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Super Quick DIY Stamps

| January 29, 2013 | 23 Comments

I made these little stamps with the kids a while ago – they are super simple to make – are a great way to upcycle old bottle tops and have fun. Use them for making cards or wrapping paper create your own pictures! I think this is rapidly becoming one of those “childhood classic” crafts as bottle tops come in some many sizes, colours and shapes and craft foam is great to work with. I have seen it many times and finally we have had a go.

Bottle Top Crafts - simple DIY stamps

Materials: bottle tops, craft foam or pre cut foam shapes, glue (we used PVA glue, but you need to let it dry quite some time before you can stamp, you could use superglue, but please take great care around children!)

It is very important that your bottle top and craft foam are perfectly flat – to get a nice neat print out of them!

You, uhm, simply glue on the shapes and you are done! We have used these with both ink or paint. Both works. Though when you use paint, you may be better off to brush on the paint, to avoid “overloading” of the stamp and lots of smudging.

Using precut shapes makes this less fiddly.

Valentine's Stamps

Why not cut out squares and triangles and see what shape pictures you can create?

And take a peak at our “wrapping paper craft” ideas – these would be a great addition, don’t you think?
This also featured in our “Bottle Top Craft Video” that we created via Google+ Hangouts:

A fun way to get together with other crafty bloggers!

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Category: Kids Craft, Recycling, Valentines, Wrapping Paper

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  1. amy davis says:

    So very cool, love upcycling idea. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Totally cute! And made from junk! Love it.

  3. Red Ted Art says:

    Perfect crafting, right?!

  4. This even looks simple enough for me to make and use with my toddler! Looking forward to giving it a go next week x

  5. Red Ted Art says:

    Awe so happy! Have fun.

  6. Pinkoddy says:

    What a great idea – especially those hearts with Valentines coming up.

  7. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you and pleased you like them!


  8. how cute-i have to try this with my kids this weekend.. we can make our names in stamps!

  9. Maggy, they are great. From now on i am saving all my bottle tops!

  10. Red Ted Art says:

    Oh I am not sure if that is a good thing, Emma, I have bags of them in my crafty stash and must hoard less!!!

  11. Awesome! I have tried cutting out rubber but fail miserably definitely giving these a go!

  12. Love these and how easy they are. I can see my girls making loads of them

  13. Red Ted Art says:

    Oh yes, I can imaging your girls loving this Zing Zing Tree.

    Lucy – foam definitely easier than rubber!

  14. OneMommy says:

    Cute! And I have both materials already on hand!

  15. Jackie says:

    very cute stamps. It is easy to do and fun too. I’ll made when i start my diy thiny :)

  16. Andrea says:

    Very good! LOVE!

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