15 Trending DIY Crafts to Make and Sell in 2022

by Hammad Hussain 6 min read
Explore 15 trending DIY Crafts to make and sell in 2022. This is the first step to starting your very own DIY craft business.

Starting your own at-home craft business was never easier. 

You don't need to rent a shop or showroom, pay expensive electricity and utility bills, hire staff or stick to the 9-to-5 business hours. As long as you have the talent to make in-demand DIY (Do It Yourself) crafts, you can run your own business with one low-cost website right from home.

The good news is that you are entirely in charge of how to run your at-home craft business. On top of that, DIY crafts are fun to create, and with a little bit of practice, you can create products that look exciting. 

You can learn all kinds of crafts on YouTube and Facebook pages dedicated to them. And once you've mastered them, build your website and start marketing them. You can easily set up a shop online with e-commerce builders like Webx and start selling your products online. 

People love to buy handmade goods as gifts. You can even market them to businesses as unique swag gifts for their customers and employees.

DIY crafts are in vogue. You can start working on anything you love, and if it is interesting enough, your business will see exponential growth. 

Here are some of our favorite DIY craft ideas:

1. Bed Sheets and Pillows

Bed sheets and pillows are household items, and trendy designs are a massive hit amongst its target market. Children especially like colorful bedsheets and pillows, and designing cool sheets is a great crafty idea. This DIY idea can never go wrong, as sales for bed sheets and pillows don't see much decline throughout the year. 

2. Custom Pantry Labels

Pantry décor and organization are all the rage among homemakers. In fact, entire accounts on TikTok and Instagram are dedicated to kitchen décor. 

Pantry labels particularly excite people. If you are good at graphic design and printing, create a few sets of pantry labels and stickers that your customers can quickly put on jars and containers to add a touch of style and class to their kitchens. 

These labels can also be made from vinyl and die-cut for a clean, painted-on look. We promise these products will sell by the dozens. 

3. Notecards 

As one of the easiest and classiest crafts to make and sell, notecards are also one of the most in-demand products. Again, put your design chops on display to create sets of notecards that can be used for multiple purposes. 

Your customers can use them as thank-you notes, make personal lists, index cards, etc. Make sure you offer designs that look enchanting. Try calligraphy and watercolors to create mesmerizing designs, price them right and get ready for sales to go through the roof. 

4. Handmade Soaps

Buyers are becoming increasingly conscious of the importance of safe, organic cleaning and washing products. Capitalize on this need by creating and marketing your made-from-scratch soaps and washing bars. 

With the fantastic varieties of scents and dyes available, it's easy to develop products for specific markets and customers of all ages. 

5. Personalized Jewelry 

Resin and polymer clay jewelry are one of the easiest crafts you can sell. Allow your buyers to order personalized products with their choices of names, letters, and colors, and you've got a bestseller at your hands. 

Etsy has seen over 26% YOY increase in searches for DIY necklace designs, so you can rest assured that this DIY craft has a good market.  

6. Macramé Wall Hangings 

If you are into boho chic décor, you'll know that macramé dream catchers and wall art are making a significant comeback. 

These are one of the top homemade DIY things to sell. Customers love macramé products because they are a vital style element, look good in any setting, make for adorable gifts, and are trending in a big way.

Sure, there is a huge learning curve, and not everyone can excel at macramé, but if you can learn it, there are big bucks to be made. 

7. Wooden Name Signs/Name Plaques

Handmade wood products are one of the most unique crafts you can sell, and you can set your own price. These products aren't easy to make and require a lot of practice, equipment and talent.

Start small with name plates or plaques that are customizable. 

Allow your customers to have the nameplates engraved with a designation, family names, house numbers, signs, pet names, or unique words and quotes for kitchens or the kid's rooms.

8. Candles 

Candles are an essential décor item. People love to buy handmade DIY candles for romantic dinners, spa and massage parlors, and even restaurants that create a lovely ambiance for their customers. So rest assured that your candles will sell like hotcakes if you research the market right.

9. Mason Jar Planters 

Mason jars can be bought wholesale at great prices, and you can use them to grow and sell plants and herbs of all kinds. You can even sell them as it is; decorate your jars lightly, package them nicely, and you've got a hot product at your hands.

 So, the next time you see an empty jar, know that you have a profitable business opportunity at your hands.

10. Monogrammed Tote Bag 

Handmade, monogrammed bags are a favorite among people who want to put their own twist on things. 

You can also sell customizable bags to corporate clients that want branded swag bags to giveaway. As more people and businesses become conscious of their environmental impact, these cloth tote bags will likely be more in demand.

11. Gold Foiled Cups & Utensils

Gold foiled anything is a goldmine of sales. This holds all the more true for kitchen and pantry products. For example, gold foiled cups are often seen on Instagram stories and make for great gifts, so people love to buy them when they can. You can even decorate pencil/pen holders and fruit bowls with gold foil. The design will depend upon your creativity as you can develop different designs and colors to attract potential customers. 

12. Paper Flowers 

Paper flowers are a simple DIY craft with big possibilities. People not only buy paper flowers to decorate their spaces but also to adorn weddings, give as gifts and elevate event décor.

The good news is that there are tons of paper flower tutorials on YouTube, and a quick Google search can bring up flower-making templates to make the job easy for you.

13. Customized headgear

You could paint or embroider custom designs on pee caps or baseball caps. There are hundreds of ways in which you can offer colorful designs to your customers and transform a simple cap into something unique. A fun-looking cap can get the attention of every age group, so your creativity here can bring you plenty of moolah. 

14. Lip Balms

Did you know that you only need beeswax, coconut oil, vitamin E, and a microwave to make homemade lip balms? 

Most balms take you less than five minutes to create. Play around with colors and scents to come up with a superhit product.

15. T-Shirt Designs 

Trendy t-shirts are one of the most popular products online and if you can put your own DIY twist, then even better. Tie dye designs, embroideries, screen prints and hand-painted t-shirts are all very well-received by online buyers.

Final Word

These 15 DIY crafts are easy to produce and are among the most in-demand ones. With little investment, you can start your business with an online shop that can help you reach your customers. 

Got a unique DIY craft idea that appeals to you? Please feel free to use the comments section below for any questions.

FAQs

What craft makes the most money?

You can invest in niche products, which can cost you a lot. You must select the crafts that require minimal investment and are in demand throughout the year. T-shirts for children, personalized jewelry, and kitchen cloth/tea towel are among the skills which can get you a good income. 

What handmade items are in demand?

Several handmade items like notecards, plant hangers, and candles are in demand. Others include gold foiled cups and wooden name signs/plaques, which are also popular amongst people looking for DIY crafts online.