Potato Stamp Matilda Wormwood Hoodie

on October 17, 2016

This post may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. That means that the price for you stays the same but I make a few pennies to keep the lights on and feed the cat.

When most kids were having their “go outside and run around the neighborhood” phase, I was in my “stay inside and read a book” phase. Yes folks, I was not the most active of children. Does that surprise you? It shouldn’t. But before you start worrying about my health just know that I was at dance class a lot. Like 3-4 nights a week a lot. I just wasn’t a big fan of being outside or sweating or things that go with that.

 

Okay, so that stay inside and read a book phase…. I liked to read a lot. I remember staying up all night to finish books and somehow making it up in time to go to school or church the next day. I still do that in fact. I fell in love with the character of Matilda Wormwood who shared a love of reading and learning. Matilda was magical, mysterious and overall amazing.  So of course while I was creating a hoodie based on another Roald Dahl work, I felt like I needed to honor Matilda in the same way.

Time: 1hr
Cost: $15 or less
Literary level: Genius

Matilda Wormwood Inspired Hoodie

Create a hooded sweatshirt for the little book lover in your life! This Matilda Wormwood inspired hoodie is perfect for snuggling up with a good book! | Roald Dahl Day | Costume | Easy Halloween | Potato Stamp | Kids Projects - Do It Your Freaking Self
Navy or Royal Blue Sweatshirt or Hoodie
6 Russet Potatoes
Sharp paring knife or craft knife
White acrylic paint
Paint brush

Create a hooded sweatshirt for the little book lover in your life! This Matilda Wormwood inspired hoodie is perfect for snuggling up with a good book! | Roald Dahl Day | Costume | Easy Halloween | Potato Stamp | Kids Projects - Do It Your Freaking Self


To create the stamps: Cut each potato in half and cut the letters M-A-T-I-L-D out using the craft knife. To do this, slice the shape of each block letter. Then take the knife and cut around the outside of each letter leaving only the imprint behind on the botom of each potato half.

Create a hooded sweatshirt for the little book lover in your life! This Matilda Wormwood inspired hoodie is perfect for snuggling up with a good book! | Roald Dahl Day | Costume | Easy Halloween | Potato Stamp | Kids Projects - Do It Your Freaking Self

Keep in mind that you should be inverting the letters. Really the only one you should have to invert is the L. The D, though facing one direction can be flipped to the correct side.

Create a hooded sweatshirt for the little book lover in your life! This Matilda Wormwood inspired hoodie is perfect for snuggling up with a good book! | Roald Dahl Day | Costume | Easy Halloween | Potato Stamp | Kids Projects - Do It Your Freaking Self

Dry the bottoms of each potato off by dabbing them with a paper towel. This will help the paint to adhere and you won’t have to worry so much about potato starch in everything.

Create a hooded sweatshirt for the little book lover in your life! This Matilda Wormwood inspired hoodie is perfect for snuggling up with a good book! | Roald Dahl Day | Costume | Easy Halloween | Potato Stamp | Kids Projects - Do It Your Freaking Self

Here comes the fun part. Paint the bottom of each stamp with white acrylic paint and randomly stamp them across the entire surface of the jacket including the hood.

Create a hooded sweatshirt for the little book lover in your life! This Matilda Wormwood inspired hoodie is perfect for snuggling up with a good book! | Roald Dahl Day | Costume | Easy Halloween | Potato Stamp | Kids Projects - Do It Your Freaking Self

Allow to dry over night and rock your book worm magic!

Create a hooded sweatshirt for the little book lover in your life! This Matilda Wormwood inspired hoodie is perfect for snuggling up with a good book! | Roald Dahl Day | Costume | Easy Halloween | Potato Stamp | Kids Projects - Do It Your Freaking Self

** This post contains affiliate links. Purchasing from these links helps to support this website and my craft supply addiction**

Show your house pride and keep warm this winter with a handmade Hogwarts house crochet ear warmer! Handmade Harry Potter style for the whole family. Easy | Headband | Free Pattern | Cinched | Headband | Beginner Crochet | Do It Your Freaking Self

2 Comments

  • Reply Jann Olson

    I’ve heard of making stamps out of potatoes, but I have never tried it. Thanks for sharing your fun idea with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    October 25, 2016 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply Technique: Potato Stamped Hoodie – Stamping

    […] Looking for an inexpensive but fun way to make your own stamps? Try good old fashion Potato stamping. It’s perfect for simple large stamps like letters. Chelsea from Do It Your Freaking Self made a cute literary inspired Matilda hoodie using potato stamping and she’s got all the DIY info over on her blog. […]

    October 27, 2016 at 2:56 pm
  • Leave a Reply

    CommentLuv badge

    You may also like

    7908931b45bb58060632ba4d10fa313cac59bfd6aaf838390e