34 Crafts for Teens to Make and Sell

This fun list of crafts for teens to make and sell will give you plenty of options! But first, a little crafting, selling etiquette…

 

34 fun, functional crafts for teens to make and sell! What a great activity for teens and tweens - marketing handmade items and selling on Etsy! Here is a great list of DIY projects and ideas to start with.

 

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Whether your teen (or you) may be saving up for a new car, trying to put away some cash for college, or just looking for a productive past time,  selling handmade items has never been easier. Websites such as Etsy make it easy to market your goods (sees some tips here).

 

Before we start with the actual crafts, I figured I’d chat with you a little about crafting nicely (and often legally…) 

 

How to make and sell crafts you find online – nicely!

  • Look for a copyright notice on the blog – often they share whether or not they allow you to sell the crafts you make from their tutorial. Here’s mine, as an example. 
  • Make it your own. Borrow the technique or inspiration, but add your own design tweak, color change, slight variation in material. Make it YOURS – that’s what will help you sell it anyway!
  • ALWAYS take your own images. Never use the blogger’s images to sell your product.
  • Credit the source! Why not add a link to the tutorial that provided inspiration? 

 

One last note before I start:  use this list for inspiration, but make something you’re passionate about – not just anything from this list.

 

Here is a wonderful list of crafts for teens to make and sell, all contributed by the bloggers. That means that they have given me permission to put it on this list, for you to sell, AS LONG AS YOU MAKE IT YOUR OWN! Add a dash of your personality to it. And let me know when you start selling – I want to take a peek…

 


 

Jewelry crafts for teens to make and sell:

 

Wearables, especially jewelry are a great place to start! These options are great for beginners, but if you want to learn more about jewelry making, you can find out here.

 

1. Simple, fun button earrings by Crafts on Sea are quick and inexpensive to make.

34 fun, functional crafts for teens to make and sell! What a great activity for teens and tweens - marketing handmade items and selling on Etsy! Here is a great list of DIY projects and ideas to start with.

 

2. Want something for the little ones? Shoelace ladder bracelets by Childhood1o1 lend themselves to lots of variations and possibilities.

34 fun, functional crafts for teens to make and sell! What a great activity for teens and tweens - marketing handmade items and selling on Etsy! Here is a great list of DIY projects and ideas to start with.

 

3. Color block earrings are fun and fashionable! They’re also not too expensive to make – you’ll want to keep a few pairs for yourself too!

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4. These wire wrapped bracelets are easier to make than they look. The supplies are cheap too.

Do you love trendy jewelry? This wire wrapped bracelet tutorial steps a little outside the box, and brings you something that's so easy to customize. It's a fun beginner jewelry making craft.

 

5. Making a glitter blocked cuff is so easy – it’s almost dummy proof! And your customers will love how it sparkles…

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6. Go trendy with marble wrap bracelets. You might even want to sell them in bulk.

DIY wrap bracelets

 

7. These leather chain bracelets have a summery look, but are so easy to customize!

DIY Leather Chain Bracelet

 

 

Fashion + Accessories for teens to make and sell:

 

What’s could possibly be better than selling some fashion? Here are a few tutorials to get you started – the rest is up to your imagination!

 

8. Um, how adorable are these Minion shoes? I’m 26 and I know I’d rock them… (Note: I wouldn’t sell these with Minions, however, you can use the tutorial to create your own characters to paint. )

Make these adorable DIY Minion shoes by following these simple, step by step instructions. Such an adorable and fun minions craft for kids, moms, teens

 

9. These sun print shirts by Edventures with Kids have a vintage vibe, but are a blast to create.

34 fun, functional crafts for teens to make and sell! What a great activity for teens and tweens - marketing handmade items and selling on Etsy! Here is a great list of DIY projects and ideas to start with.

 

10. Cool camera straps are all the rage. This tutorial is surprisingly simple.

Upgrade a camera strap in five minutes with this super easy tutorial! Click for supplies and instructions - anyone can make this easy DIY craft, you don't need skills or experience.

