I know you will love these Quick and Easy Crafts To Make and Sell Online. They are budget friendly, easy to pack and ship and also very popular.
If you are looking for some ideas to maybe start an Etsy Shop or an Online Store… you will find this selection of Crafts very interesting. There just might be something here that strikes your fancy and that you are really good at making! You can put your own signature spin on it and have fun throughout the whole process. Many of us need the ability to make extra cash during these troubled times… so these are great ideas on how to do it from the comfort of your own home.
To start an Online Business you have to have a plan. You have to take some time to find the item/items you would like to make… see how they perform by checking out other stores with a similar vibe. Create some of your items and break down the costs and the time involved so you know how to price each item accordingly. I highly recommend trying to find items that are not extremely labor intensive… that way your orders can be filled in a timely fashion and everyone is happy. If you do sell labor intensive work… please have a few of each item ready before you start so you don’t fall behind right away. You are also going to need a name… and a logo or “look” so you can brand your items.
Once you know what you are going to make… what supplies you will need…etc… it is time to find the format you want to sell on. I personally have had a lot of luck on Etsy mainly because it is instantly available to you… it has a nice pre-made structure and you can have a shop ready to go in a day if you are ambitious! It also has its own advertising system… but there are many options you can look into. Find the one that is right for you! Then your marketing techniques come into play… if you happen to have a Blog… that is a great place to start.
You can do it! I personally have had over 7 Etsy Shops in the past 10 years and each one was successful during the time period I ran them. Sometimes the shop even works with one premier item! One warning… do not go out and spend thousands on supplies till you know that your idea is going to work. Come up with a nice little selection and put it out there and see how everything goes before you invest a ton. Also… don’t hesitate to try new things… you just never know!
Here are sone Handmade Items that sell well online:
There are many items that you can create with your sewing talents… here are just a few. They are all fun… relatively easy… budget friendly and easy to ship!
Adorable Cactus Pincushion Diy – A Beautiful Mess
These are absolutely adorable and any sewer would love one…
Strawberry Pincushion – Down Grapevine Lane
These have been popular for decades. A great way to use all of your scrap fabric as you feel out their popularity. Quick and easy to make… I know because I have made many and I am not a sewer. Put your own spin on them and have fun!
Round Fabric Trinket Baskets – Polka Dot Chair
Everyone needs a place to put those little odds and ends… visit Melissa and she will show you how to create these little cuties. Just think of all the pretty fabric you will bet to purchase!
Felt Gingerbread House Christmas Ornament Pattern – Polka Dot Chair
Holiday Ornaments are always a great idea! These are adorable… but you can come up with your own signature designs!
How To Make A Frame Clutch – Polka Dot Chair
Melissa shows you how to put together one of these adorable clutches… something that many still use because they are precious and I know first hand… Vegans seek out fabric wallets and clutches because they don’t use leather items. These are great for all ages.
How To Make Cute House Pillows – BHG
Throw Pillows of all kinds are very popular! These novelty House Pillows are fabulous and just think of all the different ways you can embellish them! So much fun!
Classic Quilted Velvet Pillows Tutorial – A Beautiful Mess
Rachel over at ABM is going to show you how to create these gorgeous… classic Quilted Velvet Pillows… they maybe a little bit more pricey to make and take a bit more time… but you will be able to price them out at a higher price.
2 types of Masks – Treasurie
You can literally create and entire shop of Masks! They are here to stay for a long time… so it is a wonderful item to sell. There are tons and tons of ideas and days on line that can help you out. Some people personalize the items… some make them with short messages on them… some go Super Hero… some go adorable and everything in between… custom masks are a very popular item! For More MASK Ideas… click here
DIY How To Make A Scrunchie with Free Sewing Pattern – Sweet Red Poppy
Yes my friends… the Scrunchie is back with a vengeance! What an amazing item to sell. You can create bundles of them for all different styles! You can embellish them… and the list goes on! I think and entire store of Scrunchies would be awesome and then you can grow with barrettes and other hair accessories! Oh the possibilities! You will also find a video for an up close and personal tutorial!
Ruffle Zip Pouches – See Kate Sew
Who doesn’t need a little pouch! They are great for carrying your make-up or all the little items you don’t want wondering through your purse! They are awesome for at home to keep special items in so they are always on hand. Fabulous for pens… pencils and so much more! Love the look of these… the ruffles just put them over the top… but make sure you can still make them efficiently and relatively quickly… I want you to make profit!!!
Easy DIY Phone Charger Holder – Beverly McCullough (Flamingo Toes)
Everyone needs a Phone Charger Holder and WOW … can you just imagine all of the awesome patterns and designs you can come up with from this free tutorial! Come on over and explore and Bev will help you every step of the way. You might want to check out a lot of her other diys… all of which would make great items to sell!
20 Minute Make-up Bag Sewing Tutorial – Hello Creative Family
Now this is what I am talking about! Here is a great tutorial that can be made in 20 Minutes and it is made from a fat quarter (you can purchase bundles of fabric for a reasonable price and all different patterns)… check out the listings on Etsy… there are like a million of them! Everyone can use a make-up bag or a catch-all.
