Not Your Ordinary Potato Stamp

| 3/1/2013 9:45:04 AM

Tags: Craft projects, Lindsey Bugbee,

When I think “potato stamp”, irregular circles of paint come to mind. For years, this is how we – my family, at least – have utilized the humble potato (when we weren’t eating it). However, all that changed last weekend when I found myself snowed into our apartment with a sprouting potato.

potato stamp one 

It’s not that I have anything against potatoes that are exercising their potential to grow. Quite the opposite – I will eat them with a smile on my face. It’s just that I needed something to do that didn’t involve stepping foot outside. Thus I decided to create a potato stamp.

I didn’t want to make just any potato stamp; I wanted to make an impressive potato stamp … something that made more than imperfect circles. I was going to use that potato to its full potential to create something with meaning.

If you find yourself snowed in with a potato, feel free to follow these steps to make your own potato stamp. First, I cut the potato in half, then I laid a business card on one of the halves and used it as a template for cutting.

potato stamp two
5/27/2018 9:03:59 PM

I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha. Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)

Crystal Moore-Stevens
3/4/2013 2:55:44 AM

Thanks for the great idea! My son carved a carrot out of a potato this afternoon using his pocket knife!

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