Friday, February 20, 2009

Rubber Stamp Junk Project.


I was afraid I may have made a few of you nervous after my last junk project post. I decided to ease back just a little and throw out a really simple project.


I have been attracted to vintage rubber stamps as long as I can remember...I keep snatching them up at antique shops, flea markets, and garage sales.


I particularly like the ones displaying dorky cool business names. Cinderella Clip & Curl?


And I adore the ones with great emblems on the handles!


Remove the rubber lettering at the bottom so your stamp will sit flat. Drill 2 holes in the top of the handle 1/2" apart and 1/2" deep. (I used a 1/16 drill bit)
(Tip: Make an indentation with a nail before drilling to keep your drill bit in the correct spot.)


Wrap 18 gage wire around a fine point Sharpie one and a half times to achieve the perfect round. Snip with a wire cutter leaving 2 tails approximately the same depth as your holes.


Your wire should look like this.


Add a tiny bit of glue to the end of the wire and insert into the holes.


Add a photo,


place card, business card, or small sign.


S is for simple. Have fun!

If you haven't registered to win the scramble quilt tote on the Junk Revolution message boards, be sure to head on over and sign-up!
Peace,
Ki

26 comments:

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

I love this! I'm going to have to try it with some of my old stamps. Of course, I just sold some with "dorky cool business names" in my booth a few weeks ago. I knew I should have kept them! Oh, well....I can't keep it all!

A Hole in the Basket Primitives - Ann said...

This is so cute! What a great idea. My daughter will need to try this for her room, it looks just like her. I'll have to find some stamps that cool for a teenager. Thanks for the idea. ~Ann

Tracy said...

You just totally amaze me...what great ideas you come up with. Of course after seeing them I think, now why didn't I think of that. haha....
Have a great weekend!

Living with Lindsay said...

I was just led to your blog, and I love it!

How wonderful! I really think these are very interesting.

Susan said...

Did that Cinderalla one by chance come from Colorado? We had a huge, destination type mall back in the 70's called Cinderella mall, that had beauty salons in it. It was torn down in the early 80's.
Love the project!

bec4 said...

This is really cute! How do you get the wire so straight in the first place--mine is always on rolls and I usually can't get it straight.

Ki said...

Good question! I purchase my wire in 12-18" sticks at the floral warehouse in our town. The rolls work just as well for this project, but are tricky when you need a straight piece.
Peace,
Ki

Jill said...

Another great project! I'm having trouble posting on the message board--any ideas why I can't. I was able to before about 2 wks ago.

Janelle said...

Very, very clever!

Deenna said...

Awesome Idea!

terri said...

You never cease to amaze me with your creativity! Awesome little project. Thanks.

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Malisa

two hippos said...

What a brilliant idea, I just love the Cinderella Clip and Curl! Must have been a fabulous hairdressers.

Honey Bend Vintage said...

What a great idea~
Bristol

Tiny D├ęcor said...

These are fabulous. I am a writer for Crafting A Green World (part of Green Options Media) and would love to link to your project in an upcoming post. I could not find an e-mail contact. Can you please e-mail me at jackie [at] tinydecor [dot]com and let me know if I can have permission to use a photo of your junk stamp project on the Crafting A Green World Blog??

Thanks,
Jackie
http://greenoptions.com/author/jackie21

LuLu said...

Oh i love it and know want to search for rubber stamps to do this. so very clever!!!
keep inventing just love to see what you do,
LuLu

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Hello! What a great blog! Just found you and we will have to keep tabs on all of your cool creations!
We have some rubber stamps that we got at an estate sale that came with some other box of goodies - haven't figured out what to do with them.....love this idea! Thanks!
Karla & Karrie

Paddywack Designs said...

Very adorable. So simple and so cute.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is such a fabulous idea! Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be linking to this.

Sonya said...

What a wonderful project! Thanks for the How-To's!
Sonya

Melis said...

Love this idea! So cute! Now I have something else to look out for, old rubber stamps :)

BitsAndPieces said...

How clever! Ki, your projects are just the best! Thanks for sharing the how-to instructions.

Anita said...

This is a cute idea. And thanks for the step by step instructions...I'll put them to use!

Anita

That Girl Ang said...

YOU! make the coolest stuff! LOL

Jennifer DeDonato said...

wonderful idea...I have some rubber stamps like those.

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