If you're like me, you probably have some extra, left over full box stickers lying around that you don't know what do with but also don't want to throw away because they're really cute and you spent good money on them, dang it! Or you really want to add fun cards, pictures, etc to your planner but aren't sure how. I have a fun sticker hack to share with you today that solves both problems!
To get started, you will need the following supplies:
full box sticker
planner you will be using (I will show you Happy Planner, Erin Condren, and ringbound!)
card, paper, photo, invitation, etc you want to insert into your planner
ruler (EC ruler if using an Erin Condren)
hole punch (regular for Happy Planner and ring-bound, or 1/8" for Erin Condren)
First, you will need to choose what you want to add to your planner and your full box sticker. I used a Project Life card and chose a full box sticker sized to fit the Happy Planner because that is the first planner I'm working with (I will give you tips for the Erin Condren and a ring bound in a minute).
Place a little bit of the long edge of the sticker down on the side of your card where you want it to clip into the rings. Flip the card over, and fold the sticker in half down on itself and a little bit onto the other side of the card. You want just the edges of the sticker to be on the card, with plenty of overhang in the form of a "tab".
Line up your ruler about halfway between the edge of the card and the edge of the tab, with the top of the tab at 0" and the bottom of the tab at 2.5" (the full length of the Happy Planner full box sticker). Make a mark at .75" and 1.75" with your pen.
Punch out where you marked on the tab using your hole punch. Then take your scissors and snip from the outside edge of the tab into the holes. Make sure to cut enough so as to leave a little gap (like the picture).
Gently center the gaps in your tab over the rings of your Happy Planner and gently press down. Now you have a DIY sticker coil clip! You can attach all sorts of things to your planner, from dashboards, journal cards, ticket stubs, invitations, photos, anything! And all with a simple sticker you probably have anyway. This is a great use for leftover full box stickers without letting them go to waste and a super cute way to personalize your planner. I mean, you could even match them to your spreads!
You can also do this for ring bound planners in exactly the same way, except you can use a dashboard or insert page as a guide to align your punch holes on the tab. Punch, then insert in your planner, like below!
This same DIY also works great for the Erin Condren coil bound planner with a few tweaks. Use the clip-in part of the ruler that came with your planner to mark where your holes need to go, then punch with a 1/8" hole punch. You will need to snip off the excess sticker at the top and bottom of your tab at an angle so the tab will move freely in your coils. And that's it!
To see a live walk-through of this DIY for all planners mentioned in this post, check out the video I made below.
What will you add to your planner using your extra full box stickers? Leave us a comment below or tag us @popfizzpaper on Instagram so we can see! And make sure to follow me @popfizzpaper for planner spreads, new shop releases, and more great ideas about how to use PopFizzPaper stickers. Thanks for reading!