This week we made 3 custom glitter tumblers 3 different ways. So we had a request for a custom tumbler! If you haven’t watched our previous video on our tumbler fail, you should take a look, might make for a good “what not to do” and you’ll probably have a little laugh out of it as well. Armed with our previous experience, and with our new request… we thought it was time to try again! But, with Garrett and I, it’s never, let’s simply try it again, we had to try again with 4 tumblers and 4 different techniques! For the most part, our lessons learned paid off, this adventure was mostly a success. Luckily, after our last attempt, we were provided with a lot of great tips and suggestions. I had attempted the last tumbler as a birthday gift, that my friend never got! J So this time, I was determined to make that birthday gift for my friend, albeit 4 months late! She’ll still love it.
Stuff We Used:
Cricut Maker: https://amzn.to/2A16XKE
Transfer Tape: https://amzn.to/2P5ic8M
Krylon Glitter Blast Spray Paint: https://amzn.to/2RNCE3O
Silhouette Double Sided Adhesive: https://amzn.to/2RNcYE6
Technique #1: Glitter tumbler using Modge Podge, Glitter, the correct Resin (see link below) and print and cut sticker paper. This technique worked great when used with the Tumbler Turner or Cuptisserie.
Technique #2: This one also worked out well, we created an Oracal 631 stencil using our Cricut Maker, applied it to the tumbler and used a coat of White spray paint, then a couple of coats of Glitter Spray Paint (2 colors). Let dry and since we only had 1 Cuptisserie, we decided to paint on the epoxy coating. This didn’t work out so well, we highly recommend a Cuptisserie! Luckily, we were able to apply a second coat of epoxy on the Cuptisserie and it turned out great!
Technique #3: We tried double-sided adhesive sheets from Silhouette America. We used our Cricut Maker and the double-sided adhesive cut setting to cut our design into the paper. We pulled off the back, yellow, adhesive sheet, applied the entire design to the tumbler and removed the front white paper covering, one section at a time exposing the adhesive for the section we wanted to glitter. This allowed us to use multiple colors of glitter. Once all design elements had been glittered, we pulled of the remaining adhesive that was not part of the design. This process worked out well, but was VERY tedious and gave a vert similar look to the glitter stencil method which we found to be much easier.
Technique #4: Waterslide paper. This seems like a really great way to apply a highly detailed image to your tumbler. And, of course, this was the requested tumbler…. so we gave it a try. We printed our design using our inkject printer, coated with an acrylic spray (here’s where we went wrong, we didn’t realize we didn’t use an acrylic spray), soaked in a warm water bath and tried to coax it off the paper backing. During the soaking process the image began to fade and once fully wet, we were challenged with pulling the entire design off of the waterslide paper and applying it to the tumbler without it sticking together or tearing. This one was a fail… but, learned some lessons and we’re planning to try it again!
So, 3 out of 4 were a success! Here’s our recommendation: if you want a glitter design on your tumbler, use the stencil, if you want a full glitter cup with a design, use the print and cut sticker paper. If you want a super detailed image on a full tumbler wrap, I would recommend waterslide, but it might take some finesse and a little trial and error!
Kim & Garrett
We love to make It Ourselves.