What easier way to personalize a tumbler than with vinyl decals! I came across some new red Rae Dunn tumblers at TJ Maxx and grabbed three! One for my daughter, my son’s girlfriend and me!
Supplies I Used to Personalize my Tumbler
- Tumbler of your choice: I found our red Valentine Tumbler at TJ Maxx
- Oracal 651 Matte Vinyl in White
- Duck Brand adhesive liner: I use this as my transfer tape when adding decals or stenciling.
- Personal cutter: I used my Silhouette Cameo 3. Or you can use alphabet stickers, check the scrapbook sections!
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personalizing our tumbler
Ok, if you’ve never applied decals before, don’t worry!
It is super easy!
I even have another blog post showing you how on a unfinished wood sign, click here to see the shortened video!
New to Silhouette Studio program?
I do have a couple of videos you can watch to show you how I make my designs in my programs for stencils.
This same technique can be used for making vinyl decals also.
For a couple of my private design videos, click here to join MPD Tribe to gain access to the library.
Or you can check out this blog post here, where I also show you how I make one of my designs!
If you don’t have a personal cutter like a Silhouette or a Cricut, check out the scrapbook section such as Hobby Lobby for alphabet stickers you can apply instead.
Applying Decals to our Tumbler
Once I have my decals cut using my Silhouette Cameo 3, I grab my duck brand clear contact paper and prime it.
Basically I apply new clear contact paper on a clean cloth towel or my drop cloth to remove some of the adhesive so I can transfer my decal and make it a little easier to remove when I’m ready.
I place the sticky side of the contact paper on top of my decal design, run over it with my fingers.
Then I slowly lift the contact paper, this is where your design should stick to the contact paper.
If not, push is back down, rub it again and pull up slowly.
Repeat this as necessary.
Once your design is on the transfer tape, align this over your tumbler where you want to apply your decal.
I rub my decal on the tumbler and then slowly start removing my transfer tape.
If my vinyl decal starts coming up, push it down, rub over the area and lift the contact paper up slowly.
That is all I do.
Now I have had some glassware I’ve applied decals too several years ago that look new, others that area starting to wear off.
After time, if it’s starts getting worn, you can remove the old decal and reapply a new one if you want!
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Hope you have a great week and happy crafting!
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