Hot Craft Ideas to Sell on Etsy

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Best Things to Sell on Etsy

Have you ever finished a DIY project and heard your friends say something like…”Wow! You made that? I’m SO impressed! How did you find the time and energy? I seriously could never do that! You should sell those! ”

Maybe you’ve thought about starting a craft business as a stay at home mom, but you’re just not sure where to start. Handmade items have been one of the top trending gift ideas on Pinterest for several years now. The popularity is NOT slowing down!

Etsy (the number 1 handmade online site) had their first $1 billion in sales last year…so yeah, making and selling crafts in high demand is a great opportunity for creatives to make extra money!

And with a $1 billion market there is plenty of room for you to start creating and selling the most wanted handmade items! So how do you know what to sell on Etsy to make money?

Today I have a list of the best things to sell on Etsy to make money from home. We cover everything from baby craft ideas to jewelry, art, and easy rustic wood crafts.

Imagine doing what you LOVE and getting paid for your creativity?! Use this list of the best Etsy crafts to make and sell, to get your creative juices flowing and start building your inventory!

What items sell the most on Etsy?

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This is an important question to ask when you are starting an Etsy business. You can make your favorite crafts all day long, but if they are not popular crafts that people WANT to buy, then you are probably not going to make very much money.

It’s best to start by choosing a niche to focus on. Popular niches on Etsy are weddings, jewelry, kids, home decor, printables, and artwork. You can read more about Etsy’s Monthly Trending Reports here.

Etsy Craft Ideas to Sell

If you are jumping into the handmade business, then you probably want to make money. It makes sense to start your business selling the most wanted handmade items. As you grow your brand you will be able to see what sells best in your shop and develop more original products that your customers will love!

After doing a little research on trending things to sell on Etsy, here are the very best items that I found. Most of the links below lead to amazing DIYs that you can use to start creating handmade crafts!

Trending Things to Sell: DIY Chokers

Cost of Supplies:

Natural Round Leather String 

Fold Over Cord Ends 

Charms & Connectors 

Jump Rings 

Spring Clasps 

Cost to make:  approximately $2.50

Selling on Etsy (as of this writing): $4.99 – $10

PRO TIP: There are many different designs you can make. A minimalist design could cost less than the example to make. If you use different types of stone it could increase your price.

Trending Things to Sell: Concrete Necklaces

Cost of Supplies:

Professional Concrete Mix (smallest bag) 

Necklace 

Charcoal Powder 

220 Sand Paper 

Cost to Make: approximately $1.84

Selling on Etsy (as of this writing): $20 – $50 *depending on the materials used

DIY Crafts to Sell and Make Money: Stationary

Cost of Supplies:

Decorative Paper 

Envelopes 

Cost to Make: $1.25

Selling on Etsy (as of this writing): $3.00 (individual) – $20.00 (sold as a set)

Get Paid to Sell Creative Art Work (DIY Tree Stump Print)

Cost of Supplies:

Art Paper 

Tree Stump

Charcoal Pencils 

Cost to Make: $11+

Selling on Etsy (as of this writing): $4 for printable versions up to $45 for original art work

Most Wanted Handmade Items: Wood & Vinyl Signs

Cost of Supplies:

Wood frame

Plywood 

Stain

Primer 

Stencil (create online, print on paper, and cut out)

Liquid Nails 

Sharpie Paint Pen 

Cost to Make: Approximately $17 – $20

Selling on Etsy (as of this writing): $30 – $100+ depending on size

Easy Rustic Wood Crafts to Make and Sell

Cost of Supplies:

Wood Pallet 

Liquid Nails 

Screws 

Cost to Make: $2.50

Selling on Etsy (as of this writing): $15 – $40

Fabric craft ideas to make and sell

Cost of Supplies:

Fabric 

Zipper 

Thread 

Cost to Make: $8.50

Selling on Etsy (as of this writing): $15 – $30 depending on size and type of fabric

DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace

Cost of Supplies:

Gold Chain 

Lava Beads 

Cost to Make: $4.50

Selling on Etsy (as of this writing): $9 – $15

Graphic Typography T-Shirts to Make & Sell

Cost of Supplies:

T-Shirt 

Heat Vinyl 

Cost to Make: $6 – $10

Selling on Etsy (as of this writing): $20 – $30

Hot Craft Ideas to Sell: Rosegold Keychains

Cost of Supplies:

Rosegold Keychain 

Fabric 

Cotton Webbing 

Cost to Make: $2.01

Selling on Etsy (as of this writing): $8 – $16

Get paid for your drawings and artwork

Cost of Supplies:

Art Paper 

Watercolors  

Cost to Make: $1.37

Selling on Etsy (as of this writing): $20+ depending on size of artwork

Leather craft ideas to sell

Cost of Supplies:

Leather 

Gold Ring (available at craft stores) 

Cost to Make: $6

Selling on Etsy (as of this writing): $18 – $25

Felt craft ideas to sell

Cost of Supplies:

Felt 

Floral Wire 

Cost to Make: $5.75

Selling on Etsy (as of this writing): $29 – $75+ depening on size

Digital Products: Stickers, Notes, Calendars, Planners, Art

Cost of Supplies:

Online design service like Canva, PicMonkey, Photoshop

Cost to Make: FREE

Selling on Etsy (as of this writing): $4 – $25 depending on the style and personalization of printables

Baby Crafts to Make and Sell

Cost of Supplies:

Fabric 

Batting 

Heat & Bond Lite 

Velcro Snaps 

Cost to Make: $4.50

Selling on Etsy (as of this writing): $8 – $12 depending on personalization

PRO TIPS: These baby burp cloths can be made quickly! You could also sell these in bundles because you can make them so fast.

Winter Crafts to Sell

Cost of Supplies:

Recycled Sweaters from thrift stores

Cost to Make: $3 – $5

Selling on Etsy (as of this writing): $10 – $25

PRO TIP: Purchase winter sweaters from local thrift stores in size XXL to get more mittens out of your fabric!

Bath Bombs

Cost of Supplies:

Baking Soda 

Epsom Salt 

Coconut Oil 

Lemon Essential Oil 

Cornstarch 

Vanilla

Cost to Make: $1

Selling on Etsy (as of this writing): $7.50 – $30 depending on size and number in a set

Arm Knitted Chunky Blankets

Cost of Supplies:

Chunky Yarn 

Cost to Make: $15.99 or more per item depending on size of item

Selling on Etsy (as of this writing): $20 – $100+ depending on the size of item

How do you find more hot craft ideas to sell?

After you choose a niche, it’s time to start doing some research to see…

  • what people are looking for
  • keywords used to search for items

1.  Start by adding the FREE Keyword Everywhere app to your browser. (Only available on Chrome and Firefox.) 

The Keyword Everywhere app let’s you see the search volume for words that you look up on Google, Amazon, and other places you search. When you search in Google it will also give you a list of keywords that people search for that are similar to your original search! (GOLD!!)

This tool will help you to know how many people are looking for the handmade products you are researching and similar keywords that you can research to find more ideas.

2. Next make a list of all the words you can think of that people might be searching for in your niche.

Let’s choose pregnancy/new mom as our niche. We then would make a list of all the phrases we can think of that someone might lookup in the pregnancy/new mom niche:

  • Nursing
  • Blankets
  • Teething
  • How to get baby to sleep
  • safe toys for baby
  • food for baby

You can start typing these phrases into Google and record the search volume and any other related keywords.

3. Now you can continue to research your list of keywords on Amazon, Etsy, Ebay, Pinterest, and any other related sites.

You should be able to get a good idea of what people are looking for and what they need. Create an inventory of handmade items that you can take images of and post to your online store!

What handmade items do you plan on selling this year? 

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