DIY Stickers at Home To Build Self Esteem

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Let’s make some DIY Stickers at Home to Build Self Esteem

I love this project so much because creating and writing in journals is my jam.  When girls create I AM… statements, they simultaneously tell their brain to start believing them as if they are truths.  Writing in a journal allows one to share with themselves their thoughts, ideas and feelings.  Sometimes writing is a chance to let things go.  Sometimes it is an opportunity to plan and dream.  Sometimes it is merely a form of relaxation and creativity.  This journal activity is super awesome with the help of this fantastic machine from Xyron, the Creative Station.  It turns regular paper and card stock images into adhesive stickers.  Girls LOVE stickers so this is a double awesome project.  Let’s get started by making some DIY Stickers at Home.

DIY Stickers at Home With Watercolor

Supplies to Make Stickers for Journals

To create these journals, you will need the following supplies.

  • Xyron Creative Station
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Watercolor Paints and Brushes
  • Black Permanent Markers
  • Scissor
  • Composition Books (1 Per Girl)

Step by Step Directions

The first step to making this darling and totally usable journal is to create the designs for the stickers.  Watercolor is always a favorite medium for my Cadette troops but markers, crayons and/or colored pencils works too!

DIY Stickers at Home

Once the designs are created, cut them out. You can make any designs for DIY stickers at home.

Put them through the Creative Station is MAGIC happens!  They come out as stickers.  Peel off the excess top layer.

Ta Da….super sticky adhesive backed designs (AKA STICKERS) ! eel them off, one at a time and adhere them to the cover of a journal.  Composition books are cost effective and work great because of their sturdy nature.

If you have too many, put some on the back too!

Sometimes girls (and really all people) get backed up when asked to create on the spot.  These words might be helpful to use in this activity.  You can download the printable to share for FREE.

Seriously, this Creative Station is a GAME changer.   I can’t wait to share another fabulous Girl Scout project with you next week using it.  This time it will be a project that makes a difference in the world so stay tuned.

About the Creative Station

You can effortlessly apply edge-to-edge adhesive to your craft projects with the Creative Station. This compact, non-electric machine works with only a few turns of the handle, with no messy clean up. These are some of the best features to this amazing machine.

  • No electricity means no warm-up time. Simply turn the handle and start applying adhesive to your projects right away.
  • Replace your messy glue sticks, smelly spray mount and double-sided tape. Apply acid-free, non-toxic adhesive for sleek, professional results.
  • Machine accepts both 9″ and 5″ cartridges to help minimize waste and maximize flexibility of all your craft projects. Easy drop-in refills.
  • Insert items up to 1/8″ thick including paper, embellishments, vellum, fabric and ribbon
  • Comes pre-loaded with one 25 foot by 9 inch permanent adhesive cartridge. Also accepts laminate and magnet refills (sold separately).
  • Great for arts and crafts, the Creative Station can help you make wedding invitations, handmade cards, educational flash cards, stickers, labels and more

Too busy to make DIY stickers at home right away?! Pin it for later!  Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

DIY Stickers Make at Home

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Cheers to Girls with Confidence,


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41 thoughts on “DIY Stickers at Home To Build Self Esteem”

  1. Love this idea!! Combining the self-esteem building blocks with a journal they can use to write down their inner feelings is such a great idea!

  2. You know, I never think to use water colors. They are so easy, I just skip over them with my girls. I have a mini Xyron (it makes like 1 inch stickers) and it is fun – whole sheet would be so fun! Love the idea.

  3. I had no idea there was such a machine as to make stickers like this. Where can I buy one? How big can the stickers be?

  4. So cool! We just did a I am board that we decorated with cutouts and markers too! Love the stickers idea!

  5. This is such a great idea. I know at my juniors’ ages, they are all thinking about how they fit in, what people think about them, etc. well, this will help them realize it doesn’t matter what others think about them, just what they think of themselves. They are all beautiful, intelligent, courageous young ladies.
    I would love to do this with them.

  6. Wow! This is a fantastic project! ?????? I would love to do this with my troop of 24 Brownies. Thank you for sharing!

  7. I’m going to do these books with my troop! I will have them do an entry every meeting. Then at the end of the year they can look back through everything they wrote! Thank you for sharing this idea!

  8. I always wondered how people on Etsy and sites like that made their stickers! This is a great idea I need to look into that machine

  9. I never knew such a machine existed! My mind is blown! Lol
    I love the idea of encouraging the girls to journal!!

  10. How awesome! Just started a Brownie troop for my daughter’s school and this would be a great addition for us! What a great idea! ???????

  11. This would be great for my 1st year Brownies, who all still LOVE stickers!! Making their own would be twice as amazing for them!!

  12. This is a great idea. We have journals pm or list for the meeting next week! Thank you for this idea sharing series.

  13. This is awesome. Can’t wait to make some for my troop! I’ll let them do the coloring though 😉

  14. Thank you for sharing the printable and the great ideas. I think having a sticker making machine would be awesome in my first grade classroom.

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