Are you searching for some super awesome, hot craft ideas to sell in 2021? Maybe you’re looking for a way to make some extra money from home and wondering what are the most profitable crafts to sell? Well these easy DIY crafts to make money can be fun to create AND can help you earn hundreds to thousands of dollars extra each month – depending on how much time you decide to invest!
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These crafts are perfect for stay at home moms who would like to make their own money from home. It’s great for people who are looking for side hustle ideas to increase their income or anyone who wants to make money, really. A craft startup has SO MUCH potential to grow into a 6 figure business! I personally know many people who have turned their crafting and hobbies into this!
Your growth depends on no one else but YOU! You decide how much time and effort you invest in your business and this will determine how successful you are! In the beginning, it is never easy. And with any startup, you may have to put in some solid hours towards creating your products, marketing and building your audience.
But the awesome thing about these hot craft ideas to sell is that most of them can be started from the comfort of your homes, with very little initial investment, no overhead costs and very little risk.
Girlll, if you’ve been looking for a sign that you should finally get started on your at home business, this is it!
The secret of getting ahead is getting started! – Mark Twain
So now that you’re ready for tons of success, let’s straight to the best DIY crafts to make money!
Some of these crafts are so simple to do, they can literally be done in just a few minutes, making them super profitable and worth it, if you know what I mean. You’ll be surprised by how gorgeous these pieces are – like they’re straight off the shelf of a store or boutique.
Better yet, each and every one of them is handcrafted with love – something many people are willing to pay big bucks for. The fact that these are not being mass produced makes each item unique in its own way.
But not EVERRYY craft is profitable to sell, right? I mean some crafts take hours upon hours to make and then sell for little to nothing.
So how do we determine the best DIY crafts to make money? How exactly do we figure out what the most profitable crafts to sell are?
Well obviously, the most profitable crafts to sell will be those that can be made with little investment (little time AND little money) and can be sold for the highest payouts. That being said, check out the list of easy things to make and sell for money below and decide for yourself.
47 Hot Craft Ideas to Sell for Profit
Clothing and Accessories Hot Craft Ideas to Sell
This infinity scarf from Happiest Camper is easy to make and a much needed addition when the weather turns cold. It’s also one of the most profitable crafts to sell since it requires very little investment. Seriously, this gorgeous scarf can be made in just 15 minutes and with as little as $5 worth of materials. Infinity scarves sell for $20 – $30 in stores… And handmade ones can sell for even more!
A necklace is another hot craft idea to sell for big profits. They are super simple to put together and can be sold quickly and easily since beautiful jewelry pieces are always in demand. Check out this tutorial from Sustain My Craft Habit and learn how to make this beautiful DIY Painted Wood Bead Necklace.
3. Hand bands
Get creative and make hand bands for a profit. Market and advertise your products and you’ll be surprised by how much money you can make selling these!
This is another great DIY craft to make money. Jewelry is always a best seller, rings included!
Earrings is a must on any list of hot craft ideas to sell! There are so many styles and options – clay earrings, tassel earrings, lace earrings, and the list goes on. Earrings are simple and cheap to make and these beauties can be sold for a high price tag. If this is something you might be interested in starting, check out this DIY Lace Earring tutorial from Mod Podge Rocks!
6. Jewelry Organizer
If you’ve decided that you want to start making and selling jewelry as your new side hustle (you go girl!), then you can totally add a jewelry organizer to your product lineup. This can be anything from a Wall Jewelry Organizer to a decorative clay jewelry bowl!
Moms everywhere are always looking to find the perfect accessories for their baby girls (myself included). And a hot commodity is usually headbands! You can offer custom made to order headbands to match specific outfits. Market the headbands for special occasions like birthdays and photoshoots and watch the money come rolling in. Check out this simple tutorial for DIY Baby Flower Headbands from Mom in the Six to get started!
8. Crochet Hats
If you can crochet, this hat is a must! And don’t worry, even if you can’t (yet), it’s always a good time to learn! There are countless free lessons around. Check out this cute Little Bug Ladybug Hat on Red Ted Art.
Beauty & Skincare Hot Craft Ideas to Sell
One of the best hot craft ideas to sell right now is most definitely soap! And I don’t mean the usual bath soap that you pick up in aisle 5. Soaps with luxurious ingredients, scents and different styles are a hot seller these days! The best part? They are super simple to make! Check out this tutorial for Oatmeal Honey Soap from Simple in the Country.
Or how does a Lemon Poppy Seed Scrub Soap sound? (<wow, can you say that 5 times quickly? :D)
Check out the easy tutorial from Cooking My Dreams!
10. Bath bombs
Bath bombs is a must on the list of most profitable crafts to sell to make money! They are the perfect addition to a relaxing bath when you want to wash away all of life’s everyday stresses. Not sure how to get started? Follow this tutorial on how to make Anxiety Reducing Bath Bombs from Conservamom.
