Like many things, I've heard of Etsy before but hadn't made a purchase or even looked at it much. Once I started watching YouTube videos about planners and planning it got me curious. Everyone used stickers to decorate their planner. While I love planners, I've never really decorated one. This year I decided to make my own planner (see the post here) because I couldn't find exactly what I wanted that was also in my price range.
I then went on a hunt for the perfect, not too expensive, washi tape and stickers. This was not as easy as I expected it would be. Unfortunately, either planner decorating is not as popular as I thought or just not in my area. It was really hard to find things. I found some washi tape at Michael's and I can use the 40% off coupons they have every week. Stickers were a little harder, partly because I wasn't really looking for cutesy stickers. I wanted more square or rectangle ones that I could use for my dates or to highlight a certain event or appointment.
Happily a Housewife, one of my favorite YouTubers. had mentioned a few of her favorite places to get stickers on Etsy. A few others that I came across on YouTube also buy their stickers on Esty so I figured it was a good place to go. I started searching for the type of stickers I wanted and came across PinkGlitteredCoffee. They had pretty much exactly what I was looking for. I purchased some small rectangle ones, some box shape ones that came with small rectangles too, and some payday & trashday stickers. I paid $15 for everything which didn't seem bad at all.
I received a note that night from the seller and confirmation the next morning that my order had shipped! It was shipped via USPS so it took longer than I would have liked but still came quite quickly. I might have been a little anxious since it was my first order and items for my planner. I love getting packages in the mail! I love getting pretty much anything except bills. HA!
I've used a few of the stickers and so far am very happy with them. She sent some samples with the order, which is nice, so I can try those out and see if I want to purchase them. She also sent a coupon for free shipping on my next order (it does expire though). Overall I am very happy with my first purchase and can't wait to do some more shopping!
What kind of finds have you made on Etsy? Is there a certain shop you love to go to? If you purchase stickers for your planner, what shop do you love?
Labels: etsy, planner, planning, stickers, washi tape