50 Easy Crafts to Make and Sell [2nd Edition] | DIY Projects
Set aside a weekend for these easy crafts to make and sell. These are the projects you need, if you want to start your first gig in entrepreneurship! The list is now updated with 25 more crafts you can make and sell!
50 Easy Crafts To Make And Sell | Be A Crafty Entrepreneur
Who says you can’t put your craft skills to good use when it comes to business? Personally, I’ve gotten a good number of orders on some of the DIY projects below. That being said, here are 50 easy DIYs to help you get started with your Etsy account! Check out the full list to find your favorite easy crafts to make and sell.
1. Gold Foiled Pencil Cup
- image via Damask Love
This chic gold foiled pencil cup is a cinch to make. Start by spraying white paint on a glass tumbler. Apply thin strips of double sided tape, once the paint has dried. Then, peel off the backing and stick on the foil. Finally, unravel the foil, and start photographing your beautiful masterpiece.
This feather pendant has an intricate design, no one will be able to resist. Want to know the trick to getting those feather details right? Simply use an x-acto knife for the tiny markings on the pendant.
3. Monogrammed Clay Keychains
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When making these keychains, start by cutting the clay into your desired shape. Then, stamp your letters on using a clay emboss kit. Once you’re done, poke a hole at the top and bake it in the oven until the clay has gone hard. When it’s ready, insert a jump ring through the hole on top, then loop in a smaller jump ring as well as a key ring after.
4. Gold Dot Champagne Flutes
- image via Lulus
These DIY champagne flutes would look super elegant as a wedding gift. Did I mention all you need to do is place a few gold dots using pointed Q-tips and gold nail polish?
5. Chalkboard Calendars
- image via Hawthorne And Main
When making this calendar, remember to place painters tape on the sides of the board first. This will help you mark off the chalkboard area.
6. DIY Crystal Geodes
DIY your own crystal geode with an eggshell, food coloring, glue, and alum powder. This tutorial uses fake eggshells from Walmart, but if you’d like, you could opt to use real eggshells instead — just be sure to be very delicate when handling them as they tend to break easily.
7. Flowery Perler Notebook
- image via Eilen Tein
Feel a hint of nostalgia as you set your eyes on this flowery perler notebook. By the way, don’t forget to place a weight on top of the perler while waiting for it to dry.
8. Scrappy Key Fobs
- image via Leigh Laurel Studios
These key fobs are a cute way to store your keys! If you’re someone like me who tends to lose their keys in the bottom of their bag, I highly suggest picking a fabric in a striking color so it’s easier to find. This is surely one of the easy crafts to make and sell since everyone has keys!
9. Clothespin Picture Wreaths
This picture wreath lets you show off your photos without stocking up on too many picture frames. Remember, your main item for this project are the clothespins. So the more you have, the more photos you can display.
10. Washi Tape Clocks
- image via Tell Love And Party
Upgrade an ordinary clock with a few strips of washi tape. Don’t forget to go crazy by picking out a design with all sorts of cute and funky patterns.
11. Metal Roses
- image via The Happier Homemaker
These DIY metal roses look so punk chic. I especially love how the embossing tool gives a unique texture to the flower petals.
12. Cutting Board Clocks
- image via A Beautiful Mess
Upcycle a cutting board into a DIY clock. You could do this project with scrap boards you have at home as well.
Tip: Don’t forget to leave a few points or marks for easier time references such as 12 nn, 3 pm, 6 pm, and 9 pm.
13. Convertible Harvest Apron And Produce Bag
- image via Adventures In Making
This project is beyond amazing because it’s dual-purpose — a total yes in my book.
Tip: Get rid of those pesky fraying edges by sewing on a zigzag stitch.
14. Lace Up Flats
Give plain flats extra flair by attaching laces on them. They’ll look perfect when paired with a knee-length skirt.
Tip: Sew on pieces of ribbon for the loops. They’re much easier to thread through as opposed to a suede cord.
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15. Upcycled Paper
- image via In My Closet
Did you know you can create your own paper from recycled strips? You can even place some leaves or flowers on it. This is one of the easy crafts to make and sell that you can customize!
16. Cactus Pincushion
- image via A Beautiful Mess
These cactus pincushions are so adorable, I can already tell they’ll sell like hotcakes. Fill the cushions with a good amount of stuffing to help the cactus stand upright.
17. Wrapped Pencils
- image via Sisoo
These pencils look so elegant when wrapped with pretty strips of origami paper. If you’d like, you could even try selling them in packs of 3.
18. Gold Dipped Magnets
- image via Gina Michele
Ensure a clean line by laying a strip of tape down the middle of the nugget. Place a layer of gold paint and wait for it to dry. Then, attach a small magnet to the back.
19. Felt Ball Necklaces
- image via Lia Griffith
These felt ball necklaces are one of the lightest necklaces ever. Another thing I love about this project is its endless possibilities. See them for yourself by experimenting with different lengths, colors, and patterns.
