Making your own stickers can be fun!

If you have a printer and a Cricut or other cutting machine, you can make them at home fairly quickly (which can be especially helpful if it is a last minute, impulse idea (and you don’t have time to order them online, or only need a few).


  • Color Printer (I have an Epson Ecotank (ET-2760) printer which makes ink very affordable)
  • Cutting machine (I have a Cricut Maker, but any Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine should work)
  • Sticker paper (there are a wide variety of choices here, but I have had good luck with the HTVRont brand)
  • Transparent Vinyl (optional, helps prevent the colors from fading and scratches)
  • UV-Resistant Clear Acrylic Spray (optional)

Tips & Techniques

Cricut Design Space

  • Install Cricut Design Space software and signup for an account
  • Import Images from your computer (see online resources below if you need art)
  • Add an offset
  • Calibration of your cutting machine
  • Registration marks
  • Laminate (if desired):
    • If using clear vinyl, place over stickers before cutting
    • If using UV Spray, and leaving on backing, cut then spray before removing excess vinyl
    • If using UV Spray, and cutting stickers off of the backing, spray before cutting (avoiding the registration lines)

Printer settings

  • Matte vs Glossy paper
  • Standard vs High quality
  • Turn off “High Speed Printing”

Online resources

As you can see, the materials you use can make the same artwork look completely different (top is HTVRont Glossy sticker paper, bottom is ButterCrafts holographic sticker paper)

Contact me if you want to get together and make some stickers!