DIY-ers has a great opportunity to sell online. By creating something unique, they are able to attract customers who are looking for that one-of-a-kind, handmade product. You won’t find too many rare craft items on Amazon. Tin foil, socks and electronics, for sure.
But figuring out how to put artistic skills to work can be a little tricky. What do you make? How can you offer something new and special? What’s the best DIY stuff to sell online? something 500 others are promoting is not already online.
Crafty types, take heart.
Which we’ve collected 25 easy, low-cost DIY crafts you can make and sell with minimal startup costs. Even better: there is no required official training and certainly nothing requiring a professional sculptor’s skills.
Bath bombs have risen since early 2015, and today, the market for these fizzing bathtub soaks are more popular than ever before. Even more interesting: the materials that go into it are very inexpensive.
The few basic ingredients for this DIY craft (baking soda, epsom salts, food coloring, to name a few) can be purchased in large quantities inexpensively – which means high margins for you!
Candles are DIY crafts that can be sold year round. Since most people splurge on quality candles not for themselves, they make great gifts. Birthdays, anniversaries, and many holidays throughout the year, you’ll always have a reason to keep customers coming back for more. By purchasing bulk wax and scented oils, you can create many different scent combinations in a variety of different sizes and shapes. And the really good news: start a candle-what the operation for under $100.
Step-by-step instructions: make your own soy candles
3. Pet toys
The ASPCA estimates there are over 70-80 million dogs in the United States alone, and the APPA indicates that more than $60 billion is spent on the pet industry each year. Needless to say, people love your pets-and you’re happy to shell out some money to make them happy. Can you tap into this huge market by creating handmade, eco-friendly toys for pets that are made from low-cost recycled materials. There are a lot of YouTube video tutorials for such DIY crafts.
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4. Handmade soap
More and more consumers want to safely integrate organic cleaning products in your daily life. Capitalize on this movement by creating and marketing your own made-from-scratch products, like hand soap. With minimal startup investment, you can buy soap making materials and start selling in this market to create unique DIY crafts.
Like candles, any host or hostess, sister or uncle appreciates items that make them feel pampered. With the amazing varieties of scents and colors available, it’s easy to develop products for specific markets. In the United States, A woman makes a living making the spent grains from breweries with soaps the brewery then brands and sells as souvenirs.
5. Printed Throw Pillows
Did you know that the home decor market brings in about $62.5 billion every year? It is true. That’s why getting into this segment of the market makes a lot of sense – especially if you have an absolutely unique offering, like custom-printed pillows. Personalized pillows allow shoppers and gift buyers to express their pride and identity. And you don’t need a screen printing store to get started – you can do this at home.
6. Resin Jewelry
Resin jewelry is easy to make, and a starter kit is relatively inexpensive. With a little patience and an eye for design, you can sell beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces online. Plus, with clear resin, you can even offer photo-based jewelry creations that allow your customers to turn a favorite image into a coveted piece of jewelry.
7. Customized dinner napkins or towels
For the home decorator who loves details, custom napkins or towels are an important design piece. With minimal sewing skills and a few low-cost materials, you can DIY beautiful table accents and custom creations for the dedicated home decorators of the world. In just a few hours, you can create a large inventory of DIY things that you can sell immediately.
The keychain never goes out of fashion. Having long lived outside its practical purpose, today, dangling initials makes it an identity piece, animals an animal lover and scenes from tourist attractions aired show the user as a traveler. With materials like leather, canvas, plastic, or cloth, you can create keychains for customers with all kinds of interests and habits. Sell both men and women, keep your market big. Bonus: keychain small size ensure your materials go a long way.
9. Tote bags
Did you know that the average person consumes about 425 plastic grocery bags a year? As more and more states strive to lower plastic bag use, bags are becoming more important than ever before. From the grocery store around the coffee shop, these versatile catch-alls that have a huge market-and they’re extremely cheap to make. By offering a unique design or message on your tote bags, you can attract customers and stand out from competitors.
Similar to other DIY crafts in this list, making a tote bag is hard not to at all.
10. Holiday ornaments or gift tags
For many families, buying the new decor is a tradition every year. More, handmade items reflect the care the gift giver takes and can be reused year after year. Vacation ornaments are just the beginning. Many crafters build off of this skill to create similar products like personalized gift tags, napkin holder ornaments, etc. that sell all year round.
The best part: if you have a medium like clay, you can make your products for next to nothing-and your profit margins skyrocket.
Who does not like plants? Put them in a pretty container, and you just upgraded a room. Creating unique planters and appeal to different tastes and styles can help shoppers achieve the look you’re going for at home and at work, Often you can build yourself with low cost raw materials and still make them look chic by incorporating the various designs from the contemporary/modern Victorian or Craftsman.
12. Wall Art
Who says framed prints, posters or pictures have dominated our walls? In 2012, production of arts and cultural goods added more than $698 billion to the U.S. economy. This is an industry to be in.
By sharing your whimsical or beautiful creations or creating a personalized wall decoration, you allow consumers to decorate their homes with pieces that are distinctly "you". See what you can create that is unique, marketable, and lacking from the current wall art market.
Fun, cheerful magnets are an easy gift to give – and they’re extremely cheap to make. In fact, you can probably create these items for $0.01-0.03 per magnet. Grab some resin, magnets, and a few more pictures or drawings, and in a few hours you can be making hundreds of magnets to sell online.
