Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Carved Wood Printing Blocks

Posted on | November 4, 2008 | 2 Comments

I love the idea of making my own wallpaper using old carved wood printing blocks. Maybe I will give it a try? But you can also use the blocks for cards, making wrapping paper, and art. I found this store that sells on etsy.com and ebay.com. On etsy you can buy 10 blocks for $49 or choose individual version at their ebay store.

I used a couple I picked up at Brimfield to make simple artwork for our bathroom in our old apartment (below). Super easy and cheap. I stamped different shades of pink paint onto watercolor paper in a loose grid pattern. After the artwork was dry I placed the paper into a store bought Ikea frame and hung for a simple display. I would love to make some larger versions that cover a long hallway. The possibilities are endless. Stock up on a few now to make inexpensive holiday gifts for friends and family.




Block Stamped Artwork
Block Stamped Artwork


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2 Responses to “Carved Wood Printing Blocks”

  1. Liz Libré
    November 4th, 2008 @ 2:02 pm

    I love this idea! I'd love to see it as wallpaper. Ambitious. But how personal and great would that be?!

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  2. Amanda Warren R.N.
    November 9th, 2008 @ 12:22 am

    What a great idea! I don't know that I would have the patience, but I like the idea of putting it in a frame or maybe doing stripes! Very cool.

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