How to create your own affordable Wall Stickers from home
Wall stickers are a great way to decorate a room without having to use a hammer and nails! Perfect if like me you are renting and can’t make lots of dents and holes in the walls! The stickers can also be easily removed and reapplied so whenever you want to change things up it very straightforward. Now that I have discovered a simple way to do this from home, I feel like there are so many possibilities for covering my daughter’s bedroom in art!
Here’s what you’ll need to do this yourself…
- An inkjet printer
- A4 Inkjet Matte Stickers, Waterproof and Removable
- Clean Walls
- Your design
Your Design: You can find any artwork you like. For this post I’ve provided a free hand drawn Quokka image taken from my Aussie Alphabet poster. You can download it here:
You might want to use a software programme to edit your artwork before printing. For example, if you wanted to repeat your artwork to make a pattern, or flip the design so it’s mirrored. I have used Photoshop to edit my artwork but you could easily just use Word.
The type of artwork which will work best is something with clean and clear edges (easy to cut out!) and a good quality image, I recommend a resolution of 300+ (pixels/inch).The sticker paper: I have tried out a few different types of adhesive sticker paper. The best and cheapest I’ve found is from eBay HERE. It arrives in the post within a week and you get a pack of 10, a good amount to start testing out your ideas. The paper feels strong and it sticks and peels off the wall with ease. I’m not going to lie though it was initially a nightmare to peel apart from it’s backing sheet but once I had done a few stickers I had knack! Other paper I’ve tried is Quirkii Adhesive Paper Matte, which you can buy from Officeworks. It’s not really suitable for walls but would work fine for stationary stickers, it’s not waterproof or as strong as the paper I used from eBay. I have also tried a transparent sticker paper (also from eBay found here) However when I printed my designs the artwork didn’t sit well on the glossy plastic paper and the quality of the image was grainy. See photo comparison below. I’m guessing this is because it can’t sink into the paper. If you were to use a simple design however I’m sure this clear sticker paper would be fine.
STEP ONE: Print!
Follow the guidance on the sticker paper pack, for the A4 Inkjet Matte Sticker paper you need to print on the rough side of the paper.
STEP TWO: Cut as closely as you can around the image
If you have used the A4 Inkjet Matte Sticker like I have you’ll want to try to cut away as much of the creamy white background as possible. Use sharp scissors and take your time.
STEP THREE: Apply your design
Make sure your walls are clean! If you are doing a pattern you might want to mark out with a ruler and pencil where your designs need to go. Remove the backing sheet and slow stick to the wall pressing the sticker down from one side to the other to ensure you don’t get any air bubbles.
That’s it! Please do share your results with me!
Share and Commissions!
If you would like to use any of my artwork please do just get in touch and request a digital download. I can send you the artwork as a JPEG ready to print! I usually charge around $3 – $5 for each pre-drawn digital download artwork but this may vary depending on what you want!
If you don’t want to do all the printing and cutting yourself and would like me to create for you some wall stickers in any of my designs please do get in touch!