If you need a little extra cash, a great place to look is in your own home. Today I want to share 12 foolproof ways you can sell your things online. My goal is to give you enough details so you can find which way is best for you. I love selling stuff so I also want to share 12 tips I've learned to help me present my stuff as something others will want. Ready to sell your stuff? Let's get to it.
Whether you're crafty by nature, or prefer to buy your gifts for your friends and loved ones, this gift guide is all about the handmade gift! We've rounded up 25 of the best that can be bought but are still handmade! It's a win-win for all!
I find that items for the home often make the best gifts. And handmade? Even better! Here's a list of ten of my very favorite handmade gifts from a variety of Etsy sellers.
Every year, the holidays seem to creep up faster and faster than the one before. Did you notice that? So, let's get a head start this year. Here are 15 handmade Etsy gifts that even your coolest and most-difficult friends to buy for will love.
How are your dish towels? If they're anything like mine, they could use a little sprucing up. Toronto-based Avril Loreti has created a series of beautiful tea towels with a modern edge. Keep looking...
When I see stuff like these bookshelves, I am overcome with the desire to dismantle my office and steampunk it up. From Etsy seller Stella Blue Designs, the bookshelves are made of iron pipes and, in the case of the style above, Edison-type light bulbs. I particularly like how
If your DIY skills aren't quite up to snuff, but you're still wanting to give handmade gifts to loved ones and friends, you're in luck! We've rounded up 23 fabulous hand-crafted items from talented artists, craftsmen, and creators across the Internet. Enjoy!
Etsy seller, typewriterboneyard, turns hardback books into table lamps. The bulbs used are 'Radio' reproduction bulbs (like this one). The maker notes that that bottom of the books are intact, which means you could stack
Everybody knows Etsy is the giant when it comes to buying handmade goods, and it's not hard to find a wealth of good stuff there with which to decorate your home. But sometimes it's hard to filter out the regretsy from the good stuff. This week I stumbled upon Supermarket, which is a marketplace for great design, direct from the designers. Read on to see some of the good stuff I found with very little effort:
This bookshelf isn't cheap (at $2,600), but it's pretty inspirational. Maybe you could approximate something similar on your own?
It never ceases to amaze me what people can do with basic Ikea furniture. Charles Crawford of Crawford Creative Studio took the ubiquitous Lack Side Table and turned it into a sweet, mod clock and table lamp.
Love the hamburger bed, but not quite up to the intensity? Get a taste of these hamburger scatter cushions, equally fun all stacked up or spread about.
From NotToday's Etsy shop:
"These fun and colourful hamburger scatter cushions are a great addition to any lounge room, or living are!
Each cushion is approx 75cm across the middle, and the two tomato cushions are approx 35cm across the middle.
This yummy centrepiece looks great scattered and...
The ABCs of the enigmatic Mexican wrestling tradition! This hand screen-printed poster by El Jefe designs features the most famous luchadores from Atlantis to Zebra Kid. Love it until dos de tres caídas!
Here are some "why didn't I think of that" handmade envelopes seen on DudeCraft. This money saving how-to shows us exactly how sew custom sized, brown paper mailers. Use either Contractor's paper at Home Depot or Lowe's, or recycle your leftover brown paper grocery bags. See the entire tutorial posted
What will they think of next? This is handy, practical, cute, and easy to Do It Yourself, (for yourself ONLY, no copycatting to sell!) Check out these delightful
"Detroit-based designer David Shock...has cleverly found a way to repurpose discarded day-glo construction fencing into one-of-a-kind totes for market and around town shopping. Ornj Bags are not only eco-friendly, but also a smart way to keep the neighborhood tidy and vibrant with street fashion that allows you to go green for the long haul!"
Clever, eyecatching, and quite DIYable.
Bre from Etsy.com offers a video how-to to fix ripped jeans and denim. With just a bit of thread and some scrap fabric, you can keep your favorite denims in your wardrobe without looking like Debbie Gibson.
Oh my goodness, oh my goodness. I am totally impressed with these felt creations by Etsy artists Mrs. and Mr. Muju. I don't really know what they are, and that makes them all the more desirable. The detail is incredible, and the lines are near perfect. That's some fine scissor work, Mujus. Hooray for felt!
Penelope Green of the New York Times published an article on Thursday about the burgeoning collective of Ikea Hackers- those whom create new items out of the inexpensive materials from the Scandanavian design giant. Readymade magazine, Make, and Etsy also get a bit of coverage.