Jul 6, 2020

15 Easy Crafts To Make At Home That Make Money

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

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Have you ever thought about how fun it could be to make and sell crafts? To me, anyway, that sounds like one of the coolest side jobs you can do from home to make extra money.

If you are a pet lover, you could make and sell easy pet crafts to other pet lovers. If you have a passion for books, there are some easy simple ideas for things to make and sell to other book lovers. Have lots of empty tin cans you would love to upcycle? Try your hand at some awesome tin can crafts to make money.

Just figure out what it is is that you love, and brainstorm ideas of things to make that you would love to buy yourself.

Most easy DIY craft projects you can make at home have detailed easy step-by-step instructions. So do not worry if you don't consider yourself to be a crafty sort of person! 

You can find ideas for things to make and sell using items you already have at home, or with inexpensive items, you can buy at dollar stores.


If you are already a DIY-er, then taking the next step and starting your own side job at home making and selling awesome creative things people want to buy will be a piece of cake!

What Types of Crafts Make Money?

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

Pet owners are always looking for cute pet crafts that are unique and personalized, natural organic soaps, fun hair accessories, homemade baby clothes and products, and practical everyday accessories.

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

If you are trying to decide which crafts are popular to make and sell to make extra money, consider craft ideas 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, a hot glue gun and cheap gemstones ( you check online or you could start with costume jewelry laying around that you never use. Another good place to find inexpensive costume jewelry is at garage sales and thrift shops)

Custom-made bobby pins are easy to ship as well if you sell them online. 

Here's an easy tutorial to get you started.

Kids and Baby Crafts 

2. Hand Sewn Baby Burp Cloths

Made Everyday

Custom Handmade Baby Burp Cloths may be one of the easiest crafts to make and sell 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.

An easy kids craft to make and sell are custom toothbrush holders like this cute dinosaur toothbrush holder for kids .  Get creative and design fun customized toothbrush holders for kids to sell online at sites like Etsy.

Practical Everyday Accessories You Can Make and Sell

4. Yarn Pom Pom Bookmarks

An easy thing you can make and sell with low start-up costs is adorable poofy yarn ball bookmarks.

These would make awesome gifts for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Teacher Appreciation Gifts, and perfect gifts for any book lover.

And best of all, this is something that is easy and cheap to ship to customers. No bulky packages. 

( These soft yarn bookmarks also make perfect DIY gifts and could make fun inexpensive stocking stuffers for Christmas! )

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  to make a little extra money in your spare time.

Eco-Friendly Home Decor To Make From Home and Sell

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 

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 is good for your skin and is 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.

 Some Ideas for Easy Organic Soaps You Can Make at Home

12. Homemade 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 might be the perfect pet products for you to make and sell from home. Consider using organic natural ingredients in your homemade pet treat 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 pet brand dog treat business from home.

And some easy organic all-natural dog treat recipes to help you get started!


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 easy pet crafts 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.