Make Your Own Easy and Cheap Vinyl Stickers – 2 Ways – DIY Decals, Bumperstickers, Bumper Stickers

Make Your Own Easy and Cheap Vinyl Stickers – 2 Ways – DIY Decals, Bumperstickers, Bumper Stickers

Welcome back! This week we’re taking a break from
mold making because I’m going to be at Vidcon next week.
And we’re going to talk about a couple different ways to make your own vinyl stickers. If you’re looking for the stuff I
mention in the video, I’ll be putting a link in the description below. The first way we’re
gonna talk about making these aren’t really vinyl stickers. If you wanna
jump right to the vinyl sticker section of the video I’m gonna post a link This way, I’m going to recommend for people who
have a problem with spray propellants or chemical smells or if you’re not 18 and aren’t old enough to buy the others stuff we’re going to be talking about later. For our first set of stickers, you’re gonna
wanna grab a package of printable sticker paper and I really
like this stuff. It’s inexpensive. It’s available everywhere and it’s super high quality sticker paper.
Then, you’re gonna wanna grab a set of single-sided lamination sheets. These usually come in at 10 in a package.
Sometimes you can get them on a roll. The ones I’m going to link over here are Avery and they’re going to run about $4.99 so these with the sticker
sheets cost about $13 dollars US before shipping if you don’t have
prime or tax depending on your area. Now, you don’t have to use the stuff that I
called out on Amazon and to show you that you can do these as an
overnight project I bought these at Office Depot and I got
this roll of lamination from Michaels. These together ran me about twenty-five dollars, so if you have the timeto order them online it’s gonna save you some money. step 1:
we’re gonna print out the sticker sheets according to the manufacturer’s
directions. If you don’t read the directions and
print them out you’re gonna wind up with goobers on your paper like I did
here. We’re gonna wait 20 minutes for this ink to dry before we apply the laminate sheet, she just to give the ink a chance to set. Now, you’re going to take your laminate sheet and start at on of the corners. Just peel a little bit back and apply it to the corner of your sticker sheet. Then you can take a club card, a library card, a grocery store card … whatever’s easiest
and use that to flatten the laminate as you’re applying it to the paper. Go very slowly. Don’t be in a hurry when you do this,
or else you’ll get bubbles. Once your sheet is covered, you’re gonna take a pair of scissors and just cut out your sticker. I’m gonna suggest leaving an edge around whatever you make. Not only is itgoing to be easier for you to cut, it’s also gonna look kind of expensive.
Generally these are called die cut stickers and they’re the most expensive kind you
can buy online, so it makes them look a little bit
pricier. Generally what you’re going to find in your local craft store are these
printable sheets from cricket. So, just like before, we’re going to print these
according to package directions. We’ll wait about an hour for the ink to set, and
then take these outside to a well ventilated area. I generally put mine
in cardboard boxes to keep the spray from getting all over the place. This is
the spray that I use… the UV by Krylon. You’re going to hit it with a light
spray. you’re going to wait…about 15 minutes or so and then
do a second coat. Depending on where you live and the time of year it’s gonna take
between 2-4 coats of spray. Once the sprays are done
and sent, I’m going to recommend waiting about two hours before you start cutting them out. Can you cut these out with scissors? You
totally can, but if you wanna make a shape, say
like a circle, I’m going to recommend using a punch for that. Becauseof how these are made
they’re really easy to line up. When using a big one, the thing you wanna
make sure you do is to apply equal pressure on each side and then push
them down both at the same time really quickly so
you get a clean cut. Also, with the sealant that I was talking about, you can run
these underwater and the ink’s not going to run, even if you rub it. I
mean, if you rub it really hard, chances are it will. But you can see from the video that the water
beads up not only on the back but on the front as well. I personally am going to be using this
brand Vinyl Sticker for my Vidcon sheets. The thing I really like
about these is that they’re static cling stickers and not adhesive stickers which means that you can attach them
someplace, take them off, move them around, pop them someplace else there’s no adhesive left behind and you can
reposition as long as it stays clean as many times
as you want to. I know the two questions I’m going to get are can I use the laminate sheets with the
vinyl stickers and can you use the punches with the sticker
paper? Yes, and here’s how you do both of those
things: You’re gonna cut your laminate slightly larger than
what you’re stickers gonna be you gonna lay it down on the table, laminate
side up, and then put the sticker face-down on top of it. Then rub it with the
card, then you’re going to cut around the outside
the sticker, then rub down the front again just to make sure that it’s really
well adhered. I know a lot of people are wondering why
aren’t we going to use the punch on the laminate? Because the punch isn’t made for laminate and it
doesn’t work on the laminate and just in case you’re tempted to try it yourself,
I did it to show you not to use it on the laminate.Here are the stickers that I am making for Vidcon. I will pop images up so that you can
see what they look like. If you see me at Vidcon, please come up and
ask me for one because that’s why making them, to give them out to you guys. And, if you make your own please make sure that
you find me. I would love to trade! (That would be great!) So, if you have any questions, ask in the comments. If you have not yet, Subscribe. Annnnd, I think that’s it for this video. I’m you to be taking a break next week
or the week after depending on how much I can get done before Vidcon, and I’ll see you guys in the next video. Bye!

