a DIY stamp

i love anchors. like —>> totally. completely. in love with anchors.



step 1 >> print out an outlined shape… in my case, an anchor! staple around the edges to a piece of thin foam board. i purchased a large piece of thin foam board at JoAnn’s in the kid craft section for less than $1. i can make about 10-15 stamps from one piece!


step 2 >> cut the shape out and glue to a piece of wood or a wooden block


step 3 >> stamp away.

i LOVE how it turned out. i have a few more stampin’ projects coming up!


now to finish a batch of bow cuffs tonight + hang a few more earrings and add an adorable tag or stamped box to our packages.

what kind of stamp are you going to make?


oh yes… i wanted to show you my sweet polka dots & stripes today — what do you think?

scarf >> targetΒ  – polka dot trench >> garnet hill – bracelet >> DIY at Flamingo Toes



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I'm a Christian, married to Lenny, the Gluten Free Dad and raising our 3 kids together on the east coast while enjoying the sun, ocean breezes + cupcakes.

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  1. Love the idea! I have tried some different diy stamps and I will absolutely have a go with this one as well.

  2. Oh what a great idea! I made my own stamp as well, but I cut it back from an eraser and it was quite a time-consuming way of doing it and didn’t end up as accurate as I would have liked. I’ll definitely try this way next time.

    By the way, I love anchors too. There’s something about that great combo of 1950s chic together with nautical references that is really appealing…

  3. What a cute idea! I have been searching for ways to make a handmade stamp and this would be perfect for my project!

  4. Great project!

  5. Now how perfect is that! So simple, you could make all kinds of your own stamps! I’ll have to remember this one. Thanks for sharing!
    Saw you sharing with the All Star Block Party
    Debbie πŸ™‚

  6. Such a great idea! I will have to try this πŸ™‚

  7. Cute cute! πŸ™‚ I LOVE this, and want to make one!

    • thank you julie! i am TOTALLY confident that you can make one of these. i’ll even skype a tutorial for you! πŸ™‚

  8. Aimee you look adorable, and so does your little stamp! What a cute idea. What talents do you not have???

    • you brighten my day friend! thank you. thank you. i am lacking.. believe me. remember that hour long chat about my sweet little Abigail?! πŸ˜‰

  9. Okay, what a fantastic DIY! Absolutely love!! Btw, they had theeee cutest little girls nautical outfit in the window at Baby Gap yesterday. Made me think of cutie Abigail!!!

    • thanks Candace. i have so many ideas now — i am already a stamp collector!! i love the sweet Gap clothes, nautical-inspired. too cute!!

  10. Soooo cute Aimee!! I think I need to make a flamingo!! Thanks for the great directions!!
    (and the sweet bracelet shoutout too! πŸ™‚

    • i think so too!!! we can add it to our list in a few weeks! and of COURSE.. i adore my bracelet and lucky enough to have you give me one!

  11. Cool ANCHOR DOTS!!!

  12. Aimee these are great! Stamps are so expensive, and this makes an affordable option! Think I’ll make an “H” for our last name. Thanks for sharing!

  13. I was sitting here checking out diy stamps on pinterest when I saw your tweet come across. Love this! I’m so impressed you cut out that anchor so precisely. Such a cute stamp! Love the polka dots too!

    • you are too sweet. yes, i use titanium scissors for cutting – probably has something to do with it. i like how un-perfect these stamps turn out — makes them a little more whimsy & handmade looking! so glad you stopped by!