Personalized back to school name stickers

Hello everyone! The holiday is almost coming to an end, which means schools will resume soon. I know a lot of you are already preparing and buying school supplies, that’s why this tutorial is apt for the season. Today, I will be sharing with you how to make personalized name stickers.

When I was in school, I knew someone who made personalized “Nanko” stickers for me, and I absolutely loved them. I have now figured out inexpensive ways to make stickers at home. If you’re a frugal mum that wants to personalize every single item owned by your children with name stickers, but don’t have any artistic skill at all, this is definitely the tutorial you need. I’ve gone through the trouble of searching websites with free sticker templates, just download any template and get straight to work.

Materials you’ll need for this name stickers are;

  • Computer with internet connection
  • Printer
  • A4 paper
  • Cellotape
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissors or blade


Note: If you’ve never used a double sided tape before, allow me do a little introduction. A double sided tape, like the name implies has adhesives on both sides. Unlike the cellotape that has adhesive on one side, this tape is used to stick two objects together while remaining invisible. Here in Nigeria, you may not easily get the double sided tape in most stores or even bookshops. You can get one online, and it’s very cheap too. Click here to buy online.


Steps for making personalized name stickers

  1. Download free sticker template from world labels or  online labels
  2. Open downloaded document in Microsoft Word, insert text box and type name. Make sure the name you type is properly aligned with the spaces provided with the template, then print out on A4 paper. (My template was from world labels. I Added one text box, typed in “Deborah”. Then using copy and paste, I aligned text box on all the empty spaces on the template). Print out pattern
  3. Place cellotape on the front of page. This step is important for two reasons; durability, and also gives the sticker a professional finish. Attach tape
  4. Trim off any excess tape from the sides, then attach the double sided tape to the back of page. Attach double sided tape
  5. Trim off any excess tape again, and carefully cut out each of the stickers. Store safely in a ziploc bag for future use. When you’re ready to use, carefully tear off the paper on the back of sticker to reveal the adhesive side.

Cut out name stickers

Name stickers

Name stickers


See, I told you it’l be very easy and inexpensive. I had so much fun working on this name sticker, can’t wait to use it on everything my daughter owns. Try this project, and let me know how it turns out.  Another easy project you can work on today is this pencil case. What other back to school projects will you love to see? Leave me a comment below. Next week, I’ll be with another DIY project, have a wonderful week. Cheers!

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