It’s amazing what you can do with a little creativity and some extra time. Are you looking to make a little cash on the side? We’ve found 10 beautiful (and simple) crafts you can make and sell.
It’s amazing what you can accomplish with a glue gun - and this wonderfully easy rope bowl craft is no exception. All you need is a bowl or two (for sizing), rope, and a hot glue gun. You’re not actually gluing the rope to the bowl, rather using the bowl as a guide, so this craft is one that can be made again and again, with very little cost. [DIY Joy]
Not only do homemade bath bombs make great gifts, they’re also a big hit at local markets and craft fairs! With a bath bomb mold, your favorite essential oil, Epsom salts, and other ingredients that you probably already have at home, you can make your very own bath bombs. Learn how thanks to this step by step guide from DIY Projects for Teens.
Mini Pallet Washi Tape Coasters
With so many different colors of washi tape available, it’s easy to customize the colors of this craft to match any home. While you’ll need lots of color variety if you’re hoping to sell this craft online, the underlying steps are the same - no matter what pattern you’re using. See the tutorial on Washi Tape Crafts.
Marbled Mugs with Nail Polish
These mugs may look trendy and expensive, but a blogger over at DIY Candy managed to make 6 mugs for less than $5. That’s a steal with a big potential payoff if you’re looking to sell your work. With mugs (plain dollar store or consignment shop finds work well), nail polish, toothpicks, and an old container, you can create your very own marbled dishware that’s right on trend.
Rustic Wine Rack
Reclaimed wood projects are quite popular on Pinterest. While this wine rack uses new wood, you can make it look old depending on the finish you choose. And since it can be made for about $15 (according to Shanty 2 Chic), this inexpensive project is perfect to make and sell. Time to brush up on those DIY skills!
Hey there! (Get it?) A personalized doormat is a great way to inject your own style into your home. It’s also fairly simple - and after taking the time to create a few templates, you could start selling this custom craft. With an IKEA doormat, some black spray paint, a template, ruler, cutting mat, and some tape, you can add your very own greeting to a plain doormat. [Griffanie]
Cell Phone Case
Who doesn’t love polka dots?! They’re classic, cute, and perfect for so many things - including your cell phone case. Sure they’re Kate Spade’s signature, but why splurge on the brand name when you can make one yourself? Choose your colors, grab a hole punch, and you’re ready to go! View the tutorial on Cafe Craftea.
More and more people are starting to make their own jewelry, and why not? It’s a chance to show off your creativity, and maybe even make a little extra money in the process. We love these anthro-inspired Matchstick Earrings, which are not only adorable, but easy to make -- if you follow Jamie B Hannigan’s step-by-step guide, of course.
With a good eye for design - and a little luck - you can easily create these stylish DIY chalkboards. The key is to find an old mirror on the cheap at a local flea market, or thrift shop. Paint the mirror using chalkboard paint, and use a colorful chalk paint to dress up the frame of the mirror. Instant chic.
Vintage Teacup Candles
This craft is so cute, you’ll want to keep a few for yourself! (You’ll probably end up having to make a few for your friends, too.) Visit your local flea market to find some vintage teacups. You’ll also need eco friendly candle wax flakes, wicks, wooden kabob skewer sticks, scotch tape, scissors, and a hot plate. Check out the tutorial on Hey Gorg.