Tuesday, March 18

MAKE: Rolling Stamp

We seem to be on a real DIY apartment decor kick lately.  Perfect timing because spring-cleaning has started in my house and along with that usually comes lots of redecorating. Creating my own stamps and designing art prints is something I have wanted to try for a long time. I was originally going to try this project using a rolling pin, but then came across the idea of using a toilet paper roll and paint roller instead. This change gave the project more flexibility to swap out designs and not be as permanent.

We created four different patterns that are all unique and easy to make.  Follow the steps below to make a simple rolling stamp that you'll want to use over and over again.  Happy crafting!

Small Paint Roller with Cover
Empty Toilet Paper Rolls
Craft Foam (self-adhesive)
Stamp Ink Pads (any color)

Step One // Decide what shapes and patterns you'd like to create for your rolling stamp. Draw or trace the shapes on craft foam paper. Cut out the designs and attach them to the empty toilet paper rolls. This will be easiest if you get the self-adhesive type of craft foam.   
Tip: To make a rolling stamp with small circles, use a hole puncher. It worked perfectly!

Step Two // Slide the toilet paper roll over the small paint roller. Roll your stamp over an ink pad in the color of your choice.  Make sure the whole stamp is coated with ink.

Step Three // Roll the inked stamp across paper to create a beautiful design.  Get creative!  Mix and match your different stamps to create designs with two or more patterns. 
Tip: Things might get a bit messy if you want your stamp to go near or off the edge of your paper.  Cover the table with newspaper, craft paper, etc.

We had a blast making these rolling stamps.  Such a simple way to make a personal piece of art. If you make some of your own, we'd love it if you share them with us!

Check out other projects from our MAKE series here.



  1. Step 1: I freak out because I want to make these now. Like, "can I just leave work to make these" now!

    1. You're too sweet Alexis! We'd love to see how yours turn out so make sure to share them with us.

  2. What a great idea, I'm definitely finding time to do this!

    1. Hey Debra! Thanks for stopping by our little blog. These prints were so super simple to make and we really love the way they turned out. Hope you have fun making stamps of your own!

  3. Love this! Totally going to set a craft day with some friends this spring and make them. How fun!


    1. Thanks Katie! Having a craft day with friends is one of our favorite things to do. Enjoy making your own.