11. Fizzy Tropical Bath Powder
If you would like to make something similar to bath bombs but you don’t have money upfront to invest in molds etc. you can try this super easy Fizzy Tropical Bath Powder from Bitz & Giggles. Bottle this up and package nicely and you have another hot craft idea to sell!
12. Sugar Scrubs
If you ask me for one of the best hot craft ideas to sell this year? Sugar scrubs would be high up on my list! For one, they can literally be made in just a few minutes and cost very little to make! They are great for exfoliating and hydrating the body, and it is, without a doubt, one of the most profitable crafts to sell!
13. Coffee Scrubs
This is yet another body scrub that people pay big bucks for! Coffee scrubs are extremely nourishing to your skin, It plumps and rejuvenates skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite. And people are willing to pull out their wallets for these benefits! Check out this Coffee Scrub from Taste of Home to get started!
14. Lip Balms
I’m one of those girls who simply cannot have enough lip balms and lip glosses! I have at least one in every purse, room, the car, at work… Seriously, I have way too many! And to be honest, I’ll still buy (or make) more! LOL
That being said, lip balms and lip glosses are easy to make and so is a top contender in this list of hot craft ideas to sell in 2020!
Check out this recipe to get started!
15. Body Butter
Body butter is great for your skin and leaves your body glowing. It’s a great DIY craft to make money and is always in high demand by people who are into beauty products. Bottle up and package nicely, and you’ll have a best seller. Check out the video below to get started!
16. Hand wash & Body wash
This is a fun and easy to make extra money! It’s an awesome craft to make and sell for profit!
For the Home
17. Aromatherapy Candles
There is no question that aromatherapy candles are a definite bestseller! It is simple to make and always in demand. Get started with this tutorial for Lavender Mint Soy Candles from The Homespun Hydrangea.
Grab a canvas (you can check stores like Dollar Tree or the art section in Walmart) and get creative! You don’t need to be any Vincent Van Gogh. But seriously, abstract splashes with the brush and other techniques can result in a beautiful piece.
Check YouTube for art techniques and tips, frame up your work and sell it for big bucks! This is surely one of the most profitable crafts to sell this year!
19. Driftwood Clock
This Rustic Driftwood Clock from Sustain my Craft Habit costs little to make but can be sold for hundreds of dollars! Seriously though, do you know how much this rustic beauty will sell for off a store shelf? My guess is A LOTTT. This is for sure one of the most profitable crafts to sell in 2020!
20. Serving Trays
Serving Trays can be made out of wood if you’re a from-scratch-kinda-girl. Or you can buy one that’s cheap, spruce it up a bit and resell!
21. Glitter Wine Glasses
I’ve personally seen people selling and making huge profits from DIY glitter wine glasses and glitter tumblers. These are absolutely gorgeous and are perfect DIY crafts to make money! Check out these Glitter Wine Glasses from A Bride on a Budget.
And these beautiful Glitter Wine Glasses from Three Little Ferns.
If you have a sewing machine, this is a great DIY craft to make money. You can make tablecloths and table runners in different styles and patterns.
23. Reading Pillows
A cute pillow for little readers in the home – this is a simple craft that can sell for a high price tag! It’s easily customizable and you can offer various colors and characters for your customers! Learn how to make these adorable Reading Pillows from Happiest Camper.
24. Glitter Tumblers
Glitter tumblers are a huge hit these days! People love to customize by choosing their favorite colors, styles, logos and may even request their name (or some other customizable text). This is definitely a hot craft idea to sell this year… And for years to come!
25. Scented Candles with Flowers
Dried flower candles are easy crafts to make and sell for profit! The materials are super inexpensive and this is also a product that can be customized to suit your client’s taste and preference (change up the colors and scents if they wish)! Check out this Scented Candle with Flowers tutorial from Hungarican Journey.
26. Pen & Pencil Holders
There are so many different ways to make pen and pencil holders. Come up with your own unique twist and you’ll have a bestseller on your hands!
27. Hand Painted Clay Pots
Unique hand painted clay pots is yet another best selling craft idea that can make you decent profits! They are easy to create, beautiful and would make the perfect addition to any home. Check out these Hand Painted Clay Pots from Hungarican Journey.
28. Wood Crafts
Wood crafts are a major seller but require a tad bit more skills to create. Personally, I’m not good with the tools so this is not my forte. However, if this is something you are good at, you can consider making anything from wooden frames, wooden shelves or wall decor or even bookcases and furniture! These will surely make you BIG profits!
29. Clay Dishes & Bowls
Similar to the jewelry dishes above, clay dishes are a hot craft idea to sell to make money this year! This Stamped Clay Bowl tutorial from Gathering Beauty can help you get started!
