DIY Foam Stamps

Make your own personalised stamps with crafting foam!

 

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Hello everyone! 😄

This week I’m showing you how to make your own stamps with foam. I think they’re really cool and you can turn any image you like into a stamp this way. The crafting foam works really well because it adsorbs the ink well, which makes you able to stamp it.

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What you’ll need:

  • Template images
  • Crafting foam
  • Scissors
  • A stanley knife
  • Some strong cardboard
  • Glue

Step 1: Printing the images

Print out a few images that you want to turn into stamps. Search Google for anything you want with ‘silhouette’ after it and you’ll find all kind of templates. I chose a bunny, a hummingbird, a lily, a rose and my name.

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Step 2: Cutting the paper

Cut out all your images. With the solid shapes it’s easy, but with the rose I had to cut out all the little parts.

With the lily I decided to keep the three smallest parts attached, so it would be easier to cut.

Step 3: tracing the paper onto the foam

Trace the paper onto the foam. The colour of the foam you use doesn’t matter, you won’t see any difference while stamping.

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Step 4: Cutting out the foam

This is the hard step. I was able to cut the bunny and the hummingbird out with scissors, but the rose, lily and my name had really small pieces  so I used a stanley knife for them. Luckily you can cut through foam really easily with a good stanley knife

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Step 5: Cutting the cardboard

I cut a few cardboard shapes out of strong cardboard. For the bunny, hummingbird and rose I decided to make circles because I think that looked really cool, but the shape of the cardboard really doesn’t matter as long as the foam fits on it.

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Step 6: Sticking the foam to the cardboard.

Stick the foam to the cardboard with glue. An important thing to remember is when you’re using letters to spell something, you should stick them to the cardboard in reverse!

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Step 7: Go stamping!

I had a lot of fun with this step😊

You can just use the stamps like normal stamps, and you can use all kinds of ink. You could even use paint if you want.

Here are a few examples of what I did:

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I think it’s really cool that you can make your own designs. You can really make cool artworks by stamping. And if you make your name you can stamp it under all kinds of letters.

I hope you found this tutorial useful. If you did, please like, comment or share. It really means a lot to me😊

Thanks for reading & see ya next week!

xxx, Yara

 

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3 DIY Summer Bracelets

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Ok, it isn’t really summer yet, but it is never to early to make some bracelets, right? Today I will show you 3 ways to make easy summer bracelets.

Bracelet 1:

For this bracelet, you will need a few kinds of string. I used one with little beads, one with bigger beads, one braided string and two strips of felt.

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Make sure they are all the same length and glue them to a piece of thin cardboard (like from a cereal box) as shown in the photo:

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Then, add some more glue and bend the cardboard over. Do this to both sides.

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Add jewellery rings to both sides and attach a clasp and you’re done.

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It looks really cool, right?

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Bracelet 2:

This is the easiest bracelet to make. All you’ll need is 3 white strips and 3 blue strips of  craft foam.

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Divide them into pairs of two, one white and one blue in each pair, and braid them.

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Cut it to the size of your wrist and sew it shut.

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It’s a really easy way to make a fashionable bracelet.

Bracelet 3:

This is my personal favourite, but it also takes the longest to make. For this, you will need a loom. I bought this mini-loom for a few dollars. If you don’t have a loom, you can make little cuts in both sides of a shoe box and use that as a loom.

Anyway, use string and put in on the loom like this:

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Now take a needle and thread and put five beads on the thread.

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Lay these beads on the string, with a bead between every two strings. Then hold your needle underneath the strings and pull it back through the beads. This way, your beads will stay in place.

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Repeat this until the bracelet is long enough.

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Then, tie the strings together and attach rings and a clasp like this:

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I think this one looks soo pretty!

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Here’s a link to the design I mede for you to make the bracelet. You can print it to make sure you don’t mess up. The arrow shows where you should start.

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The bracelets also look really pretty combined:

 

These were the three bracelets! Please like if you found these tutorials useful and let me know which is your favourite in the comments. And don’t forget to share! 🙂

 

DIY easy foam pouch

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Hello, I’m back! And this time I’m going to show you how to make this cute little pouch. You can use it as a wallet, or just as a place to put all small necessary things. It is really easy, and only costs about half an hour to make.

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  • Eva Foam (18 cm x 12 cm)
  • A zip
  • Needle and thread
  • Optionally other colours of foam for decoration

 

Step 1: Lay the foam down on the zipper and sew it down. I used a double thread to make it stronger.

 

Step 2: Fold around the other side of the foam and sew it to the other side of the zipper

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This is how it should look:

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Step 4:

Tuck in the bits of the zipper that stick out and press down the foam. Now. take your thread and sew one of the sides shut.

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Do the same with the other side

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Step 5: You’re almost done! The only things left to do are trim of the loose threads and decorate.

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And you’re done!

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It’s a super convenient pouch to keep things like make-up but you can also use it as a wallet. Another advantage is that you can easily customise it, using any colour and decorations you like.

If you liked this tutorial, please like, comment or share it. You really help me out if you do!

From now on, I’ll try to post at least once every week. Thanks for supporting me!