Handicrafts – Ideas to make money

Did you know that handicrafts are one of the most lucrative businesses in the Brazilian market? According to the IBGE, more than 10 million Brazilians are supported by a craft activity.

If you are looking for a pleasant way to earn money, working from home, then invest in the craft market. That’s why in this article I’m going to help you get some good ideas on how to make money with crafts.

We have created a list of some of the best-selling handicrafts in Brazil, and you can sell them online or in person as they are a real success.


Crochet bags

This is a segment of the market that has everything to work out, after all, what woman wouldn’t want to have a new, exclusive and handcrafted bag. Crochet bag has been the darling of many Brazilian women, so it is a guarantee of success and many sales.

There are now many courses on the market that teach you from scratch how to make beautiful crochet bags. In addition, you can also find several free videos on Youtube with step by step instructions.

If you produce these bags in good quality as per the right price, the possibility of earning very good income is high. Crochet bags are more expensive than other types of crochet items, so they never go out of style.


Amigurumi is the new fever that handicrafts have been bringing to the world. By the way, have you heard about the amigurumi artisan?

Amigurumi is a Japanese technique for creating small dolls made by crocheting or knitting. From Japanese the word “ami” means knit, and “nuigurumi” means plush doll.

Anyone who chooses to make amigurumi can be sure that they will always have clients looking for work, whether from little animals, cartoon characters, dolls and much more.

Legend has it that giving an amigurumi as a gift brings luck and prosperity to the person who receives it.

Aromatic candle crafts

The branch of scented candles has grown more and more to decorate and scent Brazilian homes, and this can be a great opportunity for a lucrative business.

Scented candles are inexpensive to produce and are easy to make and sell. You can make scented candles for aromatherapy using essential oils.

Another option is the vegan candles that are made with a vegetable and natural wax offering a clean burn, which does not generate residues harmful to health.

People today are looking for a self-care routine more than ever, and candles have become a fundamental part of this process. Start your business with scented candles by selling, making money and smelling success.

Pet accessories

The craft of accessories for pets is an excellent business and is growing more and more in the Brazilian market. How many people do you know who have a four-legged friend and love to make them cute with beautiful accessories.

You can produce pet accessories for example:

  • Bandanas;
  • collars and ties;
  • pillows and beds;
  • Toys with EVA;
  • Clothes and bows with satin ribbon.

Use your creativity and make beautiful and comfortable pieces.

The craft of recycling

For those who want to save even more on investments and still get good financial returns, working with recycling handicrafts is a very attractive and profitable option.

There is no need for large investments, since the raw material would often be discarded and thrown in the trash.

It can be used from:

  • Popsicle and barbecue sticks;
  • Pet bottle and caps;
  • Glass bottle;
  • Cans;
  • Cardboard and paper;
  • Wire;
  • Polystyrene;
  • And even tires.

These are some of the many other materials you can use to make and sell beautiful crafts.

 The handicrafts

The best types of crafts to sell really are the ones you can find a use for them, be it visual, aesthetic, souvenir, sentiment or practical.

You must choose a type of craft that makes people identify in some way, either by demand or feeling.

All handmade work has a lot of added value because it is done by hand, but you need to consider the usefulness of the product in order to be able to market it from the point of view of supply and demand, that is, to sell what people are looking for.

So choose the handicrafts, learn the technique, do it with excellence and quality, spread it correctly and let’s sell it!