Crafts That Make Money

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We LOVE crafts (as you well know!!) and with the Christmas season hurtling our way, what better time than to look at crafts that you can make AND SELL.

Well, you don’t have to sell them of course, all the craft tutorials shared here today also make fantastic GIFTS for family, teachers and friends.. but if you are selling crafts this year – be it at a craft market, a church fair or school fair.. read on for some great DIY Projects that don’t cost much to make, helping you secure some great profit margins! Onwards to Crafts that make money!

Crafts that Make Money for HER

Bath Bomb DIY Recipe for kids

DIY Bath Bombs are a long term favourite for craft fairs. These this Bath Bomb Recipe can even be made by kids, which makes it perfect for sales at church fairs or school fairs. Fill a jar and off you go. We recommend that you make bath bombs EARLY, as they harden over time and then transport and keep better!

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A seasonal candle is always a pretty extra or great stocking filler, have a go at these Easy Cinnamon Candles by the Best Vinyl Cutters.

Why not also try making your own candles using old candle left overs from last year? We have these great frugal makes – real crafts that make money!!:

how to use dried oranges
DIY Mulled Wine Kits!

Making DIY Mulled Wine Kits is super fun and easy – they look supper pretty if you add some dried orange slices and star anise!

Working with air drying clay is super cost effective, as natural clay is cheap and comes in bulk. Try these Gorgeous Leaf Bowls – look fantastic all year round. Make them in Autumn Colours or use virbrant golds and silvers for the festive season.

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Easy jewelry DIY - learn how to make these lovely Bird Nest pendants for Christmas or Birthdays

Try your hand at some DIY jewelry and give this easy to follow how to make Bird Nests Necklaces tutorial a go. So very pretty!

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Upcycled Gifts to make and sell, that are cheap to make

Eco gifts and upcycled decor are all the rage this year! Nothing quite like getting festive but also looking after the environment.

These are a long term favourite – no knitting required – just upcycled old sweaters and jumpers. And accidentally shrunk sweaters are particularly good for this DIY Stocking! Then ad dsome small features with felt and off you got to craft fair!

Similarly – you can upcycle old Christmas Jumpers, in to these fabulous Christmas Gnomes to make and sell! Super cheap to make, look fabulous and great to sell at craft fairs! The Christmas Sweaters can be hunted down on ebay, the gnome nose is make from stockings.. and the stuffing recycled too!

Alternatively upcycle tights and turn them into draft excluders – a fun craft to make and sell for children’s bedrooms.

A cute pom pom fairy decoration for the Christmas Tree – made literally from odds and ends of fabrics, tulle and wool! Aren’t they gorgeous?

juggling chickens bean bags

DIY Chicken Bean Bags – these are super thrifty to make as only use up fabric scraps and a little stuffing and rice. The stuffing can also be recycled from old pillows.

Adorable door stop pattern

Or how about this adorable Scottie Door Stop Pattern?! So cute! There is a great and even easier Chicken Door Stop you can make too!

Sell Gifts you Can Wear but that don’t take ages to make

A friend of mine once had a “beanie making business” in her teens. Finger knitting beanies is relatively quick and easy, doesn’t require too much wool and therefore makes for a great craft item to sell at a fair. She made hers custome and to order, but you can make a set ahead of fair for sale too! Learn how, with this great Beanie Finger Knitting tutorial!

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easy denim apron DIY

Needless to say, these would fit into some of the sub categories above too. Learn how to upcycle denim into these fabulous Farm Girl Denim Aprons with Greener Living!

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Crochet to Sell this Christmas

One of the most popular free patterns for Christmas on the site, is this free Fox Crochet Ornament (part of a wildlife set of ornaments). It really is the cutest and would fly off the shelves at any Christmas Craft Fair event.

Free Mickey Mouse Crochet Pattern

Or if you need a “speedier” but equally fantastic corchet ornament, have a go at these Disney Inspired Mickey Mouse Ornaments. Adorable. Again, part of a set, but this Santa Mickey is free to make and sell!

Any cat friends among our readers? How about this super duper cute cat crochet pattern? These furry friends will go down a treat at any craft fairy. If cats are not your thing, we have a extensive list of crochet patterns for you to give a go. From Mermaids, to Unicorns, to Avocado buddies. Hop over and look at the complete list of Free Crochet Patterns to Make and Sell!

Inexpensive to make Christmas Ornaments to Sell

We love working with Champagne Corks and these Gingerbread Cork Ornaments are just DARLING. Check out the rest of the Cork Ornaments collection too. The Christmas Jumper Polar Bear ornament is quite something!

Walnut Reindeer Craft

We ADORE these Walnut Reindeer Ornaments, but do check out the Walnut Winter Bears too!

We love small sewing projects – as they are quick to complete and the material cost is low – perfect for higher profit margins at Christmas Fairs to sell! This little Rudolph can be made as either a Reindeer Felt Ornament or can be worn as a Reindeer Brooch too. Nice.

Crafts that Make Money! Make & Sell this Christmas