Feeling crafty this holiday season? 5 artsy ideas that can bring in cash

  • Candace Dantes
  • For the AJC
4:27 p.m Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 Jobs

The most wonderful time of the year could be a wonderful time for your wallet as well. 

If you're a pro at arts and crafts, the Christmas season opens up opportunities to showcase your talents and develop a lucrative holiday business.

"Christmas is one of the busiest times for me as a graphic designer," said Tonya Wright, an award-winning, Georgia-based creative consultant and owner of Wright Touch Designs. "Creatives who don't capitalize on this time of year are missing out on a lot of freelance projects that make money. I've been in this industry for more than 15 years, and people still appreciate original gifts. In December, I rake in around $1,500-plus from designing and selling digital holiday cards and promotional merchandising."

Turn your creative hobby into a gift-giving profit for yourself during the holidays.

Merging art and technology, seasoned graphic designers can take an idea and bring it to print or digital life for editorial, marketing and advertising projects.

With steady hands to apply confetti, icing and, at times, out-the-box embellishments onto cakes, pies and pastries, cake decorators give personality to their sweet masterpieces. 

These artists know how to dress up a storefront by telling a visually engaging window story using paint. 

Creatively collaborating with local businesses during the holiday season could earn you extra cash and kick start a new career for the new year.

Creatives in this category know how to capture ordinary people in natural settings to create memorable images. 

If you're skilled at effectively stringing words together that make people want to ring in the new year, consider copywriting throughout the Christmas season.

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