There are handicrafts and recycled objects that are ideal to give as gifts, but if you are very good at it and you have enough time, why not try to create crafts to sell ? There are a thousand and one reasons why one can devote himself to crafts and take advantage of his talent, do you dare?
Crafts to sell and give away
Making natural soap is quite easy. In addition, the advantages of using natural products are many, as you already know. If you currently do not have a job, or you just want to learn how to make your own soap, here are some simple steps you can follow.
Tips on how to make homemade soap
Soap is the result of a basic chemical reaction between fats or oils and bleach. The difference between the rough, greasy, "greasy" soap of the grandmother, and a luxurious handmade soap, is the choice of ingredients and the accuracy of the measurements. Think of it this way: with just a little flour and water, you can make primitive bread. Not very tasty, but still bread.
But when the recipe is made with whole grain flour, fresh eggs, sea salt, yeast and honey, simple bread becomes a remarkable homemade delight. The same goes for soap. By carefully choosing a combination of quality oils, adding your favorite fragrance or essential oils, and a living dye, your soap suddenly takes on that charming "character" with which commercially manufactured soap can not even compete. To begin, let's talk about the two most popular methods of soap making, melting and pouring and cold process soap making. Making soap with a "melt and pour" base is something like making a cake with a cake mix. What you lose in control of your ingredients and the personalization of your recipe, which compensate for safety, ease and convenience. With melting and pouring soap making, you buy prefabricated soap blocks without color and without "base" smell from a craft store or soap supplier. The soap base is melted in the microwave or a double boiler. When the soap melts completely, add its fragrance, color and / or additives. Put it in a mold, and voila, that's it. The soap is ready to use as soon as it hardens.
Crafts to sell - DIY candles
This simple candlestick tutorial is very simple, and the final product is even better than the variety bought in the store because you can customize them with your favorite aromas and colors. They are perfect for decorating your own home, and they serve as great gifts too.
To make scented candles you will need: Wax flakes, pre-waxed candle wicks, candle containers, a non-toxic pencil or candle color block, essential oils, a glass container, a saucepan or a pot, skewers or chopsticks , tape, stove and scissors. Start by cleaning glass containers well.
The first step is the configuration of the wicks. For this, you will want to place the flat piece of metal against the bottom. Then, use chopsticks or skewers to hold the wicks, and tape the ends of the chopsticks to keep everything in place.
Step 2: Measure the wax scales
Measure the amount of candle wax flakes you will need for each of your containers. The golden rule is twice the amount of wax flakes to fill each container. Fill a saucepan with water to the middle of the mark. Place your measured amount of wax flakes in the glass container. Next, place the glass container in the saucepan. Make sure that the water level is low enough, so you do not splash on the wax flakes when it starts to boil. Raise the level of the fire to medium-high, and use a metal spoon to stir from time to time. This is an optional step. The candles will come out naturally of a milky white, but you want to add a little color, you can use a non-toxic pencil or a block of the color of the candle. Like food coloring, a small amount will suffice. You just have to melt the color along with the wax flakes. Warning: the color will look much brighter in the melted mixture, but it will become a milky color as it cools.
Crafts to sell - craft ideas with textiles
The next of our proposals is to use all kinds of textiles to create original crafts to sell.
In previous articles we already talked about the patchwork and how modern it is today, so this is a great occasion to put your skills with thread and needle into practice.
A cloth purse or a case to store the headphones is a practical detail that many would want to buy.
A nice spring bag or a canvas shopping bag with sprays will be the envy of many, and the best thing is that being handmade, there will not be two the same.
A travel bag or a case for cosmetics is something that every woman carries in her purse. It can also serve as an organizer for keys and the telephone, for example.
Children will love to bring their books and school supplies in fun cloth bags with enough compartments for all their colored pencils and waxes.
A cloth wallet is another great idea. You can combine fabrics of different colors and patterns for the interior and exterior.
A zipper handbag is practically the same as a need, with the difference that it can be a little larger.
The best of all is that you can use recycled textiles for these projects, and thus give a new life to old clothes. You can also use tablecloths, curtains and sheets for your crafts.
To make a bag, print the template you have chosen and then, if necessary, enlarge the photocopier until you have the correct size (use the measures marked on the template as a guide). Draw a seam allowance of 2 cm around each template and cut to make the patterns. Grasp the main bag pattern on the red fabric and cut to the front of the bag. Remove the pattern and repeat to cut the bag.
Now is the time to embroider something in the front. You can embroider whatever you like. Using the same pattern, cut two pieces of the interlining and two of the lining fabric. Use the pattern on the top of the bag to cut four pieces of velvet fabric and two pieces of interconnection.
With the right sides together and coinciding with the side edges, fix the front of the bag to a velvet top piece. The front of the bag will be wider than the top piece, so they should be attached to the sides only. On the back, pinch the top edge of the embroidered fabric on the marks transferred in step 2 to create two small folds. Make sure that the folds at the back of the folds are oriented towards the center of the bag and that the front of the bag is now resting against the top of the contrast.
With the right sides together, dot with the machine from the front to the top of the bag along the top edge, sewing the pleats. Join the bag in the same way. Next, press the seam on both pieces, towards the velvet lid and the stitch near the seam, catching on the seam allowance. Fix the front and back parts of the bag together by matching the side edges and the base.
On the Internet you can find multiple ideas and tutorials to create cloth bags, but if you find something too complicated, you can start with something simpler projects.
A brooch or cloth pin in the shape of a flower is beautiful and original. It's so simple that even children can do it, and for design you can use your imagination.
Crafts to sell: Diy bracelets
Making bracelets has long been a great hobby, and still is. The jewelery currently presents fashions in which the recycled is also beautiful and luxurious.
Use accessories, talismans and stray pearls to design original bracelets with pendants. Who knows? Maybe you reach fame with a special piece.
Use ropes, threads and tanzas for your bracelets. Do not be afraid to use vibrant colors and design your own collection of handmade bracelets.
Use colors and materials that you would wear and look for inspiration in fashion magazines. It is also a great way to spend time with the family.
Teach the kids in the house how to weave and make their own piles of colored threads. Show them the patterns you learned so many years ago during your childhood.
Crafts to sell: mini gardens
The miniature gardens are another super original trend that we want to show you. If you have broken pots, pots or suitable containers at home, then you have the ideal opportunity to recreate magical miniature scenes like this one.
It is not necessary to buy the ornaments, you can find them all in nature. Use mosses, plants, stones and driftwood.
Try to create your homemade decorative figures on your own. Use old toys, broken ornaments or refrigerator magnets for your mini scene.
In any case, the idea of selling plants in art pots is also very good. If you have many plants in your bacon, maybe one is already ready to divide and be transplanted.
The typical brown clay pots look very rustic and traditional, but what if you transform their appearance with a nice drawing or a simple layer of paint?
Any object can be more charming if it is made by hand and with love. This cute felt panda is a cushion for the needles.
Stuffed animals are the favorite toys of the youngest children, but they will love equally or even more a handmade crochet doll.
You can make great stuffed and stuffed animals. Remember that simple shapes and minimalism are the order of the day, do not worry if your little horse really looks like a puppy.
Collect several large and flat stones and paint on them whatever you want. You can draw a Mandala , a landscape or the scene that you like the most.
Paint several round stones that form an original set. They can serve as paperweights, or to decorate pots.
Great ideas about crafts to sell
Glue together many felt balls on a round cardboard base and you will have a great color coaster. Is it not an object worthy of being bought?
We hope that our ideas have inspired you to start creating crafts to sell or give,
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