Wednesday, December 18, 2013

DIY Foam Stamps

Have you ever wondered how to make your own foam stamps? Are you looking for a way to liven up your nursery, kids bedroom, or any room in your home? Homemade foam stamps are simple and inexpensive solution for dressing up your walls. In this example, I made a ric-rac stamp. There are so many other possibilities; create stars, flowers, a chevron stripe or anything you can imagine.

First, you will need to get a sheet of foam from your craft store. I folded mine in half because I wanted to create symmetrical shape.

Next, I used a pencil to draw the shape I wanted. (Use a pencil first so you can erase until you get just the shape you want.) Then trace your shape with a marker.

With your foam still folded, carefully cut your shape.

Use some of your extra foam to create little "handles" for your foam stamp. Tape on these handles. This will make stamping easier.

Use a small paint brush or foam brush to cover the front side of the stamp with acrylic paint.

Gently press your stamp against the wall.

Repaint your stamp and continue the pattern on your wall. A laser level will be helpful if you are creating a pattern all the way across the wall.

If you are using the stamp on a textured wall, you will need to go back in with a small brush and touch up the paint when you are done.

We love the results what do you think? Give this technique a try and share pictures of your results with us on Facebook!

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