Buy or DIY: Rubber Stamps

Buy or DIY: Rubber Stamps

Tara Bellucci
Feb 14, 2013

Walk into any craft store and you'll see that there's a rubber stamp for almost anything; bugs, teddy bears, mason jars, and various sentiments in many a font. We love that they add a handmade touch to gifts, cards, and even walls. Should you take the DIY touch a step further, and carve your own stamps? Here are some favorite options, whether you prefer to buy or DIY.

Hunter's Hideaway. No matter how good you are with an X-acto knife, your hand probably isn't as precise as these "Thank You" callouts and "From the kitchen" notes. 
Yellow Owl Workshop. Their stamps have hand-drawn quality and the sets create  cool layered images. Yellow Owl also offers a stamp carving kit!

DIY Wine Cork Stamps. Drink some wine, make some stamps. But probably not at the same time -- sharp objects are involved.
Make Your Own Stamps From Silicone & Plexi. For a fancy design, trace a pattern onto the clear surface with silicone.
DIY Alphabet Stamps. These stamps take the contents of the toy box and make fun for the craft table.
Carved Potato & Apple Stamps from Martha Stewart. Use cookie cutters to shape crisper drawer contents into kid-friendly stamps.

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