Are you looking for a fun and creative way to make some extra money this spring and summer?
If you enjoy crafting, here are 15 DIY projects to make and sell that can help you earn some extra money every month.
This entire post is devoted to inspiring you with easy DIY projects to make and sell for extra cash. Also, I’ve included a list of ways you can market your handmade creations. This can help increase sales and find more customers. You can find those tips at the very bottom of this post. So, make sure to check out those tips before you go.
Handmade goods are a great way to earn some extra cash. Selling handicrafts is popular throughout the year. So, although these are summer crafts you can easily make seasonal holiday crafts throughout the year to make some extra cash.
These DIY projects to make and sell require very little in the way of supplies. So, by investing some of your time you can easily make some extra income with this neat side hustle idea.
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15 Gorgeous DIY Projects To Make And Sell This Summer
#1 Faux Boxwood Wreath – This faux Boxwood wreath is one of the best DIY projects to make and sell. It’s incredibly easy and cost efficient to make. In terms of investment the supplies you’ll need include a grapevine wreath, faux boxwood, floral wire and wire cutters. The total investment of time to create this wreath is 30 minutes and the cost of supplies is under $20.
#2 Gorgeous Star Wall Decor – This fun colorful DIY Mod Podge star is another great handmade craft idea. With bright and cheerful summer colors this DIY star can be put together with only a few very simple materials.To make this type of handmade project even more unique you can take custom orders to personalize each star by color.
#3 DIY Upcycled Beeswax Candles Next time you are at a local thrift shop, garage sale or Goodwill keep an eye out for ceramic containers. They are perfect for creating gorgeous upcycled Beeswax candles. This is another great DIY project to make and sell because investment costs are extremely low.
#4 DIY Sharpie Bird Feeder Nothing screams summer more than a bird feeder. This adorable DIY bird feeder is a great handmade project. It is cost effective to make and is very popular in the summer. If you’re great at drawing this is a great option to create unique bird feeder to sell for profit.
#5 DIY Custom Switch Plates These fun colorful switch plates are another great DIY project. They are extremely cost efficient to produce and can be customized to just about any color preference.
#6 DIY Cement Candle Holders If you are interested in creating crafts that can be used outdoors these cement candle holders are a great idea. They’re practical, gorgeous and can be made relatively easily.
#7 Concrete & Driftwood Sail Boats If you love a beach theme these concrete and driftwood sail boats are a fabulous. They are easy to make, cost very little in the way of materials and are super cute!
#8 DIY Garden Succulent Art If you’ve got a green thumb you can easily make beautiful plant art with succulents. These flower art projects can be custom ordered. These are a great backyard decor idea for people looking for a low maintenance planter.
#9 DIY Lawn Dice These adorable lawn dice are a super clever DIY Project. Lawn dice are a great craft idea to promote to people hosting BBQs, family’s with kids and anyone who enjoys playing outdoor games.
#10 DIY Front Porch Summer Wreath This gorgeous wreath looks far more complicated to make than it really is. With only a few basic materials you can create this gorgeous summer wreath. This wreath will interest folks looking to spruce up their front doors and porches in anticipation of warmer weather.
#11 DIY Outdoor Dominoes Another fun outdoor lawn game! These large outdoor dominoes will appeal to anyone who enjoys playing outdoor games. Or, anyone who hosts BBQs and other summer events and is looking for unique entertainment options.
#12 Vintage Bandanna Bowl Covers These bandanna bowl covers are an adorable DIY craft project. Not only are they an environmentally responsible choice but they are adorable and super practical for families.
#13 Custom Picnic Blankets These custom picnic blankets are too cute. Their bright colors make them especially fun for summer which is a huge selling point. Plus, they’re very easy to make!
#14 Shabby Chic Painted Birdhouse Birdhouses are a must in the summer. If you enjoy painting you can use your creativity to paint gorgeous birdhouses to sell.
#15 Graphic Fruit Painted Coasters These colorful fruit painted coasters are a great craft to make and sell. These just scream summer and are useful for anyone who entertains and wants to add a little whimsy to their summer decor.
Tips To Attract Customers For Your DIY Projects To Make And Sell
If you’re looking to make selling your handmade crafts a more permanent side hustle then you may want to start a website . This way you can list your items for sale in a more professional way.
Most folks take to google when it comes for searching for crafts to buy. So, a website showcasing your handmade products is a great way to attract potential customers even if they are local. Plus, once you’ve got a website you can easily share and promote it. A great place to start is local Facebook groups, virtual garage sales and handicraft groups.
If you’re looking for a professional looking website at a really great price then I highly suggest you check out Bluehost. They offer website hosting for as little as $3.95 per month. So, for under $50 per year you can easily set up and showcase your DIY products for sale.
#2 Promote Your Handmade Goods Facebook
Facebook is a great way to spread the word about handmade products for sale. Joining local virtual garage sale sites and craft groups is a great way to show off your products. If you’ve created a website for your crafting side hustle this would be a great time to share the link so people can see what products you’re making and selling.
#3 Start An Etsy Shop
If you’re interested in selling your handmade craft projects online you may want to consider creating an Etsy shop. It’s easy to set up and it gives you the opportunity to connect with hundreds of thousands of potential buyers who are interested in handmade goods.
I hope you found this post inspiring and that you have a plan for these DIY Projects To Make And Sell. Selling handmade projects is a great way to supplement your income.
Here is a list of season crafts that you can make and sell throughout the hear for even more ideas.