20th, February, 2013

Isn’t it annoying how things in your wardrobe suddenly become boring? Trust me, I know the feeling. If you were to read below you’ll see that I’ve devised a super simple way of dealing with it.. Fabric stamps! (I also used one recently to create this heart print dress). Today I’m making a DIY anchor stamp to brighten up an otherwise plain white tote bag. The repeating pattern looks so pretty, and every single print is unique – how cool is that?! Want to know how to do it yourself? Read ahead:

1. Cut the shape of your choice out of a piece of cardboard. I chose an anchor! 2. Completely cover the stamp with paint (I used acrylic). Try not to put on too much paint, as this will make it bleed. 3. Put the stamp to the fabric and press down hard. 3. Gently remove the stamp. Push it down again if it hasn’t printed as much as you’d like. 4. Repeat the process to create your print. 5. Wait for it to dry, and enjoy your restyle project!

Tip: Use a paintbrush to fill in any especially patchy areas of the print!

25 Comments on “How to Make Your Own Fabric Stamp”

  1. This looks super easy and super cute! :)

    You don’t know how excited I was to see that you’re from NZ. I have been wanting to go there more than anywhere else for about 7 years now. I hope to one day be able to visit and stay for a good amount of time since there’s just so much to see! I’m a huge LOTR fan, so I’d definitely want to check all that stuff out. I’m really just so fascinated with your country in general. It’s so breathtaking! :)

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    • Yay! I know it is super cheesy (as someone from NZ) but my favourite movies are actually LOTR! : ) x

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  2. I found this through Pinterest–so cute! I just bought the cutest little popsicle stamp and cannot wait to use it to do this project!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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