Oh, the Things You Can Make with Your IOD Crockery Stamp!

We’re serving up some inspiring ways you can use your IOD Crockery stamp this week. Think English advertising pots, DIY candle labels, stamped cookies and more!

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What is the IOD Crockery Decor Stamp and how can I get one?

So glad you asked! This decor stamp has 13 different British-inspired label designs in various shapes and sizes which makes the creative possibilities endless. They can be used in all kinds of crafting and DIY home decor projects. 

Crockery stamp for craft and DIY decor projects

To get a Crockery Decor Stamp, click here to find the IOD stockist nearest you. 

What kind of craft and decor projects can I do with the IOD Crockery Stamp?

The better question is what CAN’T you do with this decor stamp? In this post, you’ll learn how to make your own English advertising pots, DIY candle labels, and vintage milk bottles. You could also use it to make coasters, serving trays, and adorable flower pots… AND gorgeous cookies (yes, IOD stamps are food-safe).

Make Your Own Old English Advertising Pots with Upcycled or Thrifted Finds

We love all things old and vintage, but sometimes real deal antiques are expensive. That’s why we like to make our own and you can too!

All you need are some clean, empty food containers or junky thrift store dishware. You can even use these techniques to makeover some of your existing kitchenware, like mugs or ramekins. 

There are two ways to go about making your own English advertising pots and we’re going to share both. The first is stamping with ink and the second is using the stamp to create an impression in air dry clay.

Stamping with Ink

In this first technique, you’ll get finished pieces that have a smooth and refined finish because you’re stamping directly onto the project surface.

Upcycled old English advertising pots

To make these pots, you use two different IOD stamps, the Crockery stamp and the Craquelure stamp, IOD ink in black and some antiquing paint techniques to create that authentic, aged look. 

Follow along in the video below with Lynne from Ellen J. Goods of Medina, NY, as she shows you step-by-step how to get the look of antique English advertising pots without the price tag.


Stamping on Air Dry Clay to Create an Impression

This technique gives more of a handmade, homestead feel to your DIY crockery and the details of the stamps are revealed through antiquing techniques.

DIY flower pots and English crockery craft project

To get this look, roll out a small piece of IOD air dry clay and glue it to the outside of your container. Then use the Crockery stamp to make an impression in the clay. 

After allowing it to dry, you paint and use antiquing techniques to highlight all the nooks and crannies, which gives your piece an authentic, old-world look.

For a complete step-by-step video tutorial on this technique, check out the video below by Clara from The Painted Sisters of Cary, NC.

DIY Candle Labels

Whether you make your own candles or you just want to add a personal touch to the ones you bought at the store, these DIY candle labels are where it’s at. 

DIY candle labels for beginners

Wouldn’t these make a lovely housewarming gift?

This project is perfect for a beginner and it uses only a few supplies. All you need to DIY candle labels is paper, twine, black IOD ink and ink pad, and the Crockery stamps.

Lucky for us, Clara from The Painted Sisters made a short video tutorial so you can follow her step-by-step below.

DIY Faux Relic in a Shadowbox

It’s easy to create something that looks like it was passed down from generation to generation with this DIY project. Check out the complete tutorial by the IOD Sisters here.

Decoupage Your Crockery Stamp on Glass

Have you joined our Creative Tribe on Facebook yet? If not –  hustle on over there. Ideas and IOD project inspiration abound along with support and encouragement! 

Here’s one of our favorite ideas using the Crockery stamps from group member Rosie Rook. In her recent post, she shares how to make these vintage milk bottles using a decoupage technique and the Crockery stamps.

How to make vintage milk bottle for your farmhouse kitchen

First, she pours antique white paint inside the bottles and swirls. Then she dries them upside down and, with a wet finger, wipes any excess paint from the top rim so they look like full milk bottles.

Rosie stamps gift wrapping tissue paper with black IOD ink and one of the Crockery stamps.

After letting the stamped image fully dry for 24 hours, she covers the image with a non-wax parchment paper and ironed it to set the ink. This step prevents the ink from bleeding when applying the decoupage medium.

Vintage label stamp for DIY home decor

After removing the parchment paper, she cuts out the stamped image.

Using a water-based topcoat as a base glue, she lightly paints the glass milk bottle surface. Without letting the topcoat dry, Rosie places the cutout stamped tissue paper on the milk bottle, positioning it and carefully smoothing it out. 

After this step, she waits another 24 hours to let everything dry completely. Then she applies another two coats of the topcoat to seal the image.

But wait, here are some more Crockery stamp ideas!

Easy cookie decoration for beginners with stamps

royal icing sugar cookies stamped with IOD

Here’s a tutorial on how to stamp royal icing cookies with the Crockery Stamp, but you can also use it on fondant and in other sugar arts.

