Do you enjoy designing and creating crafts and have thought about selling them online to make some extra money?
Perhaps you weren’t sure what the most profitable crafts to sell are, or maybe you just weren’t sure where to sell them.
The best part about selling crafts online, is that you can do it all from the comfort of your home, from getting inspiration to making sales.
In this post, I’ll list the 35+ best crafts to sell online to make money, DIY tools you will need, where to sell and promote your crafts, and much more.
In This Post
- Essential DIY craft tools
- 35+ best crafts to sell online
- Where to sell and promote your crafts
- Tips for selling your crafts
- Frequently asked questions
- Final words on selling DIY crafts
Essential DIY Tools:
The tools you will need depend on which type of crafts you’re going to make to sell. However, there are some essential DIY craft tools you will most likely need.
Here are a few of the tools you will need:
- Crafting scissors and paper trimmer
- Mod podge and foam brushes
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Cutting machine
- Ribbons and washi tape
- Jute or Twine
35+ Best Crafts to Sell Online to Make Money
Now that you know which tools you may need, here are the 35+ best DIY crafts you can sell to make some extra money.
The majority of them are fun and super easy projects you can do at home in your free time, such as DIY coasters, candles, bath bombs, and much more.
With so many options, you’re sure to find a few that will be a great fit for your interests and skills.
1 & 2. Pots and Planters
DIY pots and planters are super simple to make and the supplies you will need cost very little, making them the perfect craft to sell online.
Here are a few different types of pots and planters you can sell:
- Fabric covered pots
- Mason jar planters
- Galvanized metal Planters
Making vases is another wonder craft to sell. You can make painted vases, fabric covered vases, or even mason jar vases. The option are endless.
You can either create a few different ones and keep them in your inventory or you can let the customer design them and choose colors, patterns, etc.
Here are a few different kinds of vases you can make to sell:
- Painted vases
- Fabric covered vases
- Mason jar vases
Do you have any ceramic tiles laying around from a remodeling project? If you do, you can make some pretty cool coasters out of them that you can sell.
Here are different types of coasters you can make:
- Marble coasters
- Tile coasters
- Splatter coasters
- Decorative coasters
If you love knitting or know how to crotchet or sew, scarves are a wonderful craft to sell. You can make countless different patterns that are stylish and trendy.
You can also add buttons or anything else to make them stand out.
6. Hand Towels
If you enjoy sewing different patterns with thread, consider making and selling embroidered hand towels. Simply buy some hand towels, embroidery hoops, floss, needles, pins, and material to create different designs.
Here is a complete guide for embroidering towels.
7. Any Type of Jewelry
Jewelry is a very popular craft to sell and the type of jewelry you can make is nearly endless. However, most jewelry does require a lot of materials. So, keep this in mind if you decide to make and sell jewelry.
Making custom DIY bracelets can be a lot of fun. You can customize them in whatever size, color, and material you want.
You can make bandana bracelets, leather bracelets, washi tape bracelets, beaded bracelets, and much more.
If you’re not interested in making bracelets, making DIY necklaces is another great option. However, if you do want to make bracelets, you can consider making a matching set of both necklaces and bracelets.
Similar to bracelets, you can make beaded necklaces, felt ball necklaces, teething necklaces, tassel necklaces, and diffuser necklaces. The options are practically endless.
Not interested in making bracelets or necklaces? If so, earrings may just be the right craft to make and sell.
They are super easy to make and look wonderful with almost any outfit. Similar to other types of jewelry, there are also endless options with earrings.
You can make pearl earrings, faux leather earrings, fabric earrings, wood burned earrings, and so much more.
Handmade soap is a fun and easy craft to make and will always be a best seller. You also don’t need a lot of tools to get started.
Here are some DIY soaps you can make from home:
- Natural salt soap
- Floral soap
- Glycerin soap
- Loofah soap
If you can’t paint or draw well, but still want to sell crafts, consider making magnets. They are super easy to make and don’t require much material or tools.
For example, you can make colorful bead magnets that look like fruit. These are super fun to make and are easy to sell. They are also super cheap to ship.
Here are different magnets you can sell:
- Glass pebble magnets
- State magnets
- Comic book magnets
- Bead magnets
13. Cutting Boards
Put your wood burning skills to use and create some beautifully etched cutting boards. You can even take it a step further and personalize them for special orders from your customers.
Although cutting boards are a top seller year around, they are especially a wonderful Christmas gift. You can wrap them in a bow to make them stand out during the holidays.
If you enjoy making your own greeting cards for special occasions, such as birthdays, holidays, etc. handmade notecards are a great craft to sell.
They are super easy to make and you can use scrapbook paper, photographs, and much more. They may also just be the easiest DIY craft to make and the materials needed are inexpensive.
15. Pencil Cup
Everyone needs a cup for their pens and pencils. Considering this, DIY pencil cups are a wonderful desk accessory to sell online.
You can make them in gold, white, or any other color you choose. You can also customize them in whichever way you want to make them stand out from the rest.
