Last Updated on by Bree
Are you looking for crafts to make and sell to earn money from home?
Well, I have a list of 12 things to make and sell for inspiration.
Lots of women make good money from their craft business, and so can you.
With a little investment, you should be able to start your handmade business.
Another thing about the craft-making business is that some buyers buy semi-finished craft supplies to shorten production time.
So you see, there are other ways you can benefit from a craft-making business.
Let’s dive in.
12 Things To Make And Sell For Money
Hat-making is a very lucrative craft business to start and make money from home because people wear hats for special occasions.
And most of the time, they want custom-made hats to go with their outfits.
In as much as you’d make and sell custom-made hats, you can also design and sell hats off the shelf.
Before you start a sewing business, you need to learn how to use a sewing machine, and also how to cut patterns.
Once you know how to sew, you can start sewing basic things like pillowcases and dish towels to improve your sewing skills.
Here are a few examples of items you can sew and sell from home:
- coin purses,
- kitchen curtains,
- dish napkins,
- laptop and Ipad sleeves,
- bed sheets,
- throw blankets,
- throw pillows and more.
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3. Knitting and crocheting
Knitting is no longer your grandma’s hobby. It is a great business to start from home and make serious money.
Starting a knitting business is very cheap, and you can find free crocheting and knitting tutorials on Pinterest and Youtube.
Examples of items you can knit and sell are throw blankets, dish towels, doilies, placemats, mufflers, hats, toys, baby shoes, mittens, and lots more.
4. Beading and jewelry making
Beading and jewelry-making are one of those crafts that make money fast right from home.
With your beading knowledge, you can make money creating statement jewelry, key rings, hair accessories, and lots more.
If you need design inspiration, visit Etsy, Pinterest, to see what others are creating. But DO NOT COPY!
Let me remind you that bead making takes a toll on your neck and shoulders, so consider that when pricing your finished work.
You can check out EvonPink Accessories on Facebook for inspiration.
Few examples of items that can be made with beads:
- Beaded necklaces,
- phone cases, and so many more
5. Wirework/wire jewelry making
Just like beading, wirework and jewelry making are crafts that make money from home.
And you may need some training to know the kinds of wires and tools you need for wirework.
Even after your training, you can check YouTube or Pinterest for more wirework tutorials and design inspiration.
These are some of the things you can make with wire and sell from home:
- Jewelry – earrings, necklaces, rings, pendants, brooches,
- napkin rings and more.
6. Homemade skincare products
Another craft you can start from home is making and selling homemade skincare products.
Some people prefer skincare products that contain little to zero preservatives.
So you can make sugar scrubs, sugar wax, homemade body butter, etc., and sell them online.
Also, you can take skincare product formulation classes to learn about preservatives and how to use them.
Because this is a sensitive line of business, make sure to check the FDA fact sheet about selling homemade skincare products before you start.
7. Designing & selling digital products
A lot of people are buying digital products to organize their lives.
So if you have graphic design skills, you can start a digital products store on Etsy, Shopify, or even your own website.
The best part about selling digital products is that you are not shipping anything to your customer.
So once your customer pays for the item, you send them a link to download and print the product.
With software like PowerPoint, Excel, or even apps like Canva, designing digital products can be easy and cheap.
Here are a few ideas of digital products you can create and sell from home.
- to-do lists,
- planners (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly),
- daily affirmations,
- meal plans,
- workout plans, etc.
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If you enjoy taking pictures, why not turn it into a business?
You may need to invest in a good camera to take quality pictures and sell on Adobe Stock Photos.
Here are a few ideas for stock photos
- the environment,
- the weather (Winter),
- places you visit (the beach) and so many other things.
What I’m talking about is creating a design on your computer, then print them on mugs, tumblers, bags, and so many other things.
You can also draw your design, scan it to your computer, and then print it on a product.
Sometimes you may even get a contract to print on party favors.
Besides, there are websites like Teespring, where you can design clothes, bags, throw pillows, etc.
And when your customer makes a purchase, the company prints on and ships it to them.
Isn’t that a very cool way to use your design skills?
I think it is.
Weaving is one of those unusual crafts that make money from home. The most common materials for weaving stuff are straw, raffia, palm, and even wool.
You can weave and sell stuff like:
- wall decor, and so much more.
Make sure to visit Pinterest and Etsy for design inspiration.
Hair making is a natural talent for some, while others have to get hairdressing training at a hair salon.
And since we are talking about crafts to make money from home, do not worry about getting a space outside your home.
Instead, you can buy hair extensions, mannequins, and hair-making tools to make wigs right at home.
Then take pictures of your wigs and sell them online.
Wigs are in high demand these days because not everyone can sit for hours making their hair at the salon.
So owning wigs makes a lot of difference.
I sell wigs too on Mercari, even though I didn’t make them myself.
Lastly, reselling or selling things you don’t use is a great idea to make money from home.
I have sold stuff from my household and made some cash.
These are some places you can sell stuff from home.
- ThredUp – Read “Can You Make Money Selling Clothes on Thredup?.
- Poshmark –
- Mercari – Read “How Mercari Works For Sellers Plus Tips To Make Sales“
- Facebook Marketplace.
Some of these selling apps pay you for referrals. If you sign up with Mercari with my link, you get a $10 coupon.
With my Poshmark link, you get $5 towards your first order.
Boom! Crafts That Make Money From Home
That’s twelve lucrative crafts that make money from home.
I hope this gives you a few ideas and some inspiration to start your own craft-making business.
Remember to use quality materials, and make your work stand out.
Do you own a handmade business?
Please share what kind it is, and tips to make money from it.
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