Making your own stickers is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon. And it’s not as difficult as you might believe. You just need to have the right equipment and supplies. One of the most popular sticker makers is the Xyron Create-a-Sticker, a small device that works with both permanent and repositionable adhesive. The device can help you create stickers that are 1.5” wide and they can be used in journal and scrapbooks, and on greeting cards and school assignments. Just follow these steps to create your own stickers:
- Gather up the items you want to turn into stickers. Some possibilities include small graphics and photographs, dried and pressed flowers, and small bits of fabric and ribbon. Cut these items down so they’re no wider than 1.5”.
- Make sure your Create-A-Sticker has an adhesive cartridge in it. If it doesn’t, choose a cartridge and insert it into the bottom of the X-shaped device. The cartridge will snap into place so you can make your stickers.
- Place your photo, ribbon, or other item into the opening at the top of the device. Grab the end of the adhesive tape in the bottom and pull. This will drag your item through the device. When the item comes out, use the tear bar to free the item. You will notice that your item is wrapped in plastic with a paper backing. Apply some pressure to the item to ensure that the entire back of your item is in contact with the adhesive.
- Peel away the plastic to expose your sticker. When you are ready to attach your sticker to something, just remove the paper backing and apply.
Keep in mind that making stickers is not only a good pastime for adults, it’s good for kids too. Although the Create-A-Sticker doesn’t use heat or electricity, you will want to supervise your child to make sure everything goes smoothly.
Making stickers is a fun way to exercise your creativity and make one-of-a-kind embellishments for your special projects. Try making your own to see how enjoyable it is.
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