Do you love giving gifts that you’ve made yourself? The feeling of gifting something you’ve put a lot of work into is amazing. There’s no reason to limit yourself to birthdays and the holidays - you can make and sell your handicrafts the rest of the year!
Turning a profit out of a hobby can be a fun way to make a little extra money, but some craft projects are more “in demand” than others. Here are five great options for do-it-yourselfers to turn a hobby into a side hustle!
Custom Bead Jewelry
Beaded jewelry like bracelets and necklaces are some of the most popular crafts to make and sell at any craft fair or through an online store. It’s easy to pick up, just difficult and consuming to keep people from doing it themselves, and you can put out some incredible designs that appeal to different types of people. You can even customize the bracelets for customers, making a product that comes in a specific colour and size.
DIY Necklaces With Cool Pendants
Another crafty idea for those not into beading, simple necklaces with enchanting, handmade pendants are unique ways to craft one-of-a-kind jewelry customers won’t be able to find anywhere else. Pendants made from old silverware, seashells, and beautifully polished stones (and that’s just a few suggestions!) will look amazing, and have the added benefit of being unique.
Knitting is a skill that isn’t always easy to pick up, but this hobby being a challenge for most people means less competition. If you’re good at knitting or have a knack for learning new skills, you can easily make products that people will love! You can sell scarves, gloves, hats, and for the most skilled among us, sweaters and cardigans, and the finished product will have the appeal of both a handicraft and a professionally-made piece of clothing!
Tote And Makeup Bags
Do you love having a bag specifically for your makeup? Many women do, and you can reach out to them with custom makeup bags! Sewing these bags is easy, and you can design them with cute prints that will turn out extra chic. This is because those Clinique makeup bags are in high demand, but they’re not exactly affordable for a lot of people. DIY bags are a handy alternative that will provide the same style without the high prices. Tote and grocery bags are excellent options too, especially as the world moves away from plastic bags!
DIY Bath Products
Bath products like bath bombs, mini soaps, and solid shampoos are great gift ideas, but people like it when they are made for them. With simple, natural ingredients like baking soda and small quantities of essential oils, you can customize these different bath products in a variety of scents and colours. You can also get creative with your moulding, creating cool shapes that really help your products stand out. People will love them around Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Christmas! Contact us to learn more or discuss great crafting projects.