Want to start a small business or try a more creative way to make some extra money?
Then, why not consider making and selling some DIY items you’ve made.
We’ve gathered a huge list of craft ideas for both kids and adults to make and sell. In this list, which includes 100 craft projects, you’ll find everything from homemade necklaces to DIY wooden containers.
There’s a little something for everyone!
So, whether you’re just taking your first steps into craft selling, or you’re an expert seller who’s just looking for a few more craft ideas to make money, then you’re sure to find a few DIY crafts to sell in this list.
What will I learn?
Craft Ideas by Category
We tried to cover a wide range of ideas for crafts that can make you money. And we put them each in their own category to make it easier for you to navigate through and find the kind of stuff you like to make and sell for profit.
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- Hair Accessories
- Kitchen and Dining
- General Home Décor
- Garden and Outdoor
- Office and Stationery
- Bags and Purses
- Practical Accessories
- Pet Crafts
Adding a necklace to an outfit can completely transform it. And, customers love finding unique, homemade pieces, like the ones below. So, give one of them a try.
1. Bar Necklace with Beads
This edgy bar necklace is sure to be popular, whether you’re selling on Etsy or at a craft fair. It’s not too difficult to make either, just follow along with the instructions.
2. Sheet Metal Pendant Necklace
This sheet metal pendant necklace is incredibly striking, but fairly easy to make. Check out the tutorial for instructions on how to make it.
3. Vintage Button Necklace
Using just a few buttons, you can create this gorgeous vintage button necklace. It’s a cheap DIY project, but the final product looks expensive.
4. Thimble Necklace
Isn’t this thimble necklace so unique and charming? It’s an attention grabbing piece, so make a couple and watch people flock to buy them!
5. Glass Photo Jewelry Pendant Tray
Looking for craft ideas to make money? How about making this beautiful glass photo jewelry pendant tray? Check out this tutorial for the full instructions.
6. Wire Wrapped Pendants
These beautiful, nature-inspired wire wrapped pendants are made using natural materials, like rocks and driftwood. Check out this tutorial for all the details on how to make them.
Whether it’s for themselves or for a gift for someone else, rings are marketable pieces that sell well at craft fairs and online.
7. Heart Ring DIY
Delicate rings are really in fashion right now, so these cute heart rings are perfect to make for your next eBay or Etsy sale.
8. Wire Wrapped Bead Rings
Easy and cheap to make – the materials required for this craft project can be bought at the dollar store – these rings are a great addition to your craft store inventory. You can use different gems or stones for each, and mix and match the color and style of the wire that you use, meaning you can easily create a versatile selection of rings to suit almost all tastes. Check out the instructions here.
Bracelets can brighten up any outfit, making them popular with customers of all age groups. But, customers particularly love bracelets that are unique too. And, that’s what most of the bracelets in this section are – unique, trendy and of course beautiful.
9. Seed Bead Bracelets
These beautiful, delicate seed bead bracelets are pretty trendy right now. And, that’s why they’re one of the best crafts you can make and sell. Plus, they’re not too difficult to make either, especially when you follow this handy tutorial!
10. Blue and Silver Leather Wrap Bracelets
These stunning blue and silver leather wrap bracelets are really versatile and they can be worn with anything – that’s why they’re sure to sell at your next craft fair or eBay auction.
11. Leather Knot Button Bracelet
Quirky and stylish, these leather knot button bracelets will be popular with customers of all ages. Learn how to make them using this tutorial.
12. Boho Cuff Bracelet with Turquoise and Wood Beads
How beautiful is this boho cuff bracelet with turquoise and wood beads? You don’t need too many supplies to make this either, but it looks stunning.
13. Classic Metal Cuff
This classic metal cuff isn’t as tough as it looks to make. So, follow this tutorial, and create this striking piece – it’s sure to sell!
Homemade earrings aren’t as tough as you’d think to create. In fact, even with just a few materials, it’s pretty easy to make some truly unique and expensive looking pairs. All you need are a few good craft tutorials, like the ones below.
