25 Easy Crafts That Make Real Money

Do you inspire a deep passion for crafting and want to turn your creations into an online business? Are you searching for a way to be financially successful and be a stay at home mom? Good news ladies, (and stay at home gents) there are thousands of crafts that make money today. You’ve got the talent, let me help you with your marketing. Want to jump ahead to the craft ideas before starting your business? It’s my pleasure to provide a table of contents for easy navigation, enjoy!

But before we begin, if you’re looking for a way to make a few extra dollars, have you considered blogging? I have a free course that shows you how the strategies I’ve used to make over $2Million+ dollars with my blog (as a stay at home mom of three kids). Interested? You can get the free course here.

How to Start Your Online Craft Business

Starting an online business parallels the brick and mortar model with an emphasis for success being on location. Many scenes have real estate for sale. So the question is, where are you going to set up shop? Let’s venture three avenues to determine your route.

Create Your Website

Starting your blog is the most profitable venue for marketing your products and establishing yourself as a reputable business owner. It’s simple to set up and gives you complete control of your business.

I’ve made how to start a blog and make money simple with step by step instructions for you here.

After you’ve selected your self-hosted plan, enable your website to sell your crafts online by installing the free WooCommerce plugin. Activating the plugin prompts you to set up your account. Follow the cues for easy set-up to upload product images, compose product descriptions, and establish product prices.  

Here is a step by step guide to setup shop with WooCommerce.

Create Printables Online

If you’re into digital crafts and printables (no inventory, huge profit margins, easy to make, etc) then boy, do I have good news for you!

My students are crushing it with their pretty printables. Some making as much as $1,000+ per day!

“I have had an amazing first few months of selling printables online! My sales increase each month and I finally work from home full-time selling printables!” – Tam (makes $4,000+ per month with printables)

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for your Printables by Number course. Today I sold my first printable coloring book (well actually this is the first thing I have ever sold). So far I have made $300 off of a $3 coloring book!” – Leslie

🧡💌 If you’d like to learn how to create digital crafts and sell them online, checkout the Printables by Number course here. 🧡💌

Or if you sell physical crafts.. keep reading the post below.

Start a Shopify Site

Shopify is a paid online platform that is already established and enabled for selling crafts that make money and other online goods. They offer a 14-day-free-trial and are trusted by over 800,000 businesses worldwide. A Shopify site may serve its purpose, but it’s limiting for future endeavors and doesn’t allow for you to earn revenue with other monetization methods implemented when operating your own blog.

Set-up Your Etsy Shop

Etsy is an affordable eCommerce platform where people sell handmade items. Many bloggers prefer this route instead of operating their own WooCommerce and instead link their Etsy Store to their blog later.

Crafts That Make Money

Great! Now that you have established how to set up your online business, let’s dive into this super-amazing list of crafts that make money so you can start creating today!

Skin Care Crafts That Make Money

Are you an essential oils mama and looking to expand your business by making smell goods? Tons of products exist in the realm of skincare and many have exploded onto the craft scene with promises of profitable returns.

Bath Bombs

Bath Bombs have become all the rave these last couple of years. Created to clean, deodorize, and repair skin. As an added bonus they effervesce when wet, creating a tickling, fun-fizzy experience. Here are a few of my favorite recipes.

Coffee Bath Bombs

Mermaid Bath Bombs

DIY Herbal Bath Bombs

Body Scrubs

Body scrubs are used to exfoliate, removing dry-dead skin from your body. Leaving it revitalized and youthful. Additionally, body scrubs reduce clogged pores, acne, and other skin issues. Here are a handful of fabulous recipes to get you started.

Calming Sugar Scrub

Himalayan Sea Salt and Honey

Lavender Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Nerdy Mama DIY Mermaid Sugar Scrub


Handmade natural soaps are a magnificent alternative to standard store-bought brands. Free from harmful chemicals and known allergens, handmade soaps are created by all-natural ingredients and proves to be a craft that makes money for many.

Flower Infused Milk Soap

Peaches and Cream Handmade Soap

Citrus Orange Zest Soap

Lip Balm

Like the body scrubs and soaps, homemade lip balms are becoming increasingly popular because of their all-natural ingredients. Visit these sites for tips, recipes, and free printable labels to get you started on your lip balm journey.

