DIY crafts to make money

Are you looking for ways to earn extra cash this year? Who does not! People certainly create DIY crafts to make money. If you know what is in demand and you are willing to learn how to build crafts with your own hands, you can start a new activity that can bring some profit into your pocket. 

If you want to sell DIY crafts online, the best way is to set up your own website/online store. Having your own website is like creating an entirely new business that you are in absolute control. However, if you want to test your abilities and opportunities first, you can try and sell your crafts on business pages like Etsy, Facebook, eBay, etc. 

Here is a list of DIY crafts that makes money 

Handmade soap

handmade soap to sell

An easy craft to sell is the handmade soaps. It is an easy process that can be made with ingredients and tools you already have in the kitchen. The most known and easy method for making soap is known as the “cold process.” 

All you need is:

  • Lye flakes
  • Distilled water
  • Oils (types specified in your recipe)
  • Fragrance (optional)
  • Color (optional)
  • Additives such as flower petals, natural exfoliants, and spices (optional)

Heat your favourite oils in a soap pot. Let them reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Then add lye-water mixture and blend the soap until it thickens. After the mixture reaches the trace, add the fragrance, color, and additives and pour it into a mold. Wait until it dries out and your soap is ready! 

Handmade Bracelets

handmade bracelets to make money

Every woman loves jewellery, especially when it has to do with her hands. You can make delicate braided bracelets with natural textures. You can also add breads in different colors if you want to create a more playful feeling.

All it takes in order to create handmade bracelets are some necessary braiding skills. The best option is to use a waxed cord. It is available in many colors and resistible to difficult conditions. Remember to create an adjustable clamp. You want to make and sell crafts that adjust to each one of your customers. 

Small Storage boxes

handmade storage boxes to sell

One of the easiest DIY crafts to sell is the small storage boxes. Find some acrylic containers with wooden lids and try to sell them online. Be creative and paint the boxes to offer them a more creative look. If you feel inspired and want to organize your space, those boxes can work as your best friend. 

Stocking place usually is absent from most houses, and small objects are the most neglected. Let your imagination free and create boxes for every taste. What is an easier craft idea to earn some extra money?

Scented candles 

candle making

Who doesn’t love the flame and the scent of a candle? During winter months, candles are an easy and cheap way to make money. If you want to make quality waxes use 100% natural and soya wax. Do not add paraffin or any other extra ingredient. Create natural healthy candles and place them in beautiful containers. You can create candles in any color and make any smell that you like. 

1.Measure the wax and make sure you have a clean, flat surface to work on.

2.Melt the wax.

3.Add fragrance oils.

4.Attach the wick.

5.Pour the wax.

6.Secure the wick.

7.Add more wax.

8.Cut the wick.

Candles are the best DIY craft to sell and make money! If you want to become a professional candle maker, create your own signature and logo and attach it to every candle container. Don’t forget to be creative with the containers! Glass or cement containers sell more than any other kind. For creating the best buying feeling, place some wooden lids and offer the best present to your customers. 

Candles are in season and one of the best profitable crafts to sell to make money.

DIY marble mugs

DIY mugs crafts to make money

A simple handmade craft to sell is marble mugs painted with nail polish. The nail polish can paint the mugs in beautiful shapes. You can create sets of mugs in different bright colors or sell them as a unique product. 

The process of making marble mugs is pretty simple. 

1.Fill a disposable pan with warm water. The water depends on how high you’d like the color to reach on your mug.

2. Pour the nail polish on the surface of the water. The amount depends on how white you want your marble mug. 

3.Use a toothpick to twirl the nail polish across the surface of the water in order to create a wonderful pattern.

4.Sink your mug into the nail polish water. Go straight down and straight up to create the best result. 

5.Move the mug to a protected surface and let it dry completely.

It is about a fun and profitable craft to sell!

Concrete DIY planter pots 

DIY concrete pots to make money

Concrete pots are a fantastic DIY craft to sell easily and quickly. It is a craft that can be given as a gift or used as an excellent decoration for your house. People are usually looking for ways to décor their empty corners or their balconies. 

Creating a cement pot is fun and straightforward. Plastic containers can easily be used for molds. Try molds in any shape. 

1. Grease the containers with cooking oil. The only way not to stick the cement

2. Spill concrete into a large mold and set a second, smaller mold into the first one.

3. Add more concrete to remove any bubbles.

4. Let the concrete planters dry for 24 hours

5. Remove or cut (easier way) the molds 

6. Let the container cure for a week.

You can use concrete for building outdoor projects. It works perfectly, and it is cheaper than any other kind. 

Knitted Accessories

profitable DIY knit craft

Knitted Accessories are essential accessories in winter times. While it is cold outside, you need something to keep you warm. Knitting is not as easy as it sounds. However, it is a skill that can bring you plenty of money. If you can craft scarves, gloves, jackets, or any other type of knitted accessory, you can even have a full-time winter job. Knitted crafts are the most profitable to sell! They seem beautiful and are always in fashion. 

All you need is: 

  • A needle. Probably the most important tool.
  • A measuring tape
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors. 
  • Needle protectors
  • Stitch holders
  • Cable needles
  • Row counter
  • A few scraps of yarn

YouTube videos and articles can teach you how to knit for free. Challenge yourself, and you can become a master. Knitted accessories are the most profitable accessories to sell. 

If you are an imaginative and productive person, you can easily sell your handmade crafts to make money. There are plenty of great ideas to sell crafts and make money online or even create your own shop. 

I hope you derived some inspiration from the ideas above. Let your imagination run wild and create. Crafts are a quick and fun way to make money!

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