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Learn How to Make Your Own Personalized Tumbler Cups!

Learn how to make your own Unicorn glitter personalized tumbler cups using both glitter vinyl and double sided adhesive sheets!

Hi Friends!  I know I have been showing you a lot of ways to decorate stainless steel Yetis or Ozarks, but today I’m going to show you how to make your own personalized tumbler cups.   You can epoxy more tumblers than just stainless steel ones!

It is a very similar method but these DIY acrylic tumblers are so much cheaper and great for little kids. 

I used two different methods on the front and backside to show you some options.  Plus I wanted to make a cute unicorn glitter cup for one of my favorite little girls!

I love giving homemade tumbler cups as gifts.  The recipient always loves them because they are a truly unique gift

Personalized cups for kids are a huge birthday gift hit and most likely will turn into one of their prized possessions.

personalized glitter tumbler diy

Materials for Personalized Tumbler Cups

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Glitter Cup Tutorial

To start, you’ll want to wash your tumbler and apply electrical tape or painters’ tape to the top (and bottom if you’d like).  If you’d like to check out a video on how I apply electrical tape click here.

taping off a tumbler

Place the tumbler upside down outside and walk around it while spray painting it.  It might take spraying around it 5-8 times to get it fully coated. 

If you’d like to check out a video of how I spray a tumbler click here.

painting an acrylic cup
taping glitter cup

Once it’s dry, add a layer of mod podge all the way around the tumbler and then add your glitter.

adding mod podge to cup

To check out a video tutorial of these steps, check out my tutorial here on applying mod podge and glitter.

Personalized Tumbler Cups with glitter

Peel your tape off and let it dry.  Once it’s dry, you’re going to apply your first layer of epoxy.  This is where you are going to add the extra sparkle in. 

Giving Epoxy an Extra Sparkle

glitter for epoxy tumblers

I mixed jumbo glitter with large purple and added some of the mixture to the epoxy itself.  (To watch a video tutorial on how to apply the epoxy to a tumbler click here).

glitter mixed with epoxy for cup
mixing glitter into epoxy
Adding extra glitter to the epoxy mixture.
glitter cup

After the first layer of epoxy has fully dried, make sure to clean your tumbler with alcohol before applying decals. 

For the front side, I cut out an SVG file I found online with glitter vinyl and applied it with transfer tape. Here is a tutorial for applying vinyl to a tumbler.

On the other side, I found a free unicorn online and cut it out with my Cricut on double-sided adhesive sheets (or silly winks) added glitter, and then applied it to the glitter tumbler.  

If you need help on how to upload images into Cricut Design Space, make sure to watch the video at the top or side of the post.  (It moves around depending on what device you are on!)

Using Double Sided Adhesive Sheets for Tumbler Designs

This is the same method I used to apply a glitter peacock to my glitter yeti cup.  Make sure to watch the video on how to use the double-sided adhesive sheets with your Cricut.

silly winks on tumbler
using double sided adhesive sheets
adding glitter to silly wink sheets
diy glitter unicorn for tumbler

Once you’re done with your glitter, add a layer of mod podge or spray sealant to the glitter cup.

Applying Design to Glittered Acrylic Cup

To apply the glitter image to the tumbler, the hinge method works great!  You can watch a quick video on how I do it here.

Personalized Tumbler Cups

On this unicorn design, I used gold for the very thin outside outlines.  This didn’t ‘show up well so I ended up tracing around the outside with a skinny sharpie after I applied to it my unicorn glitter tumbler.

tumbler cup for kids

Once that’s applied along with all of your vinyl, add your second coat of epoxy to the unicorn tumbler cup and you’re done!

Unicorn Glitter Tumbler

sparkle like a unicorn tumbler for kids
unicorn glitter tumbler

I love how vibrant and fun these personalized tumbler cups came out!  I think I might have to make myself a unicorn cup. 

If you’d like to get more ideas on how to personalize Yetis and/or tumblers click here!

tumbler cup
diy glitter cup

I also have an easy glitter unicorn makeup brush holder tutorial you can check out here!

Personalized Tumbler Cups

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personalized unicorn tumbler cups

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a creative day!

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Saturday 15th of February 2020

Hi! Do you have to use an epoxy coating when doing these on acrylic tumblers or is the Modge Podge sufficient? Thanks!

Leap of Faith Crafting

Wednesday 19th of February 2020

I'm used Mod Podge on a few tumblers and they hold up great too! The texture and appearance is different, but it is a lot easier!


Saturday 19th of October 2019

How do you dry these? Do you put them on a turner like the stainless steel ones?

Leap of Faith Crafting

Monday 21st of October 2019

Yes, exactly like a stainless steel one!

Jill Newman

Thursday 10th of October 2019

I just want to cover a crack in plastic Starbucks cup...minor hiding of long crack 🤓🤓

Leap of Faith Crafting

Tuesday 15th of October 2019

Actually, I've never covered a crack, so I'm not sure! Sorry, I couldn't be more help! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to