Craft making has become a popular past time and for some a fun and exciting career. From craft malls to boutique shows you can find a variety of different crafts to buy and sell. You can literally turn your hobby into a profitable part time business. The trick is finding easy crafts to sell; things that are unique, and something that people will use. Let’s take a look at how you can create some easy crafts to sell and turn your talents into some extra cash.
The first step in finding an easy craft to sell is figuring out where your talents lie and what you’re already good at. You don’t want to try and sell something you don’t enjoy making and that you’re really bad at; that just doesn’t make sense. Monopolize on your own talents and work from there. You might also want to find someone who has a skill that can compliment yours. It never hurts to put two heads together.
Here are some easy craft ideas to sell:
Holiday Crafts sell pretty much all year round. People love the look of home made decorations and love it even more because they don’t have to make it themselves. There are a ton of holiday craft ideas and lots of different holidays to capitalize on your talent. From Christmas ornaments or nativity sets, to door hangers or home decor.
Another great craft idea if you have a knack for scrap booking is making customized gift cards. Believe it or not there are a ton of people out there that love home made gift cards. They have a very personal touch and if you’re really good you can take personal orders to make them really personalized.
Blankets are a hit with almost everyone; especially those people who don’t have the time to make them themselves but love to buy them and give them as gifts. There are a number of different ways to make blankets; crochet, tie, and one of the most popular ways today is using two pieces of fabric (or even one piece) and tying them (in knots around the edges) together. They make great gifts and are very easy to make and sell.
Most accessories are bought by women or men buying for women but can sell extremely well. Things such as handbags, backpacks, and even jewelry are some easy crafts to sell. You do have to be careful however because you want to make sure that your selling it for more than what you’re making it for. Some accessories can get pricey, so don’t get too caught up with rich detail. Accessories that sell the most have cute trendy colors, and are easy to use or tote around.
Part of the craft making business is also knowing the best places to sell your crafts. Now that you have a handle on what you’re good at and you’ve decided what you’re going to make you need to find the best places to sell your product. Some ideas for places to sell your craft may be:
•Local Vendors that are open specifically for selling others home made craft ideas. It works like this, you pay a certain amount to display your item(s) and in return are allowed to sell your craft in their store.
•Craft Boutique/ Craft Shows are a great way to get your product out there and in front of people.
•Craft Malls are also a way to show off your new craft idea
So there you have it; some easy crafts to sell and a few ideas to get you started. Good luck in your new adventure.