 

11. Make this doll accessory by Little Worlds, because every doll needs some fairy hair! 

34 fun, functional crafts for teens to make and sell! What a great activity for teens and tweens - marketing handmade items and selling on Etsy! Here is a great list of DIY projects and ideas to start with.

 

12. A wire wrapped headband is no plain, ordinary headband. I wear this one at special events – and people love shopping handmade for special events!

Isn't this wire wrapped headband stunning? And you can MAKE IT! It's such an awesome, professional craft to make to sell or as a DIY gift!

 

13. Cool swirl cell phone cases can be made with different patterns too. Make ’em for every phone out there- just use simple cases like this one as a base. 

Customize a cell phone case

 

14. Make fun sunglasses in just minutes out of simple dollar store frames

Decorate sunglasses to make a cheap, chic glam pair! This five minute craft is easy and inexpensive and a perfect craft for teens and tweens.

 

15. Easy headbands can be made in bulk, and in a huge variety of styles! Who wouldn’t want this for a little girl?

Learn how to make an easy flower headband with this super simple tutorial!

 

 

Basic sewing crafts for teens to make and sell:

 

Sewing is a skill worth learning, especially on a very basic level. I’ve saved so much time AND money on DIY repairs that were so quick, even a run to the seamstress takes longer. Invest in a basic sewing machine for everyday repairs and simple projects, or go for a bigger, better one if you plan to advance. 

It’s amazing what you can do with some hand-stitching too!

 

16. Infinity scarves are so popular one, and a great beginner sewing craft! Make the one below by Creative Green Living in every color of the rainbow…

34 fun, functional crafts for teens to make and sell! What a great activity for teens and tweens - marketing handmade items and selling on Etsy! Here is a great list of DIY projects and ideas to start with.

 

17. Felt chocolates by Little Worlds are great both as a homemade toy or gift, and for display. I know I’d display them.

34 fun, functional crafts for teens to make and sell! What a great activity for teens and tweens - marketing handmade items and selling on Etsy! Here is a great list of DIY projects and ideas to start with.

 

18. Go functional and explore  patterns with an easy apron by Creative Green Living.

34 fun, functional crafts for teens to make and sell! What a great activity for teens and tweens - marketing handmade items and selling on Etsy! Here is a great list of DIY projects and ideas to start with.

 

19. Rice heat packs by Organized 31 are surprisingly necessary. From Jamberry nail applications, to sports injuries, and everything in between – I couldn’t do without mine. Use the tutorial below to make a bunch to sell!

34 fun, functional crafts for teens to make and sell! What a great activity for teens and tweens - marketing handmade items and selling on Etsy! Here is a great list of DIY projects and ideas to start with.

 

20. A simple felt needle case by Sum of Their Stories is a necessity for every sewer. How many needles have I lost??!

34 fun, functional crafts for teens to make and sell! What a great activity for teens and tweens - marketing handmade items and selling on Etsy! Here is a great list of DIY projects and ideas to start with.

 

 

Crafts for teens to make and sell for the home:

 

Creating things for around the home bring a new level of function. They not only make great gifts, but also a “justified” splurge for homemakers like me.

 

21. Dishwasher safe glitter mugs by Creative Green Living are full of bling, and ready to display – and use! 

34 fun, functional crafts for teens to make and sell! What a great activity for teens and tweens - marketing handmade items and selling on Etsy! Here is a great list of DIY projects and ideas to start with.

 

22. A crochet bath pouf by Nemcsok Farms make for a great addition to a shower product gift basket. They are also great to sell on their own, and much healthier than the plastic alternative. 

34 fun, functional crafts for teens to make and sell! What a great activity for teens and tweens - marketing handmade items and selling on Etsy! Here is a great list of DIY projects and ideas to start with.

