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How to Make Your Own Stamp with Hot Glue

Grab your hot glue gun and learn how to make your own stamp today. Yes, it is THAT easy -- adults and kids alike will have a blast making custom stamps with hot glue. My easy how-to stamp making guide will have you stamping up a storm in no time.
Keyword crafting, crafts, diy craft, easy craft, hot glue, hot glue craft, hot glue gun, hot glue stamp, how to make a custom stamp, make your own stamp, stamp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Author Angie Holden


  • Hot glue gun

What You Will Need

  • Hot glue sticks
  • Flat wood pieces
  • Corks
  • Ink for stamping


  • Prep your materials: Start with a flat wood piece that is just a tad larger than the desired size of your stamp.
    hot glue gun with wood pieces on a table
  • Draw your design: I like to use a pencil or a piece of chalk to draw the design onto the wood before using the hot glue, that way if I mess up, I can just erase and try again!
    hot glue design on a wood square
  • Begin your stamp: Use the glue gun to trace your design on the flat wood piece. Continue with the hot glue until your design is complete. Allow to cool completely before continuing.
    adding hot glue to a piece of wood
  • Add your stamp handle: 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.
    adding cork stopper to the back of a wood square with hot glue
  • Use your stamp: Just press the stamp onto an ink pad and stamp away! Please note that the lines will not be super crisp or perfect, as this is hot glue. This method definitely works great for certain designs better than others. My favorite design is a wood-grain like texture, pictured below. It is perfect with this stamp-making technique!
    testing stamps made with hot glue