Help Your Family Connect with Their Scriptures with Easy Scripture Stickers

After over two years of creating, testing and refining this bright idea, it’s finally time to post it. Hopefully you’ll be as enthusiastic about it as I am.

Two years ago my husband and I decided to purchase scriptures for each of our kids. Although they were pretty excited to have them at first, the scriptures quickly lost their luster for my young, non-reading kids. I needed a way to show them that the familiar stories they’d heard about in Primary and Family Home Evening were actually in their scriptures. I struggled to find an inexpensive solution when it suddenly hit me. Why not put the pictures we use in Family Home Evening and Primary right onto the pages of their scriptures?

GAK Full Size StickersI spent the next several weeks downloading and adapting the free Gospel Art Kit images from the LDS website. With the help of some powerful graphic design software, fabulous specialty sticker paper, and a lot of trial and error I was finally able to create the perfect set of scripture stickers. They were vivid, transparent, durable, and ultra-thin. Best of all, they were inexpensive and incredibly functional!

Footnote GAK StickersMy kids loved having them in their scriptures.  All of a sudden they were able to “chase” each other to find familiar scripture stories scattered throughout their scriptures. In fact, most of the time, they could find them faster than I could. Not one to be outdone by my 3 year-old, I decided to make an adult version as well. I didn’t want large stickers in my scriptures, so I resized the images and moved them down into the footnotes area. They worked beautifully.

Scripture Mastery StickersOver the course of the next two years, I created loads of other incredibly useful scripture stickers for our family. I made custom book plates for my kids and my young women class, replaced my old flimsy bookmarks with full-page reference stickers, and made my scripture mastery scriptures more searchable with margin tags.

Proclamation to the Family StickerOverall, I can honestly say that these simple, inexpensive scripture stickers have drastically improved the way my family enjoys and uses our scriptures.  Naturally, when I find a solution that works this well for my family, I’m more than happy to pass it on to you. After all, it seems a shame for you to waste your time creating all these files when I’ve got them sitting on my laptop. Starting tomorrow, I’ll be posting the files I used for my stickers as well as easy, do-it-yourself  instructions.  The custom book plates will not be available for download, but the finished stickers will be available for purchase.

Young Women Book Plate Stickers - Gift WrappedI’ve created the new MeckMom Store to give you an opportunity to buy all the supplies you’ll need at big cost savings.  So why not put something special under the tree this year? In addition to great family Christmas gifts, they’re also the perfect choice for Primary birthdays, Baptisms, Young Women/Men gifts, Seminary class awards, and Missionary milestones. I offer all the paper and packaging materials in the store as well as bulk pricing and gift packaging for large group orders like the one shown here.

I’ll be posting the various files and the instructions over the course of the next few days, so pay a visit to the MeckMom Store and stock up on your sticker supplies today! Trust me, this is a MeckMom solution you don’t want to miss. Just thought I’d pass it on.

This post is the 1st in a series of 4 scripture sticker posts.  To view the others, click the links below:

Part 2: Gospel Art Kit Sticker Tutorial

Part 3: Bookmark Scripture Sticker Tutorial

Part 4: Scripture Mastery & GAK Margin Tags Tutorial


7 Comments

  1. I love this idea! what a lot of work, but what a great way to help the scriptures come to life for your kids!

  2. Mercy! I remembered when you posted this idea quite a while ago, and have been anxiously waiting to learn more about this. What a lot of work you have gone to! I have a question. If I were to do just the Book of Mormon in comparison to doing all four standard works, how many sheets of sticker paper would I need? I’m not sure how much I should order.

    Thanks for your help!

    Kim

  3. Thanks for the great question, Kim.

    If you’re looking to do the the Book of Mormon in full size (over the main text) stickers you would need 3 sheets of sticker paper. If you’re planning to do it in footnote size, you’d just need 1 sheet.

    Assuming you bought the paper in packs of 10, you could make each Book of Mormon (full size) set for about $2.67. I hope that helps.

  4. Fantastic!! Will you be able to put more on here in time for me making them for Christmas presents??

  5. Kelly,
    Yes! Sorry for the delay. I needed to get the Christmas post up. I’m currently working on the next sticker post. It should go up today or tomorrow and will have several files attached. I’ll also be adding the Scripture Mastery Stickers and Title Tags to the store tomorrow. My plan is to have all the files available to you before the end of this week. Wish me luck. :)

  6. You are amazing! I really don’t know how I found your blog a year plus ago but I did not even know you were LDS for quite a while. Life is funny like that!

  7. I am amazed at your scripture stickers I have 3 girls that are getting baptised withen nov 2008 thru july 2009.

    my daughter and her 2 cusions i am a scripture for dummies mom so i will be learning with them. so id like to get a set for them and rest of my family and myself 7 complete sets how many sheets do i need
    and then i noticed the nameplates 8.99 do those come with any other stickers or did i mis read that they did come as a group for 8.99

    Wow I am amazed at this sight

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