Everybody wants to make the most out of their extra time. Housewives, teens, grandparents and everyone else with no job but spare time look for things to do to pass time. So what’s wrong, if you can make some money out of it? There are a lot of things to do these days. All it takes is time and a few efforts to make beautiful things and sell them.
Following are some of the simplest and nicest things that can be made at home and sold. They are some easy DIY craft items that are useful and attractive for home decors and utility. So, gather your stuff and start right away!
Mason jars are the best things that you can think of, when it comes to DIY crafts. Numerous things can be made out of them. One of them is luminaries. Stuff you may need handy is glue, printed fabric, paint, scissors and of course, mason jar.
You can either paint your mason jar, leaving out some portions by making use of a stencil or you can use fabric. Once you’re done, place your battery operated tea light inside the jar to have a beautiful effect. You can make different patterns and designs on the mason jars and sell them.
These cute little things are irresistible! You can use one or many colours to make these small wonders. You can buy a pom pom making tool or you can prepare one yourself. Collect your yarn and start wrapping it up on the tool. Once you’re done making and tying the pom pom, add a jump ring to the centre tie. Then, add a chain to the jump ring and close it. Use pliers to cut off the extra length of the chain.
You can make a cluster key chain also, by adding more pom poms of different sizes and colours. Make great colour combinations and sell them to be hanged in chains of bags or with keys. You can also make neck chains and bookmarks using the same concept.
Gather all the old crayons in your house and get ready to make something beautiful out of them. What you need is glass votive, wax, wicks, old crayons, paper cups and popsicle sticks (for stirring). You can use vodka shot glasses or small juice glasses as votives. Set up all the stuff near your microwave where you’ll be making this amazing project.
You can experiment with different shaped and sized votives, with different colours to make the candles more attractive. These will definitely be your best-selling items.
Bow Ties for Pets
If you know sewing, that’s great! But if you don’t, don’t be disheartened. These bow ties are super easy to make and sell? With just a few things, you can make cutest of the bow ties.
Gather the patterned cloth strips that you wish to use to make these bow ties and within minutes, you’ll be done. Make many of these in different patterns and colours and sell them.
Home-Made Clay Jewelery
There are many funky, odd shaped jewellery available in the market these days. With all the bright, beautiful colours, they look so very attractive. You can try out several designs including an owl shaped pendant, a colourful beads necklace, distorted earrings and what not. You can make almost every one of them with just microwave clay and some colours. Design the shape of your choice with the clay, microwave it and colour it. You’ll be surprised by how beautiful the jewelery will turn out to be. Moreover, you can also sell exclusive home-made jewelery.
Quilling is very popular these days and there is no limit to what you can make with quilling. With just a bunch of colourful quilling strips, you can make a name plate, earrings, wall art, notebook covers, cards and many more things. You can also design a canvas with beautiful scenery and frame it.
Kids and teens are very much attracted towards back to school accessories. These pencil pouches will tempt them. If you know just a little bit of sewing, you can do it. All you need is colourful felt pen and some accessories like buttons to decorate the pouches. You can make different designs and patterns and sell them easily. Needle cases can also be made with the same concept.
Cell Phone Hangers
Cell phone accessories are much in demand. You can stitch these cell phone hangers at home and decorate them in different designs and colours. They will be sold out before you know it.
Yes, they are not bought but made by oneself. But try out these unique bookmarks made of popsicle sticks, yarn and some very cool origami techniques. These are worth trying and selling. Customise them according to the need of your buyer by writing special wishes and names, and you’ll sell even more.
You can transform simple white crockery into colourful ones. There are several techniques to do so. You can paint them and then bake them to make them wash-proof. You can use a sharpie to draw or write stuff on them and then bake them. Another method you can use is water painting.
You can decorate plain white mugs or cups with glitter. They look mesmerising and are apt to decorate your shelves or be used for family dinners or parties. They are dishwasher safe and are very easy to make. You can make multiple designs and can use different coloured glitter.
Element Jar Necklace
Another variety of chick jewelery is this amazing, majestic element jar. These necklaces are so attractive that you are sure to sell hundreds of these effortlessly. Learn how to make these amazing little things and start making money!
Glass Stone Magnets
Every refrigerator looks incomplete without magnets. Kids and even adults are fond of them. They come in very tempting colours and designs and you can make and sell those too. These glass stone magnets are easy to make and are multipurpose. You can make paperweights and even pendants, using the same technique.
You can use old wine bottles and decorate them using yarn or paint. They can be used as home decors. You can decorate them as you wish, with multiple coloured yarns. You can use paper doilies and laces also.
If you have an artistic hand, you can make an artwork and sell it after framing. Don’t let your talent go waste. Try selling your work online, in exhibitions and at stores.
String art is another form of art in trend. You can make multiple designs in different sizes and sell them. Table frames and other items can also be made using the same concept.
Simple phone cases can be customised by using sharpies, 3D outliners and other paints. Marble painting can also be used. 3D outliners can be used to make ethnic designs and sharpies can be used to write quotes or other text on the cases.
Coasters are an amazing accessory to decorate the bar counter or table. They are suitable for various occasions and can be made according to one’s taste. They can be made using alcohol colours, fabric, different fonts, paper doilies, colourful paper, fabric, etc.
It is amazing how simple cardboard frames can make wonderful, useful household accessory. Key hangers can be made in different colours and shapes. You can try making them in different sizes as well.
Prepare these cute hair bows even if you don’t know how to sew or stitch. Make these wonderful hair accessories in multiple colours, sizes and patterns and sell them. These bows can also be used as pendants in chains.
Use simple buttons or little accessories like pom pom or rubber flowers to paste on simple paper clips. Use coloured clips if you wish to, or colour the simple ones. Pack them in groups of 3 or 5 in a packet and sell them as lovely bookmarks.
Decorate covers of simple notebooks or diaries with your good art skills. You can also use stickers or write down quotes if you don’t have an artistic hand. Quilling and painting can also be used to make the covers different. Charge a dollar or two, on selling simple notebooks and you’ll start earning with just little efforts.
Use doilies, golden leaves, little thermocol balls, buttons or yarn to make these different type of bowls. Use mod podge and a glass bowl to make these bowls. Colour them or leave them be. Make different designs and sizes to attract buyers. You can also add potpourri to the bowls to make them a complete decorative item.
These never go out of style and are a pure handmade item. You can decorate them as per your need, but make sure to create different types of orbs to present variety. You can also add fairy lights to give them a party look. Make them according to several occasions such as Christmas, backyard parties, tree decoration lights, etc.
You can find many things in the mall such as earrings, necklaces, belts, key chains, wall hangings, etc. in shape of dream catchers. These have recently become very popular in the market. However, they are easy to make. You too can make dream catchers at home and sell. It may take a little more time than you expect, but you will get it right after some time. These will definitely sell in numbers.
Tassels are as pretty as pom poms and can be used in every accessory that you make. They can decorate your bag as key chains, you can wear them as earrings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. So, let your mind wander and think of as many things as you can that can be made with a tassel.
A little effort and patience can take your little business to another level. There are many things that you can make in your spare time and sell, to earn some extra pocket money. The things are simple to make and teenagers, as well as adults, can indulge themselves in making these items. Take help from YouTube and handicraft stalls in the malls or markets to get new ideas and start working on them. There are no boundaries to what you can make.