DIY Homemade Stamps and Hand Stamped Pillows

hand stamped pillows

My living room makeover is almost complete. Seriously, it’s the little details that have taken the longest. When we moved into our new house I had all these big ideas. By the time we moved and had gotten settled it’s been hard to add all the finishing touches. Pillows was on the list of things to make and I finally did it! Hallelujah! So now I just have a few more things to hang and maybe redo our coffee table. Still undecided about that one.

This DIY pillow adds a bit a charm and craftiness to the space. DIY is usually the most inexpensive and fun way to make a space your own. I wouldn’t want have my room look like I ordered it all from the store samples. I want our room to resemble us!

diy pillow


  • Thin foam sheets (found in the clearance sections for 15 cents!)
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Something to attach the foam too (I used a small metal container)
  • Tape or glue
  • Craft paint
  • Textile medium
  • Fabric to sew a pillow into or a pillow form

DIY hand stamped pillow c

Directions: Draw or trace your design on the foam. Cut out with scissors and attach to a wood block, container, etc with glue or tape. Mix paint with textile medium according to the directions. Apply paint liberally and go on stamping. Let dry for 24 hours before sewing into a pillow. To sew a pillow: cut two 16×16 or 18X18 squares. Stamp, let dry, put wrong sides together, and sew leaving a space to put poly fill. Turn right side out, stuff, and sew up the whole.

hand stamped pillows 1

I stamped this fun patterned pillow. I love all the “imperfections”. Well, are they really imperfections if you do them on purpose? I purposely did color variations, making some lighter and some darker. This is my favorite DIY pillow yet!

Want to save more on pillows? I save the stuffing/poly fill from old pillow to stuff new pillow with!

What will you stamp?


  1. These pillows seriously could not be cuter! Great job on the tutorial! I would love for you to share your project at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party tomorrow morning.

    It’s my first time hosting and I’m so excited! {and a little bit scared}

    ~ Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods

  2. Oh! I love the way these turned out! I’ve been doing a lot of stamping myself lately. I love how each stamp is just a little bit different. If you had a second, I would love it if you came by and linked up at The Makers link party over on my blog. 🙂

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