Whether you are a mother, teenager, college student, or someone who just needs a mug on the go, tumblers are always a great choice. Tumblers are spill proof, can hold hot and cold liquids, and are extremely easy to travel with. If I told you could easily make your own DIY Glittered Tumbler, would you make it for yourself or as a gift? It would be a great gifts for teacher appreciation that your child could help make too! Here is a tutorial for how to make glitter tumblers. It includes step by step instructions and uses spray adhesive to affix the glitter in place behind the clear plastic tumbler. In this way you get all of the shine without worrying about the glitter coming off. This tumbler DIY project is such a cute and useful diy gift.
Glitter Tumbler Tutorial
I decided to make my aunt this DIY glitter tumbler because she is always on the go. This travel cup should come in handy.
I bought my tumbler from Michael’s Craft store for only a few bucks. I also got a whole assortment of glitter. There are always more glitter crafts to do. I love glitter so much that I basically bleed glitter! I also bought the spray adhesive for the glitter tumbles. That is it. Just three simple materials!
Note: This Glitter tumbler uses spray adhesive and is the easy way. Some tutorials will use epoxy to coat the tumbler instead. However, the method I show you here is way easier and also uses less toxic materials epoxy resin.
DIY Glitter Tumbler Supply List:
- Clear Travel Tumbler with removable insert (affiliate link below for a high-quality BPA Free Acrylic Cup with Double wall insulation.)
- Spray Adhesive (I used Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive)
- Fine glitter (in as many colors as you want)
Instructions For DIY Glitter Tumblers:
Here is the step by step tutorial for how make your own glitter tumblers.
The first thing you do is pick a work surface and I suggest one outdoors out of an abundance of safety precautions. Then, it is always a good idea to your work area. Use a cardboard box, set a bag where you are going to work or cover the entire surface in paper towels. Then get a couple sheets of paper to use to catch the excess glitter.
There are two types of tumblers that work well for making these custom tumblers:
- The kind in my photos where the inner tumbler unscrews from the outer clear tumbler. In this case you take the inner tumbler out to work on it.
- The kind in the amazon link above where it includes piece of paper or a vinyl decal that you can decorate and drop in between the two layers.
For the next step, you either want to be outside (that’s what I did) or a well ventilated area to apply the spray adhesive.
Spray the inner tumbler with the adhesive glue in sections at a time (it dries in 15 seconds) and pour the glitter color of your choice on the section you just sprayed. Just pour a little bit at a time to cover fully. The glitter layer should be a nice, even coat unless, of course, you are tying to create a color gradient. This is the fun part. Everyone loves to sprinkle glitter!
Repeat steps of spraying and glittering for each glitter color you use. I did mine in sections to use two colors of glitter on the cup I made for my aunt. Continue until the entire tumbler is covered with glitter. You can even do the bottom of the cup.
I would wait an hour for the entire cup to be dry and set. However, the glue and glitter will feel dry in a matter of seconds.
If you had the paper insert, it would be the same process. Just spray the adhesive and sprinkle the glitter until the paper is covered instead of the inner tumbler.
When you’re done, put the tumbler inside the travel mug and enjoy your DIY glitter tumbler!
Your Glitter Tumbler Cups Are Ready To Enjoy
Now you know how to make Glitter Tumblers! Instead of going to the store to buy a cute tumbler for yourself or a gift, do you think you’ll make your own DIY Glitter Tumbler? They make the perfect gifts. It will save you a bunch and you can use your favorite colors of glitter! I’d love to see how your glitter cup turns out. Tag us @familyfocusblog.