Last week, I mentioned that we made some cute glitter dipped wine glasses at my Christmas party. These were very easy and turned out so adorable. Before we made the wine glasses, I made 4 coffee mugs with glitter on them for my boys’ teachers. I’m sticking a Starbucks gift card in each one as their Christmas gift. I might stick a bag of Christmas crack inside the mug with the gift card attached, but we’ll see if I have enough time to make it.
So today I wanted to share a quick tutorial on how I made these mugs/wine glasses. I took pictures of the wine glass process, but you would do the same process for the coffee mugs (could also use travel mugs).
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Here is what you’ll need:
-Glitter (finer glitter works better): These glitters are great for this project
-Sponge Brushes (find them here)
-Mod Podge (use the “Dishwasher safe” type)
-Electrical tape (can also use painter’s tape, but electrical was much easier)
-Optional: Vinyl for wording (you can purchase a “Because Kids” decal HERE)
*you can find decals for great prices on ETSY. Just search for whatever saying you want on Etsy and add “vinyl decal” to it and you should get tons of options.
*I still recommend to hand wash with the glitter on mug/glass (if you have vinyl on it, you definitely can only hand wash).
**If you want to skip the vinyl and have a mug with ink (won’t come over), you can message me and I can create a custom mug for you through my Etsy shop.
You’ll want to make sure your cup is washed and completely dried. Make sure you have all your materials laid out. The first thing you are going to need to do is tape off the area you will be applying your glue. This is the hardest part, but luckily I found a great tutorial on YouTube that makes this part SO much easier (trust me, I learned the hard way).
Use a marker and some kind of level device (I used a book, but have also used rolls of tape like in the video above). Hold the marker down, slightly hanging off the edge, while turning your cup in a circle touching the marker the entire time.
You’re left with a perfectly straight line around your cup. When doing with the coffee mug, it gets a little tricky around the handle, but just get as close as possible.
Use electrical tape and the drawn on line to tape around your glass. Make sure to put the tape on the side of the line that will NOT have the glitter (seems obvious, but it happens). Some people like to tape over the marker so they can wipe it off when they’re done, but I taped it to where the line would be hidden under the modge podge (I did try to wipe off some of the marker after I had taped it to minimize it, but regardless, I don’t have any issues with the marker).
Then using your sponge brush, wipe Mod Podge in straight strokes downward toward the bottom of cup (I found that easiest). Try and get the glue as smooth as possible so it is even.
Then sprinkle your glitter over all of the glue.
Shake off excess glitter. Look to see if there are any open spots and dab some glue in those spots and sprinkle with more glitter. Turn upside down to dry.
After 10 minutes or so, slowly take the tape off. I’ve taken the tape off both within 10 minutes (when glue is still a bit wet) and I’ve also taken it off the next day (when glue is completely dry) and both worked, although most tutorials will tell you to do it when it’s still wet (within 10-20 minutes). Let it dry for 4 hours or so.
Once the cup is dry, you will carefully apply another layer of Modge Podge OVER the glitter to seal it in. Another layer is even better on top of that, but you’ll have to wait for it to dry again. I like to let my cup dry over night before applying the glue over the glitter, but 4 hours should be okay between applications.
*You could even apply another layer of glitter to make it even thicker.
Wipe off the cup of any excess glitter. Apply your decal to the cup and there you have it. This wine glass was the one I did at the party. I don’t have a decal for the gold one yet. It’s a Christmas gift for someone.
And like I mentioned before, you could do this on coffee mugs also.
And there you have it. It was really pretty easy. You need to let it curate 28 days so if you give this to someone, just attach a tag that tells them what date they can use it on (if giving them before 28 days). Not sure why that long, but that was what I found when researching how to do that. Hope this was helpful!