Wine Cork Heart Stamps

I’m so not crafty. It just isn’t in my blood like it is for some of you. I have interests though! I like wine. I’m good at drinking it. I like it in my bloodstream. I’m totally winking at you all right now!

I’ve been struggling to decide on teacher gifts for my son’s teacher. I really love his teacher this year. I love her because he loves her. She helped us see that he needed help. I owe her a lot. I wish I could get her something fancy for Valentine’s Day, but I’m on a budget. A tight one.

The big boy and I are going to make her a gift. I know I want to decorate it with hearts. I mean what else would you use on Valentine’s Day? I thought about buying a heart stamp, but I had a vision of making one myself. I actually had a vision of making my husband do it, but he had to go grocery shopping.

I have an abundance of wine corks. See the first paragraph! I save the corks for crafts that I never do. I figured that the corks would make a good stamp. I just had to figure out how to make it work. Luckily, I did pretty well on the first try.

Here’s what I did.

1. I gathered my supplies. A wine cork, a sharpie, and a paring knife are all that you need. I spent zero dollars on this stamp!

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2. I drew a heart on the cork to give me some direction as to how to cut.

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3. I was worried about this next part. I wasn’t sure a knife would work, but it worked pretty well. I just cut around the heart. It was easy!

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4. Here is what it looked like after I finished cutting. The whole thing took only ten minutes and now I have a pretty rad heart stamp.

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5. Test it out before you use on your project. I had to go do a bit of trimming up after the first use.

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Looks a little cray, huh? I did a little fine tuning and it ended up looking like this.

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I am proud of myself! I’ll show you what we did with them in my next post.

I linked up here.

Are you crafty?

10 thoughts on “Wine Cork Heart Stamps

  1. That’ s an excellent idea! I’ll have to try that with my son. I think he’d get a kick out of it. (found you on Marvelous Mondays)

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  2. You should be proud of yourself! This is craft and smart indeed! I’m thinking I need to go get a couple corks πŸ˜‰ to experiment and test out this week! Genius!

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  3. I love crafts and own hundreds of stamps. My hobby is becoming expensive and this is such a great idea! I had never even considered using a cork to make a stamp before. Love it. Found you at #marvelousmonday #smartpartyplanning

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  4. Having fun is the important part and it looks like you did just that! Crafty is anything slightly different, so I think your crafty πŸ™‚

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  5. Thank you for stopping over today at my Wednesday Hodgepodge blog post. So nice to meet you. Love your idea here for making stamps and I certainly have a lot of wine corks at home!!! You are a no-reply so I couldn’t comment back from the comment you left me. You would think they could come up with a better flavoring for that stuff you have to drink with the colonoscopy!

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