Friday 15 February 2019

39 Ways To Make Money From Your Crafting Hobby

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Crafting is a great way of separating yourself from the day and letting your mind wander into something more creative. It’s also a fantastic way of making a little bit of extra cash here and there and if you don’t have time to run a full crafting business, you might be wondering how you can earn some extra money from your hobby. So, to help you out, here are some great way of making money from your crafting hobby.

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Weddings are always a wonderful time and if you’re getting married or someone you’re close to is getting married, using your crafting skill is a wonderful way of either saving some money or making some money. Here are some wedding craft ideas for you to consider
  • Table centrepieces
  • Wedding invitations – everyone is looking for quirky ways to invite their guests to their wedding, so use your creative side to make unique wedding invites!
  • Favours for the guests. Often wedding favours consist of sweets or a small bottle of drink, but why not think out of the box and create something sentimental for the wedding guests?
  • Games for children to play. Things like checklists for the children to spot will not only keep the children happy but also the adults too.
  • Save the date cards
  • Thank you notes are a great way of showing off your skill. Perhaps you could use photos of the wedding in a creative way to make thank you notes.
  • Banners
  • Signposts are massively trending in the wedding industry at the moment. Perhapds you could find a way to create a never-seen-before sign for weddings?
  • Wedding albums
  • Cake stands
  • The bride and groom glasses are another trend that’s on the rise, and if you can make it so that the bride and groom glasses stand out a mile, you’ll be onto a winner.
  • Decorated vases
Creating additions for weddings helps add a touch of personalisation and you’ll find that many couples are looking for exactly that. The perfect way to make some extra money from doing something that you love!


There’s always an occasion to give cards, and that’s why the card making industry is doing so well. However, as a skilled crafter, you have the upper hand because you’re able to make cards tailored to the person involved. All you need is to make sure that you’re stocked up on your paper craft supplies so that if and when you get a request, you can create away and make some extra money!

It might be worth your time looking into how to create unusual cards so that you can stand out from competing crafters in your area. Being able to make pop up and cartoon character based cards will give you an advantage. 

Kids parties

Kids parties are another avenue that you should consider exploring, as there are so many different things that you could create for them! Things like…..
  • Costumes for children to play dress up in
  • Birthday cards
  • Happy birthday banners
  • Candles personalised to the child. For example, glitter for girls and neon for boys.
  • Ornaments for decoration
  • Balloon animals with a twist or light up balloons.
  • DIY lightsabers using pool noodles and duct tape. Fun, cheap and most importantly, safe!
  • Children’s activities like stencils or colouring books
  • Cakes! Kids are into different things and if you can master the art of cake decorating you’ll be onto a winner.
Consider setting up a stall at a fair selling these items so that rather than being personally on hand for each children’s party, you can simply sell your creations and concentrate on your next projects! Alternatively, create yourself an Etsy account to sell instead!


There’s something so sentimental about receiving jewellery that’s been handmade rather than store bought, and that’s why creating your own jewellery is another fantastic avenue to consider. All you need to start making your own jewellery is…..
  • Stinging materials to make necklaces and bracelets
  • A plethora of beads and jewels
  • Charms and pendants
  • Craft supplies like glue, tweezers, wire cutters and finger protectors
  • Swivel clips
  • Ballwire fish hooks for earrings
  • Metal stamping kit
You could sell your jewellery at craft fairs, to friends and family, or even set up a Facebook page to sell your creations. Remember that with jewellery creation you need a steady hand, a keen eye for mistakes.

Useful things for the home

There are so many things that you can create for your home to not only make it look nice buy also come in handy at the same time! Check out these ideas…..
  • Canvasses and artwork
  • Personalised picture frames
  • Glass holders
  • Candle holders and candles themselves
  • Decorated vases
  • Ornaments
  • Christmas decorations (and any other holiday)
  • Storage solutions
  • Plant pots
  • Hammock chairs…….
the list goes on! Basically, if you can imagine it, you can create it! The great thing about home crafts is that they are totally unique and can be personalised to an individual’s style, and that’s why you can make a pretty penny or two from it!

Health and beauty

Health and beauty is another way in which you can create some amazing crafts and make some extra money from. The great thing about health and beauty products is that it’s likely you’ll be using high-quality materials so your creations don’t harm or damage someone. This means that you’ll be able to sell them for more money, and even perhaps look into something like this full time! You could make things like…..
  • Bath bombs
  • Cruelty-free lip balm
  • Hand creams
  • Make up bags and containers
  • Personalised mirrors
  • Hair products to nourish and repair
As you can see, there are a plethora of different ways to make money from your crafting hobby, and this isn’t even scratching the surface! Remember if you can imagine it, you can create it! Why not get creative with one of these ideas and see how much you can make from doing something you love!

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