5 Things to Block Print This Weekend

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Skill Level

Beginner

Time

1-4 hours

Skill level
Beginner
Time
1-4 hours
Written By

Courtney Weston

Always Rooney

Written By

Courtney Weston

Always Rooney

Block printing is such a rewarding process. Using a handmade stamp, ink, and a rubber brayer, you can transform almost anything – from pillowcases to coasters – into a custom piece that compliments your style perfectly. Here, you'll find six ideas for things to print. What will you make first?
 

1. Pet bandana

When your furry friend needs some style in their life, stamp a cotton bandana for them to sport. If specified on your fabric ink packaging, heat-set the ink to your fabric. Hand wash and line dry.
 

2. Wall art

Some of the best pieces of art are simple. Play around with different stamps and colors on a piece of cardstock. Place it in your favorite frame – ta da! Custom art.
 

3. Coasters

Turn ordinary cork squares into pretty patterned coasters. Dip the stamp in ink, create a pattern or stamp randomly, and allow to dry.
 

4. Table runner

A table runner is a great piece to have on hand for impromptu celebrations. Make your own by cutting a piece of linen to match the length of your table. Next, stamp a pattern down the center. Voila!
 

5. Pillowcase

Create a patterned pillowcase that reflects your style by stamping a blank slipcover pillowcase. If specified on your fabric ink packaging, heat-set the ink to your fabric. Hand wash and line dry.
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About the Author
Courtney Weston

I’m Courtney, I love creating anything and everything; I started a DIY blog called Always Rooney where I share tutorials of home decor projects. I joined my love for making and business in 2013 by opening my first Etsy shop where I sell leather travel accessories. I love that my job allows me to make for others, but I still have time to try new things and stretch my creativity. When not making, I am usually cuddled up with my husband and puppy at home.