Updated on September 17, 2019. More items added weekly!
Does the thought of earning extra money on the side selling handmade crafts at flea markets or even on Etsy or a Facebook page appeal to you?
It’s a great way for moms to make extra money from home.
Just this weekend, I visited a local craft fair / flea market while on vacation and I was blown away by all the creativity at each booth.
With some extra time on the weekends or in the evening, you can make DIY projects that sell for a huge profit!
One of my favorite things to do is help moms brainstorm popular crafts to make a resell. I want this blog to be a huge resource of inspiration and ideas for you.
This post is going to be FULL of craft options for your home business. I plan on adding to it throughout the year until I make it to 100 or more craft projects so make sure to bookmark it or PIN it so you can reference it later!
100+ Hottest Crafts to Make & Sell
I’m always on the hunt for amazing DIY crafts for resale. It’s practically my hobby! As a mom, finding a way to make an additional $100, $200, or even $400 a month would mean the world to me.
Here are crafts that I’ve found in person and online to inspire the home business owner within!
1) Essential Oil Jewelry
I went to the Coquina Beach Sunday flea market while on vacation in Anna Maria Island, FL and came across the most amazing thing – this essential oil jewelry booth that was literally buzzing with customers! Most of the stands at this bazaar had 1 or 2 people at them, but this one was so packed I could hardly see the items!
Based on popularity in this setting alone, I would say essential oil necklaces & bracelets are a great bet for best selling item of the year!
Examples of EO items you could take to market:
2) Camping Wall Art – Inspirational Sayings
Here are three options that I LOVE. They are simple wooden frames with white backgrounds and black text.
These would look amazing in a kids’ study, bedroom, or playroom!
3) Bottlecap Magnets
I came across these in the cutest little beach shop on our summer. These small bottle cap magnets immediately caught my eye. Several people were looking at them, so I know they were popular.
A cool idea for your booth if you have a touristy clientele OR something of local interest to put on the bottle cap. People love collecting items like these for their homes.
4) Classroom Wall Art
Wall art is a great option for your booth for good reason – everyone LOVES a great saying on the wall!
Here are a few ideas that would be perfectly suited for teacher’s classrooms. I like to give this kind of wall art as gifts AND buy for myself, so your market for these is more than one type of person.
5) Huge Scrabble Tiles
These cute GIANT Scrabble letters are just about my favorite new thing. I wrote an entire post about how I’m going to try my hand at making them. I found so many people selling them online with lots of reviews under each listing, so they are guaranteed to be hot sellers!
6) Shaped Bird Seed Ornaments!
I wrote in this post about the best recipe I’ve found for making bird seed ornaments. They are so cute, but I don’t often have time to make them myself. I’d totally buy one on a whim if I was a gift shop or craft fair.
I like the idea of heart or star shapes. Even crescent moon or ball shaped would be neat. And personally I think these are amazing to market as inexpensive Christmas gifts. I would definitely buy one of these for my Nana!
Whenever I got to flea markets, wreaths are the first thing that catch my eye. I LOVE putting different wreaths on my front door for different seasons, so that means I buy at least three per year. Seeing as how they don’t all make it to a second year due to the elements, I am a big wreath consumer!
A lot of people are like me, so why not give them the products they want?! 🙂
Here are a few adorable wreaths I saw at a flea market in West Virginia this summer:
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Get Creative with Your Handmade Crafts!
People like me who love to support handmade artisans are willing to buy tons of things made by women like us. This means that you can get really creative with the items you make – there is definitely a market for them! 🙂
I love the fact that you can make something in your spare time (like during naptime, while the kids are playing, at night when the house is quiet, etc) and profit from it financially!
Where Can You Sell Your Crafts?
- Your own blog (here’s how to start one)
- Etsy shop
- A private Facebook group
- Local boutiques
- Weekend craft market
- Gift shops
I’ve been in this business long enough to know there are SO many places you can sell crafts that you make. I’m a big BUYER of all things handmade to give as gifts or keep for myself, so I am always attune to their presence in stores. I just love supporting handmade artisans!
Funny enough, I strongly prefer to buy handcrafted items IN PERSON so I am 10 times more likely to visit my local craft market than browse Etsy. Something about it being local is so appealing to me. With that said, millions of people use sites like Etsy for the convenience and also access to so many more options.
You really can’t go wrong with either choice – online or in person. I’d say you will be busy creating to meet demand in either case!
Would you like to see a blog post that dives deeper into each sales avenue above? If so, comment below and I’ll get started on one!
GOOD LUCK with your crafting adventures!
You never know, something that starts off as a small goal to bring in $400 per month might turn into more like $800 or $1000! That’s what happened with me and my blog and for many people I know who sell things online. In a way, you are only limited by your creativity and availability.