DIY: Rolling Pin Geometric Stamps

DIY + How To

You know we love a good handmade stamp here. Not only is a stamp something that even someone with zero drawing skills can make, it’s the gift that keeps giving since you can wipe, change inks and keep stamping! The idea of using rolling pins (which normally live in the kitchen) is brilliant because think of all the cool patterns you could make with this, for tea towels, curtains, pillow cases, napkins, shower curtains…all sorts of home ideas!

And this is basically where the helpfulness of this post goes down hill. We spotted this idea on the Spanish blog SuTurno, and you can see tons of photos of the stamps in action on their Facebook page. But we’re at a loss to see how they made these suckers. Maybe glued-on rubber bands? We’d love if anyone who’s familiar with this idea to give us some hints on how to do it! In the meantime absorb the inspiration and MacGyver it yourself!

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  1. Carrie

    Jul 18, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I have done this with ink brayers. Sticky back foam works (i found mine in the dollar store/crafts section). Silicone or other type of glue can be “drawn” on. Furniture feet pads (felt type material with adhesive on the back). Go through your office supply place and you’ll find lots of sticky back things that can work. Teacher section has stuff too. Linoleum can be cut into shapes and glued on with silicone or other glue. I could go on and on. . . .

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Jul 18, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      These are brilliant ideas!! Thank you so kindly and much for giving us these tips!

      • Carrie Fradkin

        Jul 20, 2012 at 6:44 am

        My pleasure. Someday I send you pics of the ones I have done. We (group of artists and designers where my studio is) are always looking for new ways to make things.

      • Adrienne Breaux

        Jul 20, 2012 at 8:49 am

        Yes please! We would love love to see pics. Feel free to send anything you’ve done (or who you guys are) to adrienne (at) 2modern (dot) com!

  2. Courtney

    Aug 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    It looks like double-sided tape on the rolling pins. Maybe foam strips or cut rubber bands.

  3. Jess

    Aug 21, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    i LOVE this idea.

  4. Nona

    Sep 11, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Yah i agree sticky back foam dye cut or cut trough any digital cutting machines for more intricate designs.

  5. helene fischnaller

    Feb 10, 2013 at 1:56 am

    Einfach genial, wird in den nächsten Tagen ausprobiert.

  6. helene fischnaller

    Feb 10, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Super Beitrag, wird demnächst ausprobiert.

  7. Pam Z

    Feb 21, 2013 at 8:57 am

    hmm..first thought..i use dbl adhesive foam from staples. It comes in rolls..not sure what THEY use it for but I use it to pop up stuff on my cards. Since it is in a roll…about 1/2 -3/4″ wide, you can cut however long. Stick one side to the paper on the roller and use like baby powder to take off the sticky on the other and ink ‘er up!!!

  8. Carmen Lucero

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Hi, I thought you’d be interested in this article. It’s for clay, but it can also be applied to paper and fabric.

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  11. Alice

    Apr 17, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    How about using a lint roller? It’s already got the adhesive on it, so then you just add the sticky whatevers on it. :D

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