Lately, I've been wishing I had new stamps. They aren't super cheap, so I decided to try to make my own. I got the idea here. They aren't the most intricate stamps, by any means. And you can't colour them in like normal stamps. But they really work for a simple pattern. And you can make any design you choose!
All you need are foam sheets, stencils, scissors, pencil, glue and bottle tops. I bought this big package of foam at the Dollar store. I could have purchased little packages of pre-cut tiny shapes...which would have made this project even easier. But, I got LOTS more foam this way, and I get to pick exactly what shapes I want to make.
I stenciled the letters/numbers/shapes onto the foam. I chose to stencil them backwards, so that the inked side wouldn't have any trace of pencil. Just in case.
One sheet holds so many stamp options!
Then just cut them out.
I've been collecting bottle tops for a couple weeks now so I would have enough to make a few stamps. Glue the cut-outs on the tops. Let them dry thoroughly before use.
Voila : stamps!
With St. Patrick's Day coming up, I decided to use the four-leaf clover stamp first.
It worked better than I expected! It's perfect!
Happy National Craft Month!