DIY Glitter Dipped Tumbler

DIY Glitter Dipped Tumbler

diy glitter dipped tumbler

It’s another crafty Tuesday and today I am bringing you a super fun and easy way to spice up your steel tumbler. You know the ones that keep your drink cold all day? Yep, that one! If there is one thing in the crafting world that I would say i love the best, it would have to be glitter. Who doesn’t love to sparkle right? So when I found a way that I could glitter my favorite tumbler and not have glitter all over myself when it’s said and done, I was super excited and knew I had to share it with you guys. This DIY Glitter Dipped Tumbler has a clear layer over the top, so it’s smooth in your hand but still has all that awesome sparkle. Keep reading to find out how easy it is to make your own! These would be great gifts too! Enjoy!

Here is how to make this adorable DIY Glitter Dipped Tumbler:

You Will Need:

  • A stainless steel tumbler (I assume it would also work on glass, though I admit I have not tried it myself)
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Mod Podge (glossy or matte, it doesn’t matter)
  • Triple Thick
  • Extra fine glitter (I assume you could use flake glitter but it’s not going to look as smooth and filled as the extra fine glitter will)
  • A paintbrush or sponge
  • Painters tape/clear tape
  • Something to catch the excess glitter on (I used a paper plate)

Step 1: First, and this is important, you will want to make sure your tumbler is cleaned well before you start. Wash and dry by hand and than clean with rubbing alcohol. Let dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Step 2: Pick your color scheme! You can use as many or as few colors as you would like. I chose 3 because I wanted to see how the different shades would turn out.

Step 3: Remove the lid to your tumbler and set aside. Tape the bottom edge with painters tape (which of course I was out of) or clear tape.

diy glitter dipped tumbler ingredients needed

Step 4: Now it’s time to get to business. You will want to start with a layer of Mod Podge (affiliate link which means I earn .40 if you buy). Lay it on thick, don’t be shy! If you are doing more than one color of glitter I highly suggest doing this in sections, as you don’t want the glue to dry while you are opening up another color of glitter.

diy glitter dipped tumbler tutorial

Step 5: Now It’s time to get the glitter out. I set my tumbler on a paper play and begin pouring the glitter over the cup while rotating it with my other hand. You will want to make sure you get a good coat of glitter on your tumbler and shake off the excess. Repeat this step with all colors of glitter.

glitter dipped tumbler tutorial

Step 5…again: Yep, that’s right. I want you to brush for Mod Podge over your glitter and glitter again. Trust me, you can never have enough glitter. And after you have done this I want you to step away from the cup! For at least an hour while it dries. Maybe 2.

dipped tumbler in glitter

Step 6: Now It’s time to seal her up! Triple thick (another affiliate link so I can earn a little bit to keep my site running) is my favorite sealer to use, but there are others out there that other people like. You will want to put 2 coats of triple thick over your entire cup. You will want your cup to dry 2 hours inbetween coats, and after your last coat let it set for 24 hours to set. (I know, it’s a lot of waiting, but trust me, it’s worth it!)

Step 7: Once your tumbler has sat for 24 hours go ahead and pull the tape carefully off the bottom of your cup. Replace your lid and you are ready to go! (Side note, this tumbler is NOT machine washable. Just like you should have been doing before, hand wash only!)

glitter tumbler diy tutorial

BAM! Look at that sparkling awesomeness. Now you will always know which tumbler is yours right? I hope you enjoyed this craft and please make sure to leave me a comment when you try it yourself and let me know how it went!


A beautiful way to make a beautiful gift or glitter tumbler or cup for yourself! So pretty and easy to do!

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