Turning Your Crafts into Cash

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

Coach Totes

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.

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