66 Ways To Make Money With Handicrafts
By Donald Gordan


USING WOOD

1. Make house signs

2. Make walking canes

3. Refinish old-fashioned children's desks

4. Mass-produce quality chopping blocks

5. Make wicker baskets

6. Hand-carve picture frames

7. Make wooden greeting cards

8. Specialize in creating quality doll palaces

9. Build miniature furniture for dollhouses and adult collectors

10. Create decorative birdhouses

USING CLOTH AND NATURAL FIBERS

11. Knit personalized sweaters

12. Specialize in batik wearing apparel

13. Tie-dyeing

14. Make old-fashioned quilts

15. Make quilts that tell a story

16. Sell macrame products from home, a shop, or mail order

17. Custom rugmaking

18. Create doll clothes and restore old dolls

19. Create unique ethnic and character dolls

20. Produce custom-made sandals

21. Make personalized leather snap-on bracelets

FROM GOURDS

22. Create eating and drinking utensils from gourds

23. Make lamps with gourds

24. Make gourd planters

25. Make gourd totem poles

26. Create gourd creatures

27. Create birdhouses from gourds

FROM MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

28. Make face masks

29. Make copper cameos from photographs

30. Make babies' hand plaques

31. Make dolls with faces similar to their owners

32. Molding and casting faces

33. Dry flowers

34. Make book-safes: hollowed-out books for hiding valuables

35. Make personalized coffee mugs

36. Make jewelry from beads or seashells

37. Make bulletin boards

38. Embellish and redecorate household products

39. Make salt and pepper shakers from cow horns

40. Make custom wastebaskets

41. Create miniature replicas of antiques out of wood or ivory

42. Crate giant replicas of small insects

43. Decorate decanter stoppers with small clay caricatures of people

44. Offer natural tattooing with sun stencils

45. Make ceramic plaques of newborn infants' foot or hand prints

46. Make lamps from wine jugs, seashells, etched metal, rocks, transparent plastic, etc 47. Make money from mobiles

48. Make mosaics to decorate functional items

49. Make ceramic lawn decorations

50. Manufacture sundials

51. Make costume jewelry

52. Make weather vanes

53. Make unusual products from seashells

54. Manufacture terrariums

55. Make and sell bottled boats

56. Tint and sell pussy willows

57. Decorate penny match boxes

58. Make bottle gardens

59. Create novelty bottles

60. Manufacture stained glass windows

61. Make sculpture candles

62. Gift wrapping service

SELLING

63. Operate a crafts marketplace

64. Operate a crafts consignment shop

65. Become a sales agent for handicrafts

66. Sell handicrafts at fairs



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