Homemade Foam Stamps

I saw this tutorial about making your own packaging and decided to use some of ArtMind‘s tips to create my own tags to go with my Amigurumi Pears.

I used a small piece of foam and outlined a pear shape with a pencil onto the foam. The vertical lines marked the sides of the tags I was using.
DIY Foam Stamp 1

Using a craft knife, I cut along the outline of the pear but only going halfway through the foam.
DIY Foam Stamp 2

Then I cut along side of the foam until I reached the cuts I made for the outline of the pear.
DIY Foam Stamp 3
DIY Foam Stamp 4

And within minutes, I had made a pear shaped foam stamp! Dip in a little acrylic paint and got stamping right away.
DIY Foam Stamp 5

I tested the stamp several times on scrap pieces of paper and immediately fell in love with the texture the foam gave to the pear stamp.
Testing Foam Stamp

Now for the real thing. I stamped the paper tags I bought from Officeworks and drew in the stalks with a Sharpie.
Stamping on Tags

I also wrote a little message above the pear. (Thanks Mike! 😉 )
A Message on Tags

I’ll show you the rest of the packaging in my next blog post.

Oh. By the way, have you had your cuddle today?

NO!?

Well, here’s a little hug from me… H-U-U-G-GG! 😀

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19 Responses to “Homemade Foam Stamps”

  1. stitchpunk says:

    They look great! But wouldn’t that thick paint have taken a long time to dry? You can do this using erasers/rubbers as well. One year for all My Xmas gifts I used plain brown paper and stamped it with rubber stamps that I made. Worked great!

  2. june at noon says:

    What a great idea. I use erasers or stamp-making rubber but have never tried foam.

  3. Kirsty says:

    They look very sweet.

  4. Marie says:

    I love your tags ~ and you’re right, the foam adds a great texture to your pears!

  5. Inoriz says:

    I love this idea! Can I pinch it from you when I need to create something like that? Hehehe.

    And I love your new colour scheme too! (Because it’s blue!)

  6. Katie says:

    Those are so cute! I remember playing with foam stamps when I was little. It’s a great rainy-day activity for people of all ages. I love the texture too – it wasn’t what I expected, or remembered from my days of foam stamps.

  7. vanessa says:

    what a great tutorial! love the texture of the pear stamp on the tag, and adore the little words you have written on it!
    put me on your fan list!! 😉

  8. Linda says:

    Thanks for the hug
    I really like the texture you have gotten from the foam. Your tags look wonderful.
    have a good weekend
    Linda

  9. Julie says:

    very cool!! those tags look lovely.

  10. Tiffany says:

    Wow sponge stamps! I’ve done the carved stamps in high school and have been wanting to get back into it. As others have said you can carve using erasers or buy the stamp carving blocks at an art supply store. I keep meaning to go… maybe now is the good time! 🙂

  11. amanda says:

    have you tried carving stamps from linoleum too? you can mount it on a small piece of wood and maybe sell it too?

  12. Love the pears! Those tags would be so handy to have around for any occasion.

  13. Ina says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for the tip! 🙂

  14. Tania says:

    thanks for the tip .. ill be trying this for sure!

  15. Mike Tan says:

    Nice and simple! Keep it up!

  16. SecretAgent says:

    Awww, the tags are so cute! What a great idea! And thanks for the hug! 😉

  17. Jennifer says:

    Handmade tags are such a nice touch!

  18. ikkinlala says:

    I used to do potato prints, but I’ve never used foam.

  19. Very nice! I love your style. Your work is very inspiring.

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