How Do You Make Vinyl Stickers With Cricut?

Making vinyl stickers with a Cricut machine has become a popular way for DIYers and crafters to produce professional-looking stickers. With the right materials and some basic knowledge, anyone can create custom vinyl stickers in no time at all. Here’s everything you need to know about using a Cricut to make vinyl stickers.

Preparing Your Design

Before you start working on your sticker, it’s important to prepare your design. You want to make sure that your design is formatted correctly and that you have the right materials before you begin cutting. Start by deciding what kind of design you want.

Are you creating a logo or text? Or are you making an illustration or graphic? Once you have your design finalized, use Cricut Design Space to upload and format your image.

Choosing Materials

Once your design is ready, it’s time to choose the materials for your sticker. Cricut machines are designed for use with adhesive vinyl, which comes in a variety of colors and finishes.

The most important thing to consider when choosing material is the surface on which your sticker will be applied. Make sure that the vinyl material is suitable for the surface where it will be placed.

Cutting Your Sticker

The next step is to set up your Cricut machine and cut out your sticker. Begin by loading your adhesive vinyl into the machine according to the instructions in Cricut Design Space.

Once loaded, adjust the settings according to the type of material and make sure that the blade depth is set correctly. Once everything is set up, press “Go” and let the machine do its work!

Applying Your Sticker

Once your sticker is cut out, it’s time to apply it! Start by peeling off the backing paper from the sticker and placing it onto its surface of choice. Carefully smooth down any wrinkles or bubbles with a squeegee or credit card before removing the transfer paper from top of the sticker.


Making vinyl stickers with a Cricut machine may seem daunting at first but with some preparation and practice anyone can create professional-looking stickers in no time at all! All it takes is some basic knowledge about materials selection and setup as well as an understanding of how adhesive vinyl works.