August 9, 2023

DIY: Rubber Stamp

I love the look of rubber stamps. They're so fun, easy, and wonderfully vintage. I actually have a great desire to stamp everything in my sight (with this project from The Sweetest Occasion), I just might!).  Sure you can go to the store and pick out a mass-produced generic stamp. But why do that when you can personalize your own?! Handmade rubber stamps offer you the creative liberty of making anything you want. This would be great for names, monograms, or something to go along with your wedding theme. And, this tutorial is so easy, you'll want to make a ton of them.



So, without further ado, here's the simple steps from The Sweetest Occasion to making your own rubber stamp.

You will need:
A pencil
An old eraser (or a new one!)
An X-Acto knife



Start by drawing a simple picture on your eraser with pencil. If you mess up, the lead will easily rub off and you can try again. I drew a mustache on one eraser and lips on the other.


Next, take your X-Acto knife and carefully trace around your image, cutting directly downward. You won’t need to get more than about 1/8 of an inch deep.

Then, cut in from the edges of the eraser, being careful to only cut up to where you traced the image with the knife. Work your way around in pieces, clearing away the parts that come free, until all of the excess is cut away.



And there ya go-your own handmade rubber stamp! Now you're ready to ink it up and start stamping. You could use your stamps on so many things: invitations, thank-you cards, name cards, place settings, anything!



{Photos by Lovely Indeed.}

10 lovely comments:

Stylishly Blissfully Ever After with MiMi said...

pretty neat!!

Laura said...

Adorable! I think my project list just got a little longer!!

Shannon said...

LOVE it! Now to just come up with motifs to put on mine.

SKendall said...

These are alot better than the potato ones we did in middle school lol! I will be having to brain storm what to make....

el.vi. said...

<3 it

Shardi said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments! I'm trying to think of how to incorporate them into my own wedding too. We will think of something!

Rachel said...

Omg what a greAt idea!! Following your blog! Come stop by ours!!


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Shardi said...

Thank you Rachel! Love your blog!

kimberly said...

Such an awesome idea! And the mustache is adorable.

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The Heartsless Witch said...

that's so simple and cute ! I never thought about a rubber to make my own stamps..

can't wait until I'm home again to try it !
thank you for this very easy tutorial !

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