Hi, I’m Mim! I’m a planning-obsessed, Award-Winning Online Business Owner, Author and 5-Star Planner Sticker Seller.
I help new sticker makers create planner stickers from scratch that stand out and sell … even if you’ve never made a sticker before!

10 Must-Have Tools for Creating Stickers at Home

Are you ready to take your sticker-making game to the next level? Creating stickers at home is easier than you might think, and with the right tools, you can unlock your creativity and make professional-looking stickers that will wow your friends and family.

In this post, I’ll be sharing my top 10 must-have tools for creating amazing stickers at home. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned crafter, these essential tools will help you bring your sticker dreams to life. Let’s dive in!

10 Essential Tools to Create Stickers at Home

1. Cutting Machine

A cutting machine is a game-changer for sticker making. It allows you to cut intricate designs and shapes with precision and ease. My personal favorite is the Silhouette Portrait or Cricut Joy Xtra or Cricut Maker. The Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Explore or Brother Scan n Cut are also great options. These machines work with a variety of materials and can take your sticker designs to new heights.

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Mim Jenkinson with a Cricut Maker

2. Printer

To create vibrant and long-lasting stickers, you’ll need a reliable printer. An inkjet printer is perfect for printing on sticker paper, and some models even offer borderless printing for a seamless look. I recommend investing in a printer with high-quality ink and good color accuracy for the best results.

3. Sticker Paper

Choosing the best sticker paper is crucial for creating durable and professional-looking stickers. Look for high-quality sticker paper that’s compatible with your printer. Vinyl sticker paper is a popular choice for its durability and vibrant colors, while matte sticker paper offers a more subtle and sophisticated look.

4. Laminator

To protect your stickers from wear and tear and make them last longer, a laminator could also be a must-have tool. Laminating your stickers adds a layer of protection and gives them a glossy, professional finish. Choose a laminator that’s compatible with the size of your stickers and offers adjustable temperature settings.

5. Scissors and Craft Knife

While a cutting machine can handle most of your sticker cutting needs, having a pair of sharp scissors and a craft knife on hand is still important, such as an Exacto knife. These tools are perfect for trimming excess sticker paper, making small adjustments, and cutting out intricate details that your cutting machine might miss.

6. Cutting Mat

A cutting mat is an essential tool for protecting your work surface and prolonging the life of your cutting blades. Look for a self-healing cutting mat that can withstand repeated cuts and won’t dull your blades. A good cutting mat will also provide a stable surface for your sticker paper, preventing it from shifting or slipping during the cutting process.

7. Scraper (or similar!)

To ensure your stickers adhere properly and avoid air bubbles, you’ll need a scraper, squeegee or an old credit card. After applying your stickers, use it to smooth out any air bubbles and ensure a strong bond between the sticker and the surface. This simple tool can make a big difference in the final appearance of your stickers.

8. Ruler and Measuring Tools

Precision is key when it comes to sticker making, and having a ruler and other measuring tools on hand is essential. Use a clear ruler to measure and align your designs, and consider investing in a t-square or gridded cutting mat for even greater accuracy. These tools will help you create straight lines, perfect shapes, and consistent sizes for your stickers.

9. Tweezers

Tweezers are a small but mighty tool in your sticker-making arsenal. They’re perfect for handling small stickers, placing them precisely, and removing any excess bits of paper or adhesive. Look for tweezers with a fine point and a comfortable grip for easy handling and control.

10. Storage and Organization

As your sticker collection grows, it’s important to have a system for storing and organizing your supplies. Invest in some clear storage containers, folders, or binders to keep your sticker paper, tools, and finished stickers neatly organized and easily accessible. Label your storage containers and create a designated workspace to keep your sticker-making process streamlined and efficient.

Having these 10 essential tools in your sticker-making toolkit will make all the difference in the quality and efficiency of your creations.

Cricut Maker

Remember, investing in high-quality tools may seem like a splurge at first, but it will pay off in the long run with better results and a more enjoyable crafting experience. Plus, with these tools at your fingertips, you’ll be able to create stickers for every occasion – from planner decorations to personalized gifts and more!

I hope this guide has inspired you to dive into the world of sticker making and given you a clear idea of the must-have tools you’ll need to get started.

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Secret Sticker Society sticker-making membership with Mim Jenkinson
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I hope you enjoy learning how to make planner stickers or how to start a sticker business!

I’ve been making and selling stickers for journals and planners since 2016 and it’s become a wonderful and creative way to turn my hobby into a side hustle, then full-time online business.

Whether you want to make Cricut stickers, Silhouette stickers or you’re starting from complete scratch, you’re in the right place. Making planner stickers can be for you, or to start an Etsy sticker shop and sell stickers online and you don’t need any previous experience to get started.

Want to make planner stickers from home? Check out my sticker making courses, eBooks and other products here!

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I thank them wholeheartedly and express my love and gratitude for the privilege to live and work in such a beautiful part of the world and for the opportunity for my family to be part of this vibrant and supportive community.