Here’s another idea to use up some of those empty spools, it’s also a great project to do with kids.
sticky back foam sheets
Exacto knife and/or scissors
This is a great project for the spools with the stubborn labels that are hard to take off because you won’t need to peel them off for this project. Trace around the bottom of your spool on to the back (paper part) of the sticky backed foam sheet and cut out these circles. You’ll need two circles of foam for each stamp, I like to use both ends of my spools. Peel off backing and stick one circle to the end of the spool this makes a good base for you design to go on and prevents the end of the spool from damaging your design. I like to trim the excess foam from the edge of the spool with my exacto knife, but it’s not necessary.Draw your design on the back of the foam. The great part about this is if you choose to make letters or numbers they will be facing the correct way when they are stamped.Cut out your design and stick it on top of the other piece of foam on the end of the spool. I used my exacto knife to cut out the center and regular scissors to cut the edges. If you are careful and save the foam pieces that you cut from your design you can make a stamp from those too and have a negative version of you design. That can be a lot of fun for stamping with different colored inks.Stamp away! I like to accent these stamps with pen details. These stamps aren’t as sharp as eraser stamps, but are much easier to make and only require basic supplies. As you can see, I’m still making more button stamps. Kids really love to make these and it’s an inexpensive way to make a lot of stamps.
I love to see you results if you give this project a try.