Comments (100)

  1. Thank you for this video! I have a question if you don't mind 🙂 Can I still write on the VINYL sticker after applying the spray? or would the ink smudge? that's of course without laminating…:) thank you xo

  2. Do I need a cricket printer in order to use the vinyl sticker paper from cricket?

  3. is there a program to download on the computer for the vinyl?

  4. gonna make me a real life hamster hawk sticker

  5. I imagine you could create a double-sided static vinyl too, if you had a reason to do so. A reversible vinyl, cool!

  6. Hey, I'm getting into making stickers and spent a good long while researching. You laid out everything in an easy to follow and informative manner. Thanks a bunch, you're awesome!

  7. I have been looking for this video for so long!

  8. Will they work on cars

  9. Can you use a inkjet printer?

  10. Do I need to apply that UV spray? Why it is used?

  11. So when I make the Cricet Vinyl paper stickers, I just have to take the back side off to stick it somewhere with the sticky part? Also, how much Vinyl papers come in the pachage? And if I put the laminate on the Cricet Vinyl papers, will the laminate protect the paper from water?

  12. Would you have to place a laminate sheet over the papilio paper? and would you have to coat it with uv spray after the printing process?

  13. So the white Avery vinyl sheets aren't cling stickers?
    You have to get the Papilion stuff, right?

  14. Thank you ~ very clear and easy to understand.

  15. Thanks so much! Definitely the most helpful thing I have found!

  16. Fantastic video, I gave the printable vinyl with the UV spray a try. It worked great, but you weren't kidding when you mentioned the chemical smell from that spray, I feel like I have had a headache since I used it. The stickers after drying overnight in the garage still have a strong smell as well. Is this spray simply not for me or will this odor disappear over time?

  17. Good video. Great information. You hit all of the key points, and advice on avoiding the pitfalls. I will definitely be doing this. THANKS!!

  18. do you know how to make vinyl stickers that have two sheets between it, you peel one off and set it to the surface, then peel the other to properly set it down. no background or laminates/clear decals will stick with it. just the vinyl bit. can't really explain it by words can I but that's pretty much it. if you do, please share em! lots of love x

  19. Will these work on tumblers?

  20. Your Video Rocks. Thanks, your instructions were great.

  21. Hi,
    I'm making stickers as party favors and wanted to know which option would be better

  22. Quick question and sorry if it's been asked already, but I'm trying to figure out which way to go with my stickers. If I did paper stickers, could I use the fixative instead of lamination? Have you tried this and did it work out well?

  23. Can i use a normal printer to print on these vynal sheets ?

  24. I know an extra tip that really saves: CLEAR Contact paper! Sometimes you can even find this at Dollar Tree, and it works beautifully.

