew by hand or machine to make them quicker. Another popular accessory I’ve seen is hair clips, with clay pieces attached for costumes and cosplays.

26. Scarves & Hats

knit scarf

No matter what the season, people love buying scarves and hats! The online market for these is always booming, making them great items for an Etsy shop.

You can knit or crochet these yourself if you like, or even sew scarves and hats if you’re not into the whole yarn thing.

You can find patterns for scarves and hats online on Etsy, Pinterest, or even make your own. Just be sure to use quality materials so your products will last through many winters!

27. Nail Polish/Stick-On Nails

Nail polishes or stick-on nails are booming right now, especially with the holidays around the corner.

You can create beautiful colors to sell in bottles or buy fake nails to paint and design for customers.

I don’t often have time to paint my nails, so gluing fake ones on lets me have a little fun and feel pretty- without all the painting and drying time!

28. Wall Decor

wall decor

Wall decor is a popular craft to make and sell, as a wide variety of items can be created. From simple prints to elaborate 3D designs, there is something for everyone.

When creating wall decor, it’s important to consider what will appeal to your target market. You could paint scenery, create geographic shapes for digital downloads, or do any other DIY crafts you like to do.

29. Picture Frames

Picture frames are a great way to make money from your crafting skills.

You can create a large number of frames very quickly, allowing you to make a good profit on your creations. They can also be made in various styles and sizes and with different materials.

I’ve seen people getting free wood, like palettes, and cutting them down to make beautiful photo frames. Free materials mean more profit in your pocket!

30. Decorative Pillows

Simple, wooden coffee table in front of a gray settee with fashionable pillows in a monochromatic living room interior

Decorative pillows can add a unique touch to any home and are relatively easy to make and sell. It takes some sewing skills to make something cute and durable, but I’m sure you guys are a bit

You can find bare/naked pillows at most craft stores or home stores (yes, even Target!) and sew a cover for them using different colors and design patterns.

31. Snow Globes

Unique snow globes are a great way to make extra money during winter. You can make them as simple or as elaborate as you like, and they will surely be a hit with friends, family, and neighbors.

You can sell snow globes at craft shows, online, or in local shops. It just takes time and some bank globes to get started!

32. Bookends

bookends

Bookends are a great way to make extra money, and they are a relatively easy craft to make.

They can be made from just about anything, like scrap wood, kid’s toys, rocks, concrete, kitchen rolling pins, and more.

Creating unique designs that will stand out will help the bookends sell. One of my favorite sets was made from dinosaur toys, spray painted silver and glued to a hunk of wood- the kids thought they were genius and even a bit fancy!

33. Champagne Flutes

If you want to make money with your crafts, consider creating decorative champagne flutes!

Champagne flutes are a popular decorative item that can be sold for a profit. I’ve seen people get custom ones for bridal gifts, wedding gifts for happy couples, and anniversary gifts.

Champagne flutes can be personalized with the buyer’s name or initials, the date, or whatever else they like. You just need some painting skills or printing skills to create the design.

34. Personalized Mugs

mug

Personalized mugs are a popular gift-giving item since they can be customized with the buyer’s name, initials, or a special message.

To personalize the mug, you can use vinyl, stencils, or even paint. You can use a decal printer to create custom designs if you want to make many of them.

35. Decorative Mason Jars

Making and selling decorative mason jars can be a fun, easy, and profitable way to make some extra money.

Gather some Mason jars, paints, brushes, stencils (if desired), and ribbon or other embellishments to get started. Once your jars are finished, it’s time to start selling them!

36. Clay Jugs

pottery wheel with homemade heart side table dish

We all know that finding new and exciting hobbies can be challenging. If you’re an artist looking to make extra money from your talents, why not try clay jugs?

With some practice, you can create beautiful and unique clay jugs that people will love. You can sell them online or at a local craft fair.

I like clay jugs mainly for plants, but I’ve seen fantastic pieces for pen holders, jewelry pots, and more.

37. Cutting Boards

One of the best-selling wood crafts to make and sell is cutting boards. It only takes some basic woodworking skills and a little imagination to develop a design that people will love.

You can use free wood or buy blanks that are already sanded and ready, then you can either paint them, wood etch them, pour resin on them, or simply stain them.

38. Candies

marshmallow treats

Most people have a sweet tooth or need the perfect treats for a special occasion; making candies and confections is the perfect way to make some extra money.

One of the best things about making candies is that it’s relatively inexpensive to start. You can create marshmallows, chocolates, lollipops, or whatever you want- with stuff from your local craft store and grocery stores!

Sell your delicious creations at farmer’s markets, online, or even in a brick-and-mortar shop.

39. Desserts

Desserts are always a hit, no matter what the occasion. If you love to bake, making and selling desserts is a great way to make some extra money.

You can specialize in birthday or wedding cakes with beautiful fondant designs, or create wacky cookie flavors for any occasion!

40. Wooden Toys

toy designer

If you’re good with woodworking, wooden toys are crafts to sell that make money.

