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72 Craft Business Ideas You Don’t Want To Miss

Are you looking for some ways to boost your income and help get you out of the rat race? Here’s a list of 72 craft business ideas that are sure to get your creative juices flowing!

Since you guys loved the post the post that I wrote about How to Start A Craft Business That Actually Makes Money, I’m guessing you enjoy learning about craft business ideas and management…am I right?

I figured!

It’s the dream right?

To own your own business…never have to work for someone else?

While there is a ton of info out there on how to run a craft business, there isn’t a whole lot about how to start it from the ground up and keep it running. And one of the biggest questions that seems to plague people who are considering a craft business are ideas.

There seems to be two camps…

The Two Types of Craft Business Owners

  1. What the heck am I supposed to create that people will want to buy?
  2. I will create.all.the.things. and they will ALL be successful!

Personally, I fall into category #2…sadly. Believe it or not, having ALL.THE.IDEAS. is not always a good thing. Because I want to DO IT ALL. As in make it all and sell it all.

Realistically, this just isn’t possible. I’m only one person after all.

Anyone out there who falls in category #2 feels my plight…I know you do.

But, falling into category #1 doesn’t sound so good either. Not having any idea where to start can be frustrating enough to stop you from starting at all. And we don’t want that!

You have awesome stuff to share with the world. I know you do or you wouldn’t be here reading this post.

So, that’s where I come in. Since I can’t make it all and sell it all, I thought I’d add to my craft business posts and make a list of ideas for people, like you, that are just getting started.

72 Craft Business Ideas

Now, these are just ideas…a starting point. But, the key to creating a really successful business is actually NOT to make all.the.things.

If you refer back to this post, you’ll note that I comment…

Don’t create a hodgepodge of crafts! Really take the time to figure out where you want to fit in the craft world. I’m not saying you need to choose a single product and stick to it forever, but consider starting with a specific category.

For a quick example, if you’re going to start a bath and body business, start with just soap.

Don’t try to make every bath and body product out there. Just start with the soap.

Build your customer base and then, move onto adding other products like lotion or shampoo. One thing at a time.

Build it slowly or you’ll overwhelm yourself with your to do list!

Okay, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk ideas…

Homemade soap

“Homemade soap”by litlnemo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


  1. Soap
  2. Shampoo/Conditioner
  3. Lotion
  4. Makeup
  5. Bath Bubbles
  6. Bath Bombs
  7. Bathing Salts
  8. Skin Care
  9. Herbal Remedies
  10. Herbal Tinctures/Oxymels
  11. Tea Mixes for drinking
  12. Tea Mixes for bathing

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Ripple Throw

“Ripple Throw”by Denise Karan is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0


  1. Afghans/Blankets
  2. Bathing Suits
  3. Costumes
  4. Hats
  5. Headbands
  6. Kitchen scrubbies
  7. Mittens/Gloves
  8. Scarves
  9. Sweaters for Pets or People
  10. Toys


“sh-dress-01”by saraicat is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


  1. Aprons
  2. Costumes
  3. Kids Clothes
  4. Pajamas
  5. Pet Clothes
  6. T-Shirts
  7. Scarves/accessories
  8. Shoes
  9. Socks
  10. Swimwear

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Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar – Click here for the recipe!

Gourmet Baked Goods/Foods

  1. Bagels\Breads
  2. Cookies
  3. Cakes\Cupcakes
  4. Cheese
  5. Pastries
  6. Pies
  7. BBQ Sauce/Hot Sauce
  8. Pickles
  9. Popcorn
  10. Jelly/Jam

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Vintage Telephone Note Cards

Vintage Telephone Note Cards from VLHamlinDesign

Paper Crafting

  1. Business Cards
  2. Calling Cards
  3. Gift Wrap
  4. Greeting Cards
  5. Invitations
  6. Origami
  7. Party Supplies
  8. Personalized Stationery
  9. Scrapbooking
  10. Stickers

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simplicity tie-neck dress 5891

“simplicity tie-neck dress 5891”by carbonated is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


  1. Clothing
  2. Blankets
  3. Drapes/Curtains
  4. Pillows
  5. Quilts
  6. Toys
  7. Bed Linens
  8. Kitchen Linens
  9. Holiday Decorations (stockings, scarecrow, etc.)
  10. Tablecloths/Napkins

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“IMG_0251.JPG”by rahook2000 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


  1. Home Furniture
  2. Office Furniture
  3. Outdoor Furniture
  4. Indoor Kids Toys
  5. Outdoor Kids Toys
  6. Pet Furniture
  7. Kitchen Goods (cutting boards, bowls, spoons, etc.)
  8. Kids Bedroom Furniture
  9. Signs
  10. Storage boxes, racks, etc.

Craft Business Ideas You Don't Want to Miss - Food Life Design

That’s all the craft business ideas I have for now, but I’m sure I’ll come up with more in the future. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this list and I hope it inspires you to get started on your craft of choice soon!

More Craft Business Ideas:

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  • How to Start a Cake Business From Home
  • How to Start a Craft Business that Actually Makes Money
  • 9 Ways to Start Making Money As A Stay At Home Mom or Dad
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