14. Raw Stone Earrings
These DIY raw stone earrings are stunning, and surprisingly, you can make them in just five minutes! All, you need is stones or minerals and some gold earring studs and you’re good to go! Learn how to make these earrings in this tutorial.
15. Doily Craft DIY Boho Earrings
Aren’t these doily boho earrings just beautiful? They’re sure to be popular at your next craft sale. And, the best part is, that they’re not too tricky to make. Check out this article on how to create them.
16. Double Pearl Earrings
Classy and elegant, these double pearl earrings are ideal for customers looking to add to their jewelry collection. Learn how to make them in this article – and don’t worry, they’re not as tricky as you’d think to create.
Women of all ages need hair accessories. That’s why they make such great items to sell, whether it’s at a craft fair or on Etsy. Check out these truly unique hair accessory craft ideas.
17. Convertible Necklace Headband
How cool is this convertible necklace headband? It’s much cheaper and easier to make than you’d think as well. Just read this tutorial on how to create it.
18. Kid’s Headband
Comfy and stylish, these cute kid’s headbands are sure to be a hit with customers! They’re so easy to make, and the materials you need to create them are super cheap. You can learn how to make them in this article.
19. Gemstone Bobby Pins
Got some old costume jewelry, like a necklace or a pair of earrings you don’t wear anymore? Consider, turning your old items into adorable bobby pins with this simple tutorial.
Homemade beauty products are pretty popular right now. So, take advantage of the trend get started on one of these beauty craft projects.
20. Homemade Strawberry Lip Balm
If you want easy crafts to make and sell, then look no further than these lip balms! Really easy to make, these strawberry lip balms require few ingredients to create. Check out this easy to follow tutorial on how to make them.
21. Peppermint Bath Bombs
Looking for an easy DIY craft to make and sell? Then, look no further than these super cute peppermint bath bombs. Bath bombs are very popular right now. And, making them isn’t as tricky as it looks – in fact, it’s one of the easiest DIYs on this list!
22. Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub
Simple to make, but very marketable, this chocolate sugar lip scrub is the perfect option if you’re looking for easy crafts to make and sell. Making it is really simple – all you really need to do is mix ingredients together, put the scrub in attractive packaging, like a jar with a bow, and then wait for it to sell!
Kitchen and Dining
For customers looking to spruce up their kitchen or dining area a bit, the homemade items in this section are perfect.
23. Etched Cutting Boards
If you’re looking for craft ideas to make money, then these stunning etched cutting boards are another great option. They look really unique and interesting, and they have that rustic vibe that’s super popular nowadays.
24. No Sew Placemats
Everyone needs a beautiful set of placemats in their home. These no sew mats are deceptively easy to create too.
25. Birch Napkin Rings
A super easy craft project, these birch napkin rings can be made in just 10 minutes! Get the instructions here.
26. Upcycled Vintage Cheese Grater Organizer
These cute little cheese grater organizers are so simple, yet so charming! Made from upcycled cheese graters, these organizers have a rustic, vintage look that is oh so popular right now.
27. Vintage Style Cake Stand
This vintage-inspired cake stand is beautiful, and it looks much more expensive than it actually is to make! You don’t need too many supplies or too much time to make it. Just follow this simple tutorial.
28. Glass Pebble Magnets
These beautiful magnets are really easy to make and the time required to make them is nominal. So, they’re easy to make in large quantities. Check out this in-depth tutorial on how to make them.
29. Chalkboard Serving Tray
This chalkboard serving tray is ideal to use when entertaining. Not only does it look great, but it also serves as a menu board that lets your guests know what each dish is! Learn how to make this handy piece here.
30. Upcycled Knife Holder
Easy and cheap to make but very marketable, this handy little upcycled knife holder is perfect to add to your craft sale inventory. Learn how to make it here.
31. Comic Book Magnets
Nowadays, generally, you can’t go into a movie theater or walk past a billboard without seeing a superhero movie, or a Marvel or D.C. character of some sort. So, why not cash in on this craze with these attention-grabbing comic book magnets?
