Top 10 Trending Crafts That Will Earn You Money

Top 10 trending crafts that will earn you money

Crafts can be an amazing creative outlet. Today I am going to be showcasing the Top 10 Trending Craft Projects from the web that can earn you money. Not only is crafting fun, but you can make money selling them at craft shows or on site’s like Etsy.

Check out these simple yet effective crafts to make and sell!

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#1. Candles

Candle sales in the U.S. top off at nearly 2 billion dollars per year. This doesn’t include candle holders or any candle accessories. Talk about the secret to an incredible income. If you can learn this simple trade you’ve got it made. That oddly rhymed…but anyway, you can seriously sell candles for a great profit.

People sell their candles anywhere from 5-200 dollars depending on the style and detail. Can you imagine making 200 dollars per candle?!

Candles will undoubtedly be one of those trending craft projects that will always be popular purely because of the demand. If you’re looking to break into the Etsy scene or start selling candles online there is no better time than right now.

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#2. Painted Rocks/Rock Accessories

Seems a little simple, but this is a craft that is extremely popular these days. Rocks are a natural beauty and a product of the Earth and our environment. It is no wonder that in this day and age of recycling and going green that a craft like this is desirable.

People often purchase painted rocks for anywhere from 10-40 dollars. Some more detailed rocks can go for a much higher price. Many people buy painted rocks to accent their gardens or flower beds.

There is no slow in popularity for painted rocks so now would be a great time to get started! Also here is a great rock painting tutorial!

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#3. Pressed Flower Resin Crafts

Pressed flower jewelry  is an elegant and beautiful alternative to traditional gem and diamond jewelry. These are one of the most desirable crafts to purchase. If you are looking for something that sells well and appeals to many then this may be something you could try out at your next craft or art show. 

You can press your own flowers straight from your flower bed or simply purchase packs of them to use in projects. I highly recommend the Microfleur which allows you to press flowers the same day.

Resin flower jewelry ranges in price from 10-50 dollars a piece and of course sometimes more. As your shop grows you can raise prices as needed.

Open bezel pendant set

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#4. Knitted/Crochet Clothes & Accessories

Knitted clothes and accessories are really popular right now. Especially on Etsy! Things like knitted scarves, gloves, and blankets have made it into the top selling categories.

If you love to knit or are able to follow simple crochet patterns you may be able to capitalize on your abilities by selling your creations online!

Knitting set

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#5. Clay Leaf Dishes

A perfect Fall craft and lovely home accent. Clay leaf dishes can be used for a variety of things around the house. Also, this simple DIY project is doable for even the most novice of crafters. 

 Again, this is a great natural and green trending craft project that anyone can try and is sure to make sales due to its charm.

This is just a great craft to do in the Fall for quick money. 5-20 dollars a piece would be an acceptable range for these.

Leaf dish made of clay

#6. Mason Jar Luminaries

Mason jar projects have been popular for years, but they are a continued success even today! These jars are versatile, inexpensive, and are always a top trending craft project. 

 I highly recommend putting mason jar luminaries up for sale as they are certain to earn you a few bucks a piece.

Use vinyl cut outs to make your shadow image. Glitter or paint the outside as desired. Add some fairy lights and you’ve got something magical to sell for 15-60 dollars. Yes, these often go for decent prices if the market is right. 

Why not give it a shot? 

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#7. Homemade Self Care Products

Who out there doesn’t love the feeling of a good sugar scrub, lotion or great facial mask ? Now that people are tired of harsh chemicals and harmful ingredients these homemade products sell quite well.

The key to a great selling self care product is to have natural ingredients and a gorgeous presentation for the container.  People adore them and are sure to buy them up if you present them well. 

Since the pandemic many people have been focusing on their own person self care so the market for this type of craft product is much better than ever before. You can also check out my vanilla coconut sugar scrub tutorial here.

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#8. Homemade Hair Accessories

Hair scrunchies and accessories are an ever popular and easy DIY craft. People love cute and innovative accessories which can be easy to make with a variety of materials. 

If you are on the fence about what to sell in your craft shop, scrunchies and hair pins are undoubtedly popular. Try making your own! I have a resin hair clip tutorial you can check out here.

