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!
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