  25. Oh man … I LOVE your idea about spray painting inside a cardboard box! No more having spray paint making its way over to the lawn or other items!

  26. I've been wanting to make stickers from my art for a while and was super intimidated when thinking about the process and cost but, you extinguished that fear for me and I am super amped to get started now! Thank you soooooo much.


  28. What is the brand for the paper punch?

  29. What program do you use to design your decals? Thanks:)

  30. Why spray sealent over the Cricut vinyl?

  31. Is one more high/ higher quality than the other?… and thanks… this was VERY helpful…. if you contact me I would love to send you some of what I create to show you the results of your video… thanks again

  32. Thank you for leaving the links for the items you used in the video.

  33. Awesome video. Very informative. How are Static Stickers made? What would be the best printer and paper/vinyl to print static sticker

  34. i want to print a graphic white vinyl cling but i want to adhere it to the inside of my car window. printable cling seems to all be made for the outside of glass. do you have any suggestions?

  35. Great video! Would I use the same process to make decals for my kids lacrosse helmets?

  36. Thanks for the making the video. It was very helpful. 🙂

  37. Where do I purchase a sticker puncher? And what is the exact name for it?

  38. no joke this is like the best tutorial ive found on youtube for making stickers, subbing just for that, papa bless

  39. But what printer did you use for the first option??

  40. Hello I want to make some stickers to customize disposable plastic cups for my sons birthday.. the cups would be for kids drinks.. I'm not very crafty but id like to try..can u tell me which option might work best for me

  41. Hello! I absolutely loved your video! I’m trying to make senior stickers for a car! I’m so lost 😩😩 I’m creating the words myself and what to print it out as a sticker. I bought sticker paper for my printer and tried a few times but now I can’t figure out how to keep it as a sticker!! Please help me I have the cricut air 2! Thank you!!

  42. Great Tutorial! Do you know if Vinyl Stickers are dishwasher safe? I want to label Tupperware, lunch containers, Reusable water bottles, etc. I'm looking for something that will stand the test of time….

  43. Thank you sooo much

  44. What sticker maker do you use?

  45. Hi Lori 🙂 I don't see your link for vinyl stickers

  46. lol loved your personality and quick and simple tutorial👌🏼❤️

  47. Do you need a special printer for this?

  48. How can I make some to put on glasses. Like to design glasses and put them on it. I know if I buy them and get them designed by someone else it'll be more expensive especially if I'm trying to sell the glasses myself. Thank you please respond.

  49. It does help. But I'm planning on making cup brushes to hold them.

  50. Can I make them just by printing designs onto sticker paper without lamination?

  51. This is great ! Would you be able to cut through the Avery sheets with a cutting machine ?

  52. You can tell she has a great personality.

  53. If I were to print on the vinyl sticker paper and use a vinyl cutter to cut them out, how could I exactly match the shape of the stickers with the cutter? I have an eCraft which has design software for the PC.

  54. Omg you are awesome! You just made my day!

  55. Thanks my head is swimming with ideas.

  56. Love the way explained everything! Super helpful!

  57. Could you use the regular sticker labels with the uv spray

  58. You're such a doll! This was really clear and concise. Thank you!

  59. Thanks for the video. I have a few ideas for bumper stickers and window stickers.

  60. I appreciate the info, im gonna stickerbomb my longboard with my own images now

  61. what ggod method for weather proof stickers for outside windows car and truck

  62. What is makerhigh, what is it that you do ? I mean besides stickers or is that what you do ?

  63. you probably dont even run without scissors

  64. Hi. Having so much trouble printing the vinyl from my inkjet. Any tips? I have an epson xp640

  65. Hi! I am new to this. I am making vinyl decals that I hope to put on cars and yeti type mugs. How well do they hold with car washes and dishwashers? I would be using the spray. Would the cling be better for both? Thanks so much!