If you’re someone who loves writing down your thoughts in a journal, making customized journals is a wonderful craft to sell. For example, you can make fabric covered journals and personalize them to your customer’s liking.
You can also use different colored fabric, different patterns, and much more to make them stand out from the rest.
Creating wreaths for year round or even holidays is a wonderful craft to sell. They are also super easy to make and don’t require a lot of materials.
You can make jute twine wreaths, embroidery hoop wreaths, grapevine wreaths, clothespin picture wreaths, and much more.
18. Picture Frames
Do you like having pictures of you and your family around your house? Customizing and designing picture frames to sell at a premium price is a great craft to make.
You can customize them with different colors of your choice. You can also add other stuff to make them stand out even more.
Do you love funny sayings? If you enjoy graphic design, you can offer monogram services for funny t-shirts and even other items, such as blankets and bags.
These are all wonderful gifts for teachers, baby showers, and even wedding parties.
Is Christmas your favorite holiday? If so, you can create unique Christmas ornaments with many different materials and sell them online. They are super easy to make and are also super cheap to ship.
For example, you can make ornaments out of tile that have an initial/name combo with a bow on top. You can also make and sell ornaments that say “Baby’s First Christmas” and include the year.
21. Chalkboard Signs
Beautiful chalkboard signs are always top sellers. They can fit well with almost any home decor. If you also add stuff to them, such as flowers, it will really help them pop out.
You can also make DIY chalkboard calendars. If you do, make sure you place painters tape around the edges of the board first. This way, you will be able to mark off the chalkboard area.
22. Pillow Covers
DIY pillow covers are a wonderful craft to sell online. Every pillow needs a pillow cover. Not only can you sew them yourself, you can also use no sew kits if you don’t have a sewing machine.
If you want to take it a step further, you can even sew your own pillows and sell them online as well. You can use old bedsheets or even old clothes to make them.
23 & 24. Pens and Pencils
Do you have fun decorating stuff? Decorated pens and pencils are great crafts to sell online.
There are countless different pen and pencil designs you can choose from. You can create DIY flower pens, DIY confetti pencils, and much more.
For example, if you want to create DIY flower pens, all you need is colorful faux flowers, pens, and some glue. Just use the glue to combine them together to make cute looking pens.
25. Wall Art
Who doesn’t love some awesome wall art? Beautiful handmade DIY wall art is a top seller and always will be.
You can make chalkboard wall art signs, old window wall art, embroidery hoop wall art with flowers, wall art letters, and much more.
26. Tic Tac Toe Boards
If you’re looking for fun crafts to make and sell with your children, how about making cool and adorable looking tic tac toe boards? They are super easy to make and don’t require a lot of material or tools.
What’s a better way to add scent to a room than with a candle? If you decide to make candles, create unique packaging and scents to make them stand out.
Here are a few different candles you can make to sell:
- Mason jar candles
- Pumpkin spice candles
- Chai tea latte candles
- Tea infused candles
- Vapor rub candles
Pendants are great ways to dress up plain necklaces. They’re also rather simple to make and don’t require a lot of tools or materials. Being super cheap to ship, they are a wonderful craft to make and sell online.
You can make wire wrapped pendants, beaded pendants, clay pendants, resin pendants, and even crochet pendants.
29. Keychains and Keyrings
Personalized keychains and keyrings are very popular crafts to make and sell. Similar to pendants, they are also super cheap to ship.
Here are several different types of keychains and keyrings you can make:
- Clay keyrings
- Embroidered keychains
- Tassel keychains
- Fabric keychains
- Wine cork keychains
30. Bath Bombs
Handmade bath bombs are a wonderful gift for almost anyone. Considering this, they are a great craft to sell online.
There are also endless possibilities because you can design them in a variety of styles, colors, and scents.
31 & 32. Dog Collars and Leashes
If you’re a dog lover, sewing handmade collars and leashes might be a great craft for you to sell. People spend thousands of dollars per year on their pets.
Make your dog collars and/or leashes using a variety of fabrics, various colors, and different patterns so people can choose what they like.
If you love to paint and are a great designer, decorating mugs and selling them for profit is a wonderful option. There is literally an endless amount of designs you can make.
Here are a few different types of mugs you can make to sell:
- Ceramic mugs
- Marbled mugs with nail polish
- Coffee mugs
- Glittered mugs
- Custom mugs
34 & 35. Birdhouses or Feeders
Creating unique bird houses and/or bird feeders is a wonderful craft to sell. You don’t even have to make the birdhouses yourself, just buy unfinished ones and paint them to make them unique.
You can also consider creating bird seed ornaments, which are very popular during winter and early spring.
You may think bowls are pricey and difficult to make. However, rope bowls for example, are made with a cheap bowl, a glue gun, and some rope.
They also take no more than just a few minutes to make. You can use a variety of different kinds of rope and jute so your customers have a few different choices to choose from.
You can also make bowl covers, bowl holders, and much more.