30. Pom Pom Rugs
Pom pom rugs are a huge deal these days. Better yet, they’re gorgeous, so simple to make and can be sold for A LOT!
31. Mason Jar Vases
There’s no doubt that mason jars are a huge hit right now – and people are willing to pay for beautiful mason jar pieces. How about creating unique mason jar crafts to sell for profit and capitalizing on the current mason jar craze? Not sure how to get started? Check out this tutorial on how to make gorgeous Mason Jar Spring Vases from Food Wine Sunshine.
Wreaths are super simple to make, and once done with taste, can look like they cost a ton!
33. Beeswax Furniture Polish
Beeswax furniture polish is a cleaner that is more natural and eco-friendly – perfect for all the go-green peeps! This is a product that is easy to make and will surely be in high demand. Check out this super simple Beeswax Furniture Polish tutorial from Hungarican Journey.
34. Laundry Room Sign
Know what’s another awesome craft idea to sell? This stunning Laundry Room Sign from Food Wine Sunshine. People pay hundreds of dollars for decor like this!
35. Succulent Planters
Succulent Planters are always in high demand. They are simple to put together and can be sold for a decent price!
Coasters are another great DIY craft to make money. There are various methods and techniques that can be used and coasters can be customized to suit your customer’s preference!
(P.S. Patriotic Coasters are usually a Top Seller and can even be sold to local gift shops and shops at airports!)
DREAM BIGG GIRLLL! 😉
37. Nightstand Organizer
This Nightstand Organizer from Scrappy Geek looks fancy and modern. You’d be surprised by how easy it is to make. This is high up on our list of most profitable crafts to sell in 2020!
38. Plant Hangers
Vertical plant hangers are easy to make and are always in demand. This is a great craft to make and sell for profit!
39. Pillow Cases & Bedspreads
Again, this is another great craft for those who have a sewing machine. Beautiful sheet sets are bound to sell out – especially kids’ character bed sets!
40. Painted Mugs
These Painted Mugs from DIY Candy are perfect to add to this list of DIY crafts to make money. These mugs can be customized to suit your client’s preferences. And these will definitely be a bestseller during the Father’s Day and Christmas Seasons!
41. Bottle Cozies
Bottle cozies and mason jar cozies are also best selling crafts to add to your list of ideas. These can be made in customizable colors and patterns.
42. No Sew Fleece Blanket
This No Sew Fleece Blanket from Newlywed Survival is super simple to make and can definitely make you huge profits! Customers will love this as there are no bulky knots and they can choose whatever colors and patterns they like!
This one is for all the designers out there. There are so many printables people are willing to pay for! From Budget Binders to Planners to Home Organizers, printables are always a best seller!
44. Gift Baskets
Gift Baskets have a high price tag attached and so, the profits can be huge. Items added will obviously depend on the occasion and can be adjusted according to the customer’s budget.
Seasonal Hot Craft Ideas to Sell
45. Cinco De Mayo Terra Cotta Pots
These Cinco De Mayo Terra Cotta Sombrero Pots from Scrappy Geek are the perfect pieces to sell around Cinco De Mayo. They make the perfect addition to any Cinco De Mayo party or celebration!
46. Wooden Pumpkin Decor
It’s no secret that wooden decor sell for big bucks! You can make wooden decor in any shape and color for absolutely any occasion. If you need inspiration, check out this tutorial to learn how to make this Fall Wooden Pumpkin Decor from Happiest Camper.
47. Easter Tealights
These Easter Tealights from Drugstore Divas are another great seasonal craft to make to sell for profits. And really, these can be done in any style and color for any occasion.
BONUS: Check out this post on DIY Christmas Decor to see the most profitable crafts to sell during the Christmas season.
Also, here’s a look at some of the crafts that I have made to sell for profits (Yes, Frills was the name of my little craft business).
In fact, crafting for money was just one of my side hustling stints that made me thousands of dollars! (Read about the 17 Side Hustles that I’ve done to make OVER $67 000!)
Yup, these were all done by hand… by moi! Once you put in the work, you can grow your business in ways you can never imagine!
BONUS Ways to Make Extra Money
If you’re currently strapped for cash, and would like to make some extra money sooner rather than later, here are some easy ways to earn a few dollars until you get your craft empire started.
Use Swagbucks to surf the internet (instead of Google), complete short surveys and other simple tasks to make extra cash. Choose your preferred payment method and you can get free gift cards OR cash via PayPal.
Reward Survey is another great site that can earn you extra cash. The more the merrier, right?
3. START A BLOG
This one takes a while to start earning but can be turned into a 6 figure business when done the right way. Eventually you can use this to market your crafts anyway which can even triple your earnings in the end!
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Have you ever made crafts to sell for extra cash? What crafts have you found success with? Share with us in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!
And if you do try any of the crafts from the list above, let us know how it goes!
Until next time,