Baby crafts have a huge demand! Here are 30 baby craft ideas to sell if you are looking to make some money from home working in your free time!
These days, almost anything goes when it comes to making money from home. As a mom who wants to be able to stay home with my kids, I love the fact that you can make something in your spare time (during nap time, while the kids are playing, after they go to bed, etc), enjoy what you do, and profit from it financially!
Do you want to make some extra money from home? Maybe you’ve thought about creating an Etsy store through your own business but wondered “what homemade products sell the best?”
If you aren’t sure where to start, then I hope today’s list of crafts to make and sell for babies will inspire you!
Can You Make Money Selling Crafts?
Yes, you can! Depending on how much time you put into it, you can even make some decent money doing it – it’s one of those “you make as much as you put into it” sources of income. If you find yourself thinking “what can I make to sell to make money?” then this post is for you!
With either an Etsy shop or at craft fairs, you can make and sell just about anything.
However, in my opinion, crafts to make and sell for babies are so popular (and always in demand), that you really can’t go wrong with that direction. People love unique, useful, and beautiful baby items and they are willing to pay for them.
Baby gear, baby clothes, baby toys, etc… The great gifts you can make are nearly limitless.
Here’s a possible (likely) scenario: friends and family members of expecting moms might stop to think “what can I make for a baby gift?” and go to Etsy to shop instead of doing it themselves. They come across your store filled with beautiful baby items and decide to purchase from you rather than taking the time to learn how to make it themselves.
After all, most people are incredibly busy and would rather purchase a handmade item than go through the trouble of making it themselves.
And the best part, you can just make what you like. You don’t have to overthink it or have a huge inventory to create that perfect gift.
List of Handmade Baby Items That Sell Well
Today I am going to show you 30+ baby craft ideas to sell so you can make money from home doing something you enjoy.
I know these are great ideas because I’ve bought things just like them over the years for myself and others.
The awesome thing about this list of infant items is that they are inexpensive & quick to make. When in doubt, make a variety of items and test the market out to see what sells the best at your booth or online store.
30 Baby Craft Ideas to Sell
When you’re starting a business selling baby products, you need some simple, yet profitable crafts to make and sell.
Hopefully this list of DIY baby-related products will help you find something (or multiple things) to create!
1. HAIR BOWS
These are perfect for babies that have a little bit of hair – and oh so cute! I love how easy Basic Knotted Center Bow Hair Clips from Hair Bow Center are to make.
2. BURP CLOTHS
Burp cloths are cheap to make and always in demand! One of the easiest sewing crafts, three materials and three steps are all that stand between you and a hot item that moms everywhere need.
Check out these Easy Burp Cloths from Life With My Littles.
3. PACIFIER CLIPS
Not a fan of the “pick up the pacifier every 3 seconds” game? Me neither!
If you make this item, new parents from all around will be wanting to snatch one up.
Make these greatly helpful 15-Minute Pacifier Clips from Raegun Ramblings to stop that game in its tracks!
4. STRETCH HEADBANDS
I love seeing newborn babies rocking bow headbands. It doesn’t get any easier than these No Sew Headbands from Make Life Lovely. And they are so cute.
These are very popular items. You can make them in different styles for special occasions or even for sports teams.
I wish I had a little baby girl to wear one!
5. CROCHET AND SEWING PROJECTS
So many options of things you can crochet, knit or sew, including booties, hats, sweaters, blankets, loveys, socks, and more!
Here is one example of an adorable baby hat that’s quick and fun to make and very personalizable from Gina Michele.
6. MASON JAR PIGGY BANK
It’s almost a rite of passage for kids to have piggy banks. Make beautiful, unique ones from mason jars like these Mason Jar Piggy Banks from Fireflies And Mudpies.
7. BATH TOWELS
A hooded bath towel is perfect for squirming, cold babies fresh out of their baths!
Make some in different sizes so the whole family can enjoy them!
Use cute or coordinating patterns to make unique items like this Hooded Bath Towel from Practically Functional.
With as many washcloths as new moms go through in a day, it’s no wonder that they are sold in bundles.
They are quick and easy to finish, making them one of my favorite handmade baby items that sell!
Check out these super cute DIY Baby Washcloths from Practical Stewardship.
9. NURSERY WALL ART
A little creativity goes a long way, like with these Branch Swing Shelves from Garden Therapy which make fun nursery decor, while also doubling as storage!
This is a great example of how the cutest thing like this swing can be made with eco friendly items from your yard. Making it the perfect product to sell during Earth Day.
10. WOOD LETTERS FOR WALL
Add your own creative touch to decorating wood letters for a nursery wall, just like these Washi Tape Letters from Simple Crafty Fun. I love how simple but also how cute these are!
A new mom will see one of these adorable letters and dream of them on their baby’s wall. This is an easy project to get started with crafting.
11. WOOD SIGNS
The possibilities are endless with this idea! Add your own creative genius to create a product that new moms must have in their baby’s nursery.
Wood signs are a high demand item. They are classic.
Learn how to make your Wood Sign For The Nursery from Caden Lane.
12. BABY WRAP
Baby wraps are so popular because they allow moms to soothe their new babies while having their hands free to get stuff done.