  66. Hi, do you use a inkjet or laser printer. Sorry if i missed it. Or is one better than the other.

  67. I need help, I want to make my own transfer for a wine glass but I am having problems finding the right items and don't want to spend a whole lot for a vunal circuit machine

  68. Hi! Question does this make the sticker like a die cut sticker? I have the cricut printable vinyl and it’s pretty flimsy. If I use the uv spray and laminate does this make it more durable? Love your video! Thank you 🙂

  69. thanks for the video! question…. is the vinyl dishwasher safe?

  70. Thanks so much. I think I will make some for the kids, for birthday. Of them. How fun would it be to have a sticker of yourself!

  71. Would these hold on plastic Tumblers? Or mason jars?

  72. Hey!!! it says DUFF???!! That's my last name!!! haha I thought I was trippin. I approve though lol

  73. Is it to put on your car or what?

  74. You’re personality is so sweet

  75. I love the way you’re explaining everything and omg?? I love this tutorial thank you! 😀

  76. I am wanting to do a transfer vinyl custom made logo onto a vodka jar. I am so new and have hardly any craft experience.
    I saw all of your videos and I cannot seem to put them together to figure out what to purchase and some sort of directions on how to get them printed. I have a lazerjet HP printer. PLEASE HELP.. My head is spinning. You are by fart the best teacher in youtube. Love your videos.

  77. I will find you fb and send u my friend request claudiatorresre

  78. Do you make custom sticker . I need about 100

  79. What printer did you use? And it is pigment inks?

  80. Perfect video! Thank you!!! Even for showing the don't do this…and the various options with laminate. 🙏👍😇

  81. is the hp office jet pro 6975 ok to use for the sticker paper and laminate method?

  82. So I live in Colorado and it’s winter would 4 coats of the spray be good?

  83. I just made two stickers for my Yeti using option 1 even though I’m 22 – I’m just cheap! I just finished cutting the shapes out, I can’t wait to clean my yeti and see if these stickers actually stay on my yeti!

  84. Quick and easy steps! Thanks for sharing!

  85. You’re an awesome teacher. Everything was well explained and easy to follow. Gonna try them out today. Thanks for the great share! ❤️

  86. My friend recently purchased her first car and she said she wanted a sticker put on it since her previous car had tons so I created a sticker for her on a website but when I asked if it was weather proof to place in a car they said no. So I am trying to find a method that I can use to put a little extra coating on the sticker to make it weather proof to put on her car. Since I already have the sticker made and laminated can I spray the UV spray on there to make it more dutiable and weather proof? Or do you recommend something different? please help:). Thank you for the video.

  87. Ok I’m new to this so it was a little overloaded to understand the terms. So for option 2: use cricut vinyl die cut sheets to print out the design. Wait an hour to dry after it’s been printed. Next, spray with clear uv spray by krylon ant 4 times with 15 minute increments in btwn. Then wait an hour to fully dry. Lastly, use cling vinyl for the backing.

  88. Damn good video. Love you explained why NOT, I'm always looking for shortcuts and end up wasting more time than I would have originally spent.

  89. So are both options safe to use on a vehicle? The sticker won’t get damaged?

  90. where do you get sticker paper for a tiny photo printer? I have as HP photo printer

  91. Hi, can you use the cricut & Papilio sheets on any printer?

  92. You’re amazing. Great video!

  93. wow! you are great at explaining, exactly what i needed and links too….many, many THANKS!!!!

  94. Very direct, clear and to the point! Great vid!

  95. Thank you so much for this awesome tutorial!! I have a question for you, Will the laminate sheet on top of the vinyl printed stickers make it UV resistant as well? I'm wanting them to be able to be used anywhere and be waterproof and not fade.

  96. It is a good idea to print sticker for atv? Will last like the original one thank for the video

  97. for option 2, why does it have to be cricut printable vinyl? is there some optimal compatibility with the uv spray? also i saw that the vinyl only works for inkjet printer, and i have a laser one.

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