Vinyl Stickers for a Unique Christmas Gift: All the Possibilities

Vinyl Stickers for a Unique Christmas Gift: All the Possibilities

It’s that time of year again! The time when you want to buy or make something special for someone you love… while on a budget. Well, don’t worry. There is a way to make and give a truly affordable and completely unique Christmas gift that they will treasure. Read on to find out.

What are vinyl stickers?

Vinyl stickers are durable, waterproof, and available a variety of sizes. They can be made extra durable for use outside through lamination, or they can be attached to a magnet. What makes vinyl stickers such a unique Christmas gift, is that you can customize them using nothing but your computer and your home printer!

But it doesn’t stop there…

In addition to making customized stickers to give out as gifts, you can use them as part of larger unique Christmas gifts. If the person in your life is a maker or crafter, you can gift them vinyl sticker making supplies so they can make their own customized stickers too. We’ll get into that in a minute, but first, let’s go over how easy it is to make vinyl stickers as your unique Christmas gift.

How to make vinyl stickers

To make unique Christmas gift vinyl stickers you need:

  • Printable vinyl
  • A computer with access to any type of design program such as Word, Canva, etc.
  • A laser or inkjet printer

You don’t have to be crafty or experienced to make vinyl stickers as a unique Christmas gift. There are plenty of free templates online to make sheets of stickers in a variety of sizes. And since sticker vinyl is easy to cut, you can even freehand your own digital designs. Are you more into writing poems or sketching? No problem. What you write or draw can be scanned and put onto a vinyl sticker. Does the recipient like a particular anime, Marvel character, or Disney? Well, be sure to check out our blog called Is it Legal to Use Art I Saw Online for my Sticker Design before you use any licensed character, or copywritten art.

To make your stickers, design them online in the program of your choice. Then print them, making sure you have the correct vinyl – inkjet or laser – for your printer.

Tutorials for your unique Christmas gift stickers

We have several tutorials in our blog on how to easily make vinyl stickers. Start here, with The Complete Guide. Want to get a little fancy? Check out these desktop design terms to help you create more detailed stickers. We also have a tutorial for making fun clip art stickers, elegant black and white stickers, and even trending stickers. For a larger unique Christmas gift idea (as long as you know the recipient is okay with it) you can design and surprise them with a complete sticker gallery wall featuring images they love, or their own artwork or photos! Does the recipient like bumper stickers? You can make them one thanks to our bumper sticker tutorial. Before you make bumper stickers for a unique Christmas gift, however, be sure to learn if it is actually legal to put stickers on cars.

Unique Christmas gift ideas using vinyl stickers

Now that you know how easy it is to make unique Christmas gifs thanks to vinyl stickers, here are some ideas for presents and stocking stuffers:

  • Make sheets of customized stickers for their day planner or bullet journal
  • Turn your – or their – photos, artwork, favourite poems, or inspirational sayings into stickers or magnets
  • Make waterproof custom vinyl stickers and attach them to plain mugs, tumblers, glass candle holders or more
  • Make name stickers they can use to personalizes objects

If the person you are creating a gift for is a known crafter, you can give them something they will greatly appreciate – vinyl sticker supplies. Who among us wouldn’t love the unique Christmas gift of the means to indulge more fully in our hobbies? Anyone that is already making their own, or has an interest in making their own vinyl stickers would love to receive one or more of the following:

  • Boxes of printable vinyl, which are available in glossy, matte, and clear
  • Waterslide decal paper that allows the user to slide the sticker around before it sets
  • Adhesive vinyl for makers that like to use CriCut® or other crafting machines to make their own high-level vinyl creations
  • Transfer tape for adhesive vinyl
  • Laminating sheets to boost the durability of their stickers
  • Magnetic adhesive sheets so they can make their own magnets

Are vinyl sticker and vinyl sticker supplies expensive?

Let’s face it, budgeting is important, especially around the holidays. December can be an expensive month on top of all the regular bills and mortgage or rent payments. Unique Christmas gifts do not have to be expensive – they just need to come from the heart. Thankfully, vinyl stickers and vinyl sticker accessories are very affordable, and since you can buy in bulk, you can have enough on hand to make your own birthday, thank-you, and anniversary gifts throughout the year.

Depending on where you purchase your vinyl sticker supplies for unique Christmas gifts, you can pay as little as $20.95 for a whole box of glossy printable vinyl. You can make a lot of stickers from the 20 waterproof sheets in the box. Magnetic adhesive sheets can be had for as little as $17.95.

When looking for the best vinyl for your stickers, ensure you are purchasing from a reputable company with great reviews on both customer service and products. Be sure they have a number or email you can use if you have questions about your purchase.

Conclusion

Vinyl stickers make great customizable, unique Christmas gifts. To make them, all you need is printable vinyl, a computer, and a printer. There are many tutorials online that can give you ideas on what to make for your stickers, but you can also use your own artwork or photographs too. Vinyl sticker accessories also make great gifts for crafters. Sticker making is fun and affordable, which is what makes it a great option for those looking for unique Christmas gifts. Buy your sticker making supplies from a good company with a great reputation for products and service.

Making your own unique Christmas gifts this year? Royal Elements sells printable sticker vinyl for both laser and inkjet printers in our online store. We have a variety of printable and adhesive vinyl products for all your crafting and sticker making needs. Our blog has plenty of design tips too. We love to see the projects you make using Royal Elements products. Post your results online with the hashtag #royalelementsstickers so we can feature your designs on our social networks (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube). Visit https://www.amazon.com/royalelements and https://www.royalelements.com/ today to learn more.

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