Easy Crafts to Sell

    CRAFTS CLASSES
    TO INSPIRE CREATIVITY
    by Rebecca Miller

    About the Author

    Rebecca Miller has been a ghost writer for web since 1999. Miller was the editor and writer of a national in-print newsletter for AlterraHealth. She is a certified Registered Activity Coordinator and Life Enrichment Specialist working with the cognitively impaired.

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    When you are looking into easy crafts to sell, you have to keep in mind your skill level and how much money is needed to purchase your materials -- after all, making a profit is key. The important aspect of selling crafts is to take the time to do it neatly or no one will want to buy what you've made, but some easy crafts can be learned quickly.

    Things to Know

    It would be nice to know what kinds of crafts are hot sellers, but trends change quickly. Still, certain crafts will do better than others if the craftsmanship is good and people find them unique. You have to keep in mind the time of year for selling certain crafts -- ornamental pine wreaths might sell well during the Christmas holiday season, while beach totes will probably sell better during the summer. However, some crafts aren't dependent on the season and will provide you with sales opportunities all year long. Above all, focus on offering attractive crafts that are safe for buyers and well made.

    Scented Craft

    Scented teddy bears are an adorable craft to sell and are a surprisingly easy craft. But you might want to consider branching into other forms of this art by using different types of stuffed animals or fabric Christmas ornaments. To wax and scent the item, just melt wax in a double boiler at 180 degrees Fahrenheit, pour in your essential oil or other scents and use a pair of tongs to lower the bear or ornament into the wax. Squeeze out the wax with another pair of tongs and set it to dry on a cooling rack. Pick through a bear's fur with a fork as it cools. Afterward, add some extra touches with lace, ribbon or tiny poinsettias. No special talent is needed for this craft, you just need to melt wax and learn the correct technique, then you will be dipping your way easily to a nice profit.

    Fashion Flip-Flops

    Creating crafty flip-flops is very simple to do and basic flip flops are very cheap to purchase. Getting creative is what will make your flip-flops sell. While many people might love how they look, often they do not want to take the time to do it themselves. Purchase assorted ribbons, flowers, gemstones, charms, beads and patterned fabrics. You can wrap short lengths of ribbon around the thong straps, glue on the imitation gemstones, replace the thong strap with beaded strands or wind the strands of beads around the straps instead. Imagination is all you need to add some attractive embellishments.

    Garden Crafts

    Come up with some unusual ideas for what to use as planters for flowers or herbs. Take a trip to the dollar store or go to some garage sales and use your imagination. Use cheap wicker baskets, old boots, small wooden birdhouses, small aluminum pails -- anything attractive that holes can be made in at the bottom for drainage. All you need after that is potting soil and some flowers. Buy the flowers as cheaply as possible and choose hardy flowers, such as marigolds, petunias or impatiens. Split the flowers up to put into their new home: one pot of purchased flowers can be divided up into two or three planters depending on their size. Garden crafts usually sell well and this one is as simple as you can get.