Business Idea Center: Arts & Crafts

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Business Name / Description

Announcement Services

Create great yard ornaments for your clients' special occasions.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Antique Furniture Refinishing

Bring antique furniture back from the brink by refinishing it.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Art Auctions

Love event planning, art and the thrill of bidding? Hold art auctions.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Art Headboards

Customers will be sure to dream about your unique headboards featuring paintings or photographs.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Art Prints

Help customers spruce up their living spaces with art prints.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Art Supplies Store

Draw out a new business with an art supplies store.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Artist Agent

Represent artists to secure them work and gallery space.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Arts and Crafts Instruction

Take your love for crafts and teaching and bring them together as an arts and crafts instructor.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Balloon Bouquet Service

Tap your creative strengths to bring smiles to customers with balloon bouquets.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Balloon Service

Learn a few basic configurations, and you can start a balloon service.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Basket Weaving

With people always on the look-out for homemade decorations, this business could make your interest in crafting profitable.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Belt Buckles

Creating unique, fashionable belt buckles that stand out can be both a creative outlet and a big money-maker.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Birdhouses

Don't be surprised if birds suddenly appear when the prospects of this business are near.
Category: Pet Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Body Piercing

Start a business that pierces its way through the community.
Category: Beauty/Personal Care
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Bookends

Bookends offer a great opportunity to be creative with low startup cost.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Bronze Baby Shoes

Solidify your customer's greatest memories.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Calligraphy

Turn a hobby for calligraphy into a home based business.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Candle Making

Provide a little light in people's lives with handmade candles.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Candy Maker

Here's a business that promises sweet rewards.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Candy Store

Sweeten people's lives with a candy store.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Cardboard Playhouses

Create an engaging setup for make-believe with cardboard playhouses.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Caricatures

The profits this business can draw up is no laughing matter.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Charcoal Portraits

Use your charcoal drawing expertise to create quick portraits.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Children's Designer Clothing

Got an eye for design? Find your niche in making kids look hip.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Christmas Decorations

While you'll likely only sell your products during fall and winter, it's a business you can work on all year.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Christmas Ornaments

Bring holiday cheer to people's homes with creative Christmas ornaments.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Coloring Books

Use your artistic creativity to develop custom coloring books children will love.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Cookie Gift Business

Have a knack for baking? Create delicious gifts.
Category: Food
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Corsages

Proms and weddings alone could supply you with the customer base you need to get this business off the ground and blooming.
Category: Plants/Agriculture
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Craft Shows

Bringing vendors together can be a crafty part-time business that doesn't require a lot of capital.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Craft Supply Store

Give fellow crafters a place to gather their supplies, from glue guns to yarn.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Crafts Business

Got skills? Invest them in a craft business while teaching others to appreciate your art, too.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Custom Airbrushing

Combine your artistic and business sides with a custom airbrushing company.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Custom Buttons

Who says buttons have to be boring? Create interesting buttons that will make people smile when they get dressed.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Custom Furniture Covers

Give furniture a new life with custom covers.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Dance Instructor

Love to dance? Share the joy.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Decorative Partition Screen Manufacturing

Separation can be a beautiful thing when you put your carpentry and artistic skills to use.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Designer Pillows

A couch isn't a couch without a decorative pillow. Create pillows that help decorators differentiate themselves.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Doll Making

Hand-crafted dolls can bring joy to children and profits to your business.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Dollhouse Manufacturing and Sales

If you enjoy small-scale construction, you can make kids' dreams come true by building and selling dollhouses.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Dried Flowers

Dried flowers' longevity makes them an attractive alternative to the real thing.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Embroidery Service

Using embroidery equipment, you can personalize everything from dog collars to T-shirts.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Flower Arranging Classes

When guests walk into your house, do they comment on your flowers? If yes, you may have a skill you didn't know could be a business.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Framed Movie Posters

Picture this: A business surrounding movies.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Framing Service

Preserve memories for your clients with a framing service.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Freelance Photography

Love to take photos? Freelance your expertise.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Furniture Upholstery Service

Give furniture another chance by re-upholstering it.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Gift Basket

Create crafty and beautiful gifts with a gift basket business.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Hand-Painted Greeting Cards

Let your handwork add a sentimentality that printed cards can't produce.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Hand-Painted Pots

Give plants a pretty home and watch profits bloom.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Handbag Design and Manufacturing

Sell your unique handbags to boutiques or directly to customers.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Holiday and Event Decoration

Love to decorate? Share the wealth as a holiday and event decorator.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Homebased Tailor

If you're an experienced tailor, you can contract your work to retailers and then sew from home.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Hotel Art Supply

Hotels need a lot of artwork for their many walls--and you can supply it.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

House Numbers On Curbs

No need to curb your enthusiasm. Painting house numbers on curbs will get you outdoors and let your creative juices flow.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Ice Sculpture Classes

