1. Foam Letter Ribbon Stamp
This adorable stamped fabric ribbon was created by Meghan from Happiness is Creating. Such a great way to customize a gift for any occasion.
Supplies: sticky foam letters, one sheet of foam, a rubber eraser, an ink pad, 1/8 yard of muslin fabric, scissors, and super glue.
1. Place your stickers on your sheet of foam, spelling out “YAY” or whatever other message you have. (Note: You will need to use all capital letters in order to have your message stamp the correct way.) Next, use your scissors to cut around your letters, making sure you don’t cut through the foam between your letters.
2, Apply super glue to the foam behind your letters. Glue the foam to the eraser. Let the glue dry.
3. Grab your muslin. Take your scissors and make one cut an inch from the edge of your fabric and an inch down. Next, take the two open sides and rip the fabric all the way to the bottom, completely separating the fabric.
4. Make another cut an inch away from the edge you just ripped and an inch down. Once again, rip your fabric tearing it until you have a fabric ribbon. Trim/remove any loose strings.
5. Take your stamp and press it into your ink pad. Press it a few times to make sure you have enough ink on your stamp. Press your stamp onto your fabric, starting at the end. Ink your stamp again and press it onto your fabric an inch away from the “YAY” you just made. Repeat this until your entire ribbon is stamped.
Wrap your package and enjoy!
You can take your wrapping decoration one step further and stamp a blank white card to match. Stamp “YAY” all over the front of your card starting at the top, working your way down.
2. Geometric Eraser Stamp
Turn a plain tote into a colorful accessory by making an arrow-shaped stamp out of an eraser. Print all over the tote in a range of colors, as done here.
3. Rolling Pin Stamp
You could add geometric designs to a rolling pin (sticky-back foam would work) to create a continuous stamp, like this pin.
4. Yarn Block Stamps
Wrap yarn around a wooden block to create coolly textured stamps. Here are some details.
5. Motif Eraser Stap
Use an eraser stamp to give new life to a pair of wedges. Get the details here.
6. Rubber Stamp
This post shows you how to carve your own design into a piece of rubber. Simply trace your design with pencil and paper, press the piece of rubber on top and you’ll have a faint impression of your design which you can then carve out.
7. Arty Office Stamps
Stamp around stencils of letters with basic office stamps, then peel away the stencils. Thought up by this blogger.
8. Object Stamps
Stamp with everyday objects like a toothpaste cap or ring. This post shows how to create patterned paper.
9. Foam Sponge Stamp
This blogger made their own stamp by cutting off the corners of sponges, then using them to decorate a pair of black flats. You can add details with a Sharpie pen.
10. Foam Board Stamp
Cut your own stamp from foam board and use it stamp the corner of cocktail napkins. This blogger decorated utensils with a Sharpie to match.
11. Lint Roller Stamp
Stick various foam stamps onto a lint roller and you’ve got a never-ending stamp. Check out this video tutorial.
12. Rock Stamps
Or, make stamps from foam stickers and rocks. Check out these tips. A great project for kiddos.
13. Cutout Cardboard Stamp
Make stamps our of cardboard and sticky-backed foam by following this tutorial. The marshmallow motif can be used to decorate wrapping paper or as decor for s’mores fixings.
14. Textured Cardboard Stamps
Take advantage of cardboard’s texture for stamping. You can decorate shirts like this blogger did.
15. Geometric Scarf
This bright geometric scarf was created by Danielle from Things Dee Loves. Great for the first few cool days of fall.
Materials: white scarf or plain fabric (preferably cotton), fabric paint, a pen, a craft knife, a ruler, bottle caps or lids, foam sheets, and double-sided tape or craft glue.
1. Draw the design for your shapes on the foam sheet using a pen and ruler.
2. Using a craft knife and ruler, cut out each shape and set it aside.
3. Attach each shape to a lid or cap, using double-sided tape or craft glue.
4. Pour some fabric paint into a flat container. It may be necessary to add some water to give the paint a smoother consistency.
5. Lay your fabric onto some plastic bags or sheeting, and get stamping! Whatever pattern or design you like. The one shown features rows of various geometric stamps.
6. Once the paint is dry, you may need to iron the reverse side to set it (check the instructions on the bottle).
PS: The watered-down fabric paint might bleed a little into the fabric, but it’s a nice effect!
16. Potato Stamps
Potato stamps are amazing and easy to make — and this blogger had the clever idea of using them to decorate your own picnic blanket. Quick, before it’s too cold to dine outdoors!
17. Mini Potato Stamps
Another fabulous use for a potato stamp. Use tiny potatoes to create this cute confetti shirt, as done here.
18. Carving Block Stamp
19. Cookie Cutter Stamps
Turns out cookie cutters make great stamps. Use them to decorate wrapping paper, as done here.
20. Foam and Wooden Block Stamps
Make stamps from foam and wooden blocks, then use them to decorate simple snack bags. This post has the details.
21. Flower Stamping
Do some abstract stamping with dandelions or other flowers. This post has some tips.
22. Cork Stamp
Check out these directions for how to turn a cork into a cute little stamp.
24. Lettuce Stamp
Apparently radicchio lettuce can stamp a flower-like pattern.
25. Mini Pencil Eraser Stamp
Carve a tiny stamp from a pencil eraser like this blogger did.
26. Pencil Eraser Bunch Stamp
Or simply bunch a few pencils together to create a single stamp, as done here.
27. Toilet Paper Roll Stamp
These directions show you how to create a shamrock stamp by bending and combining toilet paper rolls. Talk about resourceful.
28. Apple Stamp
These pretty napkins were created by cutting an apple in half and stamping with it. Easy!
29. Button and Straw Stamps
Simply shaped objects like buttons and cut-up straws make fabulous stamps when arranged together on blocks. Get the details here.
30. Heart Shirt
Danielle also crafted this stamped top, a colorful way to repurpose an old white shirt.
Supplies: stamps (see above project for how to create them), fabric paint, a plain white tank top or T-shirt, a printed or hand-drawn heart templates, and scissors.
1. Fold the heart template in half, and cut around the edges to create a stencil.
2. Lay your top down on a flat surface, and place some plastic between the two layers (to prevent bleed-through of the fabric paint). A plastic bag or cling-wrap will do.
3. Position the heart stencil on the front of the tank top. You can use cellotape to prevent it from slipping.
4. Use one of your stamps to fill the heart.
5. When you’re done stamping, remove the stencil, and your heart shape will be revealed.
6. Remember to follow the instructions on the bottle to seal the fabric paint once dry.