As a mom, you’re always busy, busy, busy. Between swimming lessons, piano lessons, after-school sports, making or picking up dinner, switching the laundry, and getting the kids down for bed, you need an outlet and some alone time to wind down, be creative, and get away from the chaos. There’s no way you would trade mom life for anything, but sometimes it might be nice to do something that’s not mom-related for a while like my crafts.
One great way to get that creative outlet and have something to do that’s all yours is to craft. Whether that be decorating mason jars or creating seasonal wreaths for your door, crafting is a fun break from the crazy mom responsibilities. It’s not only a good outlet, though; crafting can be a great way to make some money, too.
As demonstrated by sellers on sites like Etsy, there are plenty of people who are willing and wanting to buy homemade crafts to decorate or use in their home. With the help of some eBooks, blogs, and other resources, you can start an e-commerce business of your own through which you sell crafts and earn extra money—plus it will give you an excuse to buy all of that cute craft supplies you’ve been eyeing without feeling guilty.
These are some of the crafts that sell best online:
Whether you’re pulling your hair up and pulling on a sweater or slipping into your little black dress this weekend, you’ll want to accessorize with a necklace or earrings. From small studs and chokers to dangly drops and ornamental necklaces, everybody needs a few different necklaces and earrings to help accessorize and finish off outfits—whether casual or fancy. If you enjoy crafting jewelry and making unique earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, rings, or all of the above, then selling those creations online is a great way to enjoy your creative outlet and make some extra money.
Hair Bows and Accessories
Like jewelry, hair accessories like bows and headbands can make and complete an entire outfit, whether it be for a holiday or a day running errands. Hair bows and accessories are the perfect way to complete an outfit or enhance a look. They’re also great accessories for fashionistas of all ages, whether newborn or 95. If you love making bows or headbands for your girls, your nieces, your sisters, and your friends, then why not make some extras for your neighbors and even strangers who live all the way across the world?
If you’ve been browsing Pinterest the last little while, then you know that there has been a succulent craze taking over home décor. They’re cute little plants, they’re easy to take care of, and they add color and life to any room which is what makes them so popular. While succulents are cute themselves, they can be that much cuter when planted in the perfect pot. Whether you use mugs, tin buckets, mason jars, or some other planter, if you have a passion for finding and enhancing planters for succulents, you might try earning some extra money by selling those planters, (maybe even with some plants in them), online.
Another home décor trend that has taken Pinterest by storm is typography signs. Whether they’re modern chic with inspirational quotes or farmhouse style with words like “Farm Fresh Eggs” printed on them, they’re the perfect addition to any home. There are hundreds of sign options and hundreds of people who want to buy them. If you like making signs that others can’t help but envy, you can share those cute creations and make more money than you might think and even expect.
Homemade Dog Treats
While homemade dog treats may not necessarily be a craft, they’ve been gaining a lot of attention and popularity. Since they’re made with homemade ingredients, there are fewer preservatives and unsafe ingredients for your pup to ingest, plus they’re easy to ship, making them perfect to sell online. Whether you’ve come up with a recipe of your own or found a favorite on online, making and selling homemade dog treats could be more rewarding than you might expect.
Who doesn’t love a luxurious bath with bubbles or fizz, colors, calming scents, and skin that ends up soft and moist? Bath bombs are a great, easy, and affordable way that people love to treat themselves and there are so many different kinds that the options seem to be endless. If you love putting together little balls of luxury, why not start selling them for a profit and helping people make their baths that much better?
If you like to craft in your free time and use it as a way to keep your sanity, why not make the most of it and use it as a way to earn a little bit of extra money too? People love buying homemade crafts online, and you might be surprised how well the craft you do for fun will sell. What do you plan to sell online?