Sticker Size Guide: What Size Sticker Should I Buy?

Sticker Size Guide: What Size Sticker Should I Buy?

So you want to dive into stickers. Welcome to the party! Stickers are such a fun way to personalize your stuff and really make it your own. 

Whether you’re looking to make your belongings more easily identifiable or you want to show off your style, stickers are an easy and affordable way to go.

But purchasing stickers begs the question: what size sticker should I buy? It’s understandable; you want to get a good size so that, once your sticker has been placed, it’s good to hang out there for a while. You don’t want to have to keep re-ordering in an attempt to finally get that right size.

We’ve got you covered! We want to help you get exactly what you need. Take a look at our sticker size guide!

What are common sticker sizes?

Stickers come in all shapes and sizes! That’s one of the things that makes stickers such a fun item to collect; the options are endless.

Perhaps the most commonly used sticker out there is the “Hello, My Name Is” sticker, which is 2 inches by 3.5 inches. If you’ve ever been to a gathering that involves awkward getting to know you activities, you know, the kind that makes you want to hide in the bathroom, you’ve seen these stickers. (I’ll happily never wear one again.)

Beyond that, most sticker shops offer their stickers in 2-inch, 3-inch, and 4-inch cuts. Let’s dive into those sizes!

2-Inch Stickers

In terms of decorative stickers, the 2-inch is most likely the smallest size you will encounter. As a point of reference, most passport photos are 2 inches tall. Depending on the style of the sticker, the width may be longer.

2-inch stickers are ideal for smaller items, such as:

-pocket notebooks

-cell phone cases

-pencil boxes

-makeup bags


-glasses cases

-camera case

2-inch stickers are also fantastic filler options for items that you want to cover from top to bottom in stickers.

Say you have a tumbler that you’re trying to cover, or maybe a notebook cover. If you have a few empty spaces here and there that need to be filled but you don’t want to cover the surrounding stickers too much, a 2-inch sticker is a perfect way to go.

3-Inch Stickers

In our super professional opinion, 3-inch stickers are the easiest go-to size when choosing a new sticker, especially if you’re not certain yet how you’re going to use it. 

We’ve all been there- you see a sticker that says “oh my gosh, that is so me. I need it!” Who knows where that sticker is going to live? It doesn’t matter. It’s your sticker soulmate and you need it.

3-inch stickers are the perfect medium-sized sticker. This size is ideal for:

-Larger school supplies, such as binders and notebooks

-full-sized journal



-bike helmet



-video game console

If you’re shopping for someone else and you’re unsure of what size to get for them, this is a good go-to. Not too big, not too small. As our girl Goldilocks would say, “it’s just right.”

4-Inch Stickers

And now for our largest size! 4-inch stickers are phenomenal for larger items, or for stickers where you’re looking to make a statement. Some items that 4-inch stickers work great on are:



-totes and bins


-bike or scooter


I recently filled an order for a mom who wanted a large sticker with her son’s name on it that he could put on his school supplies. This is an awesome idea, and while I listed school supplies under the 3-inch sticker recommendation, it’s also ideal for a 4-inch. 3-inch would be perfect for decorative stickers, 4-inch is ideal for easy identification.

Best Way to Remove Stickers

Now, what about removing stickers? Maybe you’re all out of room and you have a new favorite that you want to swap out, or perhaps you want to move one of your stickers from one place to another (yes, it’s possible!).

My go-to is the Scotty Peeler Label Remover. You don’t want to risk it with goo be gone, especially if you’re dealing with an item that has other stickers, or a notebook or binder where you could potentially damage the item. The Scotty Peeler makes it easy to lift that sticker without tearing or damaging, making it super easy to remove and replace.

For the sticker-obsessed, this is such a game changer. I highly recommend snagging one!

Milk + Cup + Holder Designs: Stickers For Life

Here at Milk + Cup + Holder Designs, we are all about stickers that help express and uplift! With a wide variety of designs, we aim to provide you with stickers that make you say “oh my gosh, that’s so me.”

Check out our selection of stickers today and grab some that you can cover your possessions in. Shop now!

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