Top 5 Crafts To Make and Sell

Top 5 Crafts To Make and Sell

Starting a craft business isn’t as hard as some make it out to be. You just have to know where to start. Whether you’re looking to make a side income or create a full-blown career out of crafting is up to you. I’ve found that starting with a small selection of crafts that bring inspiration to you will allow you to stay focus and master your skills in those particular areas.

#1 Tote Bags

Decorating and selling tote bags is a great way to dive into the crafting world. Craft stores sell blank tote bags either online or in-store. If you’re anything like me and want to save cash then buying tote bags in bulk is the way to go. Just search for “bulk blank tote bags” and several websites will result. But, make sure you check the reviews before buying as with any website.

Ways To Decorate A Tote Bag:

  • Screen printing
  • HTV vinyl
  • Hand painting
  • Embroidery
  • Embellishments (Buttons, Ribbons, Glitter, etc.)

#2 Baseball Caps

People wear baseball caps to more than just sporting events. That’s the great thing about selling customized baseball caps. There always seems to be a need for them.

As with any blank product I always recommend buying in bulk to save money. On rare occasions, you may find blank baseball caps at your local Walmart for under $5 apiece.

Ways To Decorate a Baseball Cap:

  • Screen printing
  • HTV vinyl
  • Hand painting
  • Embroidery
  • Embellishments (Buttons, Ribbons, Glitter, etc.)

Popular colors to add to baseball caps: Gold, Black, and White.

#3 Mugs

Everyone loves a good coffee mug, especially ones that have cute sayings or graphics on them. Have you noticed all the coffee mugs being sold lately? That’s because this craft is easy to make and sell. You just have to make sure you safely package customers’ orders so that they ship without being broken.

There are a bunch of videos on Youtube that can assist you with proper packaging for mugs.

Ways To Decorate a Mug:

  • Adhesive vinyl
  • HTV vinyl
  • Hand painting
  • Permanent markers (First draw with markers. Then heat set mug in oven) Many tutorials available on Youtube.

#4 T-Shirts

This craft seems to be the most popular one for beginners. Decorating blank t-shirts can become a very lucrative side hustle or full-time business if you’re passionate about it.

With this craft, you can create designs yourself or purchase them on sites like designbundles as single files. A lot of designers have bundled their designs at low prices.

Also, you will need to purchase blank t-shirts. I normally recommend buying products in bulk, but if you’re just starting selling t-shirts I would recommend buying a few just to test out the material and results after washing such as shrinkage and fading.

Ways To Decorate a T-Shirt:

  • HTV vinyl
  • Screen printing *This method is very popular
  • Fabric paint

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#5 Picture Frames

Last but not least in the top crafts to sell are picture frames. There are a variety of ways to use and decorate picture frames. You can revamp the frame itself by giving it a whole new color, add vinyl, or even glitter.

  • You can make the picture frame into a serving tray.
  • You can add screws and string to create a clothesline to hang photos with clothespins.
  • You can print photos and use your artwork and frame it, then sell.

When using picture frames as a craft to make and sell I recommend buying them from Dollar Tree where you can select from a variety of sizes all at only $1. Also, if you want to buy in bulk Dollar Tree normally ships for around $4.95 or Free Shipping to your Local Store

Ways To Decorate a Picture Frame:

  • Adhesive vinyl
  • Glitter and Mod Podge
  • Acrylic paint

This post was proofread by Grammarly

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