I got super excited a couple of weeks ago when Pippa from Buzzfeed contacted me to ask if I’d like to contribute to a DIY post.  Of course I said yes!  You can check out the Buzzfeed post (where there are loads of other cool projects), or scroll down to see my very own DIY stamp projects!

Project 1:  DIY Stamped scarf

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What you’ll need:

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  • White scarf or plain fabric (preferably cotton)
  • Fabric paint
  • Pen
  • Craft knife
  • Ruler
  • Bottle caps or lids
  • Foam sheets (available from craft shops)
  • Double-sided tape or craft glue

Step 1:  Draw the design for your shapes on the foam sheet, using a pen and ruler.

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Step 2:  Using a craft knife and ruler, cut out each shape and set aside

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Step 3:  Attach each shape to a lid or cap, using double-sided tape or craft glue.

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Step 4:  Pour some fabric paint into a flat container.  It may be necessary to add some water to give the paint a smoother consistency.

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Step 5:  Lay your fabric onto some plastic bags or sheeting, and get stamping!

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Step 6:  Once the paint is dry, you may need to iron the reverse side to set (check the instructions on the bottle).

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PS:  The watered-down fabric paint “bled” a little into my fabric, but I quite like the effect!

Project 2:  DIY Stamped top

This project is great for spicing up an old white tank top or t-shirt.

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What you’ll need:

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  • Your stamps from project 1
  • Fabric paint
  • Plain white tank top or t-shirt
  • Printed heart template
  • Scissors

Step 1:  Fold the heart template in half, and cut around the edges to create a stencil.

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Step 2:  Lay your top down on a flat surface, and place some plastic between the two layers (to prevent bleed-through of the fabric paint).  A plastic bag or cling-wrap will do.

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Step 3:  Position the heart stencil on the front of the tank top.  You can use cellotape to prevent it from slipping.

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Step 4:  Use one of your stamps to fill the heart.

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Step 5:  When you’re done stamping, remove the stencil, and your heart shape will be revealed.

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Step 6:  Remember to follow the instructions on the bottle to seal the fabric paint once dry.

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5 thoughts on “Loving…a DIY with Buzzfeed”

  1. Hi there, found your site via Craftgawker and have spent the last little while browsing, great site and great local content! Love the scarf tutorial, stunning colours!

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