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#9. Mugs/Kitchenware

As long as there is work to do in the kitchen and coffee to be drank these things will be popular. Mugs are an easy DIY that are always sought after. You can easily whip up a custom mug using a Cricut and vinyl or even sharpies.

Kitchenware has long been a popular subcategory on Etsy that is known to sell well. Mugs and custom glassware is among the top sellers.

If you are interested in making custom vinyl cutouts you should really consider getting a Cricut if you don’t already have one. Check out my review on the Cricut Explore Air 2 here.

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#10. Poms and Keychains

Lately these simply DIY creations have been trending. Poms are adorable and versatile. They can be fashioned into keychains, animals, and tons of decorative accents. You can make your own pom creations to sell or keep them for yourself.

You also can fashion custom keychains using resin and molds of different kinds. Resin is such a popular craft right now. You can learn everything you need to know as a resin beginner by clicking here.

Resin keychains

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Friendly Disclaimer:

I hope you find the perfect craft to sell! Remember this list is intended as a guide to help you choose the best craft for you to make and sell. These are suggestions based on stats and current projections from Etsy and other research I’ve conducted.

With hard work and effort promoting your products you can earn top dollar from an Etsy shop! Selling crafts is not a get rich quick scheme so remember to put your best foot forward when it comes to opening an online craft shop.

Success is achievable

Success is definitely possible if you put in an honest effort. Many people are earning a living online these days.

The crafts I selected are from top categories that are known to be best sellers. This does not mean that if you make them you will instantly make sales. What it means is that you stand a much better chance to sell them than if you craft and promote other things.

I wish you the very best of luck on your craft selling endeavors! If you want more help when it comes to knowing what to make and sell online you can check out a few of my other posts below!

Check out even more posts about selling crafts online!

The Easiest Things To Sell On Etsy

How To Earn Money Online As A New Craft Blogger.

20 Resin Craft Ideas To Make And Sell On Etsy

Thank you for reading and I hope you have found some inspiration! Are you ready to create your own trending craft projects? Let me know how your endeavors go and feel free to leave a comment below.

Happy crafting!

15 thoughts on “Top 10 Trending Crafts That Will Earn You Money”

  1. Hi Shyla! I just love the layout of this website and this blog post is very informative and I think it would definitely make people want to look more into it as it’s very interesting. Keep up the good work!

  2. Yes crafting can be fun especially if you’re passionate about a particular type. It is rewarding to have others enjoy the crafts you make and earn yourself money while you’re are at it.

  3. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and you have a terrific idea. Perhaps in the near future I will add tutorials for each project! Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

  4. Great post! I really have been wanting to get into candle making, more for myself than anyone else though. Candles are stupidly expensive and way to easy to make to spend money on them, but I do anyway! GRR
    I just recently started resin pouring and I am really enjoying it. I have been wanting to set up an Etsy shop to sell some of my work. My family says it looks great, but I don’t know if they are just saying that because they have to!
    I guess there really is only one way to find out! What do I have to lose, right?
    Does it cost anything to open up an Etsy shop?

    1. I am sure your crafts are beautiful and the great thing about crafting is your unique touch! Any handcrafted item is a representation of yourself. It is free to create an Etsy account. I believe there is a small fee for listing each item around .20 cents. Each item is listed for a few months or until sold then there will be a transaction and processing fee. Pretty simple to set up and a lot of crafters love using that site. I wish you luck!

  5. Ivan Brozincevic

    There are so many different ways to make money with your hands, and getting into craft projects is one of the best. You’ve shared some pretty cool ideas that can be used by anyone to make a little extra cash, or who knows, maybe even full-time income.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. It is so true that you could totally earn some money from crafting if you market your items well. I’ve read many success stories!

  6. No problem! Good luck with your crafts. The illuminating jars are so nice and really rewarding because they can be used for years to come!

  7. There are people out there that are very interested in handcrafted items. The key is marketing them well with good quality pictures and descriptions and advertising to the correct audience. You could even open a shopify store specifically for the type of craft you make. There is a market for anything and everything!

  8. Thank you for taking the time to check out this article Rachel! If you love crafting things there’s no reason you couldn’t be listing the items to share with the world. Let your creativity fly!

  9. Pingback: Learn How To Make Gel Candles That Resemble A Glass Of Sparkling Champagne - Sincere Mommy

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