There is lots of money to be found in the art of crafting. Do-it-yourself projects have become a recession-proof modern movement. Crafting allows people to become their own bosses and do what they love.
According to the Craft & Hobby Association, crafters saw sales upwards of $29 billion on sites like Etsy. Erica Domesek is a judge on TLC’s “Craft Wars!” and shows us examples where people turned their crafts into cold, hard cash.
PVC Pipe Dresser
Crafter Mandi Gubler from Vintage Revivals took a plain dresser she found at a yard sale and transformed it with PVC pipe into this modern piece.
Bought for: $50
Sold for: $2,500
Katie Rodgers took her passion for watercolors and turned it into cash. She designed these tote bags for designer handbag-maker Coach. She made $5,000.
Celebrity Look-Alike Skirt
Domesek saw Gwenyth Paltrow’s beautiful Prada dress she wore to the Met Gala and decided to craft a celebrity look-alike skirt. Domesek says crafting isn’t a trend, it’s a way of life for her.