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Cork Stamp How-To

Graphic fruit and vegetable motifs are in season now. but rather than investing in garden-variety rubber stamps, repurpose a few corks. Just add ink and a little imagination for custom party invitations, stationery, gift tags, and labels for your kitchen creations.



  1. Step 1

    Press a cork into an ink pad, then stamp it onto the paper.

  2. Step 2


    Use fine-tip markers to draw details around the stamped circles: leaves on a radish, a stem on an orange, a pod for peas, and so on.

Martha Stewart Living, March 2011

Reviews (8)

  • 3 Sep, 2012

    I cannot believe I did not think of coming to Martha's website from the very beginning. I had been looking for great crafts for kids as rainy day actiities. These are great! Thank you so much!

    Kista K

  • 22 Jul, 2012

    it so cool

  • 23 Aug, 2011

    I love this idea and with a little imagination you can do these and more:) thank you for the great idea!

  • 23 Aug, 2011

    The designs shown here are all round in shape. There are no instructions other than stamping the corks on the color pads so I can only assume there are no designs on the end of the cork. The only difference in the patterns is the diameter of the circle. Details are made with pen lines.

  • 22 Aug, 2011

    Me gusta!!! muy lindo y facil para hacer con los niños!!!!!!!

  • 21 Aug, 2011

    Where are the instructions on how to make the cork stamps?

  • 21 Aug, 2011

    It would be nice to have some close-ups of the vegs. as an aide to replicate.

  • 28 Jun, 2011

    Don't limit yourself to veggies and fruit. Caterpillars and beetles can be used for boys invites or thank you notes. Bears, bunnies, cats...