Here are a few different types of bowls you can make:
- Clay bowls
- Rope bowls
- Lace bowls
37. Wall Hangings
If you love woodworking, creating wall hangings is a wonderful option. If this is a craft you’re interested in making, you can sell wall hanging organizers that are easier to make than you may think.
They will also add a wonderful antique and rustic vibe to any room. Wall hanging organizers are also useful and more than just decoration.
Additional DIY Crafts to Sell:
- 38. Stovetop covers
- 39. Decoupage wood letters
- 40. Ribbon Toys
- 41. Rustic checkers boards
- 42. Sleeping masks
- 43. Cup cozies
- 44. Wind chimes
- 45. Pincushions
- 46. Crocheted hats
Where to Sell and Promote Your Crafts
There are many wonderful platforms you can use to sell and promote your crafts online. Before you get started on one, make sure you have a PayPal account for business set up so that you can receive payments.
Your Own Website
The most profitable way to sell crafts online is to start your own website and sell them there.
However, learning how to create your own blog can be time consuming and quite the learning curve.
You will need to find a hosting company that can host your website with a self-hosted plan, choose a theme, install plugins, design your shop, and much more.
If you’re up for the task, here is a complete guide on how to start a blog.
If you don’t want to go through the hassle of creating your own website, you should consider using Shopify.
Shopify is an all-in-one option where you can create an account to use their platform which is already designed specifically for selling products online.
Here is a step-by-step guide for starting an online store with Shopify.
If you don’t want to deal with having your shop on your own website or even Shopify, you can sell your crafts on Etsy.
Etsy is an eCommerce website you can use to sell your crafts and hand-made items.
Even website owners have an Etsy profile to sell their products because it’s super easy to set up and they can just link to their Etsy profile from their blog.
Here is a beginner’s guide to sell on Etsy.
Social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram are great places to promote your crafts.
For example, not only is Instagram wonderful for sharing pictures of your crafts in a fancy way, it’s also a great place to share behind the scenes to make your business personal.
As for Facebook, you can share valuable content on your Facebook page to grow your audience. There are a number of ways to share your content, such as doing Facebook Lives to connect your crafts and you to your audience.
Your email list is one of the most powerful ways to promote your crafts. If you don’t already have an email list, I highly recommend you start one.
People that sign up for your email list are more interested in your crafts than someone who landed on your site from Google, for example.
To encourage people to sign up for your list, offer freebies or discounts on items you sell.
Running giveaways is a great way to draw people in and get exposure through word of mouth about the items you’re selling. You can share your giveaways on your website, social media platforms, and even Facebook groups that allow it.
Tips for Selling Crafts
Here are a few tips to read before you start making crafts and selling them online:
1. Review Legal Rights
If you’re going to incorporate a PDF or SVG into your crafts and sell them, make sure you always review the legal rights associated with them.
Many PDFs, SVGs, and free printables are for personal use only. If this is the case, you can’t use them for the crafts you’re going to make and then sell.
2. Personalize Your Crafts
While it’s good to have inventory, if you offer to personalize your crafts for your customers, you most likely will sell more.
Some of the best ways to personalize your crafts are with different patterns, a variety of fabrics, various colors, and even decorations, such as buttons and flowers.
3. Be Creative
Similar to personalizing your crafts, while it’s okay to get inspiration by looking at other crafts online, don’t make your crafts look too similar to others.
What is it about your crafts that are different and sets them apart from the rest? Putting your own creative spin on them will help influence people to buy them.
4. Be Proud of Your Crafts
To attract people to your crafts and make them stand out, always put your heart and soul into everything you create. When people see crafts you created that you’re proud of, it will influence people to buy them.
Crafts to Sell FAQs
1. What Crafts Sell Best?
The crafts that sell the best will depend on trends, the season, and of coarse, the year.
However, I recommend you focus on selling crafts that you love to create instead of just making crafts that sell the best. This way, you can make some extra money doing what you enjoy.
If you love to sew, there are countless popular sewing crafts that you can sell. Many of these DIY sewing crafts involve fabric scarps, so they cost very little to make.
On the other hand, if you love painting and creating art, there are also many popular painting crafts you can sell. Whatever craft you choose, just make sure you’re creative to increase your sales.
2. Can I Sell My Crafts on Amazon?
Yes, you absolutely can sell your crafts on Amazon. However, you will have to pay a monthly referral fee to sell on the Amazon Handmade platform.
If you can’t afford the monthly fee, consider selling your crafts on Shopify, Etsy, or even your own website.
3. Do I Need a Business License to Sell Crafts Online?
Whether or not you will need a license will depend on the area you live and how you sell your crafts. For example, in some jurisdictions, licensing isn’t required for small, home-based businesses.
Final Thoughts on Crafts to Sell
There are countless creative and fun things you can make to sell if you want to dip your toes into entrepreneurship.
Every option on our list is a great craft to sell online to make money with your very own craft business.
With some hard work and a little bit of luck, you may even be able to turn your craft business into your main source of income.
Do you make and sell any crafts that is not on our list? We would love to hear about them in the comment section down below.