Learn how to make DIY custom stickers for your crochet business following this super easy beginner sticker tutorial.
Stickers are all the rage right now! Tons of new Etsy shops are popping up selling these bad boys and I am obsessed!
After watching about a million fun sticker videos on Tiktok , I figured id I’ve it a go!
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Be sure to hang out till the very end because Im also going to show you how to get your diy custom stickers mass-produced professionally and in bulk.
This is the best solution for those shops who are getting steady sales and want to spice up their packaging, include a cute, branded, freebie with their customer’s order, or start selling stickers in your Etsy shop alongside your crochet makes.
First, you need to design your stickers. I did this on Canva and on my iPad in the procreate app.
The reason I am emphasizing Canva PRO and not the free version is because you need your designs to have a transparent background and that feature is available to pro accounts.
If you don’t have Canva Pro though, there are some free background remover tools out there, just do a little research and I’m sure you can find something.
One more tid-bit about Canva, I highly recommend the desktop version over the app. Just my two cents.
Start by selecting your canvas size. I chose the Instagram square size.
Then search for an image on Canva, writing your word, uploading your logo, whatever it is you want to make a sticker for.
I searched for Llama and found one I liked right at the top. The color options for this image can not be customized, but if the image you choose can be, be sure to school the colors you like best.
After you select your image and get the colors you like download the file as a png, high quality, with a transparent background.
Now send your PNG to your iPad, I like to airdrop from my Mac to my Ipad, and open it in Procreate.
Turn off the background, choose the Calligraphy brush called Monoline, set the streamline to 100% and select the color White.
Add a new layer and move it UNDER your image layer. Now you can draw a white outline around your image. Be sure to fill it in completely so you don’t confuse your Cricut and get weird cuts.
Here is what my outline looks like.
And here it is with the art on top.
Now that we have our sticker design and outline, we need to save it as a PNG with a transparent background and upload it into the Cricut design space.
Upload it to the Cricut Design Space as a Print Then Cut image. Be sure to give your sticker a title for organization purposes.
Now you want to squeeze as many stickers on one sheet of paper as you can. I find making a temporary rectangle shape that 6.7″ by 9.2″ and using that as a guide is the easiest way to make sure all your images will fit.
Copy and paste your sticker until you can’t fit any more within that rectangle. You may be able to rotate your design to fit more on one sheet depending on your sticker design.
Remove your temporary rectangle, then attach all the sticker images. Then click make it.
Click Continue then Send to Printer. Turn OFF the Add Bleed toggle and turn ON the use System Dialog toggle.
This is going to allow you access to more printing options. Your print dialog screen may open up BEHIND your Cricut Design Space screen so if you’re on a Mac, scoot that over to reveal the printer screen after clicking Print.
Make sure you have the right paper type selected and your printer is set to print at the highest quality.
The printer I have is the Epson WorkForce Pro WF 3730. I have no idea if this is a good printer and did very minimal research before purchasing. There are probably much better printers out there.
The paper I used is from Amazon and it’s called Luxoton Premium Vinyl Sticker Paper and the pack I got came with 15 matte and 15 glossy sheets.
The Cricut can not read the black guide-lines on the glossy paper unless you cover them with matte scotch tape. Very annoying, and wasteful, but it works.
Make sure you know which side of the paper your printer will print on before using your sticker paper.
Print out your sheet, stick it to your Cricut mat, then load the mat into your Cricut.
If you want to make a sheet of stickers, set your Cricut dial to Custom then select Sticker Paper from the materials list.
If you want to make individual stickers you can set it to cardstock and you’re golden.
Press the flashing cut button and give your Cricut a little time to cut those babies out.
After its finished, remove your mat, peel off your sticker and TADA!!!! Custom stickers!
Pro Tip: If you are making a sheet of stickers and not individual stickers, flipping your mat over and peeling the mat away from the paper will prevent your stickers from curling up. If you are making individual stickers I suggest using the little Cricut spatula tool to pop them off your mat.
There are so many things you can do with diy custom stickers for your crochet business. You could make custom happy mail stickers for your packages, make a cute sticker that matches what you’re selling, like these Gracie Doll stickers I hand drew on the procreate app, or design and sell stickers that your ideal customer would be attracted to.
For example, if you have a shop that sells coffee cozies, a “Coffee before Talkie” sticker might be something your ideal customer would be interested in purchasing.
As promised, there is a much easier way to get stickers printed professionally and in bulk. I use a company called Sticker Mule for my stickers I sell in my shop and I absolutely love them. The quality is fantastic, the shipping was free and the turn around time was within a week.
If you design your own stickers, Id love to see them! You can dm me on Instagram or just tag me in your pics and ill see them!
Did you love the llama sticker? Click here to download the PNG file absolutely free, no email sign up required!
Feel free to use that sticker any way you’d like. You can print it for your self, get a bunch printed and sell them, totally up to you. Because SHARING IS CARING friend and I’m happy to share this freebie with you.
Speaking of sharing… if you have any friends or loved ones that you think would enjoy making their own stickers, even if they arent a crochet business owner, give this post a share and spread the free info love!
I hope you found this diy custom stickers tutorial easy to follow and enjoy making your own custom stickers.
I’ll catch ya later