Just like with any craft you make to sell, add your own touch to it to make it unique. Get the Baby Wrap tutorial from A Load of Craft to learn how to make it.
Using custom frames is a fun way to add that final touch to any nursery.
Add your own sparkle to the product to that the end result is totally unique – you can even customize these so your customers get exactly what they want!
Rustic Crafts has some great examples that you can take and add your own style.
14. COLORFUL DIAPER CAKES
This easily customizable product is the perfect baby item to make and sell!
The combination of being quick to make, in demand for baby showers and newborn gifts, and easily customizable so the customer gets exactly what they want creates the opportunity to make and sell your own for profit.
Get the Diaper Cake tutorial from Play Party Plan.
15. SIPPY CUP LEASH
Eliminate the task of retrieving dropped/tossed sippy cups from little hands back in their car seats or from the stroller by making a Sippy Cup Leash from Make It Love It, and any mom will smother you with gratitude!
This is a very practical product because this is an issue that EVERY mom has.
If I had known about these when my kids were little, someone would have made so much money off of me!
16. BABY SHOWER DECORATIONS
Monogrammed letters are a great party decoration that looks fantastic on a dessert table spelling out the birthday girl or boy’s name.
These fun yarn-covered monogrammed letters by Catch My Party make an adorable baby shower decoration (and later, the perfect nursery decoration)!
17. NURSING COVER
Moms who are nursing or plan to are always grateful to receive a Nursing Cover like this one from Make It Love It, to keep things a little more private.
It’s also nice to keep distractions away from the baby’s eyes. Make your own and sell them for cheaper than those expensive commercial ones to make a profit!
18. DIY CRIB MOBILE
The perfect final touch to any nursery is a colorful baby mobile that will not only add to the home decor but also stimulate and entertain baby.
Easily customize this product or make a variety of options! Get the tutorial from Design Dazzle.
19. ADORABLE BABY LEGGINGS
When my kids were babies, I remember easily going through 3-4 pairs of leggings each day!
Always in demand, leggings are a great craft idea to make a sell. Use this amazing tutorial from Everything Golden Blog to create your own for selling.
20. CARSEAT CANOPY
Make cute car seat canopies for keeping baby protected from the weather, sun, and unwelcome germs.
I love the front slit on this Car Seat Canopy from Being Genevieve.
After having 3 babies, I know that front slit is something that moms want! Customize with different colors and fabrics to make even more sales (because everyone’s taste is different).
21. BABY MITTENS
Make some cute baby mittens that will keep the newborn baby’s fingers nice and cozy as well as keeping them from scratching their face with those sharp fingernails.
Get the tutorial from Made To Be A Momma.
This is a small DIY project to try if you’re just getting started. It’s also a good add-on sales item when someone is already making a purchase.
22. PACIFIER POCKET
Perfect for babies who love their binkies. Making a Pacifier Pocket, like this one from Make It Love It, would be the perfect idea for the mom who wants a clean place to store the extra binkies on the go.
Quick and easy to make, they are a great handmade baby item to sell!
23. FABRIC STAIR GATE
A fabric safety baby gate can be a great way to help keep small climbers from making their way back up from the bottom.
It’s also a good solution for awkward sized doorways and railings where traditional baby gates don’t work – perfect solution for moms!
Get the tutorial so you can make and sell your own from Side Of Sneakers.
24. SWADDLE BLANKET
If you’re handy with needle and thread, these easy DIY baby blankets will be a snap to put together to make and sell! Get the tutorial from Probably Actually.
25. FELT QUIET BOOK
A felt quiet book like this one from One Lovely Life is perfect for sensory development and keeping babies occupied and happy!
This craft will take longer than most on this list, but it’s too cute and practical to not include it!
26. BABY BLANKET
Use an easy-to-follow pattern like this one from Small Friendly to create baby blankets to make and sell.
People love to give baby blankets to expecting moms.
27. BABY SLIPPERS
Adorable baby slippers like these Dragon Baby Slippers are just too cute to not buy and give to an expecting mom. Add your own touch to create other styles.
28. BANDANA DROOL BIBS
Bandana bibs are all the rage right now and sell like crazy on Etsy. Learn how to make your own from this tutorial from Sweet Red Poppy.
The make your own color combinations and add them to your Etsy store for a profit!
Parents everywhere buy stuffed animals galore for their babies.
Use this tutorial from First Day Of Mae to learn how to make a Baby Dino Stuffie with tags to keep baby happy and entertained. Then put your own creativity to work making your own stuffed animals to make and sell!
30. ADORABLE PAJAMAS
This is one of those simple projects that doesn’t even require a tutorial – learn how from Crazy Little Projects.
Pajamas are pretty easy to make and are very forgiving because it doesn’t really matter if they fit all that great so they are a good beginner’s project. They are perfect for making and selling for profit because you can use so many different colors and patterns.
People everywhere buy adorable pajamas as Christmas gifts…start making them to sell for the holidays too!
DIY Baby Projects to Make and Sell
Whether you are looking for no-sew crafts or want to whip out your sewing machine or woodworking supplies, this list has things to make and sell for babies right away to make some extra money!
If you end up making any of them and putting them in your craft show booth or listing them on Facebook Marketplace, please let me see the finished product(s)!
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