General Home Décor
Customers looking to brighten up their living room or add a bit of decoration to their bedroom will definitely be interested in buying one of these general home décor pieces from you. So, take a look and consider adding one of them to your craft store inventory.
32. DIY Lace Doily Bowls
Are you looking for craft ideas to make money? Then, you’ll love these DIY Lace Doily Bowls. They look fancy and expensive, but they’re actually really easy and pretty inexpensive to make.
33. Chevron Pallet Mounted Hanging Mason Jar Vase
Offering the right mix of rustic and beautiful, this chevron pallet mounted hanging mason jar vase is highly marketable. Check out this detailed tutorial on how to make it.
34. Paper Flower Lei
Beautiful and easy to make, this Paper Flower Lei is the perfect edition to your Esty, eBay or craft fair inventory. They are really versatile and can be placed anywhere in the home to add decoration, so they’re sure to sell. You can learn how to make them here.
35. DIY Pillows out of T-Shirts
Like most people, you’ve probably got a few old t-shirts in your closet that you never wear. So, why not declutter your wardrobe a bit and make a few pillows out of them? With this easy tutorial, you can create DIY pillows out of shirts. It’s of the easiest and cheapest DIY crafts to make and sell on this list.
36. Floral Stained Glass Candle Holders
This beautiful stained glass candle holder looks great in any home or garden – making it a pretty marketable item. It doesn’t require too many supplies either. Find out how to do it here.
37. Rustic Hanging Gutter Planter
Rustic, with a modern twist, this hanging gutter is sure to be popular! It’s simple to make, but it looks beautiful. Check out this tutorial on how to make it.
38. Painted Drop Cloth Soap Wraps
Looking for easy craft ideas to make money? How about making these adorable, but affordable soap wraps? Made using cloth, twine, and just a few other basic materials, these are really quick, easy and cheap to make.
39. Abstract Heart Art and DIY Rustic Frame
Rustic and charming, this frame has an edgy, trendy vibe that makes it incredibly marketable. It’s a beautiful home décor piece, and it can also be a great handmade wedding gift too. This craft project is a bit more complex to make than some of the others on the list, but if you follow these instructions you won’t find it too tricky.
40. DIY Decorative Tray
This is a really simple concept – take a regular box, customize and decorate it, and you have gorgeous and highly marketable decorative tray to sell at your next craft sale! You can learn how to make this function piece in this tutorial.
41. No Sew Pillow Cover
Every home needs a few cute pillows to add a bit of decoration. And, with this super simple no sew pillow cover tutorial, you can learn how to create pillows that are sure to sell!
42. Crushed Glass Coasters
Everyone needs a stylish, yet practical set of coasters in the home – and these colorful crushed glass coasters are a great choice! Discover how to make them with this tutorial.
43. Sea Shell Mirror
Customize a regular mirror and sell it for a much higher price. Check out this tutorial on how to create this stunning, ethereal seashell mirror.
44. DIY Painted Ombre Vases
This is a super easy craft project that basically involves painting old bottles, which you can then sell for a much higher price. Cool right? Find out how to make these home décor pieces here.
45. Fabric Covered Spring Vases
How cute are these fabric covered spring vases? They’re so easy to make too! And, they’re one of the most inexpensive craft projects on this list! Using this tutorial, you can learn how to turn old bottles into beautiful vases that are sure to sell.
46. Framed Chalkboard
This is a piece that you can make using any frame you have lying around the home, or using a cheap frame you find in a thrift store. It’s perfect for shopping lists, menu boards for dinner parties, or for making lists in general. It’s sure to be popular with customers, as it offers the right mix of functionality and attractiveness. Check out this article on how to make it.
47. Washi Tape Clocks
These adorable little Washi tape clocks aren’t as tough to make as you’d think. You can make them in less than ten minutes, and for under $5! If you want to make these clocks for your next craft sale, then check out this tutorial.
48. Confetti Candy Bowls
Customize regular bowls and sell them for a higher price. This is a really fun craft project. Plus, it’s super easy too. Get the instructions here.
