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52 Trending Crafts to Make and Sell

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Making items to sell at a craft show can be rewarding—and profitable if the items you choose prove to be what buyers want. So, the big question is: "What crafts are the ones most wanted?" (The perfect answer is: "The ones I've just spent hours making and invested money in buying supplies for.")

This article, written after viewing thousands of crafts on Google, lists items that I think would sell at craft shows. All the craft projects listed in this article include a photo of the craft and the clickable site name, where you'll find the tutorial for making the item.

I don't know which crafts will sell the best, but it's important to make items that you enjoy constructing. And, if you are hoping to make money at it, be sensible in your pricing. Be sure you cover the cost of your supplies and know what similar items are selling for. Try to sell for a little less than the competition.

Basket liners like the no-sew ones shown above are a great craft show idea. Find the tutorial for making these attractive basket liners at Confessions of a Plate Addict.

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1. Freeze Pop Cover

Use up all your polar fleece scraps to make these useful freezer pop covers to sell. Find the tutorial for making the pop covers at Keeping it Simple.

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2. Swiffer Duster Re-fill

You'll be able to make a nice profit with this item at your craft show. The duster re-fill is made using t-shirt yarn that you can easily make yourself. See how easy this project is by going to Verdigris Knits for the tutorial.

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3. Flying Cups

You'll find the tutorial, and other examples of the flying cups, at DIY Enthusiasts. Imagine adding pearls or rhinestones for a flowing effect. Garage sales and Goodwill are great places to find inexpensive cups and saucers.

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4. Infinity Scarf

There are so many possibilities with this item. Use different fabrics, colors, textures, prints and each becomes a new, stylish look. Find the easy tutorial for making infinity scarves like the one shown at I Heart Naptime.

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5. Patio Place Mats

Patio place mats would be a great gift to give to someone that you know who likes to entertain with outdoor patio parties. The place mats can be sold as individual mats or as multi-print mats or matching mat sets. Find the tutorial for making this outstanding item at fabric mutt. Consider this as a great camper gift idea.

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6. Tobacco Basket

I love the looks of centerpieces which feature a wooden or wicker box. This tobacco basket is easier to make than you would think. Check that out.

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7. Garden Dish Art

There are soooo many ways to customize this craft idea, that it wouldn't matter how many other crafters were offering this garden art. Yours could be the ones that sell the best. I have one with a large red painted plate as the background, a center, white plate with the edge trimmed with black symbols, and then a black small plate with the Nebraska "N" logo in the center. The tutorial for this item is found at Infarrantly CREATIVE.

8. How to Drill a Hole in Glass

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9. Denim Christmas Stocking

Christmas stockings are a great craft show item, especially for the late summer and fall craft shows. You'll find the instructions for making this stocking, and other denim craft items, at Emblibrary .

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10. Triangle Pouches

You'll find the directions for making these triangle pouches at A Spoonful of Sugar Designs.

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11. Beaded Tassel Necklace

You can find the surprisingly easy to make necklaces at Made in a Day. These should sell well.

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12. Jell Scent

You'll want to make your own special labels for these jars and also add a circle of colorful fabric to the lid. Or maybe glue a cluster of pearls or beads to the center of the lids and tie a satin ribbon around the screw cap. The instructions for making this jell scent is found at one ripe peach.

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13. Baby Caps

One of the secrets of making money selling crafts is to keep the cost of supplies low. When you can make something by recycling, you improve your profits considerably. The baby caps shown above are just one idea of many that you'll find at Make It and Love It.

14. How to Make Christmas Gnomes

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15. Crocheted Dish Cloths

If you can crochet, dishcloths are a get little item to draw customers to your craft table. Have a few beautifully tied together as a gift item. Then suggest giving them as holiday gifts, bridal shower gifts and new home gifts. Find the instructions for crocheting dish cloths at Petals to Picots.

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16. Or Knitted Dish Cloths

Or, maybe you knit and can make these attractive dish cloths. Have a variety of colors, so your buyer will want one of each color. Find the knitting instructions at Little House in the Suburbs.

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17. Tissue Paper Covered Pots

Think of all the beautiful choices of tissue paper colors and prints. Choose what you love to make your own tissue paper covered pots for your plants.

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18. Leather Bow Belt

Belts can be a good craft show item also. Be sure to have sizes or adjustable belts included. Find the tutorial for making this attractive leather bow belt at I heart nap.

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19. Etched Glass

You'll find a good tutorial on how to etch glass at The Yummy Life. Imagine all the ways you can etch glass to make it a great craft to sell item. Check out photos on Pinterest if you need ideas.

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20. Glass Tile Pendants

Think of all the different items that you could make using these little glass tiles. Pendants, like this one with a tutorial at SUGAR BEE Crafts. is just one idea for their use. Make magnets, cork board pins, rings, bracelets, etc. Come up with an new, unique idea and the market will be yours.

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21. Travel Jewelry Case

Overnights, weekends, vacations. Having a nice travel case for jewelry is a necessity when packing for a trip, and most gals like to have more than just one of them. The tutorial for making the travel case shown above is found at Positively Splendid.

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22. Binky Clips

Every new mother could use a couple of these binky clips to pacify her restless wee one.

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23. Transfer Image Pillow

When you see how easy it is to make this transfer image pillow, you'll want to check out images to make your own.

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This is a pillow I made for myself. I did make my pillow from fleece and used a heavier cotton fabric to make the transfer. Love the free images from The Graphics Fairy. I'm very pleased with the transfer, but wish I had used a woven fabric for the pillow. I'd like a crisper look.

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24. Chapstick Holder Keychain

You'll want to make a lot of these from different colors of felt so everyone can find one they love. Suggest them as stocking stuffers as well as for having small gifts ready for last minute gift needs. Go to Crazy Little Projects for the tutorial to make this keychain.

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25. Baby Quilt

Baby quilts are a great craft show item. The site address for making this outstanding baby quilt, and other baby items, can be found at Do It Yourself Divas. Be sure to check out the portable high chair, the diaper changer pad and the boo boo bears. Those items would also be good craft show items.

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26. Owl Candy Jar

This cute owl candy jar is just one of a whole bunch of filled jar gift ideas that you'll find at Club Chica Circle. Be sure to check these ideas out because I'm sure you'll find a couple that you'll want to add to your craft show items.

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27. Christmas Gnomes

I love all the different little gnomes that have been making an appearance everywhere. So these Christmas gnomes are ones I'm particularly interested in making.

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28. Garden Treasure Jars

Here's another project that uses glass gems, this time in an attractive garden item. Folks love to put bling in their gardens or flower beds and this is a perfect item. Find the information to make these garden treasure jars at EMPRESS OF DIRT.NET.

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29. Christmas Stockings

Christmas stockings are always a great selling item at fall craft shows. Use a great pattern like the one included in this project at Positively Splendid tutorial, and make stockings like those shown or use other fabrics or Christmas prints. Consider making some using burlap fabric, velvet fabric or satin and lace. A Christmas stocking that has a cuff like this can be made in a solid color. Then offer to personalize the stocking by printing on a name with a colored or gold painter pen.

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30. Days Til Christmas Calendar Charger

This is a great way for the kids to know how many days are left til Christmas without asking you daily. Buy the chargers at the dollar store, and you might even find some get stencils there. The tutorial for this craft is found at Lizzi’s Creations.

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31. Burlap Pumpkins

A grouping of pumpkins, and some of them burlap pumpkins, make a beautiful fall or Holiday centerpieces.

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