80 Best Crafts To Make And Sell

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Looking for hot, in-demand handmade items and crafts to make and sell from home? Here are some of the top trending craft ideas for 2021.

Starting your own at-home craft business is relatively easy (compared to most ventures). There’s no need to rent a retail space, pay for expensive utilities, hire employees, or adhere to set business hours.

With an at-home craft business, you are completely in charge. You are only limited by your own imagination!

You can set aside time to work on your projects while your little one naps, your older kids are at school, or simply while listening to your favorite podcasts.

How to start an at-home craft business

The best way to start an at-home craft business is to start with a plan. Cause everyone knows, if you fail to plan–you plan to fail.

  1. Decide which products to make and sell
  2. Crunch the numbers and come up with a reasonable price point
  3. Create an inventory
  4. Sell first to neighbors, family, and friends
  5. Collect reviews from neighbors, family, and friends (make changes to your product based on these reviews)
  6. Apply to craft shows, festivals, fairs, and flea markets
  7. Create an online shop (website, Etsy shop, Shopify store, eBay, [email protected], etc.)
  8. Advertise your wares by word-of-mouth and online in Facebook groups, Craigslist, etc.
  9. If selling at a craft fair set up an eye-catching yet organized booth
  10. Keep a record of inventory/sales
  11. After the craft fair, re-evaluate prices and raise/lower if necessary. Did some products sell like hotcakes? If so, make more and consider raising the price.
  12. Rinse and repeat

Develop your craft brand, get noticed, and make more money at craft fairs with this super-helpful bundle!

Places to sell your creations

So, you’ve got a pile of ‘quarantine crafts’ (crafts you created to lower your stress levels while stuck at home) taking up space? Get to sellin’!

Here are some of the best places to sell your handmade crafts:

  • Etsy
  • eBay
  • Facebook Groups & Marketplace
  • Craft Fairs
  • Flea Markets
  • Your Own Website
  • [email protected]
  • Word of Mouth

Handmade items that are in demand

If you want to do your research ahead of time to find out which handmade items are in demand, check out Craft Industry Trends. You can also try the “popular right now” section of Etsy for some inspiration.

Hot, in-demand handmade crafts for 2021 include:

  • Stained glass
  • Resin crafts
  • 3D printed items
  • Paper flowers
  • Face masks
  • Bath bombs
  • Eco-friendly items including the use of natural dyes and ‘upcycled’ materials

Most profitable crafts to sell

The most profitable and best-selling crafts to sell are the ones that require little upfront costs to create and that you can sell for a higher price point.

Think-anything made from recycled/reclaimed materials such as wood pallets, old jeans, tin cans, and wine corks.

You may want to stock up on Dollar Store items to create unique home decor items, which you can then sell online or at craft fairs.

crafts to make and sell-homemade mason jar planter mounted to wood base
Mason jar succulent planter by Domestically Creative
Wine cork letter art by Daily Dose of Style
Cinder block planters by Design Improvised
Teacup candle by A Night Owl

Craft with words-start a money-making blog

Once thought to be just a hobby for bored housewives, blogging has quickly become a viable way for men and women alike to earn a pretty decent part-full time income from home.

In the past 3 years, I’ve earned over 6-figures from blogging. And I did it without any special technical skills. In fact, when I started blogging just 4 short years ago, I couldn’t have told you the difference between a pdf and a jpeg!

In my defense, I waited until I was over 40, and my experience with computers was limited to checking my email and reading my favorite blogs.

Seriously, If I can do it ANYONE can!

I started my website for less than $100 (with Bluehost) and was earning a part-time income within 6 months!

I managed to learn the ins and outs of blogging and have turned my passion for crafting with words into a semi-passive income stream.

The best part about starting a blog is that if you have crafts to sell, you can set up a shop through WooCommerce, Shopify, or Convertkit on your own website. How cool is that?

Super easy crafts to make and sell

A little paint, some glue, and a few basic supplies are all it takes to complete the next few projects.

Gold foiled cup by Damask Love
crafts to make and sell-flower pot painted white with small succulent
Painted succulent pot (Source)
Monogrammed tote bag by Kristine in Between
Painted rocks (source unknown)

Papercrafts to make and sell

Even in this digital age, good old-fashioned paper isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Even better, digital downloads are not only fairly easy to create (you can use Canva to make everything from calendars to party planners), they are also very cheap to create.

Which, at the end of the day, means more moolah in your pocket!

Custom cards on [email protected]
Paper flowers at Sweet Red Poppy
Embroidered notecards by Flax and Twine
Origami leaf garland from Gathering Beauty
Home binder printables from Abby Lawson

Circut crafts to make and sell

If you’ve got a Circut, you’ve got an instant money-maker! Here are a few other supplies you may want to pick up if you’re looking to start a Circut craft business:

Hat made with Circuit Easypress Mini by Sugarcoated Housewife
Tagboard sign by Everyday Jenny
Faux leather earrings by Everyday Jenny
Tea towel by The Idea Room
Kitchen measurement sign by A Girl and a Glue Gun
Coffee mug by Happiness is Homemade
Glitter tumblers by Happiness is Homemade
Onesie at by Pink

Sewing crafts to make and sell

You’d be surprised how many people do not know how to sew {raising my hand}. I grew up watching my grandma churn out blankets, clothes, dolls, and more on her collection of sewing machines and I was (and continue to be) in awe of all of the things one can create if they have a sewing machine.

