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How To Make Laminated Stickers without a Printer or a Cricut Maker

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Have you ever wanted to create your own stickers but you didn’t have a fancy machine like a Cricut? Or maybe you don’t even have a printer that works very well? Today I have GREAT news for you! I am going to show you how to make laminated stickers without any sort of machine. Yes, you will need a few supplies– probably only TWO main things you might not already have: Sticker paper and cold laminate.

[By the way– I’ve created a Simple Guide giving you even more details Right Here!]

How to Make Laminated Stickers without any machines
First of all, What kind of stickers are you making? What do you want to do?

Do you want to:

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Or something else? Let me know in the comments so I can create a tutorial for you!

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You may be familiar with a machine that laminates using heat, called a thermal laminator. That is usually what I think of when I think “laminated.” However, did you know that there is such a thing as cold lamination?! You can read about one method of cold lamination in my post on making stickers with a Xyron station.

And now, rest your mouse scrolling hand or fingers, and relax (sound on) while I show you exactly how to make laminated stickers without a machine, printer, or gadget of any kind!!

All you need is sticker paper, markers or crayons, and cold self adhesive laminate.

Draw and Color your designs. I used stencils to create mine. You could also print out your designs on a printer.

Do NOT cut them out yet.

Roll out the laminate sticky side up. Lay the sticker page carefully upside down on the laminate.

Start from one side, and very carefully smooth and continue to lay the sticker page down.

After smoothing it, you can cut off the excess.

I like using my Cricut Brayer to smooth out the laminate, but you can use a credit card or just your hand.

See how smooth it is?

Lastly, cut out your stickers!

Sticker paper has creases on the back, so you can take the backing off easily and use the sticker.

Some sticker paper has fewer creases on the back… I like this brand because it has plenty of creases.

I used Fiskars scissors for fancy edges.

laminated sticker directions in pictures and text
laminated stickers step by step

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