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Grab your hot glue gun and learn how to make your own stamp today. Yes, you can make a stamp with hot glue! This fun project is perfect for adults and kids alike. It is actually the perfect way to wrap up Craft Lightning. If you have missed any of the fun this week, be sure to catch up with the crafts from day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4. You will also want to read on as I have information on a new hot glue book that you don’t want to miss!
Supplies needed to make your own stamp:
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- Hot glue gun (a precision tip gun works great here) (Want to make this a great project for kids? Try a cool temp glue gun like this one.)
- Flat wood pieces
- Ink for stamping
How to make your own stamp with hot glue:
Start with a flat wood piece that will work for the size stamp that you desire. Use the glue gun to start drawing on the design of your choice. TIP: You can use a pencil to draw the design onto the wood before using the hot glue.
Continue with the hot glue until your design is complete. Allow to cool completely before continuing.
Flip your wood piece over and hot glue a cork onto the center of the back. This will act as a handle for your stamp.
Then just press the stamp onto an ink pad and stamp away! Please note that the lines will not be as perfect as this is hot glue. This works great for certain designs but may not for others.
My favorite is this wood grain like texture. It is perfect with this technique!
Now that you know how to make your own stamp, what pattern or design will you try?
The kids will love creating custom stamps then letting their inner artist get creative.
Frankly, I love this technique as well for quick and easy stamps that can be used on a wide variety of craft projects.
Do you love how easy this project is? Perhaps you want even more project ideas with hot glue? Well, I have the book for you! I partnered with Carolina Moore to write a book all about hot glue to bring you projects just like this one. We are using hot glue in ways that you never thought possible. Hot glue shoes? Oh yes! And so much more!
So are you ready to dive in and use your glue gun like never before?
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Even more hot glue crafts
Now, are you ready to see even more great hot glue crafts? Carolina and I are collaborating with several other blogs this week to bring you some hot glue inspiration! Just click the pictures below to open up instructions on how to make each craft idea.