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Make Wine Cork Stamps The Easy Way!

Instead of purchasing stamps at the store, save a couple of bucks and make your own from wine corks. It’s VERY easy. There’s a video in this post to learn how to make these wine cork stamps, after you go through the tutorial!

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never made anything before, you’ll be able to make these stamps. You’ll be cutting foam into shapes and attaching the shapes to wine corks.

How to make wine cork stamps

Hi! I’m Leslie from Pink Stripey Socks. Ever need more stamps? With all the holidays coming up, I really wanted to get some heart and clover shaped stamps for my son to use.

But instead of purchasing them at the store, I saved a couple of bucks and just made my own. Today I’m going to share this really simple tutorial to make your own inexpensive DIY stamps from old wine corks. This is a perfect summer craft for kids I’ve found. We repeat it every year!

Wine Cork Crafts

If you’re wondering what to do with tons of recycled corks, wine cork crafts are your best bet! You can make all sorts of stuff – coasters, plant markers, succulent magnetscork boards, a bath mat . . . the possibilities are endless.

These wine cork stamps are an awesome choice because the supplies you need are few and it can provide hours of entertainment for you and/or your children. I love wine cork crafts for boredom busters!

If you had the time and inclination (and an X-Acto knife) you could put the whole alphabet on a set of stamps. You could also get way more detailed than these shapes!

The Best Way to Cut Corks

If you want to cut corks to make smaller stamps, or you want to cut off an end to make it flatter, you can. In my post 5 important tips for working with cork, I mention using a sharp knife to cut after boiling them. I still think that’s your best bet for smooth edges.

Make sure it’s a sharp blade and be careful. Use a clamp or something else to hold the cork instead of your fingers so you don’t hurt yourself! it’s pretty easy.

Now learn how to make wine cork stamps below.

Heart stamps created with wine cork stamps

DIY Stamps from Wine Corks

Here are the materials you’ll need:

  • Wine Corks
  • Craft Foam
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Ink Pads
Cutting the foam out to make wine cork stamps

Here’s how you make your wine cork stamps:

  1. Trace your wine corks onto a piece of paper. Draw your images inside the circles.
  2. Cut out your shapes and trace them onto a piece of craft foam.
  3. Hot glue your craft foam shapes onto your wine corks.
Wine cork being traced onto paper with a pen

That’s it –  your wine cork stamps are ready. Now you’re all set to stamp. Just press your DIY stamps down onto an ink pad as you would any other stamp.

a handful of wine cork stamps

Get enough ink on the foam and then press down on a piece of paper . . . and repeat! Wine cork crafts are just so fun and easy – and cheap. Can’t wait to do more of them.

Learn how to make wine cork stamps

Hope you have fun making DIY stamps with inexpensive supplies. To find other fun, inexpensive, and kid-friendly crafts, visit my blog Pink Stripey Socks.

Yield: 3 stamps

Wine Cork Stamps

a handful of wine cork stamps

Learn how to make a DIY stamp out of a wine cork with this cool tutorial! It's a perfect indoor craft for kids.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $0


  • Wine Corks
  • Craft Foam
  • Paper
  • Ink Pads


  • Scissors
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks


  1. Trace one end of a wine cork onto a piece of paper multiple times. Draw your images inside the circles.
  2. Cut out the shapes from the paper and trace them onto a piece of craft foam.
  3. Cut out the shapes from the craft foam.
  4. Hot glue one craft foam shape onto one of end of the wine cork to make a stamp. Let cool.
  5. Rub the foam portion of the stamp in ink and then press down on paper to stamp the design.

Did you make this project?

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Want to see a video of how to make this wine cork craft? Click PLAY on the video in this post. I’d also love for you to check out the following craft ideas:


Tuesday 31st of March 2015

Thanks for posting this. I've wanted to try this but wasn't sure how to cut the corks just right. By adding the foam it solves the dilemma of how to make the shape just right.

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