20. Mini Succulents
- image via Live Laugh Rowe
DIY a succulent people can display in their homes. Did I mention this tutorial uses egg cups as its planters?
Tip: A cactus mix — potting soil, pumice, and coir — is the best soil for succulents.
21. Double Decker Quilled Jewelry Box
- image via Vikalpah
This jewelry box is a gem on its own because it holds 3 layers inside. The cup can be used for storing earrings, while the medium and small discs can hold bracelets and rings.
22. Handmade Bezel Resin Hearts
These handmade bezel resin hearts are so intricately designed, with its use of beads, cabochons, and various jewelry pieces. Don’t worry about using too much glue in this DIY, as the glue will turn clear once dried.
23. Prism Sculptures
- image via Crafted Sparrow
If you’ve already got an air cutting machine on hand, then this prism sculpture project will only cost you about $3 to make! Just imagine how much you could sell them for online! Need a guide? Cut 6 pieces for a cube prism and 3 pieces for a pyramid prism.
24. Anthropologie Inspired Matchstick Earrings
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The secret to make these Anthropologie-inspired matchstick earrings lie in the hammering. If you hammer until the frames lay flat, they’ll become stronger and won’t bend easily.
25. Nautical Coasters
- image via Love + Marriage
All you’ll need for this project are some cork coasters, paint, vinyl, silhouettes, and a paintbrush. I’ve got to say, I love how this DIY uses both the silhouettes and its cutouts to make the pattern on the coaster.
26. Glass Pebble Magnet
- via Stampin Fool
These cute magnets will surely be an eye-catcher. Make a few and sell them by piece or as a set. Get the instructions here.
28. DIY Necklaces
If you don’t want to make bracelets, try your skills with these DIY necklace ideas. Jewelry is always a go-to for easy crafts to make and sell. Read more here.
29. Seat Belt Pillows
- via Super Jenn
It’s comfy and the kids will absolutely love it. Every kid almost always falls asleep in the car. Get the tutorial here.
Sell them to pet lovers and if you’re lucky, you may supply a pet shop too. Get the recipe here.
Another recipe I like can be found here!
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31. Amigurumi Cactus Crochet Pattern
- via Hopeful Honey
Aren’t these just adorable. Make a couple and I’m sure they’ll sell like hotcakes. Get the steps here.
32. DIY Makeup Bag
Cute and handy, this sewing project will be a breeze. Get the tutorial here.
33. Braided Headband
- via P.S. I Made This
It looks so cute yet deceptively easy. Check it out here.
34. DIY Tote Bag
Love bags and sewing? Here’s a project that utilizes the two things that you love. Make it in two versions. Read more here.
35. Strawberry Lip Balm
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Get a touch of pink on your lips with this homemade lip balm recipe. See it here.
Customize and design regular picture frames to sell it for a higher price. I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun in the process. Check it out here.
37. Alcohol Ink Coasters
Going to a music festival? Have fun while selling these lovely flower crowns. It will be a hit! See it here.
39. DIY Body Scrub Bars
- via Burkatron
Who doesn’t love body scrubs, the best part about this is that it’s all natural.Don’t you want more easy crafts to make and sell that are good for your skin? See how you can make it here.
40. DIY Candles
41. Cute Charging Station
This is such an ingenious idea you can sew in a flash. Get stylish when choosing the fabric designs. See it here.
Every bedroom needs a pillow. Start your small pillow business by learning how to make one. Get the instructions here.
43. Superhero Comic Book Magnet
- via Crafts by Amanda
Deny it as you may, there may be a superhero nerd deep inside you. If you’re planning to go to a Comic Con, why not make a batch of these easy comic book magnets? Get the tutorial here.
44. Wooden Dowel Lamp
There’s always a space for one more lamp in the house especially if creates such a stunning light effect. Get the steps here.
45. DIY Jeweled Headband
A super easy craft project don’t isn’t just a headband, but can double as a necklace as well. Cool right? Get the instructions here.
46. Heart Ring DIY
47. Easy Knit Produce Bag
- via Delia Creates
With everyone going green, this is one of the easy crafts to make and sell that will be a hit at supermarkets and other stores. See it here.
48. Homemade Bath Bombs
A great gift idea and perfect for a night of relaxation. Check it out here.
Sew up some dog collars and start selling. Make them in various colors and patterns. See how here.
50. DIY Wine Cork Charms
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This will make great giveaways for parties and even intimate gatherings. The best part, you something you can make at almost no cost at all! Check it out here.
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Phew! Talking about all these easy crafts to make and sell has got my crafty hands tingling with excitement! Maybe I should make a few batches and sell some of them at a nearby bazaar. After all, it wouldn’t hurt to try making some cash off my DIY hobby, right? I’ll enjoy DIYing easy crafts to make and sell even more now!
Want more easy crafts to make and sell? Leave us a comment below and we might just make a part 2 of this list!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.