DIY Glittery Cups

DIY Glittery Cups #modpodge

These Pinspired cups were so fun and easy (albeit a bit messy thanks to all the glitter)! Even my 4 year old helped make them. They make a great homemade gift too (I’m thinking my kids teachers would love these)!  Just pop a Starbucks gift card inside. As far as I can tell, the original idea for these is by Crafting College and found this post but I actually first saw it via Pinterest which linked to this post.

Both of these DIY bloggers used spray adhesive to make theirs and I love, love, love the idea…I mean really.  Starbucks and glitter? Yes, please.  But…I  hate spray adhesive. Like really, really hate it.  Maybe it’s just me but I make a royal mess with it and I can’t get it off my hands for days!   So, I opted to try out good old classic Mod Podge instead and it worked great.

What You’ll Need:

  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush
  • Fine Glitter (I tried coarse too but fine looks best!)
  • Double walled cold cups that come apart (like this Starbucks one)

Take out the inner cups because those are the part you want to Mod Podge. I found the awesome glitter pack below at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago for about $12 and I’ve been dying to glitterize something ever since. Is ” glitterize” a word? It should be.

I really loved the look of the all Gold one that Take It On Tuesday did so I made that one for my Mom for her birthday which we celebrated this past weekend.  And then I did a rainbow one and a red, green, and silver Christmasy one.

DIY Glittery Cups #modpodge

For the ones that are multi-colored, I only applied one section of Mod Podge at a time and glitterized it with one color.  Be generous with the glitter.  It looks best with good coverage.  I didn’t wait for one section to dry before applying another strip of Mod Podge and using the next glitter color.  I let them dry overnight and then applied another coat of Mod Podge over the glitter to help keep it  in place.

Once fully dry, re-assemble and enjoy your new fancy cup or give it away as a fun personalized gift.

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About Dawn Warnaar

Dawn is the DIY & Lifestyle blogger/Graphic Designer behind By Dawn Nicole. She is a mom of 3 who believes in "throwing kindness around like confetti". While Dawn loves all things creative, she has a passion for hand-lettered typography. A clean-eating foodie who loves cooking as much as a a good long outdoor run, she believes in balance and rarely lets a day go by without dark chocolate and over-caffeinating. She is also a contributor to the Silhouette Blog and Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke.


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