• Nilni Kamburugamuwa

12 Best DIY Crafts To Sell Online

Updated: Jun 16, 2021

Do you love crafting? If so, you're probably spending a lot of your leisure time (study time as well, if you're someone like me) indulging in crafting projects.

To most South Asian moms, this is a terrible and indignifying site to see. Speaking from personal experience, there were countless times when my mom would get irritated when she saw me sitting surrounded with paints and glitters rather than textbooks. Their worry is understandable since they just want to make us achieve what's best. But sometimes what they presume is best may not exactly be the best for you.

Okay, enough of my little rant. The point I wanted to get at was that you can turn all that time you spent crafting for pleasure to cash! That will not only bring your crafts a bit more respect from your mom, but will also give you some side income.

So to help you get started, I have compiled a list of the 12 best DIY crafts you can sell online.

1. Cards

Crafty greeting cards, explosion boxes, and other types of cards have risen in popularity. The reason why this serves as a great business sector is that there are special occasions just about everyday! Be it birthdays, new years, Christmas, valentines, mother's day, father's day, weddings, etc. So if you're good at making neat and clean cards, this is a great pool to dip your feet into.

2. Books

Complementary notebooks not only make a great gift but they also add to the personal aesthetic feel. You can start off by getting yourself a stack of plain notebooks and decorating them by hand. Don't try to stick to a set boundary; simply go to town with your creative ideas. This gives them a lot more value and appeal. I personally have yet to see a local online business that has gotten the full potential of this idea so if you venture into this business with a good aim and dedication, you will a very good chance of conquering it.

3. Wall hangers

Dream-catchers are everywhere! There's not a day that goes by without some dream-catcher popping up in my Instagram feed. While it does seem like a great idea, there are already many people working on them. So instead of following the same path (unless you're exceptionally good at making eye-catching dream-catchers), try working on different kinds of wall hangers. For example decorative mirrors, wreaths, fake pots, key hangers, etc.

4. Accessories

Stop with the drop-shipping; it's getting annoying! It's always better to make your own stuff rather than acting as an intermediate if you are someone who's actually into crafting. And, for the record, I've never been dumb enough to actually buy something for a higher price when I could get the same damn thing for a much, much lower price via Ebay or AliExpress. Plus, handcrafted stuff have more value than mass produced imitations. End of 'Mini-Rant No. 2'.

There are numerous accessories that you can DIY like bracelets, necklaces, anklets, earrings, scrunchies, etc. And here;s another idea that popped into my mind just a few seconds ago: you can buy watches and make custom watchbands for them! Turning plain or wristwatches into complementary ones. Below is a picture of a cute DIY elastic strap wristwatch. If you want a tutorial on how to make it, visit the link: Fabric & Elastic Watch Strap Tutorial