When looking for a great way to increase your income, consider using your awesome talents to help bring in that extra money that you may be in need of. Many people have talents that they aren’t even aware of and trying your hand at different crafts may help you to find the craft that you are superior at. You will want to make sure that you have a passion for the craft that you do in order to ensure that you are always producing your best work. You will find that there are also many ways that you can sale your crafts. You may choose to participate in some craft shows in your area or even rent a booth at a flea market in order to get your crafts noticed and sold. In order to sale your crafts from home consider creating a group on your social media site. There are also some great places such as Etsy that allow you to sale your craft items and you can also place them on Ebay.
Crafts such as candle making are a big hit and very popular. People love the variety of scents that they can choose from in order to be able to create great smelling candles. Candle making is a fairly inexpensive craft that will prove to be a great profit maker. If you choose not to make candles and choose to make wax melts instead you will find that you can double your profits due to the fact that you have no jars, wicks or color dyes to purchase. Molds can be bought at an affordable price and you can even use the silicon ice trays that are available at many dollar stores to make your wax tarts in.
If you’re handy with a saw and drill consider creating a few solar light stands. You can do this project easily by using landscape timbers or 4 x 4 post to make your stands. Simply cut your wood into three different lengths and screw them all together. Drill a hole in the top of your tallest piece of wood and add embellishments using hot glue to create the look you desire. You can stain or paint your wood whichever you choose. These are great for the porch, patio or deck. You can also create them to make a great baby gift as the solar light can serve as a night light in the baby’s room. Create your solar light stand for any holiday or any occasion by adding the embellishments you desire.
Cash For Candy
Creating some great crafts from candy can easily bring in the extra cash that you need. Creating candy bouquets by using a container such as a small metal bucket, a vase or a planter is a great idea for holiday crafts. Simply hot glue a piece of Styrofoam into your container and cover it with shredded paper. Choose the candy you would like to use and hot glue it to the wooden sticks used for shishkabobs you can also use sucker sticks but the wooden sticks are more affordable and allow you to get more for your money. When using candy wrapped in foil use a piece of clear tape on the back to secure the opening in the foil. You can even glue more than one piece of candy to each stick. When the glue is dried poke the stick into the Styrofoam. Create different heights by cutting your sticks at different lengths. Place your tallest ones toward the back of the container and the shorter ones to the front. You can add ribbons and bows to your bouquet to give it more detail. If you have a printer you can create your own personalized candy bars. You can download a program at avery.com that will allow you to make awesome wrappers. Measure the candy bar that you will be wrapping both length wise and around the candy bar making sure to add an extra half inch to the wrapper to ensure it covers it completely. You can even use your wrapped candy bars in your candy bouquets if you choose to. These are a great sales item at Christmas as well as Halloween, Easter and Valentine’s Day.
If you are good at painting you may consider repurposing some items to sale. Furniture is a huge hit when it has been repurposed. Making an old piece of furniture look new and fresh is a great talent that can be easily learned. Many people don’t know that they even have this talent until they give it a try. You may choose to start on a small piece first such as a wooden picture frame, a mirror in a wooden frame or even a coffee table in order to test your skills. Once you’ve mastered this skill you can move up to larger pieces of furniture such as chest of drawers, dressers, tv stands and much more. You can transform an old dresser into a beautiful new buffet or coffee serving area. Furniture that has been repurposed is in great demand.
If you have a talent for a craft whether it’s sewing, crocheting, quilting, wood work or even scrapbooking you will find that you just may be able to add a little extra income to your household by selling your talents.