34 Crafts to Make and Sell from Home

Shannon Cairns

March 24, 2020


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If you’re creative and love DIY projects, then one of the best ways to make money from home is to design crafts to make and sell for profit.

These don’t even have to be elaborate expensive craft projects!

You can use items from the Dollar Tree, and other simple materials to create unique crafts to sell at home.

I’m excited to bring you an inclusive list of ideas for crafts to make and sell!

Some of these ideas are really easy, and others are slightly more advanced.

Whatever you decide to make, you will surely be inspired by this list of some of the best crafts to make and sell.

Once you have created your craft idea, you might be wondering where to sell it!

I love ETSY and Shopify as easy to use online platforms to sell products that I create.

There are also several other online selling platforms that you might find more suitable based on your experience, or the item that you are selling.

Places to Sell Handmade Crafts Online

These are just a few places that you can try listing your handmade craft projects for sale!

34 + Craft Ideas to Make and Sell from Home


Wreaths can be a very inexpensive craft to make, especially if you are extra frugal and purchase your materials from places like The Dollar Tree.

Even though they don’t cost much to make, you can sell them for big bucks!

Homemade or custom wreaths can bring in premium cash so you can turn a fun hobby into a profitable side hustle.

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Just doing a quick search on ETSY, I found wreaths selling anywhere from $30 to $200!

One of my dearest friends, who also happens to be a podiatrist and mom of 3, does very well making wreaths and other handmade items, and selling on ETSY. You can check out Natalie’s shop here.

You can find some inspiration for wreath DIY projects here.


You can get as creative as you want with the multitude of handmade jewelry options just waiting to be created.

Here are some fun examples of jewelry that you can make and sell, with full tutorial included!

DIY Necklace Pendant

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Painted Wood Bead Necklace

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Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet

Essential Oils are extremely popular right now, and these diffuser bracelets are a great way to capitalize on their popularity.

Here are a couple fun and simple tutorials for diffuser bracelets you can make and sell!

Find more essential oil DIY projects, that would be great to sell here.

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Sewing Projects

If you have a sewing machine, or a needle and thread, you might have the skills to create some simple sewing projects to sell from home.

Here are some great tutorials, even for beginners, if you’re interested in sewing projects that you can sell from home.

Easy Eyeglass Case

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Wine Bottle Tote Bag

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Reusable Produce Bag (Crochet Pattern)

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Clothing & Accessories

Handmade clothing and accessories can bring in top dollar depending on the quality and uniqueness of the item!

This infinity scarf is so simple to make, but allows for a variety of options and creativity to make money selling from home.

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Velvet Scrunchies

Scrunchies and hair bows are super trendy right now!

They are simple to make, and the market is definitely there.

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Tissue Holder

Functional and cute! These would also be fun to conceal baby wipes!

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Double Sided Tissue Holder

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Custom Potholders

How cute is this camper potholder? I know I’m always on the hunt for easy, frugal ways to give my kitchen a little update! This would be a great item to make and sell online.

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Full Tutorial here: Happiest Camper


People love a custom keychain! They can be cute, functional, or both.

Here are some fun ideas, with full tutorials, that will sell out fast in your shop.

DIY Wood Slice Keychains

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Easy DIY Chapstick Holder Keychain

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Cups, Mugs, Glasses

There are so many fun and simple ways to customize cups, mugs, and wine glasses.

You can use vinyl, nail polish, sharpies, and glitter, as long as you know the steps to create these projects and make them long lasting.

You can grab mugs and glasses for as cheap as $1 from The Dollar Tree, making a margin for big profits quite easy.

Glitter Wine Glasses

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Stationary Projects

Are you an expert at calligraphy or graphic design? Or maybe just add some of your artwork to the cover of a journal.

There are many different ways that you can turn simple stationary projects into profitable designs and products.

Watoji Paper Journal

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Home Decor

Throw Pillow Covers

I know from experience that it can be tough to find the perfect throw pillow.

If you have some very simple sewing skills, you could offer people fun and creative designs, and even do custom work.

Here’s an easy tutorial on how to make throw pillow covers.

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These elegant coasters look so high end, but are made simply with sharpies and alcohol!

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Air Dry Decorative Clay Bowls

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Succulent Projects

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Candle making is a simple skill that will never go out of style.

People love to find new and different candles and scents to make their homes cozy all year long.

Here are a few tutorials for candles you can make and sell from home.

Eucalyptus Candle

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Natural Beeswax Candle

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Homemade Coffee Soy Bean Candle

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Bath and Body Products

You can offer women unique and homemade bath and body products full of fresh ingredients!

Here are some tutorials on how to make simple bath and body products to sell from your home.

Lavender Sugar Scrub

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Bath Bombs

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Peppermint Foot Soak

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Lemon Body Scrub

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Holiday Inspired Crafts

You can offer unique, holiday inspired gifts for every holiday!

Women love to decorate their home with festive and unique holiday finds.

You can be their one stop holiday shop, and make money from home!

Christmas Wreath

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Full Tutorial here: Country Hill Cottage

DIY Easter Tea Light Candle Holder

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St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

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Furniture Projects

You can upcycle old furniture that you find for cheap, or sometimes FREE, on Facebook marketplace, Craiglists, or community garage sales.

Turn old run down furniture finds, into Pottery Barn inspired pieces that turn a huge profit.

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Full Tutorial here: Upcycled Avenue

Art Projects

If you have artistic talent, think of some common household items that you could make beautiful, by adding your own creative designs.

DIY Kintsugi (Japanese Art of Repairing Broken Pottery)

These are beautiful!

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Clay Pots

Which craft project will you decide to make and sell from home?

Selling beautiful and unique, handmade items can be a wonderful side hustle to earn extra income for your family, or to pay off debt fast!

You might even find your true calling, and turn your work at home store in to a full time job.

Let me know which craft projects you sell online, or if you have one that you would like me to include here.

Happy crafting!

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  1. Hi Shannon – What a great roundup of DIY crafts to sell. PINNED! Thank you for including my succulent craft. My heart is full of gratitude. Hugs, Holly

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hi! I'm shannon

I’m a wife, mom of three, doctor, and blogger! In 2018, I decided to turn my mom blog, into a personal finance blog so others could follow along on our journey to pay off over HALF a MILLION dollars in student loan and practice start up debt. I hope you enjoy following along, and maybe even find some inspiration along the way.