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Moroccan Star Stamp

Add an exotic touch to any fabric or surface with these simple stamps. Use them to create a decorative star design in just a few minutes.

Moroccan star stamp on a chair cushion

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

Few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Utility knife
  • Self-healing cutting board or work surface
  • Metal straightedge


  • 4-1/2-in adhesive square felt pads, pack of 2, #54062
  • Valspar Signature paint, Polar White (#7003-16)

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Project Resources


Make the Stamps

Step 1

Trace stamp designs on felt pads

Download and print two copies of the Star Patterns and Layout. Cut out the two patterns from one of the copies and use the other as a reference for the design. Trace around the patterns on a felt pad.

Step 2

Cut out stamp shape

Use a utility knife and metal straightedge to cut out the stamp patterns from the felt pads. Then cut out four 1-inch squares from scraps and the other pad.

Step 3

 Add handles to stamps

Remove the adhesive back from two of the 1-inch squares and stack them centered on the back of a stamp. Repeat for the other stamp to create simple handles.

Stamp a Seat Cushion

Step 1

 Find cushion center for stamp design

To center a design on a contoured surface, such as a seat cushion, lay two diagonal strips of painter's tape from corner to corner on the cushion. Where they cross at the center, push the tip of a pencil through the tape. Then remove the painter's tape.

Step 2

 Apply paint to the stamp

Use a small foam or bristle brush to apply paint to the felt bottom of the star stamp. Avoid getting any on the sides of the stamp. Test your stamp on a piece of scrap cloth and experiment with different amounts of paint before moving on to the cushion.

Step 3

 Press the star stamp against the fabric

Orient the stamp so the points of the star follow a centered line from the front to back of the cushion. Stamp a single star firmly at the center of the cushion, but don't push hard enough for the fabric to touch the sides of the stamp.

Step 4

Add arrows around the star

Repeat the same technique to apply paint to the arrow stamp. Begin with the arrow pointing toward the front or back of the cushion and press the stamp against the fabric. Reload the stamp with paint for each arrow and continue in a circle around the star.

Step 5

Wait for the paint to dry before touching up any gaps within a stamped area. To touch up bare areas, mask straight lines along the design and dab the surface with the tip of a brush. Allow the paint to dry for about a week before using the painted surface.

Good to Know

Stamped fabric isn't the same as a printed design. Rough edges and uneven coverage within the stamped areas provide a hand-crafted look that's part of the technique's appeal.