I have been on a sticker buying binge lately! It seems like every time I go to the store I can’t come home without more stickers and washi tape. I can’t help it – they just make my planner look so pretty! Unfortunately, my desk drawer is getting a little messy, and it’s getting difficult to browse through all of them. So I made a DIY disc-bound sticker book!
You don’t have to be a planner addict to need this. It’s great for anyone who wants a little more organization with their crafty things. It’s also ridiculously easy and cheap to make! Here are the supplies you’ll need:
- 2 pieces of heavy cardstock for the covers
- sheets of blank paper for the filler
- paper cutter (or a ruler and scissors if you want to cut the paper by hand)
- paper punch
- glue stick
- sticker sheets!
How to make a DIY Disc-Bound Sticker Book
Step 1 – Cut the covers and filler paper. I made my sticker book the same size as my Happy Planner dashboards, so they measure 5.5 inches wide by 9.25 inches tall.
Step 2 – Use your paper punch to punch the covers and the filler paper.
Step 3 – Add the discs. I put the covers on the discs first, then laid it open. That stabilized the discs and made it easier to add the filler paper.
Step 4 – Glue the sticker sheets into the book! I applied the glue to the back of each sheet, then pressed it onto the filler paper.
And that’s all it takes! Super quick and easy! I already feel more organized. It looks great on top of your desk, and if you put it in a drawer it is easy to find. No more hunting through 18 different sticker books!
While I was putting mine together, I came across a few tips:
- A craft bond glue stick will work better than a regular school glue stick.
- Since you’re making your own cover, you can make the pages as wide as you want. If you make them a little wider you’ll have room to make notes about the stickers, like the name and brand of the stickers. Then you’ll be able to purchase them again when you run out of them.
- You don’t need a fancy laminator machine for the covers. Just use a good strong card stock paper.
- Don’t glue sticker sheets to the insides of your covers. If you run out of those stickers you won’t want to look at an empty sticker sheet every time you open your sticker book. However, feel free to decorate that page with some washi tape!
- I found that it was easier for me to glue the sticker sheets onto the paper when they weren’t attached to the discs. So I would take a sheet out, glue the sticker sheets on, then put it back in. It didn’t really take up any extra time or effort.
- Keep a stash of blank pages in the back. Then you won’t have to cut and punch more filler paper every time you buy a new book of stickers.
- You can use scrapbook paper for the filler paper. It would add a little extra prettiness to the appearance. However, just beware that some sticker sheets have a clear background and that might make it difficult to see some of your stickers.
- This would make an amazing DIY gift for any crafter!
- You could also make some dividers to separate the different kinds of stickers – decorative, quotes, letters and numbers, etc.
- I have seen people use their Happy Planner dashboards for their covers. All of mine are currently in use, so I thought it would be more fun to make my own covers. And I couldn’t resist that glittered chevron paper!
- You can glue stickers to the front and back of the filler paper, but it is easier to peel off the stickers when there is only one sheet glued to the paper.
I love making a project like this because it’s so versatile. It’s easy to personalize with different papers, different colors for discs, and how you organize it. It’s a lot easier for me to use my stickers now because they’re all in one place. It also makes carrying them around a lot easier!
Have you made a DIY disc-bound sticker book? Are you a planner addict or sticker junkie? Tell me below in the comments!