You can also mix it up with Crockery stamps and IOD transfer pieces to make wall art. Here’s a link to the video tutorial by Lynne from Ellen J. Goods.

how to make vintage wall art with the crockery stamp

Some more pictures of IOD Crockery stamp projects to get your creative juices flowing…

Upcycled glass jar by Gather
DIY vintage stamped mason jar flower vase
From The Ooh La La Shop
Vintage spools by Curious Farms Market
diy cottage style home accessories
Created by Gray Day Relics
how to make your own farmhouse crockery
Stamped by Art by Julie Bledsoe
DIY vintage flower pots
By Janet Metzger, The Artist
IOD Crockery Stamp
From the IOD Sisters!

Along with the Crockery decor stamp, IOD recently released five other new stamp designs – from butterflies and florals to bohemian trim. Check out all the new designs by clicking here.

Here are some other stamp projects you might enjoy:

Heat Embossing Dollar Store Dinnerware with IOD Stamps

DIY Holiday Pillow Covers

How to Hand Paint Florals on Furniture the Easy Way

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  1. margaret dignard on April 14, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Hi there! I am from Manitoba, Canada. Enjoying your tutorial.

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on April 14, 2020 at 1:21 pm

      Hi Margaret

      So happy you found us! We have several stockists in Canada.


      • Sally Henson on March 6, 2022 at 8:02 am

        I live in the UK and I was, wondering do you have a stockist in England for your IOD Crockery Deco Stamp and any other antiquity stamps?
        I look forward to hearing from you.
        Kind regards
        Sally Henson

        • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on March 7, 2022 at 12:07 pm

          Hi Sally!

          Could you send us a message via our contact form on our website and we can try to find someone that has this stamp in stock for you! 😊

    • Donna holley on June 12, 2021 at 11:01 pm

      Hi I am from Martin GA I have the crockery stamps and love them but am finding it hard to find any others at a good price any suggestions

      • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on June 14, 2021 at 1:56 pm

        Hi Donna, So glad to hear you love Crockery! Are you looking for other stamps, or are you looking to purchase additional Crockery stamps? We suggest using our retailer locator to find the local stockists near you or an online retailer in your state ❤️


    • Ruben Bento on October 19, 2021 at 8:35 am

      Hi! Is there any way to send your crockery stamps to Dominican Republic? I am very interested in buying some of them. Thanks.

    • Annamarie Gomez on September 18, 2022 at 4:45 pm

      Yes very much so.thanks alot.

  2. Sandra Steele on April 14, 2020 at 11:26 am

    I knew I wanted this stamp but now I have to get it right away! I love the stamped spools! Ok, I LOVE everything done with these stamps! Great ideas!

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on April 14, 2020 at 1:18 pm

      Hi Sandra,

      Thank you so much. This is one of our favorites as well.

      Happy creating!

  3. Beth on April 14, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Lynn at Ellen J Goods did a pillow with these stamps that is cute.

  4. Barbara on April 14, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Loved your tutorials! ❤️

  5. MaryPaula Isabella Carvalho on April 14, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    I wish you would make stamps from the Classic Pots. I love the transfer however I can think of far more uses as stamps.

    Thank you

  6. Dee on April 15, 2020 at 7:02 am

    Do you have a stockist in the uk please

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on April 15, 2020 at 10:56 am

      Hi Dee,

      Yes, our distributor in the UK is Mandy Crossland Chic Interiors Wigan
      chicinteriorswigan.co.uk. She will be able to help you find your
      closest stockist.

      Happy creating!

  7. Debbie on April 15, 2020 at 8:55 am

    This is a Great new project that I am eagerly excited about. Thanks for showing how easy it can be!

  8. Denise Summit on May 4, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Hi was wondering what type of glue you used to adhere the clay to your pores/crocks?

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on May 4, 2020 at 4:42 pm

      Hi Denise!!
      We like to use Titebond quick and thick glue. 😊

    • Wendy cameron on June 27, 2020 at 5:45 pm

      I want to know where to get crock stamps here in MO

  9. Darlene on May 5, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Love the stamps, need to purchase myself some. Where can we purchase the stamp pad. I have your ink but no pad!

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on May 5, 2020 at 3:30 pm

      Hi Darlene,

      Thank you so much for your interest. You can check our store locator here. We are currently out of stock so some stockists may be out as well but they will be back in hopefully by the end of May.

  10. Linda Leach on August 3, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Love them, Can you use them on furniture?

  11. Valerie on January 25, 2021 at 11:23 am

    Fantastic compilation! I have just ordered this stamp set and am eagerly awaiting arrival. 🥰 i can hardly wait to make some of these lovely jars. YIPPEE!

  12. Judy Peavy on May 22, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    How can I get the crockery stamps for the clay and what’s the price.

  13. Gail Knapp on May 24, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Where do I get these stamps

  14. Joanne Green on June 25, 2021 at 4:28 am

    I live near Tulsa and the closest stockiest listed is 2 hours away. Any suggestions on how to get products without driving 2 hours?

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