Jul 6, 2020

15 Easy Things To Make At Home And Sell Online For Extra Cash

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15 easy DIY craft ideas to make and sell starting today!

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Making and selling cute crafts can be a perfect side gig for stay at home moms (or anyone) to make extra money from home. 

Whether you consider yourself to be a crafty person, or even if you are not so crafty, you can make easy fun crafts to sell to customers who want to buy them.

There are so many creative and easy crafts you can make that come with easy step by step instructions. So you do not have to be an experienced crafty sort of person to get started selling things online.

And some crafts can be made using things you may already have at home. Or with inexpensive materials you can buy at dollar stores.

And if you already love to DIY, then taking the next step and starting your own crafty side job at home selling things you make will be even easier to do. 

What Can Types of Crafts Can I Make That Will Sell The Best?

You may want to start with simple easy things you can make to sell. And that is great because some of the easiest cheapest crafts to make are also things that sell well.

People are always looking to buy personalized pet products, handmade organic soaps, hair accessories, homemade baby products, and practical everyday accessories.

Green earth-friendly handmade home decor and crafts are also very popular things you can make that sell well.

So if you are trying to decide what things you can make and sell from home to make extra money, consider crafts from these categories.

Hair Accessories

1. Gemstone Bobby Pins Craft To Make and Sell

Such a cute easy craft for making and selling, right? All you need to make these amazing handmade hair accessories are bobby pins, hot glue gun and cheap gemstones ( buy online - links included, or also check out costume jewelry you may have put away and never wear anymore, garage sales, thrift shops, etc.)

Cute, cheap and easy to make craft to start making and selling right away!

Here's an easy tutorial to get you started.

Kids and Baby Crafts 

2. Hand Sewn Baby Burp Cloths

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Custom handmade Baby Burp Cloths are super easy to make and sell well online at sites like Etsy and eBay. If you love to sew, this could be a great idea for something cheap to make and sell from home.

Check out how you can make easy baby burp cloth gift sets at home to sell online.

3. Dinosaur Toothbrush Holder

DIY Crafts to make and sell, DIY Dinosaur Toothbrush Holder for kids to make and sell
All This For Them

A super simple kids craft idea that is inexpensive to make and sell.

This creative DIY dinosaur toothbrush holder for kids is a fun gift idea for kids, and is a cute stocking stuffer idea for Christmas.

Practical Everyday Accessories 

4. Yarn Pom Pom Bookmarks

One of the easiest crafts to make and sell are yarn ball bookmarks.

DIY bookmarks are easy and quick to make. You can work on them while kids are napping or playing. 

And best of all, these handmade bookmarks are small and cheap to ship to customers. No bulky packages!

( These soft yarn bookmarks are also make perfect DIY gifts for Christmas for avid book readers on your list.)

5. Key Fobs  

Handmade Key Fobs are the perfect craft idea if you are looking for something that is cheap, quick and easy to make and sell for extra cash.

Eco-Friendly Home Decor 

6. DIY Eco-Friendly Coasters

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Selling Eco-friendly products like unique handmade coasters are some of the best things you can make to sell right now. 

Anything green made with earth-friendly sustainable materials are hot-selling items, and definitely something to consider when deciding what things to make and sell for money. 

Need a little inspiration?

Wood and Pallet Craft Ideas

7. DIY  Rustic Pallet Picture Frame

Wooden Pallet home decor projects hot items to make and sell right now.

This charming handmade wood pallet picture frame is one of the best popular easy and inexpensive things you can make to make money.

If this craft idea is something you would want to make and sell, now is the perfect time to start making  pallet frames so that you are ready to sell your products in time for the holidays.

8. DIY Rustic Wood Wine Rack 


Rustic crafts, like this beautiful DIY wood wine rack,  sell well at Christmas time when people are looking for unique handmade gifts to give.

I love the cute chalkboard labels - a definite extra touch to add if you decide to make this DIY project.

Easy Clothespin Crafts That Make Money

9. Handmade Clothespin Wreaths

DIY Handmade Clothespin Wreaths are some of the easiest crafts to make and sell for Christmas and Halloween.

Luckily, people love to buy unique handmade wreaths all year long, so making wreaths can be a fun way for stay at home moms to make extra money throughout the year.


How To Make a Sunflower Clothespin Wreath

10. Make Clothespin Worry Dolls

Worry Dolls made with clothespins are another super easy craft to make and sell. 

Check out Etsy to find inspiration for making your own Clothespin Worry Dolls to sell ( remember to put your own spin and creativity into your designs) and even doll accessories to make as well.

DIY Natural Organic Soaps

11. How To Make Organic Natural Handmade Soaps

If you love natural healthy skin products, it is easy to learn how to make your own natural organic soap at home to sell online.

You can start your natural soap making business by reading about organic healthy ingredients for homemade soap without lye!) that are good for your skin and are Eco-friendly.

Find or create your own easy organic natural soap recipe and sell it online at sites like Etsy, You could also start a blog about safe homemade natural products, and sell your handmade soaps on your blog.

DIY Organic Soaps To Make at Home

12. DIY Eco-Friendly Candles 

Everyone loves candles, especially safe non-toxic candles made with natural ingredients.

So if you are thinking of making candles to sell and make money, learn how to make scented natural non-toxic candles without Paraffin (which gives off unhealthy chemicals.)

Here are some natural scented handmade candles everyone will love!

Handmade Pet Crafts To Make and Sell

13. Healthy Organic Homemade Dog Treats

People love to pamper their pets with special goodies and are always on the lookout for unique and healthy pet treats.

If you love to bake, why not sell delicious custom healthy dog treats and birthday cakes from home? Make sure to use organic natural ingredients in your recipes, as these are very popular with pet parents who want healthy natural food and treats for their pets.

Here's an article with information about regulations for making and selling dog treats from home to help you get started setting up your dog treat business from home.


14. Pet Clothes and Accessories

If baking dog biscuits is not your thing,you could make adorable fun clothing for dogs and cats from home. 

You can save money making cute pet clothes at home by recycling clothes your kids have outgrown into cute handmade pet outfits. And be sure to check thrift shops and garage sales for cheaply priced clothing and material.

You could also keep things simple by focusing on one pet clothing accessory to make, like pet bandannas. which use less fabric than other pet clothes. 

Plus cute dog bandannas are an easy thing you can make to sell quickly!

Other ideas for DIY pet products to make and sell are healthy organic pet shampoo, leashes collars, and custom pet tags, customized pet food bowls, treat jars, and custom pet beds.

Get inspired with these easy DIY pet fashion ideas.

DIY Jewelry Crafts 

15. Wire Wrapped Rings

Unique and creative handmade jewelry is always a popular craft people love to buy. 

If you do decide to start crafting jewelry to sell, easy wire wrapped bead rings could be a good choice for you to start your jewelry business from home. 

If you have tweens or teenagers, they might enjoy making this fun craft project as well.

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