So, we recently wrote about the best crafts that make money.
You can sell them at any point in time and they will sell for a profit – online or offline.
But, today, we will talk about Christmas crafts to sell.
Yes, we are around that time of the year. Holidays are approaching fast!
While we are all happy and looking forward to enjoy the holidays with our families, why not take some advantage of the Christmas spirit and make extra cash this holiday.
To all my creative and crafty friends, it is time to utilise all the supplies in your craft room and work on Christmas crafts to sell.
Think about it.
We all buy different kinds of holiday decors.
Banners, glitter trees, candles, sock, lights, wreaths, hangings, santa, ribbons, ornaments, stars, candies and the list is endless!
In fact, we all want our houses to look special and we put in the effort required.
This also means, we are ready to spend money on Christmas crafts and decors – especially – if they are reasonably priced and amazingly accessible.
It is a GOLDEN opportunity to make extra cash with little effort.
There are so many handmade crafts that you see at holiday crafts fair that are not only inexpensive but they are easy to make – which means – you can make a huge profit with them.
So, what to sell for Christmas 2019?
I went on Pinterest to look up the trending Christmas crafts to sell and summarised it for you. After all, Pinterest can be really overwhelming at times.
Without further a do, let’s look at the top 10 Christmas crafts to sell and make money this holiday
In this post, you will also learn
- Tips to sell profitably at a fair
- How to make selling crafts a full-time home based business
And, oh, one more thing. If you do not find anything you would like to create and sell, you can always use them as Christmas craft ideas for gifts for friends and family. You can also sell them as Christmas gifts
Let’s get started with the list of things to make for Christmas craft fairs.
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#1 Christmas ornaments
The first Christmas crafts that WILL sell for profit is the Christmas star.
It cannot be missing from the decors, right? Everyone has it! It is an easy Christmas craft to make and sell for profit.
This is a simple craft by Decora Recicla Imagina. They make wool stars and trees for hanging
You can also check out other ornaments and create a bundle to sell. People look for different ornaments and if you can create a bundle with attractive Christmas ornaments and crafts, you will make a lot of money during the holidays.
This is another method to make a globe ornament diy. It is simple but a very attractive piece. Thanks to NoBiggie.Net
You should also check out this pretty tree ornament with cinnamon sticks by Consumer Crafts
You can check out more ornament ideas here.
#2 Pinecone Christmas Trees
There is no way you can do without little christmas trees for the shelf. Babble tells you how to make it with pine within minutes.
This is one of the cheap Christmas crafts to make!
#3 Snowy Mason Jar and much more
I know it already sounds so magical and mesmerising but wait till you see how it looks…
It will blow your mind.
It is a Christmas craft idea by DecorArt
You can also make a Christmas tree globe using the method by Simple Craves and Olive Oil
Wreaths are guaranteed Christmas crafts that sell.
Check out this rustic burlap Christmas Wreath by The Crafting Nook
Birch wreath for Christmas
#5 Snowmen for Christmas
You can create snowmen in different ways and the easiest way to do this is with socks.
You can also make snowmen with old sweaters. Take a look at this tutorial by DIY beautify
You should also check out Snowmen with wooden pallets.
#6 Sock crafts (Gnomes and Penguin)
If you are looking for basic and easy Christmas crafts to sew, you can do this.
Wreaths are an essential part of Christmas decors. Each and every house will have at least one of them so it is a great opportunity to make money.
Check out this post on 30+ DIY wreath ideas. These are some easy wreaths to make and sell.
Wreaths are an absolute delight and a must-have. It is an easy Christmas craft to make and sell for profit.
Everyone like throw pillows and if you can create cute Christmas pillows, they are going to be a huge hit.
You can make a lot of moolah with that!
You can put up snowflakes, socks, wreaths or paint it red. There are so many ways to make the pillows.
#9 Wooden Signs
A lot of people like to put up new Christmasy signs on the door or as a decoration inside the house.
You can make a few of these and sell at the local Christmas craft fair.
Check out this rustic Christmas Joy pallet wood sign by Six Clever Sisters
#10 Candy Canes
Candy canes are a great decor and guess what, they are simple to make as well.
You can make candy canes with PVC pipes. Check out this tutorial by DIYhomedecorz
A few other blog posts that can give you ideas for Christmas crafts to sell
These are some great Christmas crafts to sell at bazaar or Christmas crafts to sell at craft fairs. They are also great Christmas crafts to sell at schools
Tips for Selling Christmas crafts at a bazaar or a holiday Craft Fair
So, you are ready to sell crafts at Christmas eve.
You can use local directories or chamber of commerce to find craft fairs in your city or in the nearby areas.
Besides that, you can also sell the crafts from home. For this, you can post about your Christmas crafts on local Facebook groups and spread awareness in your neighbourhood.
Once you do get an opportunity to have a stall at the fair, you should ensure that
- Everything (products and your stall) is visually attractive
- Have lots of items (choices attract people)
- Have pricing labels on each of your product
- Be warm and talk to people
- Make payments easy for everyone. Accept cards, cash etc
- Hand out business cards
If you are DIY craft junkie and want to make it your FULL TIME JOB, here is how you can do it.
There are a few ways you can start selling your craft online.
1. Start a Blog
If you want to make lots of money with your crafts and want to make it fast, you should start a blog.
It is one of the most profitable ways to earn money from crafts. Not only can you sell the crafts by opening up a shop, but you can also write about them and teach them (thereby making money with ads, affiliates for products etc).
To start a blog –
- Understand the basics and open up this step-by-step tutorial on how to set up a WordPress blog with Bluehost or Hostgator
- Invest in at least one blogging course so you can move in the right direction and have a mentor to ask initial questions.
- Invest in Tailwind – Pinterest is the perfect source of traffic for crafts blog and the best way to get traffic from Pinterest is to use Tailwind. Get the first 100 pins for free and decide for yourself.
- Once you have learned your way around WordPress and Tailwind, start focusing on SEO. You can sign up for a few free courses – I recommend this and this.
Note: I do not recommend you start with a free hosting platform. Get yourself a self-hosted plan so you can run a business smoothly.
Once you have opted for a self hosted plan, you will need to enable your blog to sell crafts online and make a profit.
You can install the plugin and start using it. Just follow the prompts and you should be set to use it. You can also grab this free tutorial on how to set up a world class storefront on your WordPress website using WooCommerce
Starting a blog is the best and my favourite way to start a work from home arts and craft job at home.
2. Open a Shopify Store
With Shopify, you can start your own e-commerce store (without having to worry about a website at all). You can check out some of the available themes or templates here.
If you want a blog alongside, Shopify integrates with WordPress and allows you to have a storefront on your platform itself.
Check out Bluboho, a handmade online jewellery store
3. Start On Etsy
If we are talking about selling crafts that make money, there is no way Etsy is going to be out of the conversation.
But, Can you make money selling crafts on Etsy? The answer is, yes.
You can. But, like any other business, it will take time to establish and become profitable.
Etsy is full of creatives and has become a competitive space. With the right strategy, however, you can earn money selling handmade crafts.
If you do not want a blog or a shop, you can start selling on Etsy almost immediately.
For those of you who may not know Etsy, it is a platform that allows you to sell your handmade items.
It is budget friendly and easy to set up. You can check out this tutorial to learn everything about setting up a shop on Etsy and attracting customers.
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