I’ve discussed before about the key elements to consider in determining the craft items that make the highest profit. However, many people want to know exactly what the most profitable crafts to sell are. Although Christmas crafts are extremely popular with buyers, they aren’t necessarily the highest profit. And, there are definitely easy things to make and sell but that also doesn’t equal high profit crafts. Both of those categories will ensure lots of sales but what if you want to craft less and earn more?
It’s always a good idea to have some higher end or high priced craft items in your inventory. However, if you really want to make good profit, those items also have to be inexpensive to make. The value needs to come from your creative handiwork and what is currently in demand.
Research Top Sellers
A good place to start is to research on Etsy or handmade items on Amazon. Check out the higher priced best sellers and then determine if you can make any of those. Next, determine what it will materially cost to make a particular item. Add in all supplies and overhead costs like tools or packaging. Then, add in an amount for your labor. Be sure it is enough to make your work worthwhile. The resulting number should be an amount that yields a good profit.
There are certain craft items that naturally provide a high profit because of the demand. When there is a high demand for something, you can put a higher price tag on it. This is assuming that you have the skill to make a professional looking product to sell.
Here are some great ideas for the most profitable crafts to sell. All of them are high in demand and ones that people will pay a higher price for good design and quality.
Ten High Profit Crafts To Make And Sell
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Tables, benches, cabinets, and other furnishings are perfect for making a good profit. With today’s styles, the wood working doesn’t even have to be intricate. The simple designs of farmhouse style furniture make it easy for many people to make. You may want to check out my collection of easy DIY farmhouse table plans.
2. Rustic Wood Signs
Since farmhouse style is so popular, rustic wood signs have been selling like crazy. If you are good at hand lettering or wood burning, this could be a good idea for you. Plus, if you can offer personalized options, you can put a higher price on it.
Jewelry is always a hot item. If you have a great sense of style, people will be willing to pay for it. Although you will want to use quality materials, that will be more expensive, you can also more than cover that cost with a good design and high profit.
If you like working with clay, you are in luck. So many people like to buy vases, bowls, and other pottery and have no problem paying for quality work. Experiment with different designs, patterns, and colors to see what most appeals to shoppers.
There are so many different designs of wreaths that you can make. Because wreaths are a popular home decor item to buy, it’s a fun item to experiment with.
6. Handmade Candles
When you get creative with scents, waxes, and even labeling, candles have a warm appeal that people love. Since store bought candles can be quite expensive, special handmade candles could definitely compete and exceed some of the prices.
Lamps and light fixtures can be in pretty high demand. Especially, when the designs are unique. Most people consider it worth the price to get some one of a kind decor in their home.
8. Natural Soaps
Handmade items also make great gift items. There is something special about receiving unique handmade gifts rather than what you typically find in stores. Soap is a great item to make in a variety of colors and scents. You can also make use of personalized labels. If a shopper sees something already labeled for party favors, they will be more inclined to buy.
9. Handmade Toys
Decorative handmade toys are perfect items for grandparents to buy. As a grandparent myself, I know I enjoy buying unique and special items for gifts.
If you’ve ever been to a arts and crafts sale, you will know how popular good photography is. Most any type of home decor will sell well. However, photography also gives you the option of making copies of a great print over and over.
If you have had success with making high profit on a certain craft, let me know in the comments. I will add it to the suggestions for the most profitable crafts to sell.