49. Crepe Paper Wrapped Pot
Do you want easy crafts to make and sell? Then, why not make these charming little crepe paper pots? It is an affordable craft piece that you can make a profit from at your next craft sale. If you want to learn how to make them, then take a look at this article.
50. DIY Painted Wood Container
Handy, and beautiful, these DIY painted wood containers will be hugely popular on sites like Etsy. If you want to find out how to make them, then check out this useful tutorial.
51. Bathroom Storage Bins
There’s really no such thing as too much storage! And, for customers looking to organize their bathroom, these bathroom bins are perfect. They’re practical, durable and they look great too! If you want to learn how to make them, then take a look at this instructional article.
52. Tassel Blanket
Perfect for cold nights and days at the park, this cute tassel blanket is a versatile piece that will prove popular with a wide demographic.
53. Painted Basket
Another great piece for customers looking for a bit of extra storage is this adorable painted basket. It’s sure to brighten up any room. Plus, It’s super easy to create – in fact there are only two steps involved! So, check out this article for the full details.
54. Fabric Wrapped Pot
If you’re looking for super easy crafts to make and sell, then look no further than these fabric wrapped pots. They have a very trendy, modern vibe that’s sure to be popular. And, the best part, while they look great, they’re actually much easier and much cheaper to make than you’d think. Check out the really simple tutorial here.
55. Marbled Clay Ring Dish
How stunning are these marbled clay ring dishes? Elegant, unique and simply exquisite, these little dishes will be popular on sites like Etsy, but they’re also sure to be a focal point at any craft fair. If you want to learn how to make them, then take a look at this article.
56. Beautiful Wrapped Bottles
These wrapped bottles have that rustic, homemade feel to them that’s oh so popular nowadays. That’s why they’re perfect for craft sales. Plus, they’re so easy to make! Anyone can make them. The supplies for them are cheap too. So, check out this post for the instructions.
57. Unique Pictures on Wood
This is such a simple concept, but it looks absolutely amazing. Essentially, with is craft project, you print out whatever design you want onto wax paper, and then you transfer it onto any unfinished piece of wood you want. So, the choices are endless! This is such a versatile item that could be placed anywhere in the home or outdoors. If you’d like the full details on this craft project, then check out this tutorial.
58. Wine Glass Candle Lamps
Whether it’s in the living room or bedroom, everyone could use a lamp or two to brighten up their home. These wine glass candle lamps offer a really unique spin on the usual lamp. So, for people looking for something a bit different, they’re perfect! They’re not too difficult to make either. Get the instructions here.
59. Chalkboard Painted Wine Bottles
These chalkboard painted wine bottles make great centerpieces, but they’re great for anywhere in the home. Learn how to make it in this article.
60. Modern Indoor Planter
This cute little indoor planter has a modern vibe that makes it a highly marketable piece. It’s great for brightening up spaces in the home. And, with this in-depth tutorial, making it is easy.
Garden and Outdoor
For customers that love to decorate their garden, as well as their home, these charming little homemade items are perfect. In this section, we’ve compiled a few of the best garden and outdoor craft ideas. So, check them out and try making some of these pieces for your next craft sale.
61. DIY Paver Planter Box
For customers looking to add some flowers to their garden or porch deck, this DIY paver planter box is a wonderful option. If you’d like to know how to make this piece, then check out this article.
62. Fake Grass Door Mat
Customers can add a touch of nature to their home, with this fake grass door mat. It’s so easy to make, and really cheap too – in fact, you can get the few materials you need to make this at the dollar store.
63. Pot Lantern
This stylish pot lantern is another craft piece that you can make with materials from the dollar store.
64. Tissue Paper Lantern
The bright tissue paper lanterns can be placed under a gazebo, or on the porch to add a bit of décor to the outside of any home. Check out this tutorial on how to make them.
65. Tissue Paper Covered Pots
Colorful and cute, these waterproof DIY tissue paper covered pots are sure to brighten up any garden. This is another really easy piece to make, so if you’re looking for craft ideas to make money, it’s a great choice.
