diy-string-stamps

Whether you’re printing your own pattern on tablecloths or making your own wedding stationery, DIY stamps can only come in handy! While you can create any pattern of your choice, we especially love the idea of a homemade monogram stamp.

You will need:

  • Thick durable string
  • Wood glue or superglue
  • Craft paint (optional)
  • Small wooden block at least 2cm thick and size of your choice
  • Sandpaper
  • Permanent marker

Now to make your stamp:

  • Use the sandpaper to smooth the edges of the wooden block so it won’t hurt your hand when stamping.
  • Step 2 is optional – paint the block in a colour of your choice, simply to make it pretty!
  • Start off by drawing your stamp pattern onto the wooden block with a pencil. Remember to choose a simple pattern that you can easily create with string.
  • Once you’ve designed your stamp pattern, lay your string onto the design to measure and cut the lengths you’ll need.
  • Set the string aside and draw lines of glue onto the wooden block, following your pattern lines.
  • Carefully lay the string onto the glue and press it down to stick. Leave your stamp to dry overnight.
  • Lastly, use your permanent marker to draw a replica of the stamp pattern on the back so that you can easily identify it when it’s sitting in a box with your other homemade stamps.

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