DIY: Horse Stamps

DIY Horse Stamps

Are you the type of person who still believes nothing is better than receiving snail mail or a handwritten note?

Last week Danielle from Cavalcade was talking about office decor & she showed us a gorgeous ceramic horse stampfrom Anthropologie. Inspired to have my own stamp & not to pay full price, I came up with this simple DIY project to make my own horse stamp.

DIY Horse Stamps Foam Ponies

DIY Horse Stamp Supplies: 

Stamping ink (your color choice)

Wooden blocks or pieces

Foam sticker ponies (found here)

A knife (optional)

I picked up everything I needed at Jo Ann Fabrics & it cost about $10.00 to make three stamps & get two different colors of ink.

DIY Horse Stamp

The process is so easy & feel free to get creative & stray away from my basic guidelines. Remove the sticker back & apply the foam pony to the bottom piece of wood. Then unwrap & stick another pony on top of it – you will need to apply three of the same sized foam ponies on top of each other to make it stand out far enough from the wood. Otherwise you will get ink on the wood when you push down to stamp.

DIY Horse Stamp in use

Push down & stamp away. I picked up black & turquoise ink. DIY Horse Stamps finished

Then you can stick a horse on top of your stamp so you know which one it is. Note – because of the stickers on the bottom the horses face left but actually stamp right. You can fix that if you want to glue down the horse & cover up the sticky side but it didn’t bother me.

If you are feeling creative – take a knife & scratch stripes or other designs into the foam. Instead of a solid horse you can create a vintage look or perhaps even a Paint horse.

Also if you want a textured effect try stamping unevenly.
DIY Horse Stamp on paperThese are great on snail mail, thank you cards, post its & what ever you feel like stamping!

DIY Horse Stamp on envelope

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11 comments on “DIY: Horse Stamps
  1. I love, love, love this!!! I am one of the dinosaurs who still love receiving a letter in the mail and I love to send them. Thank you for this great idea!
    ~M

  2. Brittany says:

    Man I wish I would have seen this last week. A local craft store was going out of business and things we 90% off. I bought quite a bit anyway but I really could have gone over-board if I had seen this post beforehand. I think I may have to go to a craft store this weekend. These stamps are too cute and I love sending snail mail.

    • Raquel says:

      Oh man 90% off at a craft store? I would have had a field day! I was so happy to find these horses because I thought I would have to cut them out of foam myself!

  3. Danielle says:

    First, thanks for the shout out and the link to Cavalcade! Second, this is an awesome idea! Like Brittany, I want to drive over to the local craft store right now and make some of these! I am going to have to make a trip over the weekend and search around for some supplies. 🙂

  4. Tracy says:

    This is a great idea. Your stamps are adorable and I love that making them looks very easy and super affordable.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  5. Are you kidding me? This is too cool! You’re such a smartie!

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