It’s rare that I find a DIY project in a book I can actually carry out but this one is filled with great projects that actually seem do-able. Their DIY page on creating custom-stamped curtains inspired me to create ones to enhance my son’s Star Wars themed room.
Print out a design of your choice (in this case, a Storm Trooper)
Also shown is a blade you’ll need later ($1.99 at Home Depot in the paint section)
Trace your design onto a sheet of craft foam ($.99 at Michael’s)- choose a light colored foam sheet so your image will show through when tracing. I traced over a lamp which is a bit of a fire hazard so be careful. Michael’s carries tracing tablets but I’m on a tight budget.
Cut out the parts of the image you don’t want to ink (in this case, I cut out all the dark parts of the image)
It helps to place the foam on a piece of cardboard when cutting.
If you want your stamp to come out as a square, cut the foam into a square. If you want it to come out in a circle, cut it into a circle.
Glue your cut-out onto a piece of cardboard to create a stamp. I cut-off a piece of a cardboard box I happened to have in the house. You only need to glue the 4 corners of the foam piece. I used a glue gun.
Using a large foam brush, cover your stamp evenly with paint color of your choice (foam brushes are cheapest at Walmart- in the paint brush section)
Stamp away! I stamped my image onto black, cotton curtain panels bought from Bed Bath & Beyond.
Press down evenly, and voila!
-box cutter/exacto knife (Home Depot $1.99)
-sheet of craft foam (Michaels $.99)
-image of choice printed in black ink
-cardboard (2 sheets a bit larger than the size of your image)
-pen (to trace image onto craft foam)
-lamp (to trace your image)
-glue (to glue your cut-out onto one of the cardboard pieces)
-fabric on which you’ll stamp your image onto (curtains, pillow cases- whatever)