DIY Christmas foam stamp

This is a great way to give the gift of some handmade ones cards with your own design this Christmas? Turn your daydream doodles into a stamp and you can create your own stationery, gift wrap, cards…

You’ll need:

  • A thin foam sheet, from craft stores
  • A drawing. Something simple and symmetrical is ideal as you can then line it up and stamp to create a larger repetitive pattern.
  • A cutting mat (or chopping board)
  • A scalpel
  • Spray adhesive
  • An acrylic block, from craft stores

Step one

Cut out your design on paper and use it as a stencil to cut around on the foam piece. Arrange your foam cut-outs in the correct pattern but face down.

Step two

Spray glue the acrylic block and wait until tacky.

Step three

Gently place on top of the foam cut-outs and press over the block evenly to ensure all pieces stick firmly.

Step four

Leave to dry a little while and you’re ready to use!

What we did:

We cut plain blank cards in half with a scalpel and stamped the design on the top centre. We used various inks in a similar colourway, then packaged up six cards into a glassine bag and tied together as a gift. Great for neighbours, teachers or friends in your mother’s group.

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