14. Kids toys
As of 2013, the average amount spent per child per year on toys in the U.S. was about $371, according to Statista. That’s a neat piece of change. By creating DIY crafts like toys for kids of different ages, you can share your creations with little ones who have loved your products for years to come. And you’re not tied to one manufacturer, either. With some fabric, paint, and stuffing, you can become the next master toymaker.
15. electronic accessories
Look around and you’ll find that just about everyone has a smartphone or tablet within reach. Because we tote these expensive pieces of tech with us wherever we go, it makes sense that people are willing to invest in a decent tote bag or accessory to keep you safe. With a willingness to learn a bit of sewing, you can create cases for electronics that are stylish and useful for a huge market of consumers.
In a climate where boring plastic boxes are everywhere, the "rougher, "The better… or at least unusual, natural and authentic.
Ceramics may seem a challenging art form, however, you can start by making a simple bowl. You do not necessarily need a wheel and expensive equipment to fire your products: Oven consider using only your hands and start at home, instead of. Again, Many consumers interpret this rough look as authentic and interesting compared to the perfected shells perfectly turned with centrifugal force.
By using acrylic paint, sparkle, or even nail polish, you can turn your ceramic DIY craft into a work of art. It can be really effortless – watch the video to see how.
17. Rustic wood design
If the textures and grains of wood have always intrigued you, the rustic home decor niche might be for you. Since the goal, of course, is to keep objects in their original shape and colors, as much as possible, beginners will find modifications and simple upgrades easy. Another advantage of this clever way is that you will discover many of your raw materials in the junkyard or thrift store.
You’ll probably need a garage though to get started. That’s how one of Ecwid’s retailers took their rustic home decor business from. Read their story many helpful insights of home decor industry learn.
18. Dread hair extensions
Dreads comes every now and then in fashion. Why not decorate the non-conformists, wearing them with beautiful options? Get some wooden beads, wool, cotton, silk, pewter, fabrics, and you are ready to go.
If you are a good cloth or yarn supplier source, blankets sell you can make a lot of money. With the right plan, a ceiling can look high-end really, even if it’s cheap to make.
While crochet skills come in handy, there are many more ways to make a blanket as a hook-in – see an example in this video tutorial.
20. Lip balm
Did you know that homemade lip balm takes just beeswax, coconut oil, vitamin E, and a microwave? Most balms take you less than five minutes to create. Use this video to get started, however, you can easily diverge from their recipes upwards from colors and container changes.
"Make it not put – use a roller coaster!"Thanks to paranoid mother is all over the world, the roller coaster business is alive and well. And if you’re dipping your toes in the e-commerce soup for the first time, roller coasters are an easy way to get started. They’re available in a variety of materials (wood, cork, plastic, textiles, glass – even concrete), and you can design them to fit a variety of aesthetics. To give your coaster business a leg-up, add customization for special occasions, like birthdays, weddings, or corporate parties.
Cute, sustainable coasters made from fabric scraps (image: @sharonhollanddesigns)
22. Index cards
If you are a low cost product with wide appeal, message could be the way to go. Paper and textiles are usually affordable, no special skills required for production, And because it’s paper, it’s cheap and easy to ship. Try calligraphy, stamps, dried flowers, and even simple DIY prints from the Internet to create beautiful cards for your business.
Floral designs are a popular style for sharing (Image: @typoflora)
23. Milk bath
Salts, oil, teas, jellies – bathtubs aren’t just for bubbles anymore. And one of the latest trends for pampering world-weary skin – that are simply also surprising to make at home – is the milk bath. Milk powder, essential oils, baking soda, mineral salts, and occasionally dried flowers are all you need to mix a simple batch for your customers.
But before you start thinking about how to sell your product, take a few minutes to think through the packaging. Milk bath packaging should be waterproof (for obvious reasons) and stylish enough to communicate the experience. If you simply preserving jars, decorate them with labels or ribbons. The fancier your packaging, the more likely your products will be purchased as gifts.
Use beautiful images to promote milk baths on social media (Image: Anita Austvika / Unsplash)
Headbands are great handmade DIY products to sell online because they are easy to make and fun to experiment with. Not sure how to make a headband? No problem. There are many online tutorials, and some do not even require sewing. If you’re already looking for a no-sweat craft, headbands are a safe and stylish bet.
Tip: To attract sustainable shoppers, make headbands from upcycled materials.
Headbands for newborns (image: etsy.com)
25. Cat tent
If you’re thinking about simple products to make and sell online, cat tents come to mind not usually something,. But they should. A fairly niche product, cat tents are easy to make, needs only a handful of materials, and require little to no special skills. For broader appeal, offer your customers customizable options, such as tents in different sizes and colors or customized for their pet’s name.
"Adventure tents" for cats from @tinkertradingco
DIY crafts: your gateway to e-commerce
Whether you’ve been crafting for years or it’s something new you’d like to experiment with, these DIY project ideas offer some simple ideas you can dive into right away. From toys to candles, the possibilities are endless: get inspired and start your e-commerce business with Ecwid. Today, consumers are moving away from mass-produced goods to those created with love by individual artisans.
Once you’ve decided what craft you want to make and sell, you’ll want to be sure to check out these beginner business resources:
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