If you want to customize your vehicle, adding decals can be a quick and easy way to personalize its look. You can also decals at home to adorn your windows. The problem is, having custom decals made up can turn out a little pricy.
The other option is to make them yourself – and to help, we went online to find out what other people were trying. So for anyone interested in having a go, here are our top 19 homemade window decal plans you can DIY easily.
1. DIY guide – make your own car decals
Lots of people like decorating their cars with decals, and sometimes you can find some pretty original ones. However, if you really want to express yourself with unique stickers, you can have a go at making them at home for yourself. If you’re interested, here’s a page that gives you all the information you’ll need. There’s a list of materials and a step-by-step guide to follow, so you’ll be able to start turning out your own decals in no time.
2. How to make decals with Cricut
If you have a Cricut machine and are looking for a guide to how to use it for making decals, this video should be of interest. In just over 15 minutes, you will learn everything you need to know to get started as well as picking up plenty of hints and tips along the way.
3. DIY vinyl decals
As this site explains, many vehicles look the same, and if you want to stand out from the crowd, you need to think of a way of modifying your vehicle to make it look different from everyone else’s. And of course, one of the easiest ways is by using decals. Of course, you can buy them from stores or online, but to truly make your mark, you can also create your own – and if you want to try, this site will tell you how.
4. How to make custom stickers at home
There’s some discussion about what you should call them. Are they decals? Are they stickers? What are we supposed to say? Well, this YouTuber avoids the whole debate, saying you can call them whatever you want – but whichever name you prefer, this video will show you how to make them at home.
5. How to make a vinyl car window decal sticker with Cricut Explore
What we love about this plan is how well it explains everything you need to do and how easy it is to follow. If you’d never considered making your own decals because you imagined it would be too complicated, this blog will convince you otherwise. You just need a few basic materials – then all you need to do is find a design you like or just create your own and you’re ready to go.
6. Decals with Cricut – tips and tricks
One of the most popular ways of making DIY decals is to use machines like a Cricut. If you have one and are looking for a guide on how to use it – plus some extra tips and tricks for success – then this video is made for you.
7. How to make car decals at home
Just like the clothes you choose to wear, your car is an expression of your personality, and if you want to make an even clearer statement about who you are, adding decals is the ideal way. You don’t need to rely on pre-made ones either because if you follow this simple plan, you can create your own personalized designs that reflect you as a person. This site has two different techniques you can try so you can experiment to see which one you prefer.
8. Make your own easy and cheap vinyl stickers
This is a fun video from a very creative and talented YouTuber. In a short five-minute video, she explains a couple of different ways you can attempt to make your own decals, and she also gives you lots of great advice on how to achieve the results you desire. We enjoyed watching this one, and if you’re short on time, it isn’t too long either.
9. DIY Cricut Car Decals
Here’s another site with instructions for making car decals using a Cricut cutting machine. As this blogger writes, you can order custom decals, but that can be an expensive option – however, if you make your own, you can save yourself loads of money. Furthermore, if you have the right equipment at home, once you start producing your own decals, the only limit is your own imagination. If you’re looking for instructions to follow as well as inspiration for new ideas, this site is a great resource.
10. How to start your own decal business
This is an interesting one. Most people who go online looking for decal plans are probably interested in having a go at making a couple for their own vehicle or home. But if you have a particular talent for it, you could possibly turn it into a business. And if you’re interested in finding out how, this video will give you all the info you need.
11. Custom vinyl window decal
One of our favorite resources, whenever we need inspiration or plans for a DIY project, is the Instructables site. It has ideas for just about anything you can imagine, and all the plans on the site are clearly written, logical, easy to follow and well-illustrated with useful photos and diagrams. This plan is no exception, so if you want to know how to make your own decals, this site is just what you’re looking for.
12. How to create vinyl decals by hand
Here’s a second plan from the Instructables site, giving you more options for creating your own decals. As ever, you’ll find clear step-by-step instructions to follow as well as useful illustrations. One of the things we love about this version is the amazing Darth Vader decal in the first photo – and there are also loads of other images that are sure to fire your imagination and get you thinking about what else is possible.
13. Print your own car decals
If you are looking for instructions for making your own decals and you also need to buy the materials, this site could be what you need. There’s a guide to how to print your own designs and everything you need to know about the process and equipment you require – and if you want to buy the vinyl sticker paper, you can purchase it from the site too.
14. DIY car decal video
Making homemade decals for a car can be incredibly simple. For sure, there are lots of complicated plans for all kinds of fancy decals that you can follow, but sometimes it’s better to keep things simple – and if that’s a sentiment you agree with, this video of under a minute in length could be just the kind of thing you are looking for.
15. DIY decals with or without a cutting machine
Many plans for decals that you can find online are for use with a cutting machine like a Cricut, but if you don’t have one, what are your options? The good news is, it’s still perfectly feasible to make your own high-quality, original decals at home without one, and this site will give the instructions you need for how to do it. On the other hand, if you do have one, you’ll find instructions for that too. All in all, another great resource for anyone interested in trying their hand at making decals at home.
16. How to make real vinyl stickers at home
If you’re wondering if it’s possible to make pro-quality car stickers at home, this video shows you that it totally is – so if you want to learn how, give it a watch!
17. “Just Married” DIY decal
If you just got hitched, you probably want to tell the whole world about it, and what better way than putting a decal in your car to announce the fact? Of course, it’s up to you to decide how long you want to leave it in your window – but that’s another issue. However, first, you need to know how to make it – and this site will tell you how.
18. Car decals with Cricut – video
Here’s another useful and informative video that gives you a few more tips and hints about how to make the most of you Cricut machine when using it to make DIY decals. If you have a Cricut machine, this video is highly recommended.
19. How to make a multicolored decal with your Cricut
Sometimes plain black or white decals can create a stunning, classy effect in your vehicle or home, but if you are looking for something a little more extravagant, this site gives you the instructions you need for making decals that are full of color. If that sounds like something you might be interested in creating, this blog is well worth checking out.
Loads of creativity and inspiration
It’s always fun looking for DIY plans online because there is always so much creativity on display and it always leaves us feeling inspired to have a go ourselves.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these plans as much as we enjoyed finding them for you – and we hope you have lots of fun trying some of them out for yourself!