It's very posh to see bars made of ice. If you have the skills, it's never been hotter to be surrounded by ice.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Interior and Exterior House Painting

Like the changing of the leaves, home owners are constantly wanting the latest color of the day.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Invitations

Beautiful invitations will never go out of style. Draw in clients with creative marketing and high quality.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Iron Sculptures

If you're creative and know how to weld, start looking for metal.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Jewelry Boxes

You've got to have a love for details, artistry and functionality to make this business sparkle.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Jewelry Making Instruction

The love for jewelry has never gone out of style. Teach others how to create bling.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Junkyard Furniture Creations

Creating functional furniture from junkyard items doesn't have to be trashy. Just get creative.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Junkyard Sculptures

Turn trash into treasure with your artistic skills.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Knitting

Do you know the difference between knitting and purling? Start making money from your creations.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Lamp Shades

Create unique lampshades and watch customers' faces shine.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Logo Design

Find a niche for your knack for graphic design--logo design.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Matting and Framing Shop

Help customers frame items for their homes and businesses.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Mirror Art

Create cool works of art with mirror pieces that you can get for free.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Mobile Art Gallery

Take art right to its ideal audience with a mobile gallery.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Mosaic Tile Creations

Make almost anything more colorful by covering it in trendy mosaic tiles.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Native Art

Represent artists creating indigenous arts and crafts, and sell their works overseas.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Nursery Designer

Use your interior design talents to design fanciful and fun nurseries.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Art Auctions

Connect artists with customers far and wide in online auctions.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Art Gallery

Create a venue with no boundaries for artist showcases.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Art Prints

Sell art prints to customers anytime, anywhere with an online store.
Category: Online Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Art Supplies

A 24-hour shop lets artists shop for what they need next at anytime of day.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Coloring Books

Take a favorite childhood pastime online with an online coloring book.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Craft Shows

Location doesn't matter when you showcase crafters' wares online.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Fabric Shop

Add some texture to your business side with an online shop that's made of good material.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Painter

Love painting? Turn your artistic passion into a business.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Party Balloon Service

Selling and setting up these party products may balloon into a great business.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Personalized Story Time Books

Are you a pro at creating sentimental items for families? Look into personalized story time books.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

Pet Toys and Accessories

Play around with this fetching startup idea and design everything owners need to pamper their pets.
Category: Pet Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Photo Mugs and Plates

Preserve memories with photo mugs and plates while you take your photography skills to the next level.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Photography Courses

Now that just about everyone has a digital camera, they need someone to teach them how to take a great photo.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Pinata Sales

Add an element of fun and color to people's celebrations with pinatas.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Plaster Casts

Inexpensive-to-make plaster casts of people, animals and objects can serve as unique home décor.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Portrait Artist

Highlight the best in people with your artistic expertise.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Potpourri Sales

Figure out a way to differentiate your potpourri and you'll be surrounded by the sweet smell of success.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Pottery

Churn out your pottery creations and watch your business take shape.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Promotional Buttons

Use design and craft skills to make promotional buttons for clients.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Quilt Sales

It won't take people long to cozy up to this business idea.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Restaurant Placemats

Put designing capabilities to use on restaurant placemats.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Rubber Stamps

Love crafts? Get into the rubber stamp business.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Sewing Classes

Give sewers the guidance they need while stitching together some profit for yourself.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Silk-Screened Mouse Pads

The mouse on your desk needs a surface to scamper on. May we recommend a cheese pattern?
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Slate Tables

Provide home and business owners with a functional and eye-catching alternative to traditional tables and desks.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Snowboards

If the skateboard canvas is too small for your big artistic vision, look to snowboards.
Category: Sports
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Specialty Greeting Cards

When people need to say more than "Happy birthday, Mom," they turn to specialty greeting cards.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Specialty Soaps

Clean up by producing specialty soaps.
Category: Beauty/Personal Care
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Stained Glass

If you're an artist who likes to work with glass, and wants to show others how to do it, this is the biz for you.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Stenciling

Put designing know-how to good use when stenciling for clients.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Theme Bunk Beds

Kids seem to sleep better inside a racecar or firetruck. Go ahead, help them catch their Zs.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Theme Toy Boxes

Design one-of-a-kind toy boxes that are both functional and visually appealing.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Wall Murals

Use your artistic skills to create large, custom creations for clients.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Wind Chimes

Harmonize for love for crafts and music by creating wind chimes.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Wine Rack Manufacturing

Cash in on the wine trend by manufacturing wine racks.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Woodcarving

Are you good with a knife? Let wood be your canvas.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Wooden Toy Manufacturing and Sales

Love classic toys? Make them and then sell them.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Woodturnings

If you're an artist who likes to work with wood, this is the biz for you.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

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