Office and Stationery
The unique, homemade office and stationery pieces in this list will be sought after by students, people that work in an office or anyone that loves stationery in general!
66. Faux Leather Pencil Cup
Another great option if you’re looking for easy crafts to make and sell is this faux- leather pencil cup. They’re pretty simple to make, thanks to this easy to follow tutorial.
67. Cereal Box Notepads
These cereal box notepads are so quirky and unique that they’re sure to appeal to customers of all ages. Plus, they’re really practical too, making them even more marketable.
68. Yarn Ball Bookmarks
These cute little yarn ball bookmarks sure to be very popular with bookworms. They’re so easy to make as well! Check out this tutorial on how to create them.
69. Mini Pocket Notebooks
These cute mini pocket notebooks are sure to appeal to customers of all ages. They’re cute, practical and have a unique, homemade feel to them that’s sure to attract buyers. The best part: They’re really cheap to make!
70. Beaded Wire Bookmarks
These beaded wire bookmarks are simply exquisite. They’ll definitely get the attention of book lovers! You can learn how to make them with this useful tutorial.
71. DIY Pencil Pouch
With this handy and stylish pencil pouch, it’s easy to keep pens and pencils organized. It’s the perfect item for students, artists, and anyone that works in an office.
72. Designer Wrapped Pencils
Beautiful, but really easy to make, these designer wrapped pencils will be swept up by students, artists, writers, or anyone else that loves beautiful stationery. Check out this tutorial on how to make them – it’s super easy. They’re not too hard or too expensive to make either, meaning you can churn them out quickly and your return on investment is likely to be great. Plus, they appeal to a large market.
73. Marbled Notebook
These marbled notebooks have a stunning, abstract, modern vibe to them that’s really popular on craft sites like Etsy. So, check out this tutorial and add them to your craft store inventory.
74. Fruit Bulletin Boards
How cute and adorable are these fruit bulletin boards? They can be hung in an office, dorm or anywhere else a person might want to put reminders or other important notes. Make a batch of them and they’ll sell like hotcakes. Check out the instructions here.
75. Leopard Desk Pad
Everyone needs a desk pad if they own a desktop computer, which is why this DIY leopard desk pad is such a great craft idea to make money. And, with this handy tutorial, it’s pretty easy to make.
76. Industrial Desk Organizer
Modern, and minimalistic, this industrial desk organizer is a really trendy piece to add to your craft store inventory. It’s fairly easy to make, but it looks great. If you want to know how to make it, then check out this tutorial.
77. Flamingo Push Pins
How cute are these flamingo push pins? And, the best part is that they’re super cheap to make! Plus, it’s easy to make a big batch of them. They’ll definitely be popular with customers of all ages at your next craft sale.
78. Wooden Clipboard Frame
Rustic and charming, this wooden clipboard frame is the perfect piece to add to any home. And, it also stands up too, meaning it can easily be placed on any surface. If you want to learn how to create this item, check out this tutorial.
79. Gold Mouse Pad
This chic gold mouse pad is sure to brighten up any office! Learn how to make it here.
Bags and Purses
Everyone needs a cute, but practical bag or purse, and that’s why the craft pieces in this section are sure to sell well.
80. Floral Sunglasses Bag
Searching for a something that’s cheap to make, but looks great? Then this floral sunglasses bag is a great choice. You need very few materials to make it, and it’s pretty easy to craft as well.
81. DIY Cosmetic Bag
Want something that looks much more expensive than it is to make? Then, check out this DIY cosmetics bag. Cute and handy, this cosmetics bag is a great choice for Etsy sellers in particular. Check out the full instructions here.
82. Pink Mini Paper Purse
How cute is this mini paper purse? You can learn how to make it here. It’s much cheaper to make than you’d think as well!
83. Travel Jewelry Bag
This travel jewelry bag not only looks great, but it’s also really practical. It keeps jewelry organized during travel and prevents it from getting tangled. If you’d like to learn how to make this handy piece, then check out this tutorial.
