How to Make a Simple DIY Stamp
My kids made these little Ornament Valentines last year for their friends. I found the hearts on clearance after Christmas. They were originally intended to decorate your Christmas tree, but they made perfect as Valentines. I still have a few of the felt hearts floating around and decided they would make the perfect simple Valentines Stamp.
Who knew a Christmas ornament would make such a great stamp!
All I did to transform the felt ornament into a stamp was hot glue it onto a piece of cardboard. That’s it. Nothing fancy, but I love the impression it leaves behind. The stamp looked perfect on the front of a card.
I have posted about making my own stamps before (links below) and to tell you the truth, I like them better than the store bought ones. Each of them are unique, and have character that their store bought counter parts are lacking. I hope that I inspire you to think out side the box and look at everyday items in a new way. If it has texture, or a raised design then it probably will make a great stamp. You might be surprised at what you find.
Here are a few of my favorite DIY stamps that we have made: (click on the red link to take you to the tutorial)
- Foam Stamps
- Dice Stamping
- Cookie Cutter Stamping
- Paper Tube Stamping
- Circle Lid Stamping
- DIY Burlap Stamp
- Cardboard Stamp
- Simple DIY Re-Usable Stamp Pad
I would love to hear what you have made stamps out. I love hearing creative uses for everyday materials.