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I don’t know about you, but I seem to hit a wall every afternoon. It’s the time of day where I can’t seem to work faster than a snail’s pace. I’ve found the best thing for me to do when I hit this wall is to take a break and do something creative. It gets me moving and my mind working again. I especially love when I can make something useful.
For months I have wanted a tumbler to keep at my desk to fill with my favorite drinks (like Snapple®), and working on this project in segments during my afternoon break was the perfect thing to get me ready for more work.
One thing I love about these cups is how easy they are to make. They do take some time to dry, but the actual active part of the craft is very quick. You will have a cup to enjoy your favorite beverage during your afternoon break in no time.
You will need:
a plastic tumbler
a piece of paper
vinyl and a way to cut them (a machine or scissors)
Wrap masking tape around the bottom of a plastic tumbler. It can be hard to get it completely straight if you use one long piece so I used several smaller pieces to get all the way around the tumbler.
Apply a coat of decoupage to the bottom, taped off part of your tumbler. Lay a piece of paper down and shake the glitter on your tumbler over the paper. That way you will be able to turn the paper into a funnel and put the excess glitter back in the container.
Allow the tumbler to fully dry, which takes about two hours. After the tumbler is dry, add another layer of the glue and another layer of glitter. This second layer should really be what makes the glitter opaque on the bottom of the glass. Allow this layer to dry for another two hours.
When the tumbler is dry, seal the glitter in with another layer of glue and allow to dry. The glitter will need to cure for three weeks before it is safe to put in the dishwasher, but you can add vinyl and other fun things right away.
Peel the tape off the bottom of the cup to leave a section of the cup glittered. Cut glitter vinyl out for your cup. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can print the designs you want on a piece of paper, cut them out and then trace them onto the back of the vinyl and cut the designs out of the vinyl. It is really much easier to use a vinyl cutter, but if you don’t have that option you can still make these darling cups. Hearts are extremely easy to cut without a machine so it might be fun to go that route.
Peel the vinyl off the backing and stick it to the cup. A curved surface can be a tricky thing to apply vinyl to, so I like to warm my vinyl up with a hair dryer for about a minute to help it go on smoothly.
After your vinyl is set, you are ready to fill up your glass with your favorite drink. I love Snapple Kiwi Strawberry and my kids do too. And lucky for me — and for you — from February 1 to April 27, you can find 64oz bottles of Snapple on rollback for 3/$5, only at your local Walmart. It makes it even sweeter to be able to enjoy our family’s favorite drink for less money.
I love the rollback because I can grab three bottles to make sure I have a little something sweet on hand when I need it.
What flavor of Snapple do you drink when you are taking a crafting break?
Karen Morse says
What a fabulous DIY with glitter! I love glittered ANYTHING so might need to try this out. But waiting 3 weeks for the dishwasher is a loooong time to wait to use the cup. However, its too cute to not make!
Janel B says
Oh I used to love me some Snapple Peach tea back in the days. I really like the idea of the glitter paper rather than glitter. In my house anything that has glitter on it leaves a trail everywhere.
Summer @ Banana Hammocks & Tutus says
Such a fun idea! And Snapple is the best thing to drink during an afternoon break!
Cara W says
These tumblers are really adorable! THanks for sharing your DIY. I want to make one and stuff it with candy for V-day 🙂
ana de jesus says
I would have never have guessed that you made these cups by yourself they look amazing. I love the simple tutorial!
Jessi Joachim says
These look so nice! Seems pretty simple to do as well
Courteney Noonan says
These are so cute! I hadn't thought about making something like this before but I think my little sister would love to make a couple with me 🙂
Joanna Brittain says
Oh these are adorable!! I love glittering things like this. Now I need to glitter myself some tumblers! 🙂
Mandy Carter says
Though I am not the biggest fan of glitter crafts because my kids make a mess with it, I always love the end result. And these turned out so cute.
Hil'Lesha O'Nan says
I'm not much of a crafter, but I do love glitter crafts! I'll have to keep this one in mind. So cute!
Robin Rue says
These are really cute. I would definitely have to boy them up some for my kid but love the idea!
Krystle Cook says
My girls would absolutely die for these! I am going to have to pick up the stuff to make them.
This is a super cute tutorial! I love snapple! The strawberry kiwi is my fave!
Brandi Puga says
These are too cute! I love the print outs you chose, the birds are great1 i would love to make these for my kiddos!
Theresa's Reviews says
These are such adorable ideas! My daughter would love to help me make them.
Marisa H says
What a cute idea! I bet your kids loved making these! Thanks for sharing!
Dawn McAlexander says
This is really cute! I love a wonderful tumbler to drink out of. It's hard to find one that is exactly what I want, so maybe I will just make me one with a craft like this one.
Debra Schroeder says
These would make adorable gifts. What a fun craft for the kiddos to make.
Ashley LaMar says
Oh wow, those are so cute!!! They also seem relatively easy so I bet even a non-crafter like myself could pull them off. Fabulous!
Charlotte TheMummyToolbox says
These are so cute and would be perfect for little parties! I am all for anything with glitter too!
My kids would bathe in glitter if I let them. We are definitely going to have to try this craft! I think the kids would love it – and so would I 🙂
This is such a cute DIY! I love the glitter, one of my favorites 🙂
Reesa Lewandowski says
I have always wondered how you make your own glittered cups! What a great DIY idea!!
I just love these! They turned out so pretty. I'm inspired and totally want to make one for my sis!
Amie @ Busy Bliss says
What a creative idea! That looks like the perfect craft to keep my boys busy on a rainy afternoon.
Krystel Seijo says
These are pretty awesome and easy enough to make. As far as Snapple – I like Peach Ice Tea the most I think. I'm honestly not a huge snapple fan.
Wow Di says
Oh this is a cute idea! I have a tumbler that I use for when I'm at my desk. Otherwise I'd just forget to hydrate at all!
Brittany Muddamalle says
This is perfect! I've been trying to find a cute craft for my kids to make. They've been asking to make a Valentine's day present for some of their friends.
Angela Ricardo says
As a military wife who could barely handle her busy schedule I am truly glad I came across your post. This DiY is really creative and super cute! I will definitely try it out and give them to my niece! Thank you so much!
Jennifer (JenuineMom) says
I love this DIY! And, hey, great tip on cutting vinyl if you don't have a Cricket — I hadn't thought of this. I'm totally going to try a DIY like this soon. Thank you!
These are so cute! My daughter would love this craft so we will have to try it at home.
I'm not really much of a crafter, but I think I could pull this off. I might try it next time I visit my nieces. They do like sparkly things.
Omg how cute are these tumblers!!!!i bet my daughter would love to make these and give them to people as gifts!
Amber N says
Those are adorable! I would love to make these. My daughter would love these.
Jennifer S. says
Snapple Peach Iced Tea is my absolute favorite! It brings back fond college memories, and a sweet reminder of late-night study sessions with hubby.
Karina Pacheco says
Everything is always better with glitter. Now I know that I need to go and florerías some of our cups at home. Such a cute idea and perfect t for family craft night