What Are Stickers Made Out Of? And Other Sticker FAQs

What Are Stickers Made Out Of? And Other Sticker FAQs

Stickers- they’ve been around for a while now and have proven to be a fun way to decorate and express yourself. Whether you’re looking for an easy way to dress up a scrapbook or you’re wanting to decorate your tumbler, stickers are an easy and inexpensive way to achieve the look you’re going for.

But you may find yourself asking- what are stickers made out of? What makes them sticky? Are they safe to put on things like water bottles and food containers?

No worries, friend! In this blog, we’ll be diving into what stickers are made out of and other frequently asked questions. Let’s dive in!

Different Kinds of Sticker Material

First things first, let’s talk about the different materials that are commonly used for making stickers. You’ll find that there are  three main types of materials:

  • Printed paper
  • Plastic
  • Vinyl

While printed paper and plastic stickers are certainly options, we’ve found that vinyl is the best way to go when preparing stickers. Using a high-quality printable vinyl sheet is an easy and effective way to print stickers at home. Vinyl stickers are more durable, and when prepared the right way, they can also be weatherproof and waterproof.

How is this accomplished?

Stickers can be made weatherproof and waterproof by simply applying a self-adhesive laminating sheet.

What Makes Stickers Sticky?

Stickers feature something called adhesive, sort of like glue, that makes them stick to a surface. The first time you peel the back off of a sticker and put it somewhere, that’s when it’s going to be the stickiest. 

You may find that you want to move your sticker after some time. This is possible with the right tools, but remember that every time you remove your sticker, it loses a little bit of that adhesive. So choose your sticker’s location wisely!

Are Stickers Safe to Put On Food Items?

The easy answer is YES! Your stickers are safe to put pretty much anywhere, including on water bottles and tumblers, lunchboxes, Tupperware containers, and anything else where you may be storing food or drink.

On that same thread, we actually recommend putting stickers on these items! Perhaps your child is heading back to school. A few stickers on their lunchbox make it more easily identifiable, and it helps them to express themselves. Or maybe you have a favorite water bottle you take with you to the gym- slap some affirmation stickers on it to motivate you to work harder.

Find the Perfect Stickers at Milk + Cup + Holder Designs

So now that you have the lowdown on your sticker FAQs, check out our wide selection of stickers here at Milk + Cup + Holder Designs!

All of our stickers are made with high-quality printable vinyl, and they all feature an additional layer that makes them weatherproof and waterproof, ensuring that your corners won’t lift and your colors won’t run. That sticker is with you for the long haul!

Whether you’re looking for empowerment stickers, mental health stickers, or stickers that center around your hobbies, such as gardening or writing, we’ve got something for you. We pride ourselves on having extensive collections that leave you thinking “oh my gosh, that is so me.”


Browse our selection today and get ready to find something that you love!

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