where would be the best place to get custom made stickers from? or would it be better to get sticker paper yourself and cut them out individually?
The major issue with getting custom stickers is minimum orders. The smallest I’ve seen is 50 stickers of each design. If you don’t want to have to order in very large quantities, you’ll be best off getting sticker paper yourself and cutting them out. (Particularly if you want a nonstandard shape for your stickers - die cutting can be expensive!) If you’re not concerned about the shape, you can order paper that has square or round stickers already cut and simply design your stickers to fit. http://onlinelabels.com/ has good prices on labels and sticker-paper. I might suggest going to a local print shop to actually get them printed, though, unless your printer aligns paper really consistently.