Make your own custom stickers + a look back at my sticker collection

stickers on sticker paper

How many times have you printed out something on sticky paper only to end up cutting it out and leaving a large portion of the rest of the page? And most times, you can’t feed it back through the machine once the image is cut out, You are usually left sticky paper that inevitably gets thrown away. Here’s a easy solution to use up all those scraps…custom stickers!

It’s really something fun and quick that you can do that let’s you reconnect with drawing or lettering if you’ve been out of the loop for awhile. As you can see below, I just drew a bunch of random shapes and words all over the page. There really was no rhyme or reason. And even if you aren’t quite sure of your drawing skills, you can still make funny stickers! Why not try a basic smiley face, bubble letters, funny stick men in action, or quote bubbles? This would also be great to do with kids. They would love creating custom stickers that they could use to seal envelopes for a party or for a special letter to Grandma!

make your own custom stickers

I simply used inexpensive markers (and some Sharpies…they are personally my fave marker, but I didn’t do all of these stickers with them). I drew the design, let it dry, and then cut out around it. It’s as simple as that!

Oh, and speaking of stickers…here’s a little trip down memory lane (and possibly some inspiration for you). When I was 6 or 7, my sister Sophia gave me her sticker collection. It came in a bright green Trapper Keeper!! Back then, stickers were like gold! I remember fishing in the cereal boxes for ones with Michael Jackson on them! I’m betting you had some of these too!

smelly stickers
Smelly stickers always were rockin’! But they often times were pretty disappointing!

muppets, gizmo, and more!
Muppets, Gizmo, Captain Crunch, oh my!

holographic stickers were the holy grail
Back then holographic stickers were the holy grail of all stickers!

barbie stickers
I always loved this layered Barbie sticker…ooh oh-so risque!

random stickers
I loved the neon South of the Border one! I guess some things never change! How cool is that Gadzooka and the Superman stickers too?

To see a couple more photos of my sticker collection, click here.

Until next time Swellions!