Set aside a weekend for these easy crafts to make and sell. These are the projects you need, if you want to start your first gig in entrepreneurship!
Easy Crafts To Make And Sell For A Crafty Entrepreneur
Who says you can’t put your craft skills to good use when it comes to business? Personally, I’ve gotten a good number of orders on some of the DIY projects below. That being said, here are 55 easy DIYs to help you get started with your Etsy account! Check out the full list to find your favorite easy crafts to make and sell.
Making custom bracelets is fun, especially when you can customize it in any color and size you want. Take your pick which beaded bracelet to make and sell, they’re all beautiful!
If bracelets don’t appeal to you, try your skills with these DIY necklace ideas. You can actually make both and have a matching set of bracelet and necklace. Jewelry is always a go-to for easy crafts to make and sell.
There’s no better way to spoil a furry friend than by baking them homemade treats. If you can whip more up, sell them to pet lovers in your neighborhood. And if you get lucky, you may supply a pet shop too!
If you think Clinique bags are enviable, but not always affordable, this easy tutorial of DIY makeup bag will give the same style without the hefty price. Cute and handy, this sewing project will be a breeze.
5. DIY Tote Bag
Love bags and sewing? Here’s a project that utilizes the two things that you love. Make it in two versions of DIY tote bag and say goodbye to the pricey store-bought tote bag.
Customize and design regular picture frames and sell it for a premium price. I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun crafting while earning with this DIY picture frame with mosaic tiles.
Going to a music festival? It’s a perfect opportunity to have fun and earn by selling these lovely flower crowns. It will be a hit!
Candles are the perfect way to add accents to any room. These color block crayon candles are a fantastic addition to any space, and they’re a great DIY project for recycling broken crayons.
Every bedroom needs a pillow. So learn how to make a fat quarter pillow and make it every color you want. Then, start your small pillow business!
Since you already have a pillow, then decorative throw pillow covers will surely jazz it up! You need not to worry about your sewing skills because this beautiful sewing project is quick and easy to make.
There’s always a space for one more lamp in the house, especially if creates such a stunning light effect. This functional home decor is perfect for any room!
12. DIY Bath Bombs
A great gift idea and perfect for a night of relaxation. With endless possibilities, because you can customize it in a variety of styles, scents and colors.
Sew up some dog collars and start selling. Make them in various colors and patterns. I’m sure any pet lover would love to have one for their furry pals.
14. Gold Foiled Pencil Cup
This chic gold foiled pencil cup is a cinch to make. Start by spraying white paint on a glass tumbler. Apply thin strips of double sided tape, once the paint has dried. Then, peel off the backing and stick on the foil. Finally, unravel the foil, and start photographing your beautiful masterpiece.
15. Monogrammed Clay Keychains
When making these keychains, start by cutting the clay into your desired shape. Then, stamp your letters on using a clay emboss kit. Once you’re done, poke a hole at the top and bake it in the oven until the clay has gone hard. When it’s ready, insert a jump ring through the hole on top, then loop in a smaller jump ring as well as a key ring after.
16. Gold Dot Champagne Flutes
These DIY champagne flutes would make super elegant wedding gifts. Did I mention all you need to do is place a few gold dots using pointed Q-tips and gold nail polish?
17. Chalkboard Calendars
When making this calendar, remember to place painters tape on the sides of the board first. This will help you mark off the chalkboard area.
18. DIY Crystal Geodes
DIY your own crystal geode with an eggshell, food coloring, glue, and alum powder. This tutorial uses fake eggshells from Walmart, but if you’d like, you could opt to use real eggshells instead — just be sure to be very delicate when handling them as they tend to break easily.
19. Flowery Perler Notebook
Feel a hint of nostalgia as you set your eyes on this flowery perler notebook. By the way, don’t forget to place a weight on top of the perler while waiting for it to dry.
20. Scrappy Key Fobs
These key fobs are a cute way to store your keys! If you’re someone like me, who tends to lose their keys in the bottom of their bag, I highly suggest picking a fabric in a striking color so it’s easier to find. This is surely one of the easy crafts to make and sell since everyone uses keys!
21. Clothespin Picture Wreaths
This picture wreath lets you show off your photos without stocking up on too many picture frames. Remember, your main item for this project are the clothespins. So the more you have, the more photos you can display.
22. Washi Tape Clocks
Upgrade an ordinary clock with a few strips of washi tape. Go crazy by picking out a design with all sorts of cute and funky patterns.
23. Metal Roses
These DIY metal roses look so punk chic. I especially love how the embossing tool gives a unique texture to the flower petals.
24. Cutting Board Clocks
Upcycle a cutting board into a DIY clock. You could do this project with scrap board you have at home as well.
Tip: Don’t forget to leave a few points or marks for easier time references such as 12 nn, 3 pm, 6 pm, and 9 pm.
25. Convertible Harvest Apron And Produce Bag
This project is beyond amazing because it’s dual-purpose — a total yes in my book. I’m sure a ton of gardeners will be interested in this kind of apron.
Tip: Get rid of those pesky fraying edges by sewing on a zigzag stitch.
26. Lace Up Flats
Give plain flats extra flair by attaching laces on them. They’ll look perfect when paired with a knee-length skirt.
Tip: Sew on pieces of ribbon for the loops. They’re much easier to thread through as opposed to a suede cord.
27. Upcycled Paper
Did you know you can create your own paper from recycled strips? You can even place some leaves or flowers on it. This is one of the easy crafts to make and sell that you can customize!
28. Cactus Pincushion
These cactus pincushions are so adorable, I can already tell they’ll sell like hotcakes. Fill the cushions with a good amount of stuffing to help the cactus stand upright.
