How To Make A Herringbone Stamp

Herringbone 1JPGToday we are so excited to share this simple method for creating your own herringbone stamp! We stamped a wooden letter found at the craft store. Enjoy!

Herringbone 21.Supplies: Wooden letter (or any surface to stamp), acrylic craft paint, self-adhesive foam sheet, paint brush, two strips of cardboard. 2. First, cut a strip of cardboard the width you want your pattern to be. Then, begin cutting dashes out of foam and applying them to the cardboard. You'll want the space between each foam piece to be the same size as the foam strips. Repeat this process, only the foam strips going the opposite way. 3. Next, begin making the pattern by painting the top of the foam and pressing it down onto the wood. You want the two strips to go the opposite way and meeting strip to space, creating the herringbone pattern! 4. All done! Enjoy your new decoration. 

Herringbone 3I would love to stamp a blanket, pillow or even a wall with this pretty pattern. How cute would a skirt be? What will you stamp? xo. elsie

  • Hi to all, how is the whole thing, I think every one is getting more from this web page.

  • That is so cool, I tried three different ways the other day and the were all too complicated. I am going to go chevron crazy now!

  • I’m going to make a smaller version and stamp my business cards !

  • So cool! I’ve been getting into stamping things myself. I’m afraid it can get addictive!

  • An amazing idea, looks so cute!


  • Took me a while to understand this hahaha Love it!


  • Great idea, I’ve had the letter ‘S’ in my cupboard for so long but think I’ll show Ben this and see if he fancies giving it a go.Rx

  • It’s so nice to look at! Lovely stamp 🙂

  • such a cute stamp! i have always been obsessed with herrringbone patterned anything. also congrats on the southern living feature, i was looking at my mag a day or two before i saw your post and was super excited and shocked to see pretty much all my favorite bloggers in my favorite magazine!

  • This is so cute and easy! And so on-trend!

  • that would be an amazing scarf, too! I think it would be GREAT as a skirt. With a floral top! 🙂 print mixing to the MAX

  • This is so pretty! Definitely making this! (:

  • i recently saw someone adding some flair to large wooden salad serving utensils….. they might be tough for this technique because of the curvature, but it certainly would make them quite unique!

  • Oh my gosh! This is so adorable! Maybe I will stamp an ampersand or etc. for above my desk 🙂

  • I will try it for sure, A small word with different stamps on each letter would be so great! Oh, I am so in right now, I will try it tomorrow!

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  • elsie this is too cute! your creativity never ceases to amaze me. herringbone is the perfect alternative to the ever popular chevron print 🙂

  • This is adorable!!! I love this letter too, especially because my name starts with an “L!” Definitely going to have to make one of these this summer!


  • Love this! I would so stamp a dress or shelf to put a little pop in my room 😉

  • Oh, that’s cool! I’d love to see that on a dress or skirt, but I’m always hesitant (read: afraid) to try using fabric paints out because I’m not sure how long it would last/if it would wash out/etc. etc. I should get over that! I bet polka dots or swirly patterns would be adorable too..

  • This is so cute! It would be such a cute desk accessory! Thanks Elsie for being so ingenious!

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