Looking for a creative side hustle to earn some extra cash? Here are 26 things to sell on Etsy – that you can make at home!
Hello, beautiful people, and welcome back to my corner of the web! I hope you’re all having a great weekend so far. Today, we’re going to be chatting about two deeply wonderful things: money and crafting.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you may remember that I’ve been an Etsy seller on and off for the past few years. Etsy is a wonderful platform to sell handmade crafts – so DIYers can monetise their creative hobby!
While I’m not currently running my Etsy shop (due to their affiliate advertising program specifying affiliates shouldn’t be Etsy shop owners), I always find myself coming across cute ideas for selling things. So I thought why not share the love? Here are 26 Etsy shop ideas that you can steal . . . and make some extra money from!
1. Goddess candles
First off has to be these beautiful goddess candles. These are top selling items – when I first opened my own Etsy shop, I naturally had 0 reviews and no social media presence . . . but the orders for these flew in! I was easily selling 2 or 3 a day in the run-up to Christmas with no real effort on my part.
Plus, the supplies for candle making are incredibly affordable and you can use them to create other products. So if you’re looking for things to sell on Etsy to make money quickly, I highly recommend them.
(Bonus tip – if you want this product to sell for a little more cash, you can put crystals or jewelry inside the mould!)
2. Bath bombs
A massive category on the platform is bath time products – we all love a bit of self-care, right? A lot of Etsy sellers make absolute bank selling bath bombs and salts . . . and the demand is high!
The craft supplies required to make bath bombs are super cheap – and they’re sold in bulk too!
3. Bath salts
Something top Etsy sellers have in the bag is creating beautiful and unique items. Herbariums are a perfect example of this. They make beautiful gifts (and party decorations – a lot of people turn to Etsy shops for party decor!) and are super easy to make.
They’re also pretty cute wedding items, which is another massive niche top sellers aim towards.
5. Crystal candles
Vintage items are in demand – so why not thrift flip some crockery from your local charity store? Candles are a great example of what sells best on Etsy – and by upcycling thrift store finds you can keep costs down effectively.
6. Embroidered canvas
Wall decor is a popular category on Etsy – and a wonderfully easy DIY idea is to jump on the embroidered canvas trend.
7. Resin crystals
If you’re after easy things to start selling, resin is a must-try! It’s so simple to learn (with thousands of online tutorials to follow) but the finished products are absolutely stunning. People make money selling tons of quirky resin things, from these beautiful crystals to functional items like combs!
8. Mannequin Planters
Fellow plant lovers can easily upcycle art mannequins into trendy plant holders for air plants. Air plants are incredibly easy to ship too, which is a massive plus!
9. Dainty Painted Mirrors
If you’re talented with a paint brush, you could easily rework some mirrors to give them a new finish. Plus, cottagecore home decor is a massive trend at the moment, so why not cash in on it?
10. Acrylic Pour Mirrors
I often found myself searching high and low for cool things to make and sell on Etsy – so I’m pleased to share these acrylic pour mirrors with you all!
11. Acrylic Pour Artwork
If you’re a beginner crafter looking for homemade items to sell on Etsy, I highly recommend acrylic pour artwork! It’s completely beginner-friendly and you can create high-quality, professional pieces from the start.
12. Crystal Air Planters
A fun idea for any Etsy store is these beautiful crystal air planters. There’s a massive community for bohemian/witchy decor pieces and I personally always found that my product listings with crystals always gained way more views than those without.
13. Handmade Cushions & Pillows
The thing with selling products on platforms is that it attracts fees. There’s the listing fee, the transaction fee – plus now Etsy has an inbuilt advertising program designed that you could get charged on.
These can definitely eat into your profit margins, so if you want some ideas for products you can sell for a higher price . . . well, give these handmade cushions a try!
14. Hand painted plant pots
Looking for easy stuff to make and sell on Etsy? Here’s a craft idea that requires pretty much no skill.
15. Clay ring holders and trinket dishes
Another incredibly easy thing pretty much anyone can make is clay trinket dishes! There are so many potential colour combinations and finishes to experiment with too.
16. Crystal rings
Jewellery is another massive category on Etsy – and these easy handmade crystal rings are sure to be best selers!
17. Crystal hair clips
Another easy craft to sell is this bohemian beauty!
18. Vintage tea cup candles
These can easily be one of the most profitable crafts to sell because you can often find vintage teacup sets ridiculously cheap in the thrift store!
20. DIY Wall Art Prints
A lot of people try their hand at selling digital artwork on Etsy – but if you’re not the most talented artist, these DIY wall art ideas are a perfect place to start.
These trendy coasters are super modern and fun! Plus, they’re ridiculously easy to make.
Polymer clay earrings are all the rage right now – and for good reason! Look at how beautiful they are. Fortunately, they’re also crazy easy to make yourself . . . and you can sell them for a good price on Etsy!
Crochet is taking the world by storm at the moment, so get in on the action! These DIY crochet tote bags are a super easy craft, perfect for beginners, and you can always work your way up to more complex items too.
24. Pressed Flower Wall Art
If you’re after easy things to make to sell on Etsy, I don’t think it gets much more simple than these cute necklaces!
Alright, my loves, we shall end at the end! I hope you guys enjoyed this post as much as I loved researching it. Compilation posts always give me so many ideas. Have you ever thought about selling on Etsy? What would you sell? Let me know your thoughts down below!