13 Ideas for Hand Printing

13 Ideas for Hand Printing abeautifulmess.com            Hand printing is a fast and easy way to put your personal "stamp" on almost anything in your life. There are multiple hand printing techniques that you can use to add cute patterns to everything you own. Two of the easiest ways to hand print are by carving your own stamp or making your own foam stamp. God knows we love a good stencil project too! 😀

Here are 13 of our favorite hand printing ideas:

13 Ideas for Hand Printing abeautifulmess.com      1. You can use fruits and veggies as a stamp! 

13 Ideas for Hand Printing abeautifulmess.com       2. Make a house stamp!  

13 Ideas for Hand Printing abeautifulmess.com          3. Hand stamp your own cloth napkins

13 Ideas for Hand Printing abeautifulmess.com         4. Use a homemade foam stamp to make an anchor statement wall

13 Ideas for Hand Printing abeautifulmess.com  5. Add some personality to your jeans with this heart jeans DIY.

13 Ideas for Hand Printing abeautifulmess.com        6. How cute are these hand printed pillows? Make any design you like with washi tape and fabric paint! 

13 Ideas for Hand Printing abeautifulmess.com               7. Here's our favorite hand stamped pony dress.

13 Ideas for Hand Printing abeautifulmess.com            8. Can't find the perfect wallpaper? Create your own wall with this custom stenciled wall DIY? 

13 Ideas for Hand Printing abeautifulmess.com   9. Who said paint by numbers is just for wall art? Make your own paint by numbers pillow

13 Ideas for Hand Printing abeautifulmess.com 10. Use your handwriting skills to create this wax resist scarf.

13 Ideas for Hand Printing abeautifulmess.com11. Make a heart blanket to keep you warm this fall. 

13 Ideas for Hand Printing abeautifulmess.com             12. Try a herringbone stamp to add a pattern to home decor. 

13 Ideas for Hand Printing abeautifulmess.com    13. Worried that you don't have the craft skills to make a cute handprinted project? Try an easy messy handprinted polka dot (with Q Tips!) 

Have you printed anything by hand lately? Which project would you want to try first? xo. Elsie

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  • Such a cute idea, will have to try this 🙂


  • I LOVE that scarf. I’d love to see a more in-depth diy on wax resistant dye projects. 🙂

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  • What kinds of fabric paints do you recommend? I want something that won’t be too sticky or starchy feeling, but will wash well. Thanks for your help!

  • And now I want a wall full of vegetable and fruit stamps. That would look just epic.

    Or another idea – every siingle room with it’s other fruit stamps. Yellow banana room, green apple room and violet plumb room. You just made my day:)

  • All these ideas are so great! Love the dress!

    Sofie x

  • I stamped horses on bed cover & pillowcases for my daughter after seeing your gorgeous dress.Looking for a white dress to do the same for her. Tried to post a photo here but it won’t load will send seperately.
    Thanks for all the great ideas.

  • Oh my! My 7 year old just squealed with delight at the horse dress. Looks like I have stamp making ahead of me.

  • Awesome post! I love the dress, napkins, and pillows. Such a good idea! <3


  • Sweet! Fruits and veggies can make the most surprising shapes. Cutting an apple in half the other way gives you a disk with a star in it. Wouldn’t recommend bananas.

  • i started potato stamping last night and couldn’t stop… and now may be a little obsessed and start stamping people and pets… xo

  • These ideas are GREAT! I’m especially fond of the little hearts on the jeans! If I can ever manage to find an inexpensive pair of jeans that fit me well, I’ll definitely give it a go!


  • My house is sort of eclectic and I want to stamp elephants on the wall in my hallway 🙂 Cute post <3
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  • So many great ideas, that dress is definitely my fave of the 13 :p I need to go and customise a bunch of stuff now xx Emmi


  • I love printing with foam. You can see some of my projects I have made here on my blog. I wish more people were brave enough to give it a go.



  • oooh I love this! I make hand printed paper goods so I print a lot! but my fav is probably a panda hand stamped dress I made for myself this summer – http://hejjuni.typepad.com/blog/2013/07/pete-the-panda-dress.html

  • This looks so good! Loving the throw and the walls and the cushions and the jeans… so, well, basically everything! Definitely feeling inspired now to try something new 🙂 xo

  • Nice prints !
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  • Thank you for all this inspiration!
    One of my readers sent me a link to a Bulgarian crafts blog, Krokotak, where they had used empty paper tubes (from toilet paper etc) to print: http://krokotak.com/2013/01/otpetchatatsi-sartsa-i-8-idei-za-tyah/
    I used the idea to print stars and hearts on a bunch of old T-shirts (saved over the years for something like this), ironed them and turned them into baby trousers:
    Very very easy!

  • I love to print something by hand, because you are able to make a normal thing in life more beautiful. I tried my handmade potatoe stamps for a DIY background on my blog. And I embellished my sneakers with an aztec pattern by hand. My sister already used different techniques for beautifying her handmade pillows in the shape of a sheep and a fox, just amazing!

  • Love the pony dress SO much! You’ve definitely inspired me to start stamping!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • I have been meaning to do this for so long! The Washi tape & fabric painted cusions are great – such a good idea!

  • Super cute ideas! That hand stamped pony dress really is lovely. Thanks for sharing.


  • I’ve made a cute little present to my mam using this tutorial – handprinted polka dot. She liked it a lot 🙂

  • So many projects, I wished I had time to try them all! I guess I would go for the scarf first too, or why not try painting a landscape on a top or robe, see how it turns out.


  • The paint by numbers one is so cute! I wish I had the time and patience to sit through doing that 🙂

  • love all your projects… don’t you think its crazy how pony prints are popping up everywhere lately! You all are fashion fresh 🙂


  • I painted this tablecloth and this fabric for a bench lately. I would really love to try a stamped wall somewhere! Great roundup!

  • Oh, I love the cloth napkins! What a terribly cute idea, and I would think rather cheap. Totally doing this when I move into my new apartment.

  • I recently became addicted to stamping, so this post is perfect timing. Definitely have some new DIYs to conquer! Thank you for sharing!


  • I love, love, love the anchor wall! Can’t wait till we own our own place so we can get stamping!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Sarah xo


  • I want to cloth diaper and I’ve been thinking about stamping the diapers but didn’t know where to start with ideas! I’m so glad I stumbled across this post. Love it!!

  • This is so great! So many ideas! I’m loving the printed pillows! So so cute.


  • Really love this idea! might try the letter and scarf ones! Love the colors you guys use!

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