Make your own foam stamps: DIY custom stamps
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This is a nifty little project. It’s a really cute & clever one! You know those foam stickers at the dollar store? They have various shapes and sizes. Throughout the year, I can usually find adorable flowers and animals and alphabet stickers. Then there are a huge variety of seasonal foam stickers, too, including Christmas trees, wreaths, pumpkins, Easter bunnies, and more.

I pick up my foam stickers at Dollar Tree (is there a better place for basic craft supplies?) They always have a decent variety… and ya can’t beat the price!

Let’s get to the tutorial now. It’s a quick one, I promise!

Make your own foam stamps: DIY custom stamps

DIY custom foam stamps

DIY custom foam stamps

Supplies:

  • Foam stickers
  • Stamp base (such as tea light candle holder or wooden blocks)
  • Stamp pad (or craft paint)
DIY custom foam stamps:foam stickers & stamp pad

DIY custom foam stamps:foam stickers & stamp pad

DIY custom foam stamps:foam stickers grouped together

DIY custom foam stamps:foam stickers grouped together

Steps:

  • Adhere your foam sticker to a stamping base. This can be any small sturdy object that you will hold when you are stamping. I’ve used those tiny tea light candle holders. They’re cheap and small and abundant. One can also use small wooden blocks, such as building blocks or Jenga pieces.
  • Load your stamp with ink from a stamp pad or brush on some craft paint.
  • Stamp away! Have fun!

TIP: Group a few stickers on one stamp base to create a small grouping. I think it looks more chic!

custom foam stamps: stamped paper

custom foam stamps: stamped paper

This is a great little project to do with young kids. It’s fun and rewarding to stamp. It can get a little messy, though, so make sure the little ones are wearing messy-art-appropriate clothing.

If you don’t like the color of ink in your stamp pad, simply use craft paint in any color and brush it onto your foam sticker. Now you have a huge variety of color possibilities. I stamped with a pale pink paint color!

DIY custom foam stamps: stamp with paint

DIY custom foam stamps: stamp with paint


Another idea is to use these adorable little stamps in your crafting. You can make custom hand-stamped wrapping paper or hand-stamped tea towels for the kitchen.







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