If you want to take your love for crafts and turn it into a small business, here are 10 profitable small business ideas to get you started on the road to success. These handmade business ideas are products that can be created from a laser such as an xTool, a cutting machine such as a Cricut or Silhouette, or Sublimation using a printer and heat press.
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10 Profitable Small Business Ideas
Below you will find small business product ideas for a craft-based home business. You can create these as your main business plan or for some extra spending cash for vacations or home improvement projects. You can expect several product ideas under each craft business idea!
1. Engraved Cutting Boards
Cutting boards are a great handmade item to sell. They can be personalized with last names, have fun sayings, perfect for charcuterie boards, and can be both used functionally and displayed as home decor in the kitchen.
Engraved Custom Cutting Boards
2. Name Signs
Name signs for baby and children’s rooms as well as welcome signs for front doors are great ideas for a home-based business. You can personalize these not only with names but custom colors to match your customer’s decor or choices!
These signs can be created using an xTool M1 Hybrid Laser and Blade Cutter.
Instant Digital Download Full Floral Laser Ready Svg File – Etsy
3. Engraved Tumblers
Have you met anyone who doesn’t love a good tumbler? Neither have I! These can be customized with names, monograms, logos, and more! They come in all different sizes to these appeal to everyone from kids to adults, handles to no handles, and coffee to wine lovers! You can’t go wrong!
Market these for teacher gifts, bridesmaid/bachelorette parties, sports teams, companies, and more!
Personalized Tumbler EngravedFIND THIS PROJECT HERE
4. Custom T-Shirts
You can create custom t-shirts for holidays, events, seasons, sports teams, and more! The sky’s the limit. The great thing about custom t-shirts is you have options on how you make them!
You can use a blade cutter such as a Cricut, or Silhouette, or the blade function of the xTool M1 and use iron-on vinyl.
Sublimation is a great option as well. Check out how I converted an Epson printer into a Sublimation printer.
DTF and silkscreening are other options! You can create baby onesies, t-shirts to hoodies!
Birth. Nailed It. Funny Baby OnesieFIND THIS PROJECT HERE
I’m Probably Late for Something T-ShirtFIND THIS PROJECT HERE
A laser can be used to etch designs onto stainless, wood, or acrylic surfaces, making it ideal for creating personalized and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.
Spider Acrylic Earrings cut with xTool M1FIND THIS PROJECT HERE
Engraved Paw Print Jewelry with xTool M1FIND THIS PROJECT HERE
DIY Rainbow Macramé EarringsFIND THIS PROJECT HERE
Blade cutters can make amazing faux leather earrings or bracelets.
Leather EarringsFIND THIS PROJECT HERE
Wood and Leather EarringsFIND THIS PROJECT HERE
Sublimation blanks can be used to create pattern designs on teardrop earrings!
Sublimated EarringsFIND THIS PROJECT HERE
6. Name Puzzles
These name puzzles are perfect gifts for holiday seasons such as Christmas and year-round gifts for birthdays! Gifts given with a child’s name and also gifts that promote cognitive and motor skills are always popular! Customize the colors of the puzzles and add fun patterned backgrounds to set your puzzle apart!
Name Puzzle SVG Laser CutFIND THIS PROJECT HERE
7. Wedding Items
People are getting married all year long! Whether it be a wedding gift idea or items to use for the wedding, these ideas are great for profitable home business ideas!
Personalized Bridesmaid HangersFIND THIS PROJECT HERE
Cake Topper for WeddingFIND THIS PROJECT HERE
Wedding Guest Book Decor Layered SignFIND THIS PROJECT HERE
Wedding Welcome SignFIND THIS PROJECT HERE
Ornaments are a great seasonal item! Everyone seems to purchase new ornaments for each year and with the help of a laser such as an xTool M1 or a cutting machine, you can create personalized ornaments to sell online or at craft fairs.
9. Teacher Gifts
Parents are always looking for teachers’ gifts! These are perfect for holidays, first day of school, teacher appreciation and just a thank you!
Teacher SignFIND THIS PROJECT HERE
Coasters are another great idea for gifts which means they are a great idea to sell! You can personalize it with family names, funny alcohol sayings or sports team logos. These make great housewarming gifts.
Slate, cork, wood, and ceramic coasters are all fan favorites and you can create these using a laser, cutting machine or sublimation!
Personalized Last Name Coasters
Slate Coasters PersonalizedFIND THIS PROJECT HERE
Engraved CoastersFIND THIS PROJECT HERE
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