These wood crafts for kids are popular because they’re classic and never go out of style. You can make any sort of toys, from cars and trains to blocks and puzzles.

And since they’re for kids, you can keep the designs relatively simple. Use your knack for painting or staining, and add colorful details to your creations to make them even more eye-catching.

41. Christmas Ornaments

Christmas ornaments are one of the hot craft ideas that is a top seller on Etsy.

They can be made from things you already have around the house – buttons, beads, fabric scraps, flannel shirts, old jewelry, and more.

You’ll want to make several before you sell them and have various options- plus even customizable pieces if you can. That way, you’ll have an excellent selection to offer buyers.

42. Christmas Wreaths

wreath

Christmas wreaths are fun crafts to make and sell in a small online business. These handmade crafts can be made with thrift store finds or any crafty materials. 

You can make traditional evergreen wreaths or get creative with unique color schemes and materials. You can make small wreaths to sell as ornaments or larger ones for centerpieces or wall decor.

43. Dog Treats

If you’re a dog lover, you can turn your passion into a profit by making and selling dog treats.

You can package them in cute containers and sell them at pet stores or farmer’s markets. Or, you could even set up a booth at a local dog park.

44. Pet Clothes

dog sweater pet clothes

You can make some extra income by crafting pet clothes to sell. Many pet owners would love to buy specialized gear for their furry friends, and costumes and cute sweaters are always popular.

Your products can easily be unique and different from the competition by using amazing patterns and adding embellishments.

45. Pet Collars

Pet collars are another great craft to make and sell. You can create them from scratch or buy blank/bland ones and recreate them to be more fun.

The key to selling pet collars is to find a niche market. For example, you could make and sell collars for small dogs, large dogs, or cats.

Where To Sell Crafts Online

The internet is an excellent option if you’re looking for a place to sell your crafts. Dozens of websites allow crafters to sell their wares, and most have very reasonable fees.

In addition, online markets give craft businesses access to a much larger audience than they would find at local craft fairs.

Your Own Website

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If you’re interested in selling crafts, you’ll need to set up your own website or craft blog.

This can be a great way to make money, as you’ll have complete control over what products you sell and how you market them on your own blog.

It’s also a great way to build a brand and attract customers interested in your particular craft, like fall crafts.

When setting up your website, choose a reliable web hosting service. One of the most popular platforms for this is Bluehost, where you can set up your page for only $2.95 per month.

Shopify

Make money on Shopify

Shopify is a platform where you can create an online store for your craft business.

It’s easy to use and has many templates to choose from to showcase the crafts that make money. You can also customize your store to make it look like you want, without all the technical know-how to get it going.

Shopify provides all the tools you need to run your business selling crafts, including a payment processor, shipping calculators, and marketing tools.

Etsy

etsy printables

Making money with crafts is easier than ever with Etsy.

This site doesn’t require getting a business license or anything, so it’s an excellent option for crafters who want to sell their handmade items online in an Etsy shop.

Etsy is popular with people who make DIY projects, so it may be hard to stand out if you’re not offering something unique.

You can find inspiration by browsing the many Etsy shops already up and running to find all sorts of creative ideas to make digital art or other crafts to sell.

Check out our comparison article, Shopify Vs. Etsy, to see which platform may be better to sell crafts online.

eBay

ebay sellers

When it comes to selling crafts online, eBay is one of the best platforms.

It has a massive global audience, and several tools and resources are available to help you get started with this online job.

To make the most money while making crafts, it’s important to take advantage of all eBay offers. Here are some tips:

  • Use high-quality images.
  • Write a detailed description.
  • Use the right keywords.
  • Set a competitive price.

Facebook Marketplace

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Facebook Marketplace is one of the social media platforms that is a great place to sell your crafts.

It’s a social media platform that allows you to connect with buyers worldwide.

To get started, create a listing for your item. Be sure to include clear photos and a detailed description of your product.

When setting your price, consider what you put into the craft. Remember that you must also pay for shipping and other associated costs.

Be sure to stay active on Facebook Marketplace by responding to inquiries and messages from buyers.

This will help build trust and encourage buyers to purchase from you.

Selling Crafts In Person

Selling crafts in person can add multiple income streams to your business.

This is an excellent option if you want to sell your crafts but don’t want to deal with the hassle of setting up an online store and getting everything shipped.

Some popular options to sell crafts in person include farmer’s markets, craft shows, art shows, and conventions.

When selling in person, it’s essential to be organized and have a well-stocked inventory. You’ll also need to be able to accept various forms of payment, such as cash, credit, and debit.

Having a sign or banner made with your business name and logo is also a good idea. People need something to attract them, and getting your business name out there is great word of mouth.

Our Thoughts

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As you can see, many different ways to make and sell your crafts exist. You can set up an online shop, use a platform like Shopify or Etsy, or sell in person at craft shows and other events.

When selling crafts, standing out from the competition is key. Use creative marketing tactics to attract and convince buyers to purchase from you- use special keywords, good descriptions, and great photos.

Pick your favorite craft, do some research, and get to crafting! You could get started today and make thousands a month with unique business ideas.