Quick and Easy Snack Baggie (Reusable) – Sew Licious
Here’s a very popular item and it is quick and easy (yay!) … everyone is trying to be more environmentally active… so ditch those plastic zip locks and replace them with these adorable reusable bags! Sell them singly … or how about a variety packs in different patterns and sizes. Love these and they are easy to make and don’t take a lot of fabric and could not be easier to ship!
Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Tutorial – Dog Under My Desk
These make fabulous stocking stuffers and the Season is coming! Everyone needs a place to keep their Earbuds in style! Straight forward tutorial!!!
How To Sew A Tote Bag – Melanie Ham
You are going to love this tutorial… it is a straight forward DIY to make a classic Tote Bag. Step by step instructions await. Once you have the basic… you can let your creativity BLOSSOM!!! Everyone uses Tote Bags and everyone has a cause or a favorite animal or a favorite pattern or a favorite whatever!!! The possibilities are truly endless.
Tote Bag Pattern – Apple Green Cottage
Here is another wonderful Free Tote Bag Pattern with a different style! I think you will love this one that Damjana created. Remember… there are tons of different Tote Tutorial on line… do your homework and find the ones that fit you and your talents!
How to Make a Market Tote Bag – Sailrite
Here is yet another tote… a Market Tote and just about everyone on the planet is using them! Another great item to add to your selling list!
DIY Knit Headband – Heather Handmade
These cool… fashionable and popular Headbands are easy to make and in demand. Create bundles… maybe even combine them with some scrunchies! Let your imagination fly!
Chapstick Key Chain Holder – Crazy Little Projects!
Here’s a great little item to add to your hand-sewn shop. The world seems to use some kind of Chapstick and we all have keys… a marriage made in heaven but I didn’t tell you the best part… they take 10 minutes to make!!! Enjoy!
How To Make A Coffee Cozy – Life on Lepton
Simple… useful… fun little Coffee Accessory that is made in about 15 minutes! Come and see how you can easily put together this wonderful Coffee Cozy. With the base pattern… you can embellish in so many different ways!
Bath Bombs are so popular and relatively easy to make! The variety of Bath Bombs is simply endless… there are 100’s of recipes on line and they make an amazing gift! Pick your favorite aroma’s and mixtures… then package them with style… they are sure to be a hit!
DIY Pumpkin Spice Bath Bombs (3 different Bath Bomb Recipes ) – Country Hill Cottage
Irene and Cyna are sharing 3 different tutorials on how to make these amazing Seasonal Bath Bombs!
Candy Cane Christmas Bath Bomb Recipe – Ruffles and Rain Boots
Here is a real popular aroma during those Winter Months! Sarah will show you how to whip them up… fabulous Stocking Stuffers!
Bubble Gum Bath Bombs – Steam Powered Family
What a great gift for a Teen or Tween!
Candles make amazing gifts and I have never met anyone that didn’t love them. There are so many possibilities in the Candle Making World. If this is a subject that you would really like to consider… I suggest you do your research and homework. There are so many varieties of candles your head will spin. Find a few basic ones that you want to start out with and then grow!
How to Make Your Own Candles – Postcards from the Ridge
Angie is going to show you how to make this beauty! She gives a supply list and step by step directions that will have you creating in no time! I love that they can be made in batches… a great way to amp up your supply to sell. Just with this one type of candle… the door of a million possibilities open. You can use this tutorial and create in Tea Cups that you buy or collect from Thrift Stores and Flea Markets… you can use any mug your heart desires and you can even create your own personalized mugs. Then you can use different glasses… planters… the sky is the limit. Just make sure you come up with a plan to ship safely.
DIY Coffee Farmhouse Candle Mugs – Farmhouse Chic Living
I will tell you… just reading the DIY for this Candle makes me happy! It is all about that Coffee Aroma that people will flip for and if you could get yourself some Enamel Farmhouse Mugs to compliment it… you will have a sure fire winner! Combining Coffee Aroma with Farmhouse Style… GENIUS!!!
Well just about everyone needs coasters in their life and there is a plethora of DIYS out there to inspire you! Here are just a few…
DIY Wood Slice Coasters (how to cute, sand and seal them) – Garden Therapy
The Farmhouse trend is here to stay so you simply can’t go wrong with these classics Wood Slice Coasters. You might want to offer them personalized or with a design… so many ways you can slice it!
DIY Wool Felt Ball Coasters – Inspired By Charm
Michael is sharing the diy for the most fun coasters out there! Who wouldn’t love getting a set of these!
Filo Coasters – Lovely Drawer
I am in love with these… so simple… so elegant and so much fun to make! Once you get the base tutorial to form the coaster… you can paint whatever your heart desires… it opens a pathway to all kinds of ideas! Be sure to visit… everything you need to know is waiting for you!
