Often people try to find ways to earn a bit of extra cash but over look their personal talents or belief that they can create their own income. Crafting and home made items are on the rise, so why not jump on that trend and share your style and beautiful creations with others. If you’re lost for inspiration on what to make then check out these suggestions, for a crafty way to earn some extra money.
Bunting is all the craze at the moment and can be made super personal with lettering, seasonal, made for different rooms and even with fabric or paper. Bunting is very simple to make but looks very effective.
If you’re skilled in the kitchen then why not do some baking. Everyone loves sweet treats whether they’re biccies, cupcakes and cookies. Advertise yourself and there is always market for cupcakes, birthday cakes, party favours or wedding treats.
Simply make origami stars, hearts or anything else (depends how good you are!) and fil them with a jar labelled make a wish, good luck, thinking of you etc to make a really sweet different gift. Try selling these on crafty sites such as Etsy. This is a great hobby and something everyone can do.
Pin cushions are always needed by people that love crafting themselves, so why not make some personal ones, pretty ones, child ones or any other themes you might be into. This is a great way to be able to enjoy making crafts on a smaller scale.
Once you get confident making pin cushions why not go on to make larger cushions or mini cushion bales. This something every household needs and lots of people enjoy to buy.
Why not make some home made crafted cards, if you see yourself as a comedian, artist or high fashion modern designer then why not try to make some cards. These can be of all sizes, tag size or even special giant ones.
Drink tubes are a really beautiful gift, party goody bag item or wedding favour. They also have the added bonus of being super easy and inexpensive to make, simply fill a test tube or small jar with hot drink treats such as coffee, chocolate powder, choc chips, caramel, cinnamon and marshmallows.
Sell on your old clothes or make simple patterned clothes to sell on. Check out the latest fashion styles and recreate a cute version to sell, there are thousands of clothes selling platforms. If you are unsure where to start, often there are simple clothes making tutorials on YouTube.
Scrabble frames are a great crafty thing to make if you would consider yourself to not be great in the field. They are super minimal and modern and can be made personal or just have a lovely message.
All things personalised are top sellers as they make great gifts or cool accessories. So why not make personalised jewellery, braid to make friendships bracelets or crochet a summery head band.
Embellished styles are always in fashion, so why not make or buy simple bikinis, tops, sunglasses etc and embellish them with flowers, sequins and sparkles. This will give them a larger sell on value as no one else will be guaranteed to have the same, plus they will look great.
If you have lots of old childhood items, old clothes, cd’s and dvd’s, then pack the car up and head down to your local carboot. This is a great place to shift the things you no longer want or need and to earn so quick money.
Why not try to use old things that are laying around your house to revamp and sell onto a home that will love and cherish your old goods. For example take an old wooden mirror, paint it and sand it back for a modern shabby chic style mirror.
Now you’re great at all these crafts, why not make some video tutorials to help others aquire these fun skills to earn some extra money on the side.
Once you have made your beautiful crafty items and need somewhere to sell them on or want to check out the competition then head down to Etsy, Pinterest, Depop, Ebay or even a close by small store that might want to buy your produce. Alternatively, check out if there are any crafts fairs, summer fates or Christmas fairs going on and set yourself up a stall.