There are so many things you can decorate and personalise with block print stamps.
Block printing has been around for thousands of years, and is still providing so much joy for creatives today.
We provide block printing kits for people to create signature pattens onto tote and drawstring bags. These individually carved wooden block print stamps have been fair trade sourced from a family in Delhi
These stamps can be used to decorate so many more things than a fabric bag. If you’ve bought a kit, or have block print stamps at home, check out all the other things you could create with a bit of imagination.
Note – these are ideas I’ve found on Pinterest, they are all direct Pinterest pins which I have no affiliation with.
1. Handmade birthday cards
2. Hand stamped gift tags
3. Handprinted wrapping paper
6. Imprinting soap patterns
7. Personalising clothes
9. Notebook covers
10. Canvas for your home
There you have 10 things you can decorate with block print stamps.
If you would like to have a go at block printing yourself, check out our kits which can be delivered to your door or make thoughtful gifts for friends.
Take a look at our christmas card idea fo kids. Turn your Christmas cards into a bit of festive decor.
Why not mix it up a bit at Christmas and make Christmas card bunting for your family. It will be the prettiest card on the mantlepiece! I made one for my niece who is 2 who probably still doesn’t understand the concept of Christmas cards! This idea’s great for kids.
Cut out the letters of their name from coloured card, cover it with stickers then make little holes and thread some festive sparkly string. You could write a little message on the back for them to read in years to come! This Christmas card idea could even become a yearly Christmas decoration to put out next year!
The time had come to get up to some crafty mischief again. My bank of homemade cards was running extremely low so instead of panicking about this major crisis, I came up with a genius solution to make some more!
I have a few people to thank and send some ‘thinking of you’ cards to via the British postal service… It always means more when a message arrives on a doormat rather than through a vibration on your mobile.
So I downloaded some thank you gift tags from the liagriffith.com blog, (I have previously mentioned her, she’s an ultimate legend) and cut them out.
These sort of tags are usually tied to a present, so I thought I’d change things up a bit and hang them inside the card, so when the reader opens it, they’d get the shock of their life… Not really!
So I used some of my favourite coloured parcel string to tie them around and tied a knot to hold them in place. I made sure the knot was on the front of the card and then covered it with a crafty embellishment!
This handmade gift idea is such a lovely thing to make for any friend, partner or family member.
I made this gift for my husband. I thought of 52 reasons why I love him and listed each one in this handmade gift. To be honest I think I probably appreciated this gift more than he did! (He’s not a handmade gift kinda guy shall we say!)
Personalised deck of playing cards
I ordered a pack of playing cards which I had personalised with a photo of the two of us. (You can type into google “personalised playing cards” and there are many online retailers to choose from)
Once the pack arrived, I designed two playing card sized covers, one for the front and back. I used thicker card for this.
I decorated the front with alphabet stickers – that said “52 reasons why I love you”.
I then hole punched everything and thread coloured string through each playing car to create a mini book.
Then with a marker pen I wrote a reason on each card. I gotta admit some of the reasons did stretch my imagination! But call it a test to your relationship! Can you name 52 reasons for your loved one?
This would be a great gift for any loved one, I personally think it’s adorable!
I received a cute handmade card yesterday. No matter how slushy the words are in a shop bought card, a handmade card always expresses more love.
This card in particular was so simple, there were 4 blocks of patterned paper with little slogans on stickers on each one… Adorable!