Sugarplum Lip Balm

Cranberry Lip Balm

Honey Lip Scrub

Honey Orange and Vanilla Lip Balm

Eco-Friendly Crafts That Make Money

Many crafts have come forth to aid in combatting economical issues like single-use plastics that pollute our oceans and kill our wildlife. Check out these ideas for pioneering in the art of eco-friendly crafts that make money while also advocating for our planet’s health.

Reusable Grocery Bags

Reusable grocery bags are practical and are the way of the future. Many retailers in the United States have eliminated plastic bags and encourage you to bring your own or purchase one of their branded bags. Check out these amazing patterns.

Eco-Shopping Bag Vintage Pillowcase

Reversible Shopping Bags

Reusable Pink Eco Bag

Reusable Produce Bags

Another fantastic way to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastics is with reusable produce bags. Here are my favorite renditions of this valuable asset on shopping excursions.

The KiwiCountry Girl Reusable Produce Bags

Mermaids Den Reusable Produce Bags

Leaders Sew Reusable Produce Bags

Little Cronkers Crochet Reusable Produce Bag

Fabric Gift Bags

Fabric gifts bags are the Eco-friendly solution to wasteful wrapping paper and gift boxes. And they come with the extra incentive of a thoughtful personal touch.

Handmadiya Fabric Gift Bags

Quilting Digest Sweet Drawstring Bags

Alanda Craft Gift Bag

Home Decor Crafts That Make Money

Thousands of ideas are circulating online for crafts that make money while jazzing up interiors around the world. If you have an eye for interior design, check out these home decor craft options.

Yarn Wrapped Bottles

Okay, yarn wrapped bottles are officially one of my new favorite things. Embellishments can include buttons, crystals, ribbons, silk flowers, and bows.

Amber Oliver Yarn Wrapped Bottles

Pom Pom Flowers Yarn Wrapped Bottle

Suzy’s Sitcom Yarn Wine Bottles

Holiday Yarn Bottles

Throw Pillows

Learn how to make decorative throw pillows and go into business. Many patterns are achievable for under ten bucks! I’ve included a DIY stars and stripes pattern made from dollar store bandanas to highlight frugal but fabulous crafts. And check out the re-purposed sweaters!

DIY No Sew Boho Pillows

Zippered Pillow Covers

DIY Stars and Stripes

Picture Frames

Decorative picture frames make wonderful additions to any home and are widely popular on Pinterest. Visit some of my Pinterest favs and let your creative mind unfold.

Rustic Wood Frames

Eggshell Mosiac Frame

Mosiac Picture Frames

DIY Floral Frame


Ahh! I just love these and many of them are cheap and easy to make. Another dollar store craft that continues to dominate online businesses and Etsy shops.

Wood Magnets

Watercolor Geode Magnet

Mini Magnetic Terrariums

Marbled Clay Ring Dishes

A beautiful addition to a vanity or nightstand, marbled clay ring dishes is a perfect fashion to add a splash of color to the environment while also a great way to store rings and other jewelry.

Styles and Forks Clay Ring Dishes

Thoughtfully Simple Clay Ring Dish

Hand-print Ring and Jewelry Dish

Jujusprinkles Marble Clay Spring Floral

Chalkboard Crafts

Chalkboard crafts are becoming increasingly popular around kitchens and homes all over the states. Explore these crafting fashions for ideas on how to market this niche.

Chalkboard Planters

Wood Slice Garland

Chalkboard Mason Jars

Jewelry Crafts That Make Money

Jewelry is one of the largest denominations in the handmade crafting business and with good reason. Everybody knows that good things come in small packages! Explore the beauty and potential of this business with jewelry crafts that make money.

Beaded Bracelets

Beaded bracelets are a fun and popular way to jazz up an outfit. Visit these tutorials on how to make beaded bracelets and rev up your creative juices.

Pyrite Beaded Bracelet

Seed Bead Bracelets

Stretch Bracelets

Tribalism Bracelet Stack


Crafting beautiful pendants for necklaces is another fantastic outlet of creativity that can prove lucrative with the right passion and marketing. I’ve included pendants that will wow, charm, and promote playfulness.

Glass Photo Pendant

Lavender Resin Pendants

Resin Jewelry with Flowers

Wire Wrap Cabochon

Wire Wrapped Bead Rings

Wire wrapped bead rings are one of the coolest and easiest crafts that make money. And the best part is that they don’t cost much to make. Seriously guys! You can find many of the required pieces at your local dollar store. Way cool.