84. No Sew T-Shirt Tote Bag
Quirky, practical and easy to make, this t-shirt tote bag is an ideal craft to sell. Plus, it requires no sewing! Learn how to make it here.
In this section, you’ll find tons of practical accessories that will appeal to a wide range of customers.
85. Terra Cotta Pot Twine Dispenser
Customize a regular terra cotta to make a cute twine dispenser and sell it for a higher price! Check out the instructions here.
86. Hand Sanitizer Jacket
Learn how to create this highly practical, but trendy hand sanitizer jacket in this tutorial. Perfect for moms, teachers, and anyone that likes to keep their hands clean when they’re on the go, this piece is sure to cater to a wide range of customers.
87. Dinosaur Tooth Brush Holders
How awesome are these dinosaur toothbrush holders? They’re not too hard to make either, but they’re sure to be popular at any craft sale! You can learn how to make these toothbrush holders here.
88. Pacifier Clips
For parents who are tired of picking up pacifiers from the floor, these DIY pacifier clips are a godsend! These are quick and easy to make as well, so you can easily churn out a batch of them for your next craft sale.
89. Crochet Rainbow Cup Cozy
These bright and colorful cup cozies are sure to be popular with coffee and tea lovers. The cost of making them is really too, plus, as they’re so light, you don’t have to worry about shipping costs if you sell them online. With this really detailed tutorial, you can learn how to make these cute crochet rainbow cup cozies.
90. Tablet Cover with Zippered Pocket
Tablets and readers, like the Kindle, are very popular nowadays, so a lot of people are looking for a handy cover to keep them safe. So, why not cash in on the trend and create this cute, but practical, tablet cover.
91. Faux Leather Bow Keychain
Never lose a set of keys again with this faux leather bow keychain. It’s a really practical, but super cute item! You can learn how to make it here. It’s an easy craft project.
92. Keychain Chapstick Holder
It will take you just 5 minutes to make this cute and practical keychain chapstick holder. So, if you’re looking for simple DIY crafts to sell, then this is the perfect project. Take a look at the instructions here.
Many people who have pets are looking for accessories and toys to keep them happy! So, why not consider making one of these pet crafts and sell them for a profit?
93. DIY Dog Steps
Practical and sure to be a hit with pet owners, these dog steps are great to sell online on platforms like eBay, but also offline at craft sales and garage sales. Find out how to make these steps by reading this tutorial.
94. Homemade Dog Biscuits
Dogs love their treats, so why not cater to pet owners and make these homemade dog biscuits? They’re really cheap and simple to make as well. Get the instructions here.
95. Denim Dog Toy
Dogs will have a blast with these denim chew toys. You can make them using any old denim clothes that you no longer wear. It’s a great way to declutter your closet, while making a piece that’s sure to be popular with dog owners.
96. DIY Upcycled Pet Bed
Got an old side table that you no longer want? Then check out this upcycled pet bed craft project. Essentially, you take any side table you no longer want, or get an inexpensive one at the thrift store, and transform it into a dog bed. Read this article on how to do it.
97. Dog Leash Holder
For customers that need a place to store their dog leash, this dog leash holder is perfect. Get the instructions here.
98. Pet Treat Canisters
Turn a regular, cheap canister into storage for pet treats and you’ve got yourself a pretty great product to sell to pet owners! It’s easy to do. To find out more, check out this article.
99. T-Shirt Dog Toy
Want to get rid of some old t-shirts you never wear, and make a profit out of it? Then, follow this tutorial and create these t-shirt dog toys. They’re cheap to make, but very marketable!
100. Suitcase Pet Bed
Got an old suitcase you no longer use? Then why not turn it into a comfy, stylish pet bed? It’s a unique bed that most dog or cat owners will love! Get the instructions here.
If you’re looking for creative ways to make some extra cash, then you really should consider making some DIY crafts to sell. It’s not too difficult, or expensive to do. In fact, you can often get many of the supplies you need at the dollar store or thrift store, or even just lying around the house.
So, give one of these craft ideas a try. Whether you’re looking to add to your savings, or supplement your income, selling crafts is a great option.