Well my friends… soap is something we all need and it seems as though we need an inordinate amount of it right now lol!!! So I highly recommend this as an item to sell. The one thing that is complicated is that there are so many processes… from Cold Press… to Melt and Pour… and a million other ways to make it. Find a method that you are comfortable with… research the favorite aromas of Soaps. Some have exfoliant agents… so are meant deep clean and some are just facial. There are soaps made with milk and there are totally Vegan Soaps (remember… if you have a Vegan product… market it as such). Scour over all the possibilities and zero in on the one you think is meant for you and experiment. Packaging is so important… something pretty… elegant or novel can totally sell the soap… but a good quality soap will sell itself once people get their hands on it! Here are just a few examples:
Moisturizing Honey & Oatmeal Melt + Pour – Gathering Dreams
Here’s a great basic soap and people adore the combination of Oatmeal and Honey! Natasha will help you create this quick and easy bar… a great starting point.
Handmade Lavender Soap – Wonky Wonderful
Nicole create a truly beautiful soap here along with one of everyone’s favorite… Lavender! She shows you how to get the 2 layers for fabulous drama! Don’t miss it.
DIY Ocean Toy Soap with Glitter – A Pumpkin & A Princess
How about a shop dedicated totally to Kids Soaps… or just an extra Soap Category in the shop… it’s one to give a ton of thought to because Kids are using soap more than ever before. They are going to LOVE this soap with the toy surprises from under the sea… but you can take this wonderful tutorial and apply it to any collection of toys from Spiderman to Ninja Turtles to My Little Pony To Paw Patrol and beyond!
Do you have any idea how much money is spent on our furry little precious pups? If you love to bake… this might be a niche you would like to explore. Again… do the math… make a batch of each recipe you love and figure out you cost… it’s very important! Also consider shelf life… some treats have a longer one than others. You can offer Vegan Treats… Special Recipes for dogs with different Allergies… Treats that are good for digestion (magic ingredient for those is Pumpkin)… and so much more. I ran a successful Dog treat business for years… so I know it can work if done right! A line of Dog items is something you can add to the shop too… from toys to clothes! BTW… there are 1000’s of Dog Treat Recipes… find some and play with them… it’s a ton of fun and you will probably have someone following your feet all day!
Pop’s Pizza Dog Treats – The Cottage Market
I can personally guarantee that these are a WINNER… I have and have had the most fussy dogs known to the world and they all loved these… including my kids and husband (fresh out of the oven). They have a nice long shelf life if kept sealed with no moisture. They are a winner! Bone Appetit!
Homemade Apple, Cheddar & Bacon Bit Dog Treats – The Cottage Market
Here is another winner … dogs go wild for these too!
Quick and Easy DIY Dog Graham Cracker Treats – The Cottage Market
These are super quick… super easy and great for dogs that have wheat allergies as they are made with Graham Flour. Dogs love them and they have an extra long shelf life as long as they are sealed and moisture free!
Ok… this is a very competitive flooded market… but if you have something that is unique… trendy… classic… you just might have your ticket in! I am going to share a few DIYS… but the more original the better. Packaging can sell your jewelry… so put a lot of thought into it… it can be very simple… so maybe start with a kraft box and take it a level higher!
DIY Jewelry – Sarah Hearts
This is brand new and when I saw it… I knew it was perfect to share because everything you need to start an earring business is listed here! Sarah just kicked off a collection of cutters… parts and more. You can literally start up a business with like 100 dollar investment to start! Check it out… I think you will find it interesting. Please know that I am not an affiliate… I just think it is a great idea for someone that is looking to get started in a new business! ENJOY! The possibilities are endless… think embellishments… think hand painted… the sky is the limit!
DIY Beach Boho Beaded Hoop Earrings – Made In A Day
These are so pretty and oh so Boho Trendy! Relatively inexpensive to make and easy to ship!
DIY Beaded Daisy Chain Bracelet – Honestly WTF
You are going to find the sweetest little bracelet tutorial waiting for you… it is spot on and a ton of pictures taking you through each and every step. It might take a little bit of time… but the supplies are not terribly expensive and it produces a wonderful piece of jewelry. Explore this blog for more handmade jewelry… it’s gorgeous and totally on trend!
Everyone uses magnets and many collect them! Explore all your possibilities and come up with a line of fun… fabulous and wonderful magnets that people just can’t do without! Explore all the DIYS out there and dig deep into your imagination for the next best set of magnets! Remember to package them pretty!
DIY Magnetic Clothespins – Hearth and Vine
Patti is going to share her tutorial for these beauties… oh the power of decoupage!!! Then simply add a magnet! You can create just about anything this way… but you could also hand paint them… add jewels… bead and other embellishments. Such a useful magnet… a great way to hand all of those masterpieces that were made in school or home!
Wine Cork Succulent Planter Magnets – The Decorated Cookie
How precious are these? I highly recommend one big change… instead of adding real succulents to the corks… use faux moss and top with a faux mini succulent. They will last a life time… look great and can be shipped without any extra care that you would need for a live plant.
Some other ideas for Crafts to Sell Online…
Original Photographs, Digital Images, Signs, Art, Banners and more.
We will examine many more Crafts that are perfect to sell online and other places such as Craft Booths and Shows in the upcoming weeks… so stay tuned!
I think you will find this article over at Ecomdash very very helpful. It will fill you in on different Market Places to sell at. How to Price Handmade Items… Sourcing Material for Handmade Items and Pros and Cons of Selling Online… it’s a must read and very concise!
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