Crafts Unleashed Wire Wrapped Rings

Braided Rings No Tools Required

Consumer Crafts Wire Wrapped Ring

Ruba’s Braided Wire Rings


The right pair of earrings can take you from ordinary to sexy and sassy. Here is a sampling of ideas to get you crafting.

Cheat Macrame Feathers

Handmade Hoop Projects

Coloring Book DIY Earrings

Fashion Crafts That Make Money

Are you a fashionista on a mission to create and share your style? Consider sewing fashion crafts that make money. Let’s take a look at a few booming businesses.


I’m in love with the aprons on Pinterest and it’s become impossible to choose my top four! Tons of exciting patterns and styles are available.

Easy No Sew Square Aprons

Reversible DIY Apron

Half-Apron Patterns

Sew an Apron Project


Handmade purses are adorably fun and a one of a kind alternative to your mother’s handbag. Check out these fabulous Pinterest finds for ideas on creating your own line of handmade bags.

No Sew Leather Handbag

Denim Jeans Bag

Dotted Dream Purse


Scarves are worn for a number of reasons including fashion, warmth, and cleanliness! With multiple purposes and several types of scarves to craft, this business is perfect for multi-tasking mamas with fashion sense.

Arm Knit Scarf

5-Minute Infinity Scarf

Blanket Scarf

Zippered Pocket Scarf

Smell Good Crafts That Make Money

Are you passionate about making the world a better-smelling place? Several smell good crafts that make money exist to help you monetize your dream. Read on for inspiration and delightful finds.


Essential Oil Candles

DIY Pressed Herbs Candle

Easy DIY Pineapple Candles

Wax Melts

Homemade wax melts are another craft that makes money with the right passion and marketing. Here are a few of my favorite cubes to melt on a Sunday afternoon.

DIY Coffee Scented Wax Melts

Pumpkin Spice Wax Melts

Pink Grapefruit Wax Melts

Lavender Rosemary Wax Melts

Pallet Crafts That Make Money

Pallet Crafts are super fun and versatile. It is so cool transforming dirty old pallets into magnificent works of art. I’ve included a patriotic sign in hopes I gave you time before the fourth of July to makeover your old pallets!

Pallet Planter Box

Inspirational Pallet Sign

Rainbow Pallet Flower Garden Planter

Digital Crafts That Make Money

Digital crafts are products you create and sell online such as Printables, eBooks, and Online Courses. These crafts aren’t limited to online marketers and bloggers. You can create and sell these products demonstrating knowledge on an endless amount of subjects.


Printables are a super easy way to start making immediate money once you’ve narrowed your niche. If you’re creative and want to learn how to make beautiful graphics, you can definitely create printables! It’s so simple and I created a video tutorial to ease you into it! You can dive into my in-depth course too if you want to turn this into a business.

Free Printables

First Month Blog Plan

Get All My Free Printables


Writing is a craft and a very profitable one if you have insight or expertise you can lend on a subject. Writing an eBook isn’t as daunting a task as it may seem. Find out how to write an eBook in one month as a blogger. Trust me, if I can do this with three kids, minimal sleep, and all while only being on my second cup of coffee, you got this girl!

Online Courses

Online courses are one of the most profitable digital crafts you can create if you’re skilled or knowledgeable in the field. What do you have to share with the world? Can you offer any guidance, insight, or a fresh perspective on common topics? I know you can. Visit how to create a free online course for a better understanding of how to craft them, or watch my video tutorial below.

Students who have gone through Course by Number have hit revenues as high as $20,000 per month!

Free Online Courses

12 Month Blog Plan

How to Use PicMonkey as a Mom Blogger

Ready to Start Your Online Business?

What do you think? Are you ready to start your online business so you can ditch your nine-to-five and stay at home with your kids? It’s achievable, trust me. You can do this and I want you to succeed in it. It takes less than five minutes to secure your website.

Don’t waste another day, dreaming about your passions instead of fulfilling them. Did I miss any major money-making crafts? Please add them to the comments and subscribe to my YouTube channel to get more tips!

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  • Thank you very much for these tips. I study and collect similar things too. I really like to implement the reuse of various waste. I recently made myself several bookholders this way. Most importantly, we care about the environment and ecology for a comfortable life for our children.