• Homemade Stamps

    There are so many wonderful things to do with homemade stamps. Use them to decorate Christmas cards, gift tags, or a pretty scene on paper for your child to decorate with crayons. Handmade stamps have such a lovely look to them, I love how each one is unique and special. I think it would be cute to create a whole set of alphabet stamps, which would make a fantastic holiday gift!

    Keep reading for the full instructions on making these pretty homemade stamps…

    Final images by Liz Daly, graphic by my sister Becca Ricks

    Supplies: craft foam, scissors, round wood pieces, gold spray paint, wood glue, exacto knife, knobs, stamp ink

    Step 1: Draw the shape you want onto the craft foam and cut out with scissors

    Step 2: Make small knife cuts into the craft foam for small spaces if needed in the design

    Step 3: Continue with the other designs. Spray paint one side of your wooden circles gold.

    Step 4: Glue the cut out shape onto the non-gold side of the wooden circle

    Step 5: Glue the knob onto the other side and you’re ready to start stamping away!

    Step 6: Wrap it up in a box for a great gift or just a special place to keep your holiday stamps.


    1. Les Papiers said… December 19, 2012 7:44 am

      Love it!!! So cute!!!

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    4. Feminine 23 said… December 5, 2012 1:24 pm

      I’m getting addicted to the stamp thingy recently and this is one of the best DIY I’ve seen 🙂 Love this and pinned it! 🙂

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    6. sara said… December 4, 2012 2:28 pm

      This is a perfect project to do with kids. I’ve been looking for projects to help make our christmas a little more handmade. Thanks for sharing!

    7. Michelle said… December 3, 2012 11:52 am

      I think the wrapping of a gift is a vital part of the gift and what a great way to make personalized gift tags!


      • Liz Stanley said… December 3, 2012 1:03 pm

        I agree! I think they would make really adorable gift tags as well

    8. Anna @ IHOD said… December 3, 2012 11:39 am

      Liz, these are just the coolest! I love the idea of actually giving them as gifts! Thank you for sharing:)

      • Liz Stanley said… December 3, 2012 5:41 pm

        Thank you! I agree they would make really sweet gifts

    9. Elizabeth Miller said… December 3, 2012 11:32 am

      So cute, where do you find craft foam? I’ve never seen that stuff!

    10. Heather Mills said… December 3, 2012 11:26 am

      These are so sweet, wonderful idea!

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