But, alas, I (like millions of others) do not own a sewing machine, and I lack the desire to learn how to sew. Instead, I happily purchase face masks, pillows, blankets, etc. from crafty, talented ladies who actually know the difference between backstitching and basting!

Custom face mask by Sarah Maker
Reusable sandwich bag by Happiest Camper
Felt and pom-pom ice cream cones by Lia Griffith
Hot/cold rice pad by Cassie Scroggins
Scrappy Monsters by Sherin Family Update
Modern triangle baby quilt at See Kate Sew
Cactus pin cushion from A Beautiful Mess
Quilted coasters via A Pretty Cool Life

Woodcrafts to make and sell

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely LOVE the smell of fresh-cut wood!

There are tons of simple, yet eyecatching projects you can make and sell out of wood. Keep scrolling for some inspiration!

Farm animal coasters by The Little Frugal House
Bathroom rules sign from The Country Chic Cottage
Rustic porch sign from The Little Frugal House
Space-saving jewelry storage by Merriment Design
Painted birdhouse from 5 Minutes for Mom
crafts to make and sell 5 dollar blanket ladder made of wood
$5 blanket ladder by Her Tool Belt
Chalkboard serving tray by Shanty 2 Chic

Yarn crafts to make and sell

I may not know how to sew, but I do know how to crochet! The best part about crocheting is that you can whip out a scarf or blanket while binge-watching your favorite show!

Yarn crafts are hot sellers at craft shows!

Chunky knit blanket by The DIY Mommy
Pom-pom pillow from Dainty Dress Diaries
Yarn pendant light from Place of my Taste
Crocheted market bag from Loveable Loops
Animal Airpod cases at Ravelry
crafts to make and sell- brown and blue hand knitted scarf
Blanket scarf by Two of Wands
Macrame hanging planter from Likely by Sea

Jewelry to make and sell

Everybody loves a good statement piece of jewelry. Even better if that statement piece is a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind conversation starter!

Diffuser bracelet from A Few Shortcuts
Beaded necklace from Felt Magnet
Daisy choker from Instructables
Beaded wrap bracelet by The DIY Dreamer
Ombre stacked tassel earrings by Likely by Sea
Leather bow bracelet from Oh The Lovely Things

Holiday crafts to make and sell

Every holiday, tons of people flock to Etsy in search of handmade items. Handmade products like banners, wreaths, and custom gift baskets sell out fast.

Reversible Burlap Banner by On Sutton Place
Peppermint sugar scrub by The Idea Room
Chenille fabric pumpkins by Flamingo Toes
Custom Christmas card from EPC Crafts
Baby gift basket from Fantabulocity
Burlap wreath from Love of Family and Home
Peppermint candles from A Pumpkin and a Princess

Mason jar crafts to make and sell

Mason jars have quite the fan base. They are useful, practical, and pretty! What’s not to love?

You can pick up mason jars to repurpose and sell at local thrift stores, yard sales, Craigslist, eBay…heck just check the back of your mama’s kitchen cabinet!

Source: Landeelu
Source: Lollyjane
Mason jar industrial light fixture from Blesser House
Gold dipped mason jar vase from Jessie Daye
Mason jar tissue holders from Day to Day Adventures
Sea glass mason jars from The Country Chic Cottage
Mason jar lid coasters from More Like Grace
Mason jar air freshener from Eighteen 25

Spa crafts to make and sell

Who doesn’t enjoy a good pamperin’? Homemade soap, lotion, and bath bombs are often far superior to store-bought versions both in terms of quality and cost.

In fact, every year I look forward to our small community craft fair so I can stock up on my yearly supply of goat’s milk soap in my favorite scents.

Goat’s milk soap from Handmade Weekly
Exfoliating sea salt soap from Country Hill Cottage
Glitter candles from Evermine
Wine glass candles from Something Turquoise
Sugar scrubs from Country Hill Cottage
Lemon bath bombs from Beauty Crafter
Lavender body butter from Tweak and Tinker
Silk sleep mask from Hello Sewing

Pampered pet crafts to make and sell

It’s no secret, Americans love to pamper their pets.

People are always searching for ways to include their pet’s products into their home decor. Check out the cute furry friend craft ideas below!

Leash and treat board by Our Handcrafted Life
Leash hanger from Kitchen Concoctions
Birdseed wreath from Infarantly Creative
Denim doggie bone toy from Pillar Box Blue
crafts to make and sell flea control doggie treats in the shape of paws
Flea-prevention dog & cat treats by Health Starts in the Kitchen
No-sew pet travel blanket by Pretty Fluffy

I sincerely hope these craft ideas have inspired you to turn your love of crafting into a full-fledged business!

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