OK, everyone, raise your hand if you could use a little extra cash. Excellent. Now raise your other hand if you’re a secret crafting genius who fantasizes about starting your own Etsy store. I see a lot of armpits out there! Since y’all are still stuck at home anyway, flex those creative muscles and make some bank. These are the best DIY items to sell online. They’re a great first step toward becoming an e-commerce giant—or maybe just a more fulfilled human being.
I love jewelry as much as the woman—anything from Claire’s to Tiffany’s. But there’s a huge spectrum in the middle for handcrafted rings, necklaces, bracelets, and whatever body parts people are adorning these days. You could even fit unique and stylish keychains into this category. Whether you adore working with beads or took a class in metalsmithing, you might as well see if there’s an audience for your baubles. Just save me a pair of those cute, tasseled earrings.
You can save a ton of money by making your own cosmetics. If you happen to create a superior lip gloss or eye shadow while you’re at it, share it with the world. A lot of smart women are rolling their eyes at the expensive brands. Everyone needs a little self-indulgent pick-me-up now and then. You can make bath bombs, sugar scrubs, and soaps that make perfect gifts, too.
What’s cheaper than therapy and smells a whole lot better? Hot wax—and I’m not talking about the kind you put on your legs. You can scent something simple and package it in a cute mug or get to hand-dipping. Making candles is akin to a zen experience, and the money you can make from them borders on nirvana.
Y’all, I have a feeling that as long as people keep sneezing, there’ll be a market for mask coverings. We’re getting tired of N95s and those boring blue ones, and if you can sew, they don’t take much time to whip up. We can all use some flair when we do leave the house. Our masks should be as pretty as the faces underneath.
Is a holiday even a holiday if we’re not garishly draping our homes in seasonal kitsch? Wall hangings, knickknacks, wreaths, pillows: they’re perennially in demand. If nothing else, I love to buy a commemorative ornament every year. This past year, my new ornament was an adorable dumpster on fire, but I’m hoping in 2021, I’ll be shopping for something more elegant. The best DIY items to sell online are the ones you can’t find anywhere else, and I love little handcrafted works of art. After all, I’m an original, too.