Want to stay home and craft but also bring in some extra money? Here are the best crafts to make and sell online (like on Etsy) or at craft shows.
Can you believe we live in a world where you can actually get paid to make crafts?! It’s true.
Whether you’re selling your crafts online (like Etsy) or in-person at local brick-and-mortar stores or craft fairs and events, there are so many great crafts to sell that make money!
I don’t know about you, but sitting around at home in my PJs and doing what I love – crafting – sounds like a pretty good job (or side hustle) to me.
Note: Please remember and keep in mind that you CAN NOT use the images from any of the project tutorials listed below (or listed anywhere, for that matter). These are copyright protected. If you are thinking about making and selling online, you need to take your own photos!
Check out these crafts to make and sell, which are the most profitable ideas.
Crafts To Make And Sell: 30+ Most Profitable Ideas
This DIY leather keychain only takes a few minutes to throw together and the result is so cute! There’s a tutorial for two different kinds: a leather tassel keychain and a braided leather keychain. Take your pick or make them both to add more optionality to your shop's inventory!
P.S. This one is especially profitable if you make it with recycled leather that you can find for free - check out how !
Learn how to make a DIY bathtub tray to hold books, phones, and candles. This easy wooden tub tray with cabinet pulls as handles makes a great handmade gift idea for her - so it's bound to sell well in your store.
If you’re looking for a really easy DIY yarn wall hanging that is on-trend, try this one for under $25 in supplies and can be whipped up in less than one hour. Customize the size, color, and design of this wall hanging to add options for your customers. You could even offer to customize it for their preferences.
This DIY bottle opener made with pallet wood is so simple and inexpensive to make, which makes it a very profitable idea for selling. It's a great idea for dads, brothers, hubbies and other dudes in your life.
There's something so fun about mini versions of things! This miniature-sized picnic table made for kids is so fun. We're also giving away the woodworking plans for free, so you can get straight to building!
This DIY wood wall art is cheap and easy to build. I created this with inexpensive plywood and wood shims, which you can buy in bulk. Follow along with our step-by-step tutorial for the whole tutorial.
Learn how to make this easy DIY grill utensil holder. This is great to give as a gift for Father's Day or another gift-giving occasion and perfect for those hard-to-buy-for guys, so it is sure to sell great to your customers!
This cookbook stand is so unique, with the house shaped design on the top! This makes a great gift for her, so it's sure to be a top seller in your shop. Simply follow along with our free woodworking plans to learn how to make it.
Everyone needs a good place to hand their headphones at their desk, right? Learn how to build this very easy beginner-friendly DIY headphone stand with our free woodworking plans. Because this one only requires a few pieces of wood and cuts, you'll be able to batch make a bunch of these at once to sell.
These knots look just like the ones sold by high-end interior design retailers like Studio McGee or West Elm! All you need for this knot home decor is a package of polymer clay and some time to follow along with our step-by-step tutorial.
When you are trying to find crafts to make and sell, it’s all about efficiency. These easy DIY marbled nail polish mugs are a simple craft done in just a few minutes that looks like it took hours of work!
How cute is this flower crown? It's perfect for family photo sessions and more! You can make them in kid sizes or larger for your adult customers. All you need are faux flowers, macrame hoops, and floral wire.
While you're at it, why not try a regular sized wood bead garland too! Wood beads will probably be cheaper if you buy them in bulk so just go all out! This rustic wood bead garland only takes a few minutes to put together and can be used in so many different ways.
This DIY fabric floral garland is so cute! You can easily make it with inexpensive linen samples. Turn on a good movie, grab the hot glue gun and make a bunch of fabric flowers for garlands. You could also use the fabric flowers to make hair clips, push pins, and more to add more variety to your inventory.
These cute DIY clipboards are so easy to make! They are perfect for getting your office and craft area more organized. You can also hang them on the wall to easily swap out artwork, like we did on this clipboard wall in our house.
If I've learned one thing about selling on Etsy, it's that people love finding unique handmade items to give as gifts at baby showers or to decorate their nursery. This adorable unicorn head mount is perfect for a little girl's nursery.
See how this DIYer uses a scrap 2×4 board and transformed it into a simple wooden farmhouse style centerpiece using 5 blue glass bottles. She added in some beautiful silk roses and you have a gorgeous, easy centerpiece! This product would be very simple to make over and over for your customers.
This wine rack is very easy and quick to make, which makes it an efficient product to add to your store inventory. Customers are always looking for good gift ideas, right? So whether they need the perfect housewarming gift, gift for mom, or gift for any occasion, this beautiful DIY wine rack is perfect! It doesn’t take up much room, it’s quick to make, and the beautiful wood makes it look like a million bucks.
Everyone needs a good coaster! The best part about this one is that you can use up your leftover tiles from a renovation to make marble coasters. This video tutorial will walk you through all the steps to make your own DIY tile coasters!
This mountain shelf is unique and trendy, so it's a great idea for a craft to sell online or at craft fairs. The great part about this is that you could knock out several at once with a soft of assembly line process to your production.
These car fresheners are easy to make and will leave your car smelling great! Check out this post on how to make car freshies yourself! Great for gifts, which means that will sell great for those that are shopping for gifts!
Melt and pour soap making is a great way to make your own soaps. It’s easy, it’s fun, and you can do it in the kitchen of your home without any fancy equipment, which makes it a great craft to make and sell.
Which of these crafts to make and sell would you like to try? Is there something that we missed that you sell on Etsy or at craft fairs?