Wine Cork Stamps

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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

    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

    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

    :~)

  7. 7

    :~)

  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

    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

    I voted for this too– adorable!!!

  13. 13

    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

    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

    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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