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Many of us like to culture a hobby of art and craft and put our creativity on display. But how many of us actually think of converting our passion into a profession. Well, art-n-craft products have a huge market and people who are dedicated to this profession are able to reach out to consumers through their art and creation. If making handicrafts is a passion and people around you like your innovative products, then selling them is definitely an option. It is easy and gives you a sense of pride and honor, and, the feel-good-factor that you get in selling your own creations is a brownie.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

Selling your handmade crafts in the market is almost like setting up your home based business. Therefore, to venture out in the world of entrepreneurship, you must be serious, alert and agile. Selling and marketing your hand crafted products must be thoroughly planned out and focused to the target audience. Researching the market is a good idea before jumping out in the business of selling hand made products. Local market has a lot of potential but these days start ups mostly prefer to first make a stint online. Whether selling at a local market or at an online store, a thorough market research is a mandate.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

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Firstly, before deciding on selling your handicraft products ensure whether people will buy the products and how your products will be different from other stuff in the market. It is also important to device promotional strategies and advertisements that are just as creative as your products. Once these aspects are taken care of, you have to decide on the selling price of your items. Pricing is important, since both under-priced and over-priced products would put you in heavy losses. Ensure that efforts you have put in your creations in terms of time, material and money are duly considered in the prices. At the same time ensure that your products are not overtly charged so as to scare away your customers.

To sell your handicraft items, you can team up with a local store which work in the same domain and are interested in giving opportunity to your talent. However, you should get the entire sales “terms and conditions” document in order with the shop owner. Alternatively, you can also sell your items on eBay or sites like Etsy and Artfire which strictly allow selling of handmade products.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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