Make your own DIY Valentines with this super easy (very crafty!) homemade stamp.
Secret craft supply needed? A potato!
Potato stamping might be one of my all time favorite homemade crafts because it’s so cool that you can take a potato out of your pantry, carve it up a little, and within minutes you have your very own stamp!
Right? So very cool. Kind of like these pretty DIY rose stamps I made with lettuce a couple of years ago.
Leftover pantry food for the win.
- paring knife
- tole paint
- card stock or plain note cards to print on
- scissors to cut card stock
- Cut card stock into note cards and fold to use in a minute.
- Slice the potato in half.
- Use the pencil to trace a shape into the potato. I made a heart but you can make whatever you'd like!
- Using a knife, cut away the potato around the shape you traced until the shape is standing higher than the rest of the potato.
- Use the paintbrush to paint some color onto the shape.
- Holding the uncut side of the potato, stamp the painted shape onto your note cards.
- So cute!
You can make flat cards, but I think little tented note cards are extra adorable. You can write or stamp whatever you’d like on the front and then write a little private greeting to your sweetie on the inside.
Once you’re happy with your shape, take a paring knife and carve all around the shape. Basically you’re making a relief of the shape, or a raised up shape. That way, the heart will stick out and ONLY the heart will transfer when it’s covered in paint.
Let your cards dry, and if you want add a little note on the front.
Look at you, crafty-pants, you just learned how to make your own Valentines using a POTATO.