 

23. Personalized thrifted bowls by Organized 31 make easy personalized gifts. Shop the flea market and then click for the tutorial!

34 fun, functional crafts for teens to make and sell! What a great activity for teens and tweens - marketing handmade items and selling on Etsy! Here is a great list of DIY projects and ideas to start with.

 

24. Pearl and burlap napkin rings are easy to make in bulk. Offer them in lots of variations, and different colors, and you might just have those party planners knocking on your door.

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25. Textured flower pots can be functional OR decorative – or both! 

Make these beautiful, textured DIY flower pots in very little time! This easy, frugal craft will is so doable...

 

26. This trendy mirror frame is perfect for marketing to your teen friends. Or, teens at heart like me.

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27. Enameled teaspoons that I sold in my Etsy shop have been purchased many times over – for weddings, for gifts, and everything in between.

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28. Flower tea light holder by Baby Loving Mama is so brilliant, easy and inexpensive to make, and the finished product is polished and professional. 

34 fun, functional crafts for teens to make and sell! What a great activity for teens and tweens - marketing handmade items and selling on Etsy! Here is a great list of DIY projects and ideas to start with.

 

 

Miscellaneous crafts for teens to make and sell:

 

Sometimes you might skip the “thing that doesn’t fit elsewhere”. Don’t. Those are often the most popular items to sell. You have many people on Etsy selling jewelry, but not that many selling teacup pincushions – a practical item that any sewer needs. 

 

29. Comic book tins by Organized 31 are practical AND cool! 

34 fun, functional crafts for teens to make and sell! What a great activity for teens and tweens - marketing handmade items and selling on Etsy! Here is a great list of DIY projects and ideas to start with.

 

30. Chalkboard frames are so in style, and a perfect gift. You can leave out the text, or, if you’re a handwriting pro, offer to personalize it.

Make this adorable magnetic chalkboard picture frame as a teen party craft, or as a gift for grandparents! You can change up the message each time!

 

31. Braided bookmarks by Little Worlds are functional and cute as a button!

34 fun, functional crafts for teens to make and sell! What a great activity for teens and tweens - marketing handmade items and selling on Etsy! Here is a great list of DIY projects and ideas to start with.

 

32. Would you like some tetris magnets? I love them! Use the tutorial to make other non-trademarked shapes to sell.

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33. Coffee coconut oil scrub by Coffee With Us 3 is a great starting point for figuring out your own scrub and body product recipes!

34 fun, functional crafts for teens to make and sell! What a great activity for teens and tweens - marketing handmade items and selling on Etsy! Here is a great list of DIY projects and ideas to start with.

 

34. Teacup pin cushion by Creative Green Living is a wonderful thing to market at craft fairs, and on Etsy, where you’ll have LOTS of crafters.

34 fun, functional crafts for teens to make and sell! What a great activity for teens and tweens - marketing handmade items and selling on Etsy! Here is a great list of DIY projects and ideas to start with.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this fun, extensive list of crafts for teens to make and sell. Got any you’d like to share? Just tell us in the comments below!

 

34 fun, functional crafts for teens to make and sell! What a great activity for teens and tweens - marketing handmade items and selling on Etsy! Here is a great list of DIY projects and ideas to start with.

 

 

 

7 Comments

  1. What a fun collection of ideas for teens to make and earn income. Thanks for including my comic book tin and thrifted jewelry bowl.

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  3. Great collection! I especially love the glitter mugs!! Must try ASAP! I’d love to have you come to my craft party and link this post up. The party is new Thursdays at 7pm EST. Have a fabulous week!

  4. Those mugs are amazing!

  5. I cant do anything with this site because I’m in England and this site is American! But I would use these DIYs like crazy if I could!

  6. Michelle Shepherd

    Hi I’m Michelle I’m looking for something that my daughter and me could make and sell ! She 11 years old and she like alot of stuff … But I want to make stuff easy and want break my wallet… Thanks Michelle

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