Have you ever thought about turning your resin crafting hobby into a business or wondered if you could sell your creations? Well today we’re going to share 12 trending resin crafts that you can make and sell, plus some tips and suggestions for getting started!
How to know which resin crafts to sell?
Hi resin crafting friends! Jane from Sustain My Craft Habit here. As resin craft bloggers and owners of 3 different online shops ourselves, we’re always looking for inspiration on creations we can add to our own inventory. By researching social media and reaching out to some of our favorite blogging friends, we’ve created this list of top resin crafts to make and sell.
One thing is for sure, there is definitely a market for handcrafted goods. And if you’ve ever thought about starting a handmade business, with the holidays coming up, it’s a great time to test it out and see if you can turn your crafty hobby into a creative business.
We’ve captured all this great information plus much more in this video over on our Sustain My Craft Habit YouTube channel. Be sure to check it out to learn about how you can turn your resin crafting hobby into a business or continue reading below.
Supplies Needed to Start a Resin Business
First things first: the supplies. While it will vary depending on the type of project you plan to make and sell, this is a quick list of the basic supplies all resin makers need:
- molds or surfaces
- mixing cups and stir sticks
- protective equipment – gloves, respirator, safety glasses
- inclusions such as dried flowers, colorants and glitter
Top 12 Resin Crafts to Make and Sell
1. Resin Coaster
Coasters are a great option for making and selling as they are both decorative and functional at the same time. They are a wonderful gift giving option for weddings and housewarming occasions. And the addition of resin gives the coasters a long lasting finish, ensuring a level of quality that can’t be achieved otherwise. We’ve seen a huge interest in the geode/agate-style coasters and coastal beach-themed coasters, but the possibilities for other creative options are beyond numerous.
There are so many ways to incorporate resin when making and selling keychains. Use it as a way to professionally embed pretty pressed flowers for the nature-lover or use it to seal a vintage map for those travel-buffs. Additionally, you can create monogram keychains which gives customers an option to personalize their purchase for themselves or someone else.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to resin jewelry, but the reality is you have to have something pretty unique to really stand out from the crowd. The competition for making and selling jewelry is quite high since it’s a relatively simple and inexpensive craft. But don’t let that discourage you! Just think of ways to offer something special that can’t be found elsewhere. Jewelry with pressed flowers or some Christmas jewelry are always great ideas.
4. Straw Toppers
Straw toppers are definitely a trend we’ve been following this past year. They are a fun accessory that the kids especially love but also come in handy at get togethers as a way of identifying drinks. These mermaid straw toppers or hearts and stars straw toppers are great examples.
6. Serving Trays
Serving trays have been a popular trend for quite some time and their popularity is not likely to diminish. People looking to buy a serving tray are often searching for personalized options and those protected with resin.
7. Cutting Boards
Similar to serving trays, cutting or serving boards are also a wonderful option to make and sell. People are loving the combination of wood and resin and especially pieces with a beach-themed, or seashore design.
8. Home Decor
Simple, one of a kind pieces of art and home decor are increasingly popular amongst buyers especially those that are custom or personalized such as this lovely DIY state sign.
9. Paperweights and Resin Pyramids
Aside from being incredibly fun to make, paperweights are on the rise in popularity. With most people working from home and learning remotely, beautiful nature filled paperweights ( such as this fall leaf or dandelion one) are the perfect accessory to any home office.
Making and selling furniture can be a challenge for many reasons, one of them being the cost and logistics of shipping. But we’ve got some clever examples in the video of ways you can offer this type of product in your future shop.
If you’re still curious about the sorts of things you can make and sell or want to learn more about the process, be sure to join the Resin Crafting with ETI Facebook group. It’s a fantastic community of resin crafters who are keen to answer questions and share their own experiences. Plus, there are prizes to be won in the group each month, so be sure to join!
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Jane and Sonja are sisters, moms and lifelong craft addicts both living near Toronto, Canada with their families. They share their love of creativity, nature and coastal DIY ideas on their blog Sustain My Craft Habit. They craft and decorate their homes using repurposed and upcycled items and materials found in nature.