Wine Cork Stamps

How to make mini stamps from wine corks via lilblueboo.com

The SYTYC Contest is on hiatus this week. I still have to come up with a project by tomorrow for next week! Here was my submission last week for the “mitten” theme: little matching mitten cork stamps. It didn’t get the most votes but I am still in the game! I used them to create some stationary for a Santa letter….

 

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….and a simple piece of artwork for our guest room night table.

 

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Wine corks are the perfect size for making miniature stamps. (click here to see some others I have made.) I start by slicing off one end of the cork so that I start with a perfectly flat surface:

 

How to make mini stamps from wine corks 4 via lilblueboo.comThen I draw my shape:

 

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And cut straight down around the edges of the shape:

 

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And then carefully cut and chip off the pieces from the sides:

 

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Then just dip them in some paint and stamp away!

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  1. 1
    -elle♡ says:

    this is so adorablee. i used to make stamps with erasers xD

  2. 2
    ForeverYou says:

    What a delicate job it is!! I always wanted to know how to create the stamps.. I am afraid I don`t have patience thought!

  3. 3
    Loren, Matt & Kaine says:

    I totally voted for these! I thought they were by far the best! Glad to see you will be creating something else for next week! Good luck!

  4. 4
    Maggie says:

    I voted for this, too! Love it.

  5. 5
    Your cool friend Cheryl says:

    So cute!

    I used to love making stamps from corks. I've stuck with stamps from potatoes ever since I stabbed myself with the razor, though…your pics make me shudder thinking about it!

  6. 6
    Carol B says:

    :~)

  7. 7
    Carol B says:

    :~)

  8. 8
    sofia's sketchbook says:

    i sooooooo copy this…for my xmas cards envelopes…..i love it!!!!!

  9. 9
    TOP DRAWER VINTAGE says:

    what a great, great idea!!

    i love the two red mittens frame! too cute…

  10. 10
    Two Mittens says:

    um, this seems perfect for me!

  11. 11
    carly k says:

    I didn't realize that was your submission. I thought that was the CUTEST thing I have ever seen! I love, love it! I voted for that:)

  12. 12
    Melanie says:

    I voted for this too– adorable!!!

  13. 13
    Julie says:

    Super cute idea! My girls would love these! Now to just find some corks! We have pretty bottles still full bcuz we don't drink 'em! I just collect 'em!

  14. 14
    threemoonbabies says:

    Thanks so much for this tutorial!
    I have been making cork stamps to use with my clay! They work great!

  15. 15
    Vicki says:

    This is ingenious…I’m now having one of those “why didn’t I think of that!” moments, especially as I recently threw out some leftover wine corks without thinking!

  16. 16
    Heather says:

    Great idea! Adds personal touch to letters and cards. Now I need to buy more wine to do this:)

  17. 17

    Highly descriptive post, I liked that a lot. Will there be a part 2?

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