In this instructable you will not only learn how to decorate tissue paper for the holidays with stamps, but also how to make the stamps. These stamps are inexpensive, easy to make, and only take a few minutes to create! All you need to get started is a hot glue gun and some containers from a toy vending machine, found in the entrances or exits of grocery and toy stores. You know, the machines that you put in a quarter and out pops a little container with a bracelet, sticky hand, or sticker inside. All you need are a few of these containers for the actual stamp part: the clear holder part will serve as the handle (you only need one of these), and the lids (which will be interchangable) will be the stampers. Follow these instructions to make the stamp.

  • Toy Vending Machine capsules
  • hot glue gun
  • tissue paper
  • Acrylic paint

Time needed: 30 minutes for making and stamping, drying may take overnight.
Skill Level:
Pretty easy

Step 1: Come Up with a Design

For starters, come up with the design of the stamp you want. If it is for Christmas, you could make a snowflake, like mine. If it is for a Birthday, you could make a cake image. Draw what you want to make on a piece of paper as a guide. Then, lightly sketch onto the lid of the container your design.
That is cool! I've never thought of stamping like that!
Thanks! :)
Very clever!

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