Sunday, July 10, 2016

DIY: Make Your Own Stickers!

Hey cupcakes! In my recent summer haul (you can read that post here), I told you all that I bought a new planner.... I have been obsessed lately with decorating my planner and planning out my life; it makes me so much more organized and accomplish so much more! :) While shopping for some supplies, I realized just how expensive stickers can be! I knew there had to be a cheaper way... And there is! Here's how you can make your own stickers for all your crafting needs:


What You Need
- A computer/laptop with Microsoft Word
- A printer (laser or inkjet)
- Sticker paper: At craft stores, you can buy some pricey sticker paper... But, I found a ten pack of full sheet label paper at Walmart for only $4.50! :)
This is the kind that I use! :)
- Images of what you want the stickers to be

Steps
1. First, you need to open up a blank Word document on the computer. Custom set the margins to be about 0.1 - 0.2" on top, bottom, left, and right (this allows you to cover the whole sheet and not waste any sticker paper!).
Go down to the very bottom where it says "Custom Margins"
2. Now, you need to find images. You can use clipart, Google images, free downloads, and pretty much any other image you find if you have the Snipping Tool to take screenshots.
This tool allows you to copy images from any website (just make sure you don't sell them so you don't get into trouble with copyright or anything).
3. After copying or saving the image, insert it into your Word document. If you want to move the image around freely, make sure to wrap the image behind the text (this makes it easier to fit a TON of stickers on one page).

4. When the sheet is covered with stickers, print onto the sticker paper (make sure to insert the paper the right way into the printer!).

5. When you want to use one of the stickers, simply cut it out and take the backing off. Ta-da! A unique and perfect sticker for any crafting needs! :)


I have been mildly obsessed with making stickers these past few weeks, and it allows me to use the exact images I want instead of buying expensive ones that aren't exactly what I'm looking for. Plus, making them is super fun! :D
What stickers are you going to make? Comment below and don't forget to follow! :D

7 comments:

  1. What a cool idea! I will have to share this with my friend. She loves organizing and writing letters to people - so she is always searching for cute stickers. Now she can make her own!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  2. I have been on the whole planner decorating thing since April and love it. The only down part was buying sticker kits which tend to get expensive but I found a whole bunch of sites online to print free sticker kits from so I have been doing that to save a little bit of money.

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    1. I will have to check out some free sites.... But I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! :)

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  3. Nice post

    Love Vikee
    www.slavetofashion9771.blogspot.com

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  4. Nice post

    Love Vikee
    www.slavetofashion9771.blogspot.com

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  5. Absolutely love this and have actually been dying to make some stickers for my planners because as you know, they start to get pricey. I think you can buy some templates for printable stickers off of Etsy for a dollar or two! Love your blog!
    -Katelyn
    www.constantlykatelyn.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I love stickers on Etsy! :)

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