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How to Make a Reusable DIY Sticker Book


Everybody loves stickers. Whether they’re additions to artwork, decorations on notebooks, or rewards for good behavior, stickers are just plain fun. The only downside is that you place a sticker once, and then it’s unusable—right?

Nope! With a reusable DIY sticker book, you and your kids can have fun with stickers again and again—without the frustration of torn stickers and irritating residue. This cute craft will only take an afternoon, and then you’ll have an adorable, handmade book with endless sticker entertainment

Read on to learn how to DIY your sticker book, and “stick” around for some printable activities for kids to help them fill the pages.

How to Create a DIY Sticker Book

Our tutorial will walk you through the steps of making your sticker book. Put it together as a craft for yourself, or follow along with the kids to help them create their own personalized books. 

photo of supplies needed to make a sticker book


  • Cardstock (8.5 x 11 sheets)
  • Wax paper (transparent, not brown)
  • Scissors
  • Hole puncher
  • Twine or string
  • Double-sided tape
  • Pencil
  • Markers
  • Ruler

Step 1: Design the Cover

The first step is to make a lovely cover for your sticker book. Take a piece of standard 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock of any color. Then, decorate it however you’d like. 

photo of the cover of a sticker book being personalized with colored markers

To use our cover, download below, and print out the design onto a sheet of cardstock. Then, let your child color it in and personalize with their name. 

button to download the cover page printable

Step 2: Cover Pages in Wax Paper

Grab three more pieces of 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock. These will be your pages, and they can be any color (or colors) you choose. 

You can add as many pages as you want, but for our book, we used three of our printable sticker book activity pages. If you want to use these activity pages in your own book, download them at the end of this guide and print them out. We’ll show you more details on all the activity pages later!

photo of wax paper being taped to pages

Here’s the secret to our sticker book’s reusable magic: wax paper! Stickers stuck to wax paper are easily peeled off and used multiple times, so it’s perfect for sticker storage and play. Here’s how to incorporate the wax paper:

  1. Using one cardstock page as a guide, cut out six 8.5 x 11 inch pieces of wax paper. Now you’ll want to cover all your inside pages with these pieces of wax paper.
  1. Start with the inside of your cover page. Flipping it to the back, place pieces of double-sided tape in each corner of the page. Tape the wax paper down, smoothing it out so there aren’t any wrinkles. 
  1. Repeat the same process to cover all your pages in wax paper. For our last page, we  chose to leave wax paper off the back cover. 

Now, when all placed together in the order you want, you should have a front and back cover with no wax paper and six inside pages covered in wax paper. Some wax paper may stick out of the edges, but don’t worry, you can always trim it later.

Step 3: Punch Holes Along the Side

Now it’s time to bind your book. You can simply staple the pages together if you choose; if you do so, skip this step and the next. If you’d like to bind your book with a hole puncher and twine, we’ll walk you through a simple binding method. 

photo of hole puncher next to the book

First, keep the ruler, pencil, and holepuncher handy. Arrange all your book pages in your desired order. To keep everything aligned, it will help to clip the book together with a paperclip. 

Along the left side of the book, measure out four equally-spaced dots with the ruler, and mark the dots with a pencil. Then, use the hole puncher to punch four holes over the dots as shown below.

Step 4: Bind Your Book

Next, get out the string or twine to bind it all together. For our example, we used twine. The binding style we chose is the Japanese four-hole method, which allows for clean, tight binding and a fun end result.

Here’s how to achieve it:

  1. Thread your twine in through the middle page of the book and out the second hole of the front cover. 
  2. Loop the twine around the spine and back through the same hole. Then go down to the next hole below and thread the twine through the back. 
  3. Loop around that hole, and then make another loop around the bottom of the book. 
  4. Repeat the same process, looping around each hole before moving on to the next. Work your way back up all the holes.
  5. When you get to the original hole where the twine is stuck through the middle of the book, thread your end through to the middle so that two ends of your twine stick out in the middle page. 
  6. Tie these two ends together tightly, and cut off the excess twine.

Now, when you close your book, the twine should be neatly bound along the edge as shown above. The binding will look the same on both the front and back cover. You will need to crease the pages just slightly to be able to bend them back easily and flip through the pages with no problem. Then, step back and marvel at your handiwork. Your binding is complete!

Step 5: Fill in With Stickers!

Finally, trim off any excess wax paper hanging out of the sides of your book, and you’re done! You now have a neatly bound DIY sticker book ready for decoration. The only thing left to do is fill your book with stickers!

photo of stickers next to a sticker book

Featured stickers:

Fun Ideas to Fill Your DIY Sticker Book Pages

If you want to make your sticker book even more exciting, we put together some printables to help amp up the fun. To use these activity pages, print them out on the cardstock pages before you start putting your book together. When you tape the wax paper over the pages, you’ll be able to see the activity designs through the wax paper. 

Play an Adjectives Game

For some practice with adjectives and word-picture associations, add these pages to your sticker book. For each blank, your little one will match a sticker to the adjective. For example, under “colorful,” they’ll pick a colorful sticker and stick it on the blank. Since the wax paper makes stickers reusable, they can play the game multiple times.

photo showing the fun with adjectives activity page

Featured stickers:

button to download the adjectives activity page

Tell a Sticker Story

Who doesn’t enjoy a good fill-in-the-blank story game? Using stickers, you can put an amusing, visual spin on this classic activity. Let your kids get creative by placing stickers in the blanks to complete the tale. Read your funny story out loud for some laughs, and then peel off the stickers to start again.

photo that shows a sticker book story

Featured stickers:

button to download the sticker stories activity page

Set an Exciting Scene

Some of the best activities simply let us get lost in our imagination. Print out our background pages to give your kids a setting for their stickers to live in, and let them set the scene. They can move their stickers around at any time and add more details to the scene each time they get new ones!

photo of the sticker book with an exciting scene

Featured stickers:

button to download the creative scene activity page

Now that you can make a reusable DIY sticker book with entertaining activities, let the fun begin! Use this book-making method for some great kids’ entertainment, or make it for yourself as a unique addition to your desk decor. Need to get inspired with some new stickers? Check out our huge selection on Redbubble.

Header image featured stickers:

Make Some Noise