Homemade Valentine's Day Gift Bags (Using CARROT Stamps)!

/ Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Remember when I told you I hid a massive stash of candy from boyfriend? Well I kind-of hide craft supplies from him, too, and the storage situation is dire (darn you Brooklyn-sized apartments)! Consequentially, I can only add to my collection of stamps, ribbons, paints, felt bits, etc. when it's really, really necessary or practical—but where's the fun in that?

A ha! I have a solution, though. Instead of hoarding seasonal stamps that take up precious space, make disposable stamps using things around the house...like carrot scraps! That's what I did to make these DIY Valentine's Day treat bags this weekend. Follow the instructions below or find me on Vine for a little how-to video!


  • 1 large carrot
  • Pairing knife
  • Paper towels
  • Acrylic paint

1. Cut the carrot into 3pieces, width-wise (this makes each stamp easier to handle and gives you theopportunity to make 3 different sizes, since most carrots are taperedslightly)!
2. Trim the ends of eachpiece to make them level/flat. Using a pairing knife, carve out the desiredstamp shape.
3. Pat dry using paper toweland dip in acrylic paint. Do a test stamp on scrap paper to make sure the shapeis exactly how you want it. 

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