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How to Make Soap: Turn a Household Necessity into a Homemade Business

How to Make Soap: Turn a Household Necessity into a Homemade Business

How to make homemade soap | Shopify Retail blogIf you’re an eager entrepreneur or an avid DIYer, here’s a unique idea for a squeaky clean business: homemade soap.

While the virtue of cleanliness may not sound like a viable income stream, learning how to make soap offers you a chance to scratch your creative itch while creating an in-demand product customers are clamoring for.

Sold on the idea? Here, we’ll discuss the ins and outs of how to make soap and then tackle the topic of turning this DIY beauty biz into a viable home business.

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Advent Calendars: Turn a Seasonal Tradition Into a Hot Holiday Product

Advent Calendars: Turn a Seasonal Tradition Into a Hot Holiday Product

Advent calendar business | Shopify Retail blog

‘Tis the season for gifts — particularly for sweets and treats. And many of us are familiar with one seasonal gift that traditionally combines sweet treats: advent calendars.

Yes, we mean those cardboard boxes with 25 numbered doors hiding little chocolates or sweet messages from your loved ones.

While advent calendars have been around for hundreds of years, this holiday gift is currently seeing a resurgence in popularity. And although advent calendars full of little chocolates is a perfectly tasty gift (who doesn’t love chocolate?), some crafty entrepreneurs are offering their own spin on these holiday stocking stuffers.

For those DIYers passionate about the holidays (or just creating a cool calendar), it’s possible to turn this tradition into a playful (and profitable) seasonal product.

Not sure how? Let’s take a deep dive into traditional advent calendars and examine some idea to help you get started.

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How to Make A Terrarium: Turning Tiny Ecosystems Into a Blooming Business

How to Make A Terrarium: Turning Tiny Ecosystems Into a Blooming Business

How to make a terrarium | Shopify Retail blogWhen it comes to sprucing up a home, one item in particular is a home décor staple: plants. But if you’re like me and don’t exactly possess a green thumb, then learning how to make a terrarium can be a great green alternative to the typical houseplant.

Terrariums, or tiny plant ecosystems built in a bottle or other glass container, have long been enjoyed as low-maintenance indoor gardens. According to some sources, ferns were kept in glass cases as early as 500 B.C. But a London doctor with a love of botany first invented the terrarium in its modern form in 1827 to protect his ferns from dying in his backyard thanks to some nasty factory pollution.

While the terrarium has enjoyed a lengthy history, they are part of an ongoing trend. Consumers are spending more and more on home décor, and terrariums certainly fall into this category. According to one projection from Research and Markets, the décor market is expected to garner $664 billion by 2020. And what motivated maker wouldn’t want to get a slice of that massive pie?

As far as handmade décor goes, terrariums are one of the low-cost, low-maintenance items you can create in your home to resell. For prospective business owners looking for a new product idea or crafty makers who want another income stream, terrariums are a potential solution.

Here, we’ll examine the ins and outs of how to make a terrarium. We’ll also take a deep dive into how to market and sell your hand-crafted items to potential customers both online and offline. So, if you’re ready to hear more about how to use terrariums to get a slice of the décor market, read on.

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