29. Wrapped Pencils
These pencils look so elegant when wrapped with pretty strips of origami paper. If you’d like, you could even try selling them in packs of 3.
30. Gold Dipped Magnets
Ensure a clean line by laying a strip of tape down the middle of the nugget. Place a layer of gold paint and wait for it to dry. Then, attach a small magnet to the back.
31. Felt Ball Necklaces
These felt ball necklaces are one of the lightest necklaces ever. Another thing I love about this project is its endless possibilities. See them for yourself by experimenting with different lengths, colors, and patterns.
32. Mini Succulents
DIY a succulent people can display in their homes. Did I mention this tutorial uses egg cups as planters?
Tip: A cactus mix — potting soil, pumice, and coir — is the best soil for succulents.
33. Double Decker Quilled Jewelry Box
This jewelry box is a gem on its own because it holds 3 layers inside. The cup can be used for storing earrings, while the medium and small discs can hold bracelets and rings.
34. Handmade Bezel Resin Hearts
These handmade bezel resin hearts are so intricately designed, with its use of beads, cabochons, and various jewelry pieces. Don’t worry about using too much glue in this DIY, as the glue will turn clear once dried.
35. Prism Sculptures
If you already have an air cutting machine on hand, then this prism sculpture project will only cost you about $3 to make! Just imagine how much you could sell them for online! Need a quick guide? Cut 6 pieces for a cube prism and 3 pieces for a pyramid prism.
36. Anthropologie Inspired Matchstick Earrings
The secret to make these Anthropologie-inspired matchstick earrings lie in the hammering. If you hammer until the frames lay flat, they’ll become stronger and won’t bend easily.
37. Nautical Coasters
All you’ll need for this project are some cork coasters, paint, vinyl, stencils, and a paintbrush. I got to say, I love how this DIY uses both the silhouettes and its cutouts to make the pattern on the coaster.
38. DIY Time Out Stool
This playful idea for putting your adorable one in time out is a sure hit. This DIY time out stool project is bound to be a great conversational piece that would be an easy craft to make and sell.
39. Seat Belt Pillows
It’s comfy and the kids will absolutely love it. Every kid almost always falls asleep in the car. Perfect anywhere you go to keep kids comfortably tucked in the car.
40. Amigurumi Cactus Crochet Pattern
Isn’t this Amigurumi cactus just adorable? Make a couple and I’m sure it will sell like hotcakes!
41. Braided Headband
It looks so cute! A quick and deceptively easy, yet stylish, DIY braided headband can make a big difference in giving your outfit a trendy twist.
42. Strawberry Lip Balm
Swipe on a touch of pink with this homemade lip balm recipe. Super easy to make with a delectable scent–just a touch of strawberry flavor oil and an optional pink colorant to give lips a sheer to bold color.
43. Alcohol Ink Coasters
Because everyone needs a cool set of colorful coasters in their home. Get the base tiles plus bonus guide and kick in your crafting!
44. DIY Body Scrub Bars
Who doesn’t love body scrubs? The best part about this is that it’s all natural. Don’t you want more easy crafts to make and sell that are good for your skin? I’m sure many will love this cool product.
45. Cute Charging Station
Because practically everyone has a smartphone, this cute charging station will surely help you get started with your crafty entrepreneurship. This is such an ingenious idea you can sew in a flash. Get creative when choosing the fabric designs.
46. Superhero Comic Book Magnet
Deny it as you may, there may be a comic book nerd deep inside you. If you’re planning to go to Comic Con, why not make a batch of these easy comic book magnets? You can sell them by piece or as a set!
47. DIY Jeweled Headband
A super easy craft project that isn’t just a headband, but can double as a necklace as well. Cool, right? Your inner princess will rejoice at this super cute DIY jeweled headband/necklace!
48. Easy Knit Produce Bag
With everyone going green, this is one of the easy crafts to make and sell that will be a hit at supermarkets and other stores.
49. DIY Wine Cork Charms
This will make great giveaways for parties and even intimate gatherings. The best part, you have something to create at almost no cost at all!
50. Crafty DIY Rope Bowls
This rope bowl only looks pricey and hard to make, but it’s actually made only with some bowls, rope, and a glue gun. Make your own rustic rope bowls in minutes and you will be able to create a ton to sell in no time. Experiment with different types of rope and jute so you can provide your customers variety of choices.
51. Chevron Pallet Mounted Hanging Mason Jar Vase
I love mason jars and all the crafts that can be made out of it! This Chevron pallet mounted hanging mason jar vase offers the perfect touch of rustic beauty, making it a highly marketable piece. If you have some spare mason jar and pallets, you must give this craft a go!
52. Reversible Coffee Cup Sleeves
These adorable, customized coffee cup sleeves are bound to be a big seller, because they are brightly colored and machine washable. Every coffeeholic will surely love to have one!
53. Wooden Photo Display
Print pictures on wood with just wax paper and an inkjet printer. EASY and with amazing results! The perfect DIY for unique home decor.
54. Yarn Ball Bookmarks
These yarn ball bookmarks are so chic and cute sure to become a bookworm’s favorite. What’s great about this craft? Aside from being very easy to make, these are normally small in size, so you can make your materials go a long way.
55. Etched Cutting Boards
Sharpen your wood burning skills and create some etched cutting boards. You could even personalize them for special orders.
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Phew! Talking about all these easy crafts to make and sell have got my crafty hands tingling with excitement! Maybe I should make a few batches and sell some of them at a nearby crafts fair. After all, it wouldn’t hurt to try making some cash off my DIY hobby, right? I’ll enjoy DIYing easy crafts to make and sell even more now!
Which of these easy crafts to make and sell will you start you little crafty business with? We’re excited to know! Let us know in the comments section below.
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.