February 2, 2018

DIY stickers: Cheap and easy way to hoard stickers!

Confessions of a sticker addict


Hi guys! As you all know, I’m a certified stationery addict. I’ve said that a million times in this blog. If you’ve been following for a while, you probably know how much I love stickers!

If you are anything like me, then you probably splurge on stickers more than intended. You’ve told yourself you'd stop spending, but you just couldn’t help it!

All the colors, all the cute designs, you want to have them all! No matter how many stickers you've got, your collection will never be enough. Do we have a problem? Of course not! Am I an enabler? I sure am! HAHA! Given this, wouldn’t it be nice to cut down on our sticker expenses a little? I wanted that for myself that's why I started exploring DIY stickers!



Stickers on this photo is by Vintage Glam Studio


Cut down on your sticker expenses


Do you know that there are tons of cute free printables out there? All you have to do is look for them, print them on sticker paper and voila! Stickers! Be sure to abide by the rules of the artists though. Do not steal their work and pass it on as your own.



Materials you need for DIY stickers


1. Printer


I’m using an L120 Epson printer and it’s like one of the cost-efficient printing systems here in the Philippines. It's a continuous ink printing system and I've been using it for 5 years!




As they say on their Epson L120 brochure, for every refill, you can print up to 6,500 colored pages, depending on the quality of printing you choose. For me, that's enough.


2. Sticker paper


Since what I'm using is an inkjet printer, it's important for me to choose the right sticker paper. I've tried satin sticker paper, but the matte is just so much better in preventing smudging. If ever I'll come across a good high gloss/satin sticker paper that works well with the Epson L120, I will share it with you.

Currently, I'm using matte sticker paper from Best Buy. It's 33.50 pesos for a pack of 10 sheets in National Bookstore.

So what's another pro in using matte sticker paper? If you use it, you can write on them with ease. Like this:

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Isn’t it cool? These stickers are good for writing your weekly goals, todo lists, important reminders, etc.

3. Cutting tool


Because this process of making stickers is cheap, it is important that we keep low expectations. Of course we have to cut the stickers manually, and of course, it will not be waterproof. (I'll be making a different blog post on how to make your stickers waterproof). That's why it could still be worth it to buy stickers from sticker and stationery shops. To be fair to the sellers, aside from the design, we are also paying for the ease of peel-and-stick. But if you own one of those sticker making machines (Cricut, Sillhoutte, etc.) Then you don't need to read on! HAHA!



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Since you’ve been reading up to this point, I have a treat for you. Aside from the list of my favorite printables for this month, I will be giving you a free printable. Subscribe to my mailing list and it will be sent to your inbox. If you are already a subscriber, the file is probably waiting for you in your inbox. :)


Happy Planning! <3 <3 <3



The Wise Lark's Top 5 Planner Sticker Free Printable Resources (January 2018):



1. Lilac Dream by Vintage Glam Studio

2. Coffee Shop by Vintage Glam Studio

3. Motivational Planner Stickers by Love Paper Crafts

4. Free printables by Fabulously Organized

5. Fitness Gym Planner Stickers by Love Paper Crafts

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2 comments:

  1. I have the same printer in my office and I also print out stickers just like these! LOL Why spend when you can make your own? :)

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    1. I KNOOOOW